AWS Solution Engineer (Cloud Security)


Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Remote, GA, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.



Remote role except for 3 days per quarter required in the office

New York Life is seeking a hands-on problem-solver to help build out Cloud Services team and drive cross-functional technology for delivering projects and services on the IaaS platform to meet critical technology and business requirements.  You will work along-side top engineers on the team and be at the heart of enabling New York Life’s adoption of a Cloud First strategy. 


The Team: Cloud Solution Engineer 

We enable innovation by providing cloud development platforms for our application teams.  The engineering teams primary focus is understanding the unique requirements across various business areas and enable them with a cloud platform to solve their business problems.  In addition to this, the engineering team will play a key role in enabling these teams to migrate existing workloads into the cloud environment. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • This is a highly technical, hands-on role that requires a wide and deep experience of the AWS platform. 
  • Provide technical direction for the team by being an expert in the security product space. 
  • Visionary, collaborating on NYL’s toughest issues, to deliver on business needs that directly impact the lives of our customers and agents 
  • Role models and mentors, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community 
  • A successful candidate will apply experience in these areas to develop high-performing, scalable and efficient application patterns for the cloud. 
  • Collaborate with our internal Security team on technical initiatives 
  • Participate in technical interviews for the Security team. 
  • Mentors individuals on the team 
  • Responsible for designing of platform features within the AWS environment 
  • Establish core services and automation for scalable management of our AWS cloud landing zones. 
  • Research and develop future-state solutions and onboard new technologies that enhance and optimize the cloud infrastructure stack 
  • Partner with teams across the organization to enable delivery of key capabilities to facilitate adoption of the cloud. 
  • Excellent communication skills - must be capable of effectively engaging and leading interactions technical and business teams and varying levels of management. Able to comfortably present to customers and stakeholders. 
  • Able to research, drive complex technical solutions, consisting of multiple technologies and cloud services 
  • Experience with containerization and container orchestration services, including kubernetes 
  • Expert in writing detailed solution specifications, diagrams, best practices/standards documentation, etc. 


  Required Qualifications & Skills 

  • In depth knowledge of SAST, DAST, Dependency Scanning, Container Scanning 
  • Candidate must be a deep technical expert and thought leader that helps accelerate adoption of the very best engineering practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends and practices 
  • Proficient in Golang 
  • Understanding of AWS Multi-Account Strategy, Control Tower, and Landing Zone concepts 
  • A solid understanding of a wide variety of foundational AWS services including: IAM, Organizations, KMS, CloudFormation, EC2, EKS, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, Config, SSM, VPC, etc. 
  • Experience developing reusable Ansible modules with a focus on config management 
  • Must be self-directed and willing to learn new tools and services to stay up to date with our evolving platforms 
  • Experience with Scaled Agile methods, practices, and tools 
  • Development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages: Python, Go or other scripting language 
  • Team player with demonstrated skills in leadership, communication, analysis, problem solving and short term and long-term planning.  


Preferred Qualifications / Skills: 

  • Container experience with Kubernetes or other container orchestration platforms 
  • Experience with Serverless, including Lambda, Step Functions, and SAM 
  • Experience with AWS Transit Gateways, Direct Connect, Private Links, Peering, VPC, VPC Flow logs, Insights, DMZ's, RT53 
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve network problems across the IaaS platform 



  • BS degree in Computer Science or Business preferred but not required 
  • 5+ years with Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) services and platforms in AWS 
  • 5+ years of automating solutions using Terraform 
  • 5+ years of overall IT experience, with current hands-on experience 
  • 3+ years of working with Cloud Security Solutions 





Salary range: 105000-160000 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 87484




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