Freelance AWS Security Consultant

Contract/Freelance Freelance/Contract, United States


The Motley Fool is looking for a highly skilled AWS Security Consultant to work with our data engineering and security teams on an independent contract basis, 10-20 hours per week for at least 3 months. This is a senior-level role that is very flexible and 100% remote. However, candidates must be located in the United States for consideration.


Who are we?


We are The Motley Fool, a purpose-driven financial information and services firm with nearly 30 years of experience focused on making the world smarter, happier, and richer. But what does that even mean?! It means we’re helping Fools (always with a capital “F”) demystify the world of finance, beat the stock market, and achieve personal wealth and happiness through our products and services.


The Motley Fool is firmly committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a motley group of overachievers that have built a culture of trust founded on Foolishness, fun, and a commitment to making the world smarter, happier and richer.  However you identify or whatever winding road has led you to us, please don't hesitate to apply if the description above leaves you thinking, "Hey! I could do that!"


What would you do in this role?


As an AWS Security Consultant, you will be responsible for ensuring the security of our cloud-based infrastructure by implementing best practices and industry standards. You will be required to work with different teams to assess their security requirements, design and implement secure solutions on AWS, and provide ongoing support to maintain the cloud environment's security. Your role will also involve guiding teams on AWS security, identifying potential security risks, and implementing mitigation strategies.


Okay, but what would you actually do in this role?


        Conduct AWS security assessments and identify areas of vulnerability

        Design and implement secure AWS architectures and solutions

        Implement and manage security controls on AWS services

        Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations

        Provide ongoing support to maintain the security of AWS environments

        Work with teams to develop security policies and procedures

        Conduct security training and awareness programs for teams

        Analyze security logs and events to identify potential security incidents

        Respond to security incidents and implement corrective actions

        Keep up-to-date with industry trends and emerging security threats



Required Experience:

        Bachelor's or Master's degree in Information Security or a related field

        AWS certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Security Specialty)

        Any of these certifications: CompTIA Security+, CISSP, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

        At least 5 years of experience in information security and cloud security

        Strong knowledge of AWS security services and features

        Experience with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Key Management Service (KMS), AWS CloudTrail, WAF, Shield, Macie

        Strong understanding of security best practices, frameworks, and standards (e.g., CIS, NIST, ISO)

        Experience with tools like Cloud Custodian, Service Control Policies, Permission Boundary, Guard Duty, Security Hub

        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

        Ability to work independently and as part of a team

        Strong analytical and problem-solving skills



Preferred Qualifications:


        A passion for investing - ideally with professional experience within finance/fintech industries




Our budget for this role is between $100 and $175 per hour depending on experience.