Security Engineer – Cloud & Infrastructure

Security Engineer – Cloud & Infrastructure Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Security Engineer – Cloud & Infrastructure to join our team.


  • Broad Site Reliability and Security activities that improve the security fabric of our AWS virtual machine infrastructure;
  • In concert with deploy-team, initial work will be ensuring we have secure base machine configurations, OSs and deployments;
  • Building relationships and educating key stakeholders across the business and technology teams around best practice security;
  • Drive large-scale focused security improvements to Canva products and services;
  • Conduct security reviews of core corporate and production infrastructure;
  • Improving the security of our network controls, and working with other engineers to harden our AWS account and identity environment;
  • Reviewing our OS images and providing security support for alternative security platform work (e.g. Kubernetes).


  • Three (3) or more years of experience as a Security Engineer;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong soft skills managing both technical and non-technical stakeholders;
  • Experience developing infrastructure and tools from scratch in Python, Java, Bash, or Golang;
  • Experience supporting large-scale distributed Linux environments in Amazon Web Services (AWS);
  • Familiar with virtualization and containerization with technologies such as Mesos, Kubernetes, Rancher, Docker Cloud, AWS ECS;
  • An understanding of the DevOps ecosystem concerning tooling, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure as Code;
  • Be self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership over complex problems and their related solutions;
  • Familiar with security issues across OS / Server hardening (Linux), 2FA / bastion, SSL, VPN, and broad network security concepts;
  • Experience with database security and related concerns – we run MySQL, Mongo, Cassandra, and a few other database technologies and services.

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