Cloud Security Engineer

A Cloud Security Engineer builds, maintains, and enhances protection, detection and alerting on cloud-based infrastructure, services, applications and networks.

Role overview

Cloud Security Engineers are responsible for the secure operations of cloud infrastructure, platforms, and software, including the installation, maintenance, and improvement of cloud computing environments. They also help develop new designs and security strategies across cloud-based applications, including infrastructure, platform, and SaaS.

Cloud Security Engineers
may also be referred to as:
AWS Security Engineer
Azure Security Engineer
Cloud Cybersecurity Engineer
Cloud Infrastructure Security Operations Engineer
Cloud Security Operations Engineer
Customer Success Cloud Security Engineer
GCP Security Engineer
Intern Cloud Security Engineer

Career Path

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
National Average
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience


Creating cloud-based infrastructure and programs including implementing identity and access management and configuring cloud environments securely.
Performing penetration testing and threat simulations to identify potential risks.
Managing cryptography and encryption in the cloud.
Monitoring for and responding to incidents in the cloud environment.
Keeping cloud infrastructure current, making recommendations, and continually improving cloud security technologies.
Analyzing, designing, and developing programs, shell scripts, tests, and infrastructure automation capabilities.
Working with analysts, engineers, and data scientists across the organization to continually improve cyber resilience.

Tools & Environment

Cloud Security Engineers need experience with designing, implementing secure and highly available infrastructure, services, data storage in hybrid-cloud or commercial cloud environments such as AWS, Azure or GCP.


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