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Principal Security Engineer

Req id:  27325

Virtual, US


As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The Opportunity: 

The Cloud Security Engineer is a member of the Information Protection Centre team reporting to the Manager, Cloud Security.  This hands-on role will focus on designing security features and hardening processes for cloud environments and container-based applications. The successful candidate will have responsibility to ensure industry best practices and methodologies are applied to the design, deployment, and operation of our public Cloud environments. This position identifies integration and cybersecurity issues, opportunities for improvements, and best practices to safeguard data and infrastructure from internal and external threats. This role requires a deep technical knowledge of security technologies and must have a solid understanding of information security and networking. 
You are great at:
•    Leading the security design of OpenText Public cloud infrastructure, including AWS, Azure and GCP.
•    Planning, testing, and implementing security solutions for the monitoring and protection of company assets in the cloud.
•    Deployment, management, and optimization of cloud and container security tools such as Prisma Cloud (RedLock/Twistlock), Lacework, Sysdig, etc.
•    Detailed understanding of securing the end-to-end image/container lifecycle from image build to production deployment.
•    Build methods to advance automation and security for cloud and container-based applications to realize DevSecOps CI pipelines, especially using Terraform
•    Understanding of Kubernetes and Docker security
•    Analyzing requirements for security tools and technology (SIEM, Endpoint Protection, Vulnerability Management, DLP, perimeter security, DDoS, other).
•    Developing standards, policies, and procedures as well as best practices documentation.
•    Providing direction and guidance on OpenText’s security requirements and standards for use in cloud environments.
•    Automating security controls to streamline operational services and support.
•    Identifying processes/procedures for how to handle a cloud security event, including forensic isolation and mitigation with Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR/IR) teams.
•    Identifying new security threats by conducting continual monitoring, security testing, vulnerability assessments and log analysis.
•    Performing other duties and responsibilities necessary.


What it takes: 
 BS in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Assurance, or Information Security preferred.
•    Minimum of 8 years of IT Security and/or security engineering experience, with a recent focus on Cloud Security and public Cloud technologies.
•    Proficiency in a scripting language such as Python, PowerShell, or Bash
•    Experience with selecting, designing, and implementing security tools and capabilities for large, complex commercial organizations
•    Experience with containers and knowledge of Kubernetes and Docker.
•    Experience with Linux and Windows environments
•    Experience with security services for Anti-Virus, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Unified Threat Management, SIEM, DOS/DDOS, and other tools and services.
•    Understanding of compliance frameworks, like PCI, ISO 27001, NIST, FedRAMP etc.
•    Able to demonstrate clear understanding of current threats to Cloud infrastructure and/or IT infrastructures at technical and managerial levels.
•    Strong written and presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse technical and non-technical groups, spanning all organizational levels.
•    Must be able to work in a fast paced and changing environment while handling multiple tasks, priorities, and directives.  Capable of working under pressure.  
•    CISSP, GCIH, CISA, CISM, or other industry certifications preferred.


While OpenText is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact


Subject to applicable laws and regulations, OpenText’s global vaccination policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter an OpenText office to maintain a safe workplace for our employees. 


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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