Feb 16, 2023

AVP, Information Security Engineer - Cloud

  • Synchrony Financial
  • Costa Mesa, CA, US
Information Technology

Job Description

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

The AVP, Information Security Engineer will be a key role in safeguarding the organizations systems, networks, and data in the cloud.  The position is responsible for designing and building Cloud Security capabilities, management of these capabilities, and the supporting technology.  In addition, this role will be responsible for acting as a trusted advisor for peers and other stakeholders within the organization. 

We’re proud to offer you flexibility!  This position is eligible to work remote, where you will work from home, and may require you to occasionally commute to one of our hubs for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events.  Remote candidates will be considered who live near any Synchrony hub including:  Alpharetta, GA, Chicago, IL, Costa Mesa, CA, Stamford, CT, New York, NY, Altamonte Springs, FL, Charlotte, NC, Dayton, OH, St. Paul, MN or Phoenix, AZ.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Monitor cloud platform compliance via Cloud Security Posture Management tools

  • Enforce cloud security hardening requirements across cloud environment via automation, arhictecture, and design

  • Continuously evaluate and improve cloud security team processes to bolster efficiency and reduce manual work

  • Effectively communicate importance of cloud security to application teams

  • Review and analyze cloud application architectures to identify security control points and weaknesses

  • Document and maintain metrics certifying cloud security posture

  • Plays a key role in designing and building solutions which safeguard the organizations platforms and systems 

  • Adopting and promoting engineering excellence by identifying efficiencies and synergies through means of collaboration and automation 

  • Identifies problems and clearly articulates solutions and recommendations 

  • Collaborates with architecture to identify capability gaps, develop requirements, identify solutions to address, assist with proof of concepts and testing of solutions 

  • Partners with peers within the organization to effectively prioritize work by using agile processes and ensuring risks, impediments, and asks are brought to leadership in a timely fashion 

  • Managing technology from ground up and understanding gaps within the tech stack, including overlap with other technology and/or coverage, capability gaps 

  • Maintaining technology from a business as usual (BAU) aspect by ensuring the proper change management, incident management, disaster recover processes are occurring and current 

  • Supporting a “you build it you own it” model – meaning the technology built by engineering is also supported from a wing-to-wing operations aspect 

  • Providing day to day operations support for technology and processes, ensuring superior customer service is being met, and identifying process improvements 

  • Serving as a mentor or a subject-matter expert (SME) to other InfoSec team members and/or stakeholders throughout the organization 

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned 


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field, with a minimum of 3 years of experience in Technology OR High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of 5 years or experience in Technology with a minimum of 2 years in security. 

Desired Characteristics:

  • Engineering and/or architecture experience 

  • Cyber Security experience, especially around designing, building and management solutions 

  • Understanding of information security practices and policies, including risks and threats 

  • Good understanding of security landscape as a whole 

  • Experience working in AWS with services such as GuardDuty, Cloudtrail, Lambda, Cloudformation, IAM, Config, etc

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Azure cloud

  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform

  • Knowledge of SIEM tools such as Splunk

  • Understanding of compliance requirements and tools for the public cloud

  • Experience in modern coding languages such as Python 

  • Creativity and individual thinking, and the ability to work both with a team and unsupervised 

  • Strong and efficient problem-solving and analytical skills, willingness to learn 

  • Understanding of public cloud platforms from an infrastructure and development aspect 

  • Ability to work under pressure and sustain productivity with multiple simultaneous projects 

  • Familiarity with problem and incident management, change management, notifications, and basic operational understanding of running and maintaining infrastructure 

  • Good teamwork, oral and written communication 

The salary range for this position is 75,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 10

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles.  Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles.  Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post.  All internal employees must consistently meet performance expectations and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance expectations).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 

Our Commitment:

When you join us, you’ll be part of a diverse, inclusive culture where your skills, experience, and voice are not only heard—but valued. We celebrate the differences in all of us and believe that our individual, unique perspectives is what makes Synchrony truly a great place to work. Together, we’re building a future where we can all belong, connect and turn ideals into action. Through the power of our 8 Diversity Networks+, with more than 60% of our workforce engaged, you’ll find community to connect with an opportunity to go beyond your passions.

This starts when you choose to apply for a role at Synchrony. We ensure all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627.   Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time

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