Cloud Security Engineer (Remote)


Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 82K - 140K *
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During the Covid-19 pandemic Prodigy is operating, hiring, and onboarding remotely.
Prodigy Education is a global leader in game-based learning and is one of the fastest-growing EdTech companies in North America. Our mission is to help every student in the world love learning, motivating millions worldwide via fun, secure and accessible curriculum-aligned gameplay experiences. Visit to learn more.
The Engineering team builds and operates a high performance, scalable, reliable, and secure technology platform that will allow us to transform education and deliver effective learning experiences to every student in the world. We do this by building for tomorrow, failing fast and early, and empowering each other to make things better. Interested in learning more about what we're working on? Visit the Prodigy Engineering blog at
As a Cloud Security Engineer, we are looking to you to understand the overall application, and Infrastructure Security & Compliance requirements as they relate to the Education industry. You will act as a key player in the Cyber Security team.

Your Impact

  • You will execute against Prodigy’s strategy for a secure infrastructure and application landscape
  • You will work very closely with the Infrastructure and Engineering teams to consult on security-critical infrastructure and system features
  • You will champion continuous improvement within Prodigy Education’s security controls, identifying automation opportunities and tools that could improve the ability to detect and react to events

About You

  • 3+ years of experience in AWS including use of their security tooling
  • Demonstrable experience with Kubernetes and Amazon EKS - RBAC, Network policies, Pod security policies, Container security
  • You have knowledge of Containers (Docker) and deployment of containerized applications/microservices architectures
  • You have automated tasks in Cloud Infrastructure with serverless technologies and know how event-driven patterns are constructed
  • You have experience building RESTful APIs and scripting with Node.JS or Python
  • You have hands-on experience with CI/CD tools such as GitHub Actions, Jenkins & CircleCI
  • You have experience with multiple Application Security Tools (SAST, DAST, SCA) and the integration into the SDLC via CI Automation and Integration
  • You hold a Degree in Engineering and have experience with modern source code management and software repository systems e.g. Visual Studio, Git/GitHub, etc.
  • You have a thorough understanding of base Cloud Infrastructure constructs - Virtual Private Cloud, Subnets, Security Groups and 3-tier application architecture
  • You have expert knowledge in one or more SAST and/or DAST Solutions.
  • You have familiarity with threat modelling and security design review methodologies.
  • You have a deep understanding of the fundamentals of security at multiple layers of abstraction, from operating systems to applications
  • You have a strong bias towards automation and innovative thinking.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • CISSP, CCSP certifications
  • Any AWS certifications

Core Technologies

  • Backend: Node.js, GraphQL, Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, AWS, Lambda
  • Game: HTML5, Canvas, WebGL, Phaser, Pixi, Typescript
  • Frontend: React, React Native, ES6, Typescript

Working at Prodigy

  • Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning! Together we are improving accessibility to education for students worldwide, and that’s what drives us to do our best everyday. Our culture centred around having a Growth Mindset and Extreme Ownership enables us to do great work while developing ourselves and each other in the process.
  • As one of the fastest growing EdTech companies in North America, we have won industry accolades, including being named one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies in 2021. Prodigy employees enjoy competitive total rewards including stock options and health benefits, as well as a learning and wellness fund. We value the importance of togetherness and host frequent and fun team events to stay connected and build relationships. Our hybrid work arrangement gives employees the flexibility to choose whether they work from home or in-office based on what works best for them on any given day.
  • Please note: the privacy and security of our users is of the utmost importance to us, and all employees will be expected to act in accordance with Prodigy’s stringent security policies.  
  • Follow us @ProdigyCareers on Twitter and Instagram to learn more, or visit our website at to view additional benefits and perks and our Culture Blog.
  • #LI-Remote ; #LI-SM1

Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply!
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us, and we will work with you to meet your needs. 
* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey at
Job regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Job country: Canada
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