Mar 14, 2023

Sr IT Engineer Cloud Security - Remote

  • Ulta Beauty
  • 1000 Remington Blvd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440, USA
Information Technology

Job Description


Live the experience. From professional empowerment to continual learning opportunities. From ongoing investment in new and emerging technologies to a career of self-determination. At Ulta Beauty, our tech team is critical to our scalability—and is recognized that way. We’ve been defined as a “mature start-up.” A place where interdepartmental exposure, open doors, and genuine collaboration is ubiquitous. Where challenges come fast and furious, requiring agility, mental dexterity, and creativity. Where our passion for better solutions drives us and is core to who we are.


We’re engineering for the future of retail, and it’s no-holds-barred. But for those motivated by continual change and ambiguity, by superior leadership, by whip smart colleagues who will press you daily for your very best, you’ll find that virtually nothing’s impossible at Ulta Beauty.


The Senior Engineer – Data Protection - Cloud has significant responsibilities related to securing Ulta’s data. Their primary focus is solutions deployed to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) landscape with integrations to legacy on-premise deployments and other SaaS or web service solutions. This will include a focus on solutions integrating with our big data platform as well as a close partnership with our Digital Innovation team to ensure adequate security to emerging digital products.


The Engineer collaborates with other members of the team (including onshore and offshore consultants), to ensure successful delivery enterprise products and improve our information security posture. They work closely with key stakeholders and maintain high quality standards while operating in a highly dynamic and fast paced environment.



  • Application Support: Develops procedures and documentation for applications support. Manages application enhancements to improve business performance. Advises on application security, licensing, upgrades, backups, and disaster recovery needs. Ensures that all requests for support are dealt with according to set standards and procedures.
  • Business Process Improvement: Analyzes business processes; evaluates alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches, typically seeking to exploit technology components. Evaluates the financial, cultural, technological, organizational and environmental factors which must be addressed in the change program. Develops business requirements for the implementation of significant changes in organizational mission, business functions and process, organizational roles and responsibilities, and scope or nature of service delivery.
  • Information Management:  Ensures that the business processes and information required to support the organization are defined and devises appropriate standards, processes and data architectures. Evaluates the impact of any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations on the organization's use of information and develops strategies for compliance.
  • Problem Management: Ensures that appropriate action is taken to anticipate, investigate and resolve problems in systems and services. Ensures that such problems are fully documented within the relevant reporting system(s).  Leads the development of problem solutions. Coordinates the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures. Evaluates patterns and trends.
  • Relationship Management: Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans.  Negotiates with stakeholders at senior levels and ensures that organizational policy and strategies are adhered to. Uses feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management. Contributes to the development and enhancement of customer and stakeholder relationships.


  • Partner with technical and non-technical team members to assess security risk in business solutions, across varied systems and landscapes. Recommend, develop, deploy, and monitor appropriate mitigating controls. Document and socialize residual risk.
  • Collaborate with cloud experts and cloud novices through an infosec modernization of our cloud-native compute and data analytics platforms that rises to meet current threats
  • Identify analytical points of interest in raw data exports from security tooling and infrastructure systems, merging with other data sources, and build repeatable reports for management consumption
  • Develop and deploy automated solutions to monitor, alert, and remediate security and compliance findings in public cloud infrastructure and deployed code


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or applicable work experience
  • 5+ years development experience with solid programming abilities including Powershell, Python, YAML, WebService API’s.
  • 5+ years of progressive career experience focusing on GCP Cloud Security and Application Security Architecture
  • Strong Experience in applying industry standard cyber security frameworks and vendor blueprints to business problems
  • Excellent technical and non-technical documentation skills including security standards, policies, guidelines, and procedures, change documentation, enterprise end-user communications, technical knowledge articles, infrastructure diagrams, and process charts.
  • Deep mastery of Google Cloud Platform services, ensuring security and compliance data and workloads, with a heavy focus on implementing IAM permissions in a least-privileged, yet scalable manner.
  • Deeply articulate in security risks associated with SaaS services, their integration with legacy on-premise systems, and commonly associated security solutions.
  • Infosec certifications such as ISC2 (CISSP or CCSP) or ISACA (i.e.: CRISC, CISA, CISM, etc)
  • Technical infosec certifications such as Google Certified Security Engineer, Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
  • Experience performing enterprise security risk assessments, selecting appropriate technical controls, liaising with business partners through the project lifecycle, and complete risk-acceptance handling of residual risks.
  • Proven ability to design, document, and implement reusable security patterns.
  • Keen familiarity with administering Cloud DLP and coaching business teams to secure sensitive data.
  • Experience in designing data protection and privacy-centric security controls in enterprise data-warehouses including ingestion, ETL, storage, analytical consumption, and reporting.
  • Strong mastery of data protection and privacy-centric security controls in enterprise products interfacing with Google Cloud Platform Big Query including but not limited to Tableau, PowerBI, Talend, and Collibra.
  • Experience with using cloud CSPM tools (Palo Alto Prisma Cloud) to detect, notify, and remediate security misconfigurations
  • Experience with integrating code scanning for vulnerabilities into CI/CD pipelines for Cloud Native deployments
  • Experience with AD group structuring.
  • Strong leadership skills in accountability and customer focus
  • Proactive and able to catch issues before failures
  • Experience interacting with business users and vendors including vendor management
  • Strong analysis/troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication skills; feels comfortable working with non-technical business partners
  • Work with production support and project consultants in an onshore / offshore model
  • Flexibility of providing support during odd hours, weekends, and peak seasons
  • Minimal travel required (training/conferences



The pay range for this position is $98000.00 - $166300.00 / Year with the opportunity to earn additional compensation pursuant with the Company’s bonus plan. Exact pay will be based on factors including but not limited to relevant education qualifications certifications experience level shift geographic location and business and organizational needs. Visit our Benefits and Career Development page:

At Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest North American beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. We bring possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every day in our stores and online with more than 25,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring—hair, skin, brow, and make-up services.


We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with arrest records, conviction records, or other criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of any applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act.

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