Kubernetes Security Engineer

  • Contract
  • Remote

Job Title: Kubernetes Security Engineer
Rate: $40-45/hr on Amtex W2
Duration: 12+ Months
Location: Remote

We are seeking a talented Kubernetes Security Engineer with a focus on FedRAMP compliance to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Kubernetes administration and security, with experience in applying FedRAMP controls, enabling FIPS compliance, and ensuring container security in cloud environments.

Responsibilities:
• Apply FedRAMP controls to Valtix EKS (Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service) deployments to ensure compliance with government security standards.
• Enable FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) compliance within Kubernetes clusters and harden containers, sidecars, and operators to meet security requirements.
• Review and implement vulnerability remediation strategies for containers, ensuring that images are regularly scanned and patched to mitigate security risks.
• Ensure that containers within the Kubernetes environment can securely communicate with FIPS-enabled endpoints and internal services.
• Investigate and implement changes necessary to support FedRAMP deployment on other cloud environments, such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams including DevOps, Security, and Compliance to implement and maintain security controls and best practices.
• Monitor Kubernetes clusters for security incidents, perform security assessments, and respond to incidents in a timely manner.
• Document configurations, procedures, and best practices for FedRAMP compliance and container security within Kubernetes environments.
• Stay updated with industry trends and emerging technologies related to Kubernetes security, FedRAMP compliance, and cloud security best practices.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
• Extensive experience in Kubernetes administration and security, with a focus on managing containerized workloads in production environments.
• In-depth knowledge of FedRAMP requirements and experience in applying security controls to cloud deployments.
• Experience enabling FIPS compliance and hardening containers, sidecars, and ingress controllers within Kubernetes environments.
• Familiarity with vulnerability management tools and practices for containerized applications (e.g., Docker Security Scanning, Clair, Trivy).
• Strong understanding of networking principles and secure communication protocols within Kubernetes clusters.
• Experience working with cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, and Azure, and knowledge of cloud-native security services.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex issues in distributed systems.
• Effective communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment.
• Relevant certifications such as Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), or equivalent are a plus.

Interested candidates email your resume to alex@amtexenterprises.com & shabu@amtexenterprises.com

 

To apply for this job email your details to alex@amtexenterprises.com