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Lead Cloud Security Engineer

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted March 6, 2021.

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Lead Cloud Security Engineer

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago Job ID 2021-3495 # of Openings 1 Category Information Technology Level Mid Senior Level


The Cyber Defense Team is BCBSA’s first line of defense against attackers. We are passionate security professionals responsible for defending the privacy and security of the data entrusted to us by our members. We are responsible for handling all malicious activity on BCBSA’s networks. The Security Engineering and Assessment team exists within CyberDefense and is responsible for engineering solutions to protect BCBSA from threats and continually assesses BCBSA’s security posture.

The Lead Cloud Security Engineer will use their strong AWS security engineering background to help secure BCBSA’s cloud environment. They will focus on maturing BCBSA’s ability to protect our cloud-hosted assets and applications, detect and respond to malicious activity, and continuously assess the environment for weaknesses.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of BCBSA’s cloud cyber defense capabilities with a focus on protection, detection, and response.
  • Support the security architecture and application teams with developing controls and security monitoring for new products, tools, and processes.
  • Perform manual and automated cloud configuration assessments to identify weaknesses in applications and shared services.
  • Build a continuous cloud assessment capability to enable the rapid identification and remediation of weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
  • Collaborate with application vulnerability assessors to ensure applications are ready for production release.
  • Collaborate with security architecture and other cloud stakeholders as part of the Cloud Center of Excellence to ensure cloud technologies are designed and implemented securely.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to cyber defense team members on cloud security, operations, and incident response.


Required Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 8-10 years of AWS security engineering experience.
  • Experience performing and automating cloud security activities such as threat detection and incident response using Python and/or other scripting languages.
  • Experience assessing AWS environments for compliance with best practices.
  • Experience acting in a security incident response role with responsibility of analyzing and responding to threats.

Preferred Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience securing Azure and/or Office 365 environments.
  • Knowledge of incident response processes such as forensics, evidence handling, and/or malware analysis.
  • Holds the AWS Certified Security Specialty certification.
  • Holds one or more relevant certifications such as GPYC, GCWN, GCUX, GMON, GDAT, GDSA, GCSA, GCEH, or GSE.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristics


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