Cloud Security Engineer

Other Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023

We believe in a world where growth thrives across borders and cultures. That’s why our Founder and CEO Rick Hammell started Atlas, coining the term Employer of Record (EOR) simultaneously. As an EOR, Atlas employs people to work for companies anywhere in the world. Before we came along, the only businesses offering a similar solution were essentially brokers. They’d outsource your HR and payroll services to third-party providers in different countries. Today, we’re the only 100% Direct EOR in the world, partnering with clients to get to market 82% faster, at a reduced cost, and with lower risk through local expertise in over 160 countries.

Atlas technology powers the idea that companies can employ whoever they want, wherever they are in the world. Through our cloud-based platform, we deliver the Human Resources infrastructure that underpins international growth, leaving companies free to focus on the strategy that makes it happen. We partner with our clients through their international life cycle from the first dip in the global pool until the moment it’s time to set up their own entities and run payroll. Atlas is here from point A to point Z.

The future of work is borderless, and so are we. So, it helps that our people are located around the globe — in the US, UK, India, China and beyond — and speak 90+ languages. Diversity and inclusion are at our core.

Atlas invests in Environment, Social and Governance initiatives through our impact program. Impact is central to our vision as a business and at the heart of our culture. Through impact we are addressing our environmental impact for society, for the planet and for our long-term success. Employee wellness, diversity and charitable activities are at the core of our social responsibility. Impact ensures Corporate Governance operates ethically and responsibly while preserving our customers and employees’ trust.

Job Description:
Reporting to the CISO and a member of the Global CyberSecurity Team, the Cloud Security Engineer will serve as a Subject Matter Expert on cloud centric solutions. The role will work closely with project teams to evaluate, implement, and drive cloud security and well as design and implement cloud-native architectures and designs that will allow security requirements to be met with a minimal degree of risk. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated background and expertise in both cloud and application security domains. This is a hands-on technical position, with a mixture of secure architecture design and implementation.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct risk assessments, identify gaps in architecture and security, and drive remediation efforts.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for technologies related to cloud-based information and system protection and building a close working relationship with the platform and application development teams.
  • Facilitate the understanding and shaping of the end-to-end cloud security strategy and architecture.
  • Enhance or articulate overarching cloud security architecture governance across IT projects, architectures and designs.
  • Evaluate and recommend cloud security technologies and solutions that ensure alignment to business and security objectives.
  • Evaluate 3rd party integrations into Atlas’ application infrastructure to align security controls.
  • Maintain a high level of technical expertise within assigned discipline ranging from security fundamentals to current technologies.
  • Communicate with project stakeholders to effectively convey requirements of technical and program level solutions.
  • Ensure documentation on responsible systems and controls is in place, accurate and current.
  • Regular reporting on KPI’s, security risk and remediation progress.


  • 5+ years of experience in Security Cloud Engineering or a similar role.
  • Solid background in security architecture, including a deep understanding of well-known operating systems, Networking, Database technologies, and popular scripting languages. ,
  • Proficiency / certifications in Azure Cloud infrastructure and security,
  • Windows, Linux, Kubernetes, VMware, and public Cloud technologies
  • Cloud Security experience a must
  • Proficiency in web app and network security tools (firewalls, WAF, IDS/IPS, etc)
  • Experience designing and incorporating technical security controls that align to industry standards (ISO27001, NIST 800-53r4)
  • Strong knowledge of data and information flows, information governance and network protocols; knowledge of wider information security-related principles, likely to be gained in industry or from a background in consulting.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business and nonfunctional requirements to establish security controls that ensure a proper security architecture design ability to document the security solutions for communication and training.
  • Leadership and able to work with minimal supervision.

Would be great if you also have:

• Information Security Certification (CISSP, CCSP, CCSK)
• Experience with Azure Active Directory GPO configuration
• Strong knowledge of and experience with designing and implementing technical security solutions with CASB products

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to work with a purpose — simplifying global expansion while supporting sustainable communities around the world
  • A diverse and inclusive environment, with over 40 nationalities represented, 90+ languages spoken, and a workforce made up of 52% women
  • Flexible PTO and birthdays off
  • Growth and development opportunities with access to Coursera – a leading learning and certification provider
  • The opportunity to challenge yourself in a high-performing organization and leave each day knowing you have made an impact.

This position description may not describe all duties, responsibilities, and skills associated with this position. It is intended to portray the major aspects of the job. Other duties or skills may be required.

Atlas Technology Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Atlas is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Atlas are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Atlas will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Atlas encourages applicants of all ages.

This role may be subject to a background check after an employment offer has been made and final employment will be subjective to a positive result, in addition, reference may be requested at the final stage of the process.