Sr. Cloud Security Engineer at Abacus Insights

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Abacus Insights is a mission-driven, start-up technology company that is focused on improving health outcomes, lowering the cost of healthcare, and delivering a more seamless healthcare experience.  At our core, we are passionate about advancing healthcare and improving people’s lives through technology.   

With our deep expertise in cloud-enabled technologies and knowledge of the healthcare industry, we have built an innovative data integration and management platform that allows healthcare payers access to data that has been historically siloed and inaccessible. Through our platform, these health insurance payers can ingest and manage all the data they need to transform their business by supporting their analytical, operational, and financial needs.     

Through this mission and passion to aid people and population health, we have built a highly successful SaaS business that is heavily funded (since our founding in 2017 we have over 18 million) by leading VC firms who have deep expertise in the healthcare and technology industries. At Abacus, we are solving problems of massive scale and complexity in an industry that is not only ripe for disruption but requires innovation. We see massive growth in our future and would love for you to be a part of it! 

Apply if you are…

  • Excited about Cyber Security and have expert knowledge of cybersecurity concepts, risk management, and threat modeling.
  • Energized about working in a Start-up Organization building a cloud-native security program
  • Desire to work with a talented team that is motivated to move the needle on some of the most pressing challenges in healthcare
  • Experienced with security frameworks on cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure), and protecting data in a variety of ways including anti-virus, firewalling, intrusion detection, and advanced analytics.

You should expect to….

  • Build, monitor and proactively manage the security of our AWS environment.
  • Evaluate, architect, implement, and support security-focused tools and services.
  • Independently design, develop, deploy and maintain security management technologies in all phases of an agile service development and deployment life cycle.
  • Designs, integrates, and tests a suite of tools for security management of multi-tenant private and public cloud application services.
  • Recommends configuration changes to improve the performance, usability, and value of cyber analysis tools.
  • Develop prototype resource definitions in AWS and Azure using infrastructure as code processes and tools.
  • Advise and consult with service teams on risk assessment, threat modeling, and vulnerability remediation.
  • Integrate knowledge of Cloud Security fundamentals, including cryptography and the shared responsibility model into our services.
  • Leverage your strong teamwork and collaboration skills as you and your teammates engage with other engineering and operations teams spanning the entire technology stack – endpoints, networks, databases, and applications – to engineer and deploy cutting-edge defensive solutions to modern threats
  • Evangelize security within Amazon and be an advocate for customer trust
  • Evaluate and continuously improve controls and processes to increase security, eliminate vulnerabilities, improve system performance, reduce waste and lower cost
  • Train other team members on cybersecurity concepts and lead periodic IT security controls testing such as network penetration tests, phishing simulations, social engineering simulations, and use the test results to suggest enhancements and remediations to business processes, employee training etc.
  • Stay abreast of security threats and security technologies

Terrific if you have…  

  • BS in computer science, networking, information systems, computer engineering, or 6+ years’ equivalent experience
  • 2-4 years’ experience (preferred) with security management of cloud-based services (SaaS) in a fast-paced Agile environment, preferably in AWS.
  • 5-8 years of combined IT and security work experience with a broad range of exposure to systems analysis, application development, networking, systems administration
  • Experience with AWS Security & Encryption components such IAM Policy, Cloud HSM, KMS, AWS Organizations, CloudTrail, SSO, GuardDuty, etc.).
  • Engineers that are AWS-certified Solutions Architects (Associate level), or Security Specialists will receive maximum consideration.
  • Experience architecting, deploying and managing a suite of security management tools, including tools for: WAF, SIEM, log management, DDOS protection, Pen-testing, vulnerability management, static/dynamic code analysis, and anti-malware.
  • Hands-on experience with security management of virtual machines, containers, and applications.
  • Strong knowledge of public key cryptography, web services SSO strategies, CVSS scoring
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and curiosity about emerging cyber trends, tools, and threats
  • Demonstrated sense of ownership, urgency, drive, and delivery based on prior experience
  • Familiarity with one or more major information security control or auditing frameworks (such as (SOC2, HITRUST, or NIST)
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In the heart of Boston Financial District. 10/15 Minute walk from both South and North Station. Short walks to historic North End and Faneuil Hall.

An Insider's view of Abacus Insights

How does the company support your career growth?

Career growth is a focal point at Abacus and something that is always promoted at our all hands meetings. It has been tremendously supported at Abacus and preached by leadership through action. Abacus dedicates funds for each department to attend conferences/workshops and travel associated. I haven't seen that much our of earlier stage companies.

Dave Aquilino

Talent Acquisition Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We are a small but growing company, located in 2 cities, have beads working remotely, and some travel a lot. Remaining connected to the team is critical and I use as many of the existing tools possible email, Slack, Zoom, confluence. Our offices are all open plan so accessing me is easy and it is more likely that I will access my team!

Minal Patel


What are Abacus Insights Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Participation in the Wonderfund. A non-profit focused on providing comfort and dignity to children in traumatic situations and enrich childhoods that have been impacted by abuse and neglect.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Abacus employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their Health Care FSA, and up to $5,000 annually to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12500 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
The Abacus office is located in a dog-friendly building.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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