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Engineer, Cloud Security

We better the lives of our customers and communities.


12 Month Temporary Full Time Position

As a Cloud Security Engineer at Liberty, you will be leading engagements focused on cloud security designs, reviews, and assessments across multiple platforms (Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, and SaaS environments). You will also lead as the premiere security advisor overseeing projects involving complex cloud security architecture, migration, and cloud first strategy. You will develop and design capabilities to meet emerging business and IT requirements in cloud security and optimize existing product and service capabilities to ensure quality, consistency, efficiency, and effectiveness. You will work with a highly dynamic team supporting critical infrastructure utilities on an international stage.

Extensive Cloud Security experience is a REQUIREMENT. Candidates must have a demonstrated history in cloud security design frameworks, architectures, and standards. Candidates should be well-versed in understanding frameworks such as SOC 2 Type II, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, FedRAMP, ISO27001, and CSA Star.
If this is you, then we would love to talk to you! Reach out to me directly for additional role information and to learn what it means to be a part of Liberty.


• Install, configure, integrate, and train others on security solutions in the cloud
• Define and implement appropriate policies for AWS security solutions
• Provide findings and recommendations in the following areas: NIST Policy, FEDRAMP and Cybersecurity
• Conduct security assessments to identify areas of risk and ensure any gaps are remediated
• Own security architecture in the Cloud in collaboration with other team members and functional areas
• Assist in investigation and remediation of security incidents and issues
• Consult on and provide security requirements for critical projects and initiatives
• Conduct security risk assessments, planning, policy reviews, gap analysis, status/progress reports and action plans
• Conduct technical research when necessary to contribute to cloud security direction and strategy planning
• Guide standardization and implementation of encryption, privilege management, logging, input validation, secure storage design and secure data transfer

• Cloud security experience, preferably in AWS or Azure
• Knowledge of Infrastructure as code (E.g. Terraform, Cloud Formation Templates)
• Experience with Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, IAM roles, Secured Network Architectures, and CIS foundation best practices
• Good understanding of automation using AWS Cloud Formation, CloudTrail, GuardDuty, Config, Inspector, CloudWatch, IAM, or KMS AWS- Inspector, AWS Macie, and Container Security etc.
• Knowledge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) standards and as applicable, the Cybersecurity Framework
• Well-versed in associated reference documents such as "SP 800-37 / NIST SP 800-53 / NIST SP 800-171, FIPS Publication 199, FedRAMP security requirements, and Cloud Security Alliance
• Ability to learn and adapt to new concepts and technologies quickly


Education and Experience

Security Requirement:

Candidate must be a United States Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S Government Security Clearance.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, or another related field; or an associate degree plus four (4) years of related IT experience
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience with AWS, network security, and system security development
• AWS Certified Security – Specialty
• AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
• CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional)

Who we are

We know that the services we provide directly affect and are essential to our customers’ quality of life and wellbeing. From homes to hospitals, elder-care facilities to elementary schools, our customers depend on our ability to continue to provide safe and reliable energy and water services. For more than 30 years, Liberty has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our renewable energy and regulated utility services into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Today, Liberty provides regulated water, electricity, and natural gas utility services to over 807,000 customers in the United States and Canada. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represents over 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity and more than 1.6 GW of renewable energy projects under construction.

Through embedding sustainability in our day-to-day business decisions and putting our customers first in all that we do, we know that we can do well by doing good. We recognize that we have a role to play in leading the energy transition towards greener solutions for our customers and communities. And, our recent recognition in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and as one of the Top 10 of Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking are testaments to our work in sustainability.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp:

Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“Algonquin”). Algonquin is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $11 billion of total assets. Common shares, preferred shares, and installment receipts are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, AQN.PR.D, and AQN.IR.  APUC's common shares are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AQN. 

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What we offer

  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

  • Share purchase/match plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Free refreshments

  • Top Talent Program

  • Volunteer paid days off

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Achievement fund

  • Free parking, including free electrical charging

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.