Senior Cloud Security Specialist

Dallas, TX

Global Risk and Security (GR&S) at Vanguard enables business strategy, protects client and Vanguard interests (e.g., assets and data), and stewards a strong risk culture. Our teams leverage enterprise-wide insights, deep expertise, and trusted advice so that across Vanguard leaders and crew drive faster, stronger, risk-informed decisions.

Within GR&S, the Enterprise Security and Fraud (ES&F) sub-division is responsible for the global protection of Vanguard crew, property, data, and client assets. We are the trusted advisors that protect the pride of Vanguard with state-of-the-art security and fraud capabilities.

We’re excited for a Senior Cloud Security Specialist to join our high-energy Vulnerability Management team – to help shape the future of Vanguard’s attack surface management. If you have a deep background in cloud security engineering, cloud pen testing, or cloud vulnerability management - and you’re ready to challenge yourself and to grow - this role is for you!

You’ll be responsible for identifying and managing vulnerabilities across Vanguard’s poly-cloud infrastructure. The role requires excellent analytical skills, combined with technical and security expertise. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team - working in a fast-paced cross-functional environment to protect Vanguard and its clients from cyber security threats.

In this role, you will:

  • Leverage cloud security assessment tools (CNAPP/CWPP/CSPM) to monitor Vanguard cloud assets for vulnerabilities and security configuration weaknesses.
  • Partner with the SOC, Cyber Threat Intel, Red Team, and other stakeholders to refine prioritization, to validate impact of suspected vulnerabilities, to advise owners on mitigation strategies or compensating controls, and to provide accurate & timely reporting that informs remediation progress.
  • Adjudicate false-positives and requests for risk-acceptance or risk-rating adjustment.
  • Informed by security architects & SMEs, implement cloud security controls – both oobox and custom.
  • Shape remediation SLAs, build-breaking policies, and other enforcement controls & guardrails.
  • In zero-day events, quickly iterate through VM lifecycle – creatively handle time-sensitive escalations, develop new types of reports, and perform special investigations.
  • Coordinate with Engineering platform team to tune scanning tools to improve visibility and to meet additional security objectives.
  • Focus on continuous process improvement and identify opportunities for automation, fusion of disparate sources of security findings, and consistency of remediation owner experience.

What it Takes:

  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience required, including experience with cloud security engineering, cloud vulnerability management, or general cloud cyber security.
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Being a highly motivated, independently driven, astute problem-solver.
  • Understanding of information security and vulnerability analysis.

Ways to stand out:

  • Demonstrated passion for continuous learning.
  • Experience with scripting and automation.
  • Experience with Aqua, Palo Alto Prisma, Wiz, CrowdStrike, Tenable Nessus, or Qualys preferred.
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes preferred.
  • Experience with risk controls and interacting with internal/external audit preferred.

Special Factors:

  • This is a hybrid role with Tues, Wed, Thurs in the office and Mon, Fri is remote.

Special Factors


Vanguard is offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.

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Tags: Automation AWS Azure Cloud CNAPP CrowdStrike CSPM GCP Kubernetes Nessus Pentesting Qualys Red team Scripting Security assessment SLAs SOC Strategy Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management

Perks/benefits: Career development Team events

Region: North America
Country: United States
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Category: CloudSec Jobs

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