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Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US, 10281

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world's population sees news from AP.


The Associated Press is seeking an Information Security Engineer to join its team in New York, NY or Cranbury, NJ.


The Information Security Engineer is responsible for the design and implementation of security architectures for protecting systems and data deployed into different types of cloud and cloud/hybrid systems. This position will directly contribute to the overall cloud architecture and contribute to the security vision and strategy around cloud-based applications, across all types (including Infrastructure, Platform, and Software as a Service (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS).  As a member of the blue team, you will drive our security initiatives.


A successful candidate will be passionate, curious, and self-driven. You are not expected to know everything but, given a new problem you must have the drive to identify creative ways to problem solve.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive forward our existing cloud security stack & security automation stack - including maintenance of existing environment, developing new solutions architectures, and implementing them to improve our capabilities
  • Consult and advise our engineering teams to influence secure design, deployment, maintenance of our cloud-based non-security applications and workloads
  • Research & develop proof of concepts on new security technologies relevant to us
  • Define and implement secure standards for relevant security services
  • Review, assess and document current architectures
  • Design and develop security architectures for custom applications.
  • Represents security platform in development and implementation of the overall global cloud architecture.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 to 4 years of experience with assessment and implementation of cloud security technologies and processes, identity and access management (IAM), and network security.
  • Working knowledge of common and industry standard cloud-native/cloud-friendly authentication mechanisms.
  • Experience performing threat modeling and design reviews to assess security implications and requirements for introduction of new technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of scripting languages like Python, Bash or PowerShell.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity or similar field


Application deadline is April 30, 2021 11:59pm EST


AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.


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