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Remote - Senior Cloud Security Engineer

Green Dot

Green Dot

United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023

We’re looking for talented professionals, anywhere in the United States, to join us in bringing smart money management and payment solutions to everyone’s fingertips.

At Green Dot, we are evolving to a new and permanent “Work from Anywhere” model designed to maximize the benefits of remote work, promote and enable a strong culture of performance and connectedness, and attract the best and brightest talent who align with our entrepreneurial spirit and mission.



As a Senior Cloud Security Engineer, you will be responsible for conducting comprehensive assessments of our organization's Azure cloud infrastructure to identify security gaps, vulnerabilities, and areas for improvement. Your role will involve evaluating the effectiveness of existing security controls, policies, and processes, comparing them against industry best practices and regulatory requirements. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to provide recommendations and develop strategies to enhance the security posture of our Azure environment. This position requires a deep understanding of Azure cloud security, strong analytical skills, and the ability to communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders. This is a senior-level role that requires in-depth knowledge of cloud security technologies, industry standards, and the ability to lead security initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct security gap analysis: Perform thorough assessments of our Azure cloud infrastructure, evaluating the effectiveness of security controls, configurations, and practices. Identify security gaps and vulnerabilities by comparing the existing security measures against industry standards, best practices, and regulatory requirements.
  • Azure security controls evaluation: Assess the implementation and effectiveness of Azure security controls, including network, Azure Security Center, Azure Active Directory (AAD) configurations, encryption, logging, and monitoring. Identify weaknesses, misconfigurations, or non-compliance issues and provide recommendations for remediation.
  • Compliance and regulatory assessment: Ensure that our Azure cloud environment adheres to relevant security compliance standards, regulations, and frameworks. Identify areas of non-compliance and work with relevant teams to implement necessary controls and measures.
  • Risk assessment and mitigation: Evaluate security risks associated with the Azure environment and its components. Conduct risk assessments to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities, and recommend risk mitigation strategies and controls to minimize exposure.
  • Collaboration and communication: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including cloud architects, engineers, developers, and operations, to understand their requirements and assess security implications. Communicate findings, recommendations, and risks to stakeholders and provide guidance on security best practices.
  • Security documentation and policies: Document security gaps, assessment findings, and recommendations in detailed reports. Develop security policies, procedures, and guidelines specific to the Azure cloud environment. Collaborate with the security team to ensure consistency across all security-related documentation.
  • Security awareness and training: Collaborate with the security awareness team to develop training programs and materials to educate users and stakeholders on Azure cloud security best practices. Conduct training sessions to promote a culture of security awareness and compliance.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends: Stay abreast of emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and best practices in Azure cloud security. Continuously monitor Azure security-related announcements, updates, and new features to stay current with the latest advancements.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 7+ years of experience in Information Technology with 5+ years in Information Security.
  • 2+ years of experience in Azure Security
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information security, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in conducting security assessments and gap analyses, preferably in Azure cloud environments.
  • In-depth knowledge of Azure cloud security services, tools, and best practices.
  • Familiarity with security compliance frameworks and regulations (e.g., PCI DSS) and their application in Azure environments.
  • Experience with security assessment methodologies, risk management, and vulnerability analysis in cloud environments.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex security issues and provide practical recommendations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications in cloud security and Azure (e.g., Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)) is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple assessments simultaneously.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality results.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability.




The targeted base salary for this position is $78,800 to $120,200 per year. The final compensation will be determined by a number of factors such as qualifications, expertise, and the candidate’s geographical location.


Green Dot promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Green Dot provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights.