Cloud Security Engineer

| Remote

Grow your career with a growing organization

Whether they’re helping people reach their long-term financial goals or providing personal wealth management strategies, every associate contributes to changing the lives of those we serve for the better. When it comes to job satisfaction, that’s hard to beat. And from a personal satisfaction perspective, you’ll enjoy the freedom to support causes that matter to you and experience a truly inclusive work environment. Your future starts now.

Cloud Security Engineer

Opportunity: Welcome to the blue team! As a core member of our growing security team, you will take the lead for our cloud security initiatives. You will work with our cutting edge technological platform in a Cloud-first, DevOps, and CI/CD type environment. Boredom will not join us on this journey!

Candidate: You are passionate, curious and self-driven. You enjoy solving complex challenges with incomplete information in creative and innovative ways with your teammates. You don’t know everything but, given a new problem you have strong enough foundations to untangle, self-learn and identify creative ways to solve it. 

Job Responsibilities: You will work with the team to build our cloud security stack, security automations, partner with DevOps teams on architectural reviews, and set “secure by default” standards across our cloud environments:

  • Drive forward our existing cloud security stack & security automation stack - including maintenance of existing environment, developing new solutions architectures and implementing them to improve our capabilities

  • Consult and advise our engineering teams to influence secure design, deployment, maintenance of our cloud-based non-security applications and workloads

  • Research & develop proof of concepts on new security technologies relevant to us

  • Define and implement secure standards for relevant cloud services

Core soft skills:

  • Unimpeachable integrity, character, courage and honesty

  • Engineering mindset to develop & troubleshoot issues with an empirical & methodical approach

  • Self-starter mentality that defaults to action and thinks creatively on how to overcome challenges

  • Effective communication skills to interface with both internal and external teams on complex issues and enthusiastic timelines

Core hard skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field

  • Approximately five (5) years of experience in security and/or mixed with SRE (site reliability engineering) or cloud engineering experience

  • Strong understanding of relevant AWS technologies:

    • AWS Core - Organizations, Cloudformation

    • AWS Networking - VPC, NACL & Peering

    • AWS Security - IAM, Config, KMS, Cloudtrail, Cloudwatch, GuardDuty 

    • AWS Data - Redshift, Aurora, S3 & EBS

  • Ability to develop simple scripts & automation in Python (spaces, no tabs)

  • Ability to interact with IaaS (AWS / boto) and SaaS cloud systems via API calls

  • Familiarity with SaaS cloud security (e.g., CASB, SCIM, SAML, OIDC)

  • Familiarity with Linux systems security

  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code and immutable infrastructure concepts

Additional desirable skills you might have (bonus points):

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes generally and Kubernetes security specifically (e.g.: ingress controllers, rbac privileges design, etc.)

  • AWS Certifications

  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines (notably Jenkins)

  • Familiarity with systems configuration orchestration (notably Chef)

  • Ability to use appropriate memes in team chat room

We also recognize that there may be exceptional candidates that do not meet all of our established criteria. If you think you have the skills and can do this job, don’t hesitate to apply.

What we offer you

We offer an array of diverse and inclusive benefits regardless of where you are in your career. We believe that providing our employees with the means to lead healthy balanced lives results in the best possible work performance.

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement savings – 401(k) plan with generous company matching contributions (up to 5), financial advisory services, potential company discretionary contribution, and a broad investment lineup
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250/year
  • Business-casual environment that includes the option to wear jeans
  • Generous paid time off upon hire – including a paid time off program plus nine paid company holidays and three floating holidays each calendar year
  • Paid volunteer time — 16 hours per calendar year
  • Leave of absence programs – including paid parental leave, paid short- and long-term disability, and Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs) - internal networks that rally around common interest, experiences and identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, ability, military status and sexual orientation. BRGs play a vital role in educating and engaging our people and advancing our business priorities.

Competitive compensation, includes base salary and eligibility to participate in either an annual bonus program or sales incentive plan, as applicable. Base salary range provided below is a reasonable estimate and final base salary may differ based on the selected candidate’s education, training, experience, licensure requirements, travel requirements and geographic location.


CA Redwood City

Base Salary Range

$ 115,700.00-191,000.00

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Located in the heart of downtown Denver!

An Insider's view of Personal Capital

What are some social events your company does?

We tend to celebrate in big ways. Hitting milestones is exciting for any business, and at Personal Capital we've set aside time to rent out Lucky Strike or take the office out to a Rockie's game to celebrate our success. Our holiday parties are guaranteed to be a good time too!


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work with and rely on Data Engineering to provide the data architecture needed for my analyses. I brainstorm promotion ideas with Sales, Marketing, and Product and track results in real-time. My insights and recommendations get presented to upper management to evaluate and implement, ultimately providing business intelligence using data.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

We want our employees to grow personally and professionally. At Personal Capital, you'll learn that clients always come first. We do all we can to help our clients fulfill their financial goals. That mentality spreads to every facet of your life, outside of work we try to better our community and we take pride in donating our time.



How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

To make sure I'm regularly formally connecting with each member of my team, I schedule bi-weekly check-ins to see how they're feeling about everything from day-to-day challenges to long-term opportunities they want to tackle. In addition to that, we have an open work environment and I sit right in the middle of my team!


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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

With 9 paid holidays, weekends off, and generous PTO, there's a lot of time to enjoy living in Denver. Our Team can be found hitting the slopes every weekend or playing kickball in the Summer.


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What are Personal Capital Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Business resource groups include ALMA: Aspiring Latinos Moving Ahead, BOLD: Black Organization for Leadership Development, EA, Pride, NAMaSTE, VETS, and WEN: Women's Empowerment Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
The company matches up to $5000/year per employee for charitable giving.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Personal Capital provides 4 weeks of parental leave. In addition, Personal Capital offers supplemental wage replacement for employees who elect to utilize a paid pregnancy disability leave plan.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes the option to work from home full-time.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We offer up to four weeks of wage replacement options for employees on parental leave following adoption.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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