AWS Cloud Security Engineer | Edelman Financial Engines

AWS Cloud Security Engineer

Fairfax, Virginia

At Edelman Financial Engines, we believe every hardworking American deserves to move their financial life forward, and we’re growing our team so we can help more clients every day.

As the AWS Cloud Security Engineer on the IT Security and Technology team, you’ll be responsible for setting up-front and back-end platforms and developing an operational cloud-based delivery system.

We are looking for someone who possesses the expertise on cloud technologies, tools, and best practices to meet availability, scalability, performance, and security requirements for implementing the customer’s systems in a cloud environment.  If you have a demonstrated ability to adapt quickly and respond to new problems and issues efficiently and effectively, this may be the opportunity for you!

We are open to hiring in the following locations: 

  • Fairfax, VA
  • Boston, MA
  • Phoenix, AZ


  • Execute architecture blueprints and bring them to life.
  • Build and configure plans, code pipelines, and create automated solutions that can be frame-worked and re-used as a part of the Continuous Delivery Model.
  • Apply DevSecOps subject matter expertise in the latest cloud technologies and tools to continuously improve the efficiency of the development team.
  • Prepare technical documentation to include Network/Hosting Requirements and Diagram, System/Subsystem Design Description (SSDD), and other various Technical/Analysis reports.
  • Support clients in AWS deployments and Authority to Operate (ATO) process.
  • Support and/or conduct demonstrations of cloud readiness assessments, analysis, and migration strategies.
  • Conduct work within a regimented Agile lifecycle approach.
  • Understanding of cloud security requirements, including FISMA, FEDRAMP, Impact Level, NIST, etc.
  • Strong knowledge with Web Services, API Gateways, and application integration development and design.
  • Utilize in-depth knowledge of security tools and infrastructure components to support DevSecOps in an enterprise environment to build, maintain, and sustain an Enterprise DevSecOps operational model.
  • Cloud Security Implementation using providers such as AWS and container-based security implementation using Kubernetes, OpenShift and Docker



  • 5+ years of experience in the IT field focusing on networking, infrastructure/hosting projects, and technical architecture.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with provisioning, configuring, managing AWS. VPC/SubNet/Security Group, EC2, ECS, WorkSpace, ALB/CLB, S3, Route 53, CloudWatch, Lambda, IAM.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with LINUX administration.
  • 3+ years of effectively communicating in an Agile environment with the team, managers, business units, and internal and external stakeholders.
  • 2+ years of DevSecOps and Infrastructure as Code (IaC).
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience automating Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) with Jenkins and Ansible or similar tools.
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with monitoring tools.
  • Must learn fast, adapt to new technology and keep current with industry certifications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with executive, technical staff, and non-technical staff.


About Edelman Financial Engines

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors – not just the wealthy – deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America’s top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron’s2 with 170+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.2 million clients to manage more than $213 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client’s situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves.


Edelman Financial Engines encourages success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital, domestic partner, or civil union status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, ethnic heritage, genetic information, age, legally recognized disability, military service or veteran status.


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1 Ranking and status for 2019. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (; 2 The 2019 Top 50 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron’s is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a pre combination ranking of twelfth.