Cloud and Container Security and Vulnerability Analyst

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-CO-Denver | US-Remote / Telework
Job ID 2022-4164
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Are you a seasoned security specialist with expertise in vulnerability management and container security in both cloud and on-premise environments? Are you looking for a new challenge to expand your knowledge in security and help us advance our client’s security program, including container security? This might be the role for you! In this position as a Cloud and Container Security and Vulnerability Analyst, you will be part of a small team operating the vulnerability management and compliance program covering operating system web applications and container scanning. You will work with various technical and compliance teams across the organization requiring strong communication and organizational skills. 


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Valiant Solutions is a Cybersecurity company delivering cutting-edge security solutions to our Government clients specializing in Cloud Security, Security Engineering, and Federal GRC. This is your chance to work with a wide range of Security technologies leading the architecture and engineering of a large program. You'll find Valiant to be a supportive company that will back you with training and certifications, and you'll find plenty of challenges with our forward-looking client. Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing small business that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row! A highlight of our benefits is included below the job description.


This position allows for a 60% - 80% telecommute if located in the Washington DC, Fort Worth TX, Denver CO or Kansas City MO areas.  100% remote is acceptable for candidates that live outside of the above listed regions. Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during normal business hours that overlaps with those of their coworkers and Valiant's customers.


Position Requirements:

  • 4+ years of Cloud Platform, Security Engineering.  The successful candidate will have experience working with one or more Cloud Platforms to develop secure solutions that scale.  This includes, but is not limited to, Lambda, Docker, and Kubernetes-related services, Network and Instance-related services, and a deep understanding of how to secure and observe those services
  • 4+ years of experience in application or infrastructure DevOps or DevSecOps roles  
  • 2+ years of experience developing in containerize environments
  • 2+ years of experience presenting the technical solutions you develop to other teams and organizing technical dependencies involving other teams
  • Familiar with best practices in deploying Kubernetes and have a firm grasp on the challenges and solutions around securing a cluster
  • Experience with Ansible and Terraform is preferred, but not required


Responsibilities Include:

Container and Cloud Security

  • Management, operation, and enhancement of Container security tools not limited to Palo Alto Prisma (Twistlock) and Stackrox
  • Full operational support for Cloud and Container Security Tools
  • Design, configuration, and operation of cloud & container security tools
  • Troubleshooting and resolution of technical issues
  • Continuous advancement of the configuration alongside operations
  • Increase enterprise enrollment/onboarding of systems into tools
  • Provide administrative support to users and resolution to issues
  • Tune policies, rules, and alerts to match agency policies and established settings
  • Define new policies, rules, and alerts to enhance security visibility
  • Coordinate with SOC and IR functions for resolution and tuning
  • Coordinate with Threat Intel and Hunt functions for reviews of enterprise risk
  • Coordinate with log and analysis teams to enhance data shipped to the logging platform 


Kubernetes and Service Mesh Orchestration

  • Develop processes and automation to  deploy and harden AMI and Docker Container Images
  • Write and review Kubernetes Network and Service Mesh policies to create inner cluster security perimeters
  • Assist security organizations with research and development of tooling and applications that can shift security into CI/CD Pipelines
  • Perform research and development on new Cloud offerings from various Cloud Platforms
  • Develop IaC using Cloud Formations and Terraform


Vulnerability Management

  • Provide opportunities for proactive vulnerability management by reviewing enterprise risk through internal and external data sources
  • Coordinate with Threat Intelligence and Threat Hunt functions to establish and define agency-specific risk and mitigation priorities
  • Enterprise Vulnerability and Risk sharing and coordination
    • Routine and targeted vulnerability communication and sharing activities
    • Explanation of problems, vulnerabilities, and risk to clients
  • Assist with and Nessus Manager Enhancements, examples:
    • Advise on tool enhancements for: Design, configuration, and operation of Tenable
    • Assist in troubleshooting and resolution of technical issues
    • Configuration of vulnerability reports and dashboards (for VM program)
  • Assist with Web Application scanning program enhancements, examples:
    • Advise on tool enhancements for: Deploy and configure web application scan tools
    • Assist in troubleshooting and resolution of web application scan issues
    • Perform automated authenticated and unauthenticated scans
  • Planning and executing the continuous advancement of tools alongside operations
    • Recommending new solutions to the government
    • Researching enhancement opportunities


About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.


Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

Wellness & Fitness Program

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses


Vaccination Mandate:

In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Human Resources will provide information for providing proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirements.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.



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