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Cloud Security Operations Engineer - Remote

, Canada | Guelph, Canada | Kitchener, Canada

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Location Ontario, OntarioCA Job ID JR-022805

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

PerkinElmer is seeking a Cloud Security Operations Engineer who will work on and configure multiple security systems including production endpoint and vulnerability scanning, anti-virus, and system hardening. The security engineer role will respond to security alerts, build remediation strategies with internal teams and ensure compliance with information security best practices and standards.


  • Architect and implement IAM best practices that enable engineers to move quickly while ensuring security, compliance, and auditing requirements are met.

  • Collaborate with engineering teams to ensure secure infrastructure architecture.

  • Respond to alerts for security systems such as firewalls, IPS/IDS, SIEM, EDR, WAF, threat and vulnerability management tools working with teams to understand and remediate security vulnerabilities.

  • Design and implement threat detection and threat prevention across a multi-account, multi-region AWS setup.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on information security architecture and systems engineering to other IT and business teams.

  • Build a single pane of glass to aggregate security and vulnerability scans from multiple sources.

  • Automate security controls, data access patterns, and processes to provide improved metrics and operational support for engineering teams.

  • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation and assist in resolving issues outside normal business hours.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Engineering Bachelor’s degree.

  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience.

  • Ability to deploy, configure, and utilize monitoring and threat detection services, such as Guard Duty, Cloud Custodian, Control Tower, Security Hub, etc

  • Experience implementing security controls for AWS environments, including setup and management of authentication controls, VPNs, KMS, AWS network controls, and configuration, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong development skills in any modern programming language.

  • Strong experience with AWS security best practices, especially the Well-Architected Framework with emphasis on the security pillar.

  • Skilled at containerizing applications with Docker or similar technology.

  • Ability to create, manage, and deploy infrastructure-as-code using Terraform or CloudFormation.

  • Skilled at communicating technical concepts to peers and non-technical persons respectfully and clearly.

  • Strong knowledge of Linux-based operating systems and security fundamentals.

  • Skilled at implementing secure, public-facing AWS Cloud-based systems.

  • Ability to securely configure and manage AWS services such as CloudFront, IAM, Route 53, S3, RDS, et al.

*This position is Remote, working in the Eastern or Central US Time Zones to support the business


Paid Vacation, holiday, and sick time

Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage

401k (US)

Pension/RRSP Contributions (CAN)

Tuition Reimbursement

Parental Leave

Adoption Assistance

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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