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DeltekHerndon, VA
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Job Description

Position Summary:

Deltek is looking for a high-energy and driven person to join its Security Team in advancing the security environment of our growing AWS environments. You ll work closely with Deltek s Cloud Operations team using a risk-based approach to implement security at scale. This go-to role has responsibility for security applications, processes and configurations that directly impact the security posture of Deltek s SaaS products within AWS.

You ll bring your AWS experience to weave security throughout our cloud infrastructure, data and applications running in Deltek s Customer SaaS environment. The successful candidate will be curious, creative, and tenacious; who views challenges as a means to grow professionally in the cloud security space. Solid knowledge of AWS is required to be successful in this role.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute platform security assessments and lead vulnerability mitigation, coordination, benchmarking and advise on enhancements to strengthen Deltek s SaaS resilience
  • Oversee and resolve AWS instance and component security configuration drift, root cause analysis and recommend improvements to advance the baseline
  • Collaborate with Deltek Cloud Operations Team on the design of and implementation of AWS security configurations and tools
  • Lead remediation and continuous improvement across the cloud security posture with effective countermeasures and targeted mitigations
  • Develop clear risk insight from analysis of security, network and application logs and threat intelligence
  • Leverage AWS monitoring components to create deeper analysis, detection and automated response capabilities


  • Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity or related
  • At least 2 years hands-on experience with AWS EC2, ELB, VPC, S3, IAM, Route53
  • Working knowledge of AWS CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Trusted Advisor, CIS Benchmarks
  • 3+ years of experience in operational or security engineering role
  • 2+ years experience in delivering products securely in a large-scale, high-availability AWS environment
  • Solid understanding of security models for encryption, authentication, authorization and access controls
  • Experience with SaaS-delivered products, applications and services to customers
  • Experience with one or more of the following languages: AWS-CLI, bash, Perl, Python, and PowerShell
  • Strong knowledge of operational security tactics, techniques and countermeasures around breach response, forensics, attacker methods, malware, access management
  • Understanding of containerization technologies such as Docker/AWS ECS

Technical Knowledge & Skills:

  • Requires GIAC or SSCP
  • Direct experience with firewalls, IPFW, Security Groups, NAT, WAF, IPS, Sandboxing, file trajectory and integrity monitoring
  • Full understanding and ability to disrupt the attacker kill-chain in engineering, implementation and configuration of AWS services
  • Credibility and high professionalism
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Amazing customer service skills, can-do attitude
  • Ability to perform work after normal business hours
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills; collaborative, innovative and curious
  • Position will work closely with Deltek staff in the Philippines, US and EU

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required. The duties may be changed and other duties may be assigned.

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Estimated annual salary


  • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
  • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems.
  • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers.
  • Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Engineering and TechnologyKnowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.



Company - Private




$100M to $500M


Multiple locations






Michael Corkery

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