Professional CV

| Cloud Security Engineer

HUSSEIN AL-TAIE

Cloud Security Operations Engineer | AWS | Cloud Native Security

As a Cloud Security Operation Engineer, my responsibilities include contributing to Hashicorp Vault key management capabilities for Cloud Security Ops and maintaining Splunk alerting and monitoring, dashboard design and development. I strengthen data security through Vault integration and feature improvement. Additionally, I automate infrastructure, streamline processes, and enforce role-based access controls on cloud services using Hashicorp Terraform. Communication with teams involves providing consultation on Cloud services and sharing tool updates. In summary, system oversight is enhanced, valuable insights are provided, efficiency is improved, and secure operations are promoted. I am seeking opportunities to continue developing my career in the Cloud Security domain.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • AWS Cloud Engineering
  • Security Monitoring and Incident Management
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Cryptographic Encryption and Key Management
  • HCP Vault / Splunk / HCP Terraform
  • Cloud Vulnerability Management
  • Prisma Cloud Workload Protection

EXPERIENCE

Nationwide Building Society, London - Cloud Security Operations Engineer, AWS
Sept 2021 – Present
The largest financial services provider in the UK offering banking, mortgages, and loans.
  • Develop custom queries using Splunk and Guardduty machine learning APIs to detect cloud threats and anomalies in user behaviour, while tracking tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and continuously improving alerting coverage.
  • Collaborate in Agile sprints to deliver key management capabilities for Cloud Security Ops, ensuring efficient and effective operations.
Node4, Reading - Cloud Support Engineer (Part Time)
Aug 2017 – 2020
Top 5 Managed Cloud Services Provider in the UK.
  • Collaborated with clients to align technology requirements, goals, and priorities, ensuring the smooth deployment of code changes to live website and intranet.
  • Troubleshooted and supported managed cloud resources and aided in Issue Resolution.

EDUCATION

  • University of Reading: Computer Science BSc - 2017-2021
  • York St John University: General English Language - 2013
  • Britannia Royal Naval College – Initial Officer Training - 2012-2014

TRAINING

  • Certified HashiCorp Terraform Associate | HashiCorp.
  • CompTIA A+ Certified | Learning Square
  • Kubernetes Application Developer | Linux Foundation Partner
  • Cloud Security Professional | QA
  • HashiCorp Vault | QA

SYSTEMS & IT SKILLS

HashiCorp Terraform, Cloud Security, HashiCorp Vault, Prisma Cloud, Splunk, AWS