AWS Security Architect/Engineer w IAM- new multi yr proj. forming

Career Strategies Inc. - Reston, VA4.1


A bit about Me and My Client:

I am an independent Sr. Recruiter/Headhunter with 30+ years of experience and I am working on an exclusive basis to assist one of my favorite clients, a highly successful MD contracting firm that is the Prime at this large semi-federal customer site. Seeking a strong AWS Information Security Architect/Engineer with solid AWS IAM experience to join a newly forming security team for a multi-year project to architect the design the implementation of all the cloud (AWS)/Linux/Network/Operations (including DevOps) security at the site from scratch. This is a senior position that is a combination of design as well as some hands-on engineering.

To apply:

US CITIZEN or Greed Card or PR or EAD ONLY (sorry- NO HIB's or EAD OPT).

This is a W2 salaried position only (very negotiable) that offers full immediate benefits that include: 80% paid major medical, annual bonus, matched 401K and 1 day a week remote.

Job Description:

Focus is on the design/implementation of “from scratch” AWS Information Security Systems engineering and automation solutions (client is just moving to AWS).

  • Utilize industry best practices and tech to design AWS Identity Access Management (IAM) solutions
  • Design and implement AWS Secrets Store while migrating the Secrets from an existing custom solution
  • Design and implement IAM security policies using AWS best practices including principles of least privilege and re-usability etc.
  • Use scripting knowledge with any: Bash, PowerShell, python, Ruby, etc.
  • Create effective security groups and NACLs, etc.
  • Design and implement security controls for AWS based cloud native applications for a large enterprise.
  • Use working knowledge of DevSecOps tool chain including Jenkins, GIT and Cloud Formation, etc.


  • Either a BS in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 8+ Years of industry experience in information security, Identity and access management
  • Strong experience with cloud and security engineering specializing in Identity and Access Management solutions.
  • 2+ years of AWS IAM
  • Strong ability with one or more scripting languages including: powershell, python, ruby or bash
  • Expertise in as many as possible of the following areas:
  • AWS Secrets Store
  • AWS Security
  • Secrets Management for a regulated financial industry
  • Active Directory

Qualifications “Nice to Have”:

  • AWS Security Specialty certification
  • Secrets Manager (or we will train)
  • AWS Certification- Associates or other

If you have potential interest, please send resume.

Polly Fields

President and Sr. Recruiter

Career Strategies, Inc.

Virtual Recruiting Consulting

ofc.: 571-236-1775 in MD

"Give yourself the gift of work that inspires you!"

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • IT: 8 years (Required)
  • Python (preferred) or Bash or Ruby or Powershell: 3 years (Required)
  • any of: KMS, Secrets, Active Directory: 1 year (Required)
  • AWS IAM: 2 years (Required)
  • AWS Information Security design /implementation: 3 years (Required)
  • DevSecOps tool chain including Jenkins, GIT and Cloud Format: 2 years (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • AWS certificate (not mandatory) (Preferred)
  • Citizen, Gr. Card, PR or EAD (sorry no HIB's or OPT EAD) (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Contract Length:

  • More than 1 year

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely