Tau Six, an agile small company delivering cutting edge cybersecurity and systems integration services to the US National Security market, has an immediate need for a Cloud Security Engineer for a well-funded, high-profile Department of Defense program in Arlington, VA.

The Cloud Security Engineer will provide leadership and engineering solutions to fulfill mission requirements, applying and integrating advanced technologies and approaches to solve our nation’s most critical cyber security problems, working closely with a team of Software Engineers and Integrators on the strategic planning of cloud cybersecurity design and deployment requirements. This position is a technical role that involves specifying and validating cloud security tooling, configuration, and tuning of security devices, security architectures, new technology architectures, and other potential cloud security activities.

CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Active Top Secret / SCI US Government clearance.


  • Implement and maintain end to end cloud security program for cloud infrastructure
  • Review and create cloud functional design specifications and implementation plans for cybersecurity compliance and readiness
  • Provide security recommendations and controls to software development and system integration teams
  • Identify, document, and automate cybersecurity processes and operations using cloud services
  • Participate in re-architecture plans of legacy infrastructure and security products
  • Participate in CloudOps and DevOps architecture design reviews and provide security recommendations
  • Recommend cloud cybersecurity technologies and tools that are most appropriate for given scenarios & workloads
  • Leverage and recommend best practices that will sustain and allow scalability
  • Assist in technical audit activity to ensure compliance with security policies and other industry standards (e.g. RMF / FEDRamp)
  • Assist in vulnerability assessments, security control checks, and reporting.
  • Understand system security vulnerabilities and associated threats.
  • Research, evaluate, plan, document, and implement new security tools within our environments
  • Ensure that the technical solution delivers the business value while ensuring security best practices and standards are achieved
  • Improve automated secure cloud configuration, deployment, monitoring, management and incident response
  • Work with other teams to resolve issues related to workload and application configuration & deployment


  • Active Top Secret clearance with recent SCI, with clearance showing in JPAS
  • Experience with and strong understanding of security architectures within virtualized/cloud environments (including AWS or Azure)
  • Experience implementing, developing, and/or managing systems using one of the predominant Cloud Service Provider’s (CSP) IaaS/PaaS such as AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, or Terramark
  • Experience with the AWS platform security services such as Config, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, S3, WAF, GuardDuty, Shield
  • Knowledge of classified DoD or IC enterprise and network security concepts and solutions
  • Strong grasp of cloud computing SaaS, PaaS and IaaS fundamentals with experience developing security plans or conducting assessments of cloud solutions.
  • Understanding of programming/scripting: Java, ASP.Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell scripting, etc
  • Solid decision making, problem solving, communication, organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • BS/BA in computer science, cybersecurity, engineering or relevant field; MS/MA will be a plus
  • Certification in commercial cloud or cloud security engineering from Amazon or Microsoft
  • Relevant cybersecurity certifications such as CISSP, CEH, Sec+, CISM, GSEC, etc.

CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Active Top Secret / SCI US Government clearance.