Senior Cloud Security Engineer

Information TechnologyHybrid Remote, ATLANTA, Georgia


Position at Genuine Parts Company

The Cloud Security Engineer will assist with the development and implementation of the cloud security architecture across various cloud, hybrid, and on-premise environments. This position will directly contribute to the overall implementation of GPC’s existing enterprise security cloud architecture and information assurance program, while working closely with staff to enhance and develop new designs, policies/standards, and security strategies across all types of cloud-based initiatives (including infrastructure, platform, software as a service, and application development).
The Cloud Security Engineer will partner with GPC’s Information Technology and Cybersecurity teams and its subsidiaries to ensure open lines of communication and clear understanding of security objectives are provided within each project. The successful candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills required for partnering with all stakeholders, while also possessing the requisite IT/cloud/security skills and experience. The successful candidate also will assist the Cloud Security Architect in various cloud-based security initiatives, ranging from the development of policies and standards to conducting daily cloud-based information security and assurance operations.



  • Assist the Cloud Security Architect in implementing and managing security architectures and operations for cloud and hybrid environments and applications
  • Thoroughly document processes and implementations (both operational and architectural) via technical documentation and run books
  • Provide input and feedback on security architectures and best practices
  • Represent the Security Program in the development and implementation of the overall enterprise cloud security architecture and planning
  • White boarding of security architecture and implementation planning to stakeholders
  • Conduct daily cloud-monitoring operations that focus on protecting IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services, along with any cloud-based applications
  • Conduct regular audits of GPC cloud environments to determine their adherence to GPC security policies, standards, and best practices
  • Identify deviations from GPC security standards and best practices and/or misconfigurations in cloud environments, and work with GPC’s Cloud Operations team and other stakeholders to remediate those issues
  • Coordinate w/ DevOps and DevSecOps teams to close security-related issues and harden cloud infrastructure services and/or applications
  • Work closely with GPC’s application development and application security teams to ensure that proper security controls are “baked in” to the cloud application development lifecycle
  • Assist the GPC Global Incident Response team in both developing cloud-based incident response processes and support the IR team in conducting any cloud-based incident response activities
  • Document system configurations, standards, and procedures



  • 4-year degree or equivalent years' related work experience required
  • CISSP and/or CCSP preferred
  • 2 - 4 years’ experience with Security Architect and/or Engineering in cloud environments.
  • 2 - 4 years’ experience with the major cloud service providers
  • 2 - 3 years’ experience architecting solutions within any/all the major cloud providers


  • Possess a firm understanding of the offerings and capabilities across multiple major cloud platforms
  • Possess a solid understanding and have experience with systems automation platforms, Infrastructure as Code, container security, and other similar cloud-based technologies
  • Experience with assessment, development, implementation, optimization, and documentation of a comprehensive and broad set of security technologies and processes, including secure software development (Application Security), data protection, cryptography, key management, identity, and access management (IAM), network security within SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud environments.
  • Working knowledge of common and industry standard cloud-native/cloud-friendly authentication mechanisms (OAuth, OpenID, etc.).
  • Experience with deployment orchestration, automation, and security configuration management (Jenkins, GitLab, Puppet, Chef, CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible) preferred
  • Experience working with cloud security and governance tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and server and/or application virtualization technologies
  • Experience and exposure to threat modeling and design reviews to assess security implications and requirements for introduction of new technologies
  • Experience representing technical viewpoints to diverse audiences and in making timely and prudent technical risk decisions
  • Experience with enterprise architecture and working as part of a cross-functional team to implement solutions
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction; self-starter/self-motivated
  • Technical writing experience
  • Data Loss Prevention, Archiving, eDiscovery, and Compliance experience is a plus



GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.