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Azure Principal Engineer - Azure Security Services (REMOTE) at GEICO

Azure Principal Engineer - Azure Security Services (REMOTE)

GEICO Chevy Chase, MD (Remote) Full-Time

GEICO's DevOps Core Automation Team is looking for a highly motivated Cloud Principal Engineer to assist with public cloud automation to support initiatives around automated IT Service Provisioning, Deployments and Operations. As a Principal Engineer, you will bring a strong perspective that inspires change and who motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to complex problems, driving the engineering and operations for DevOps software development, automation, provisioning, performance management and tools across Geico. This role is accountable for establishing management level relationships and partnering with all business disciplines, other MI teams, outsourcing vendors, and external vendors to define and implement the DevOps Organization roadmap, building and enforcing the standards defined in it.

The successful candidate will provide Architecture leadership as a Cloud Principal Engineer for all phases of the infrastructure lifecycle from ideation through execution, and ongoing management and support, with specific attention to identifying opportunities for proactive and reactive (self-healing) automation solutions across our organizations. (S)/He will develop and execute new initiatives to simplify, standardize, optimize, and automate designs, tooling, and operations to reduce implementation cycle times, eliminate service downtime, optimize performance, and ensure that all security and compliance requirements are fully governed.

Well-qualified candidates must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and demonstrate ability to coordinate efforts across functional areas.


• Full stack design and development experience within the Azure ecosystem including building platforms and frameworks to create consistent, verifiable, and automatic management of applications and infrastructure between non-production and production environments.
• 7+ years of professional experience of software programming languages that implement automation. (e.g. Python, Powershell, C# ,Net)
• Demonstrable experience in developing applications in aforementioned languages for Enterprise level applications with a strong understanding of SOLID principles and development best patterns and practices.
• Overall IT knowledge with more in-depth knowledge of Networking, Security, and cloud technology (Azure specifically) such as topologies, protocols, components and principles
• 5+ years of IT infrastructure technical leadership experience (matrix and/or functional) with at least 3 years of experience in utilizing the AGILE framework with SCRUM methodology.
• Proven track record of driving transformation in cloud technologies, tools, and processes through a data-driven continuous improvement methodology
• Proven experience performing root cause analysis of security events and incidents
• Expert in managing code and dependencies in Azure DevOps (ADO), GIT along with other Configuration management best practices.
• Play a key role in the adoption of Azure / Cloud offerings in the enterprise (CosmosDB, Azure Service Bus, Event Hub, AKS, and more)
• Ensure alignment with our Cloud DevOps model based on 100% automation and adoption of repeatable patterns that can be leveraged across the organization.
• Promote the use of Azure/Cloud standardization, shared infrastructure, and shared services to reduce costs and improve information flows.
• Ability to create Reference Architectures and standards for the Microsoft Technology stack in line with IT DevOps and Application need
• Experience in researching emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products and synthesizing into clear technology roadmaps and strategies
• Strong influencing skills and an ability to overcome barriers while driving change

Additional Desired Qualifications:
• A self-starter demonstrating an ability to transition in technology, lead and guide architecture, and thoughtfully solve problems
• Support internal and external audits related to SOX, ISO, PCI DSS, and state compliance
• Experience with implementing provisioning of infrastructure utilizing Terraform (Either open source, Enterprise or cloud Terraform products), Ansible, Puppet, Chef.
• Understanding of Infrastructure as Code and practical application to virtualized Infrastructure (security services, compute, storage and network)
• Excellent ability to multi-task by balancing multiple projects at the same time.

Nice To Have:
• Azure Security Engineer Associate certification (AZ-500)
• Any other Azure Cloud certifications (AZ-900, AZ-303/4/5)
• Knowledge of Azure security services such as – RBAC, Azure Policies, KeyVault, App Registration, Management Groups


At GEICO, we make sure you have the support and resources to leverage and develop your skills, secure your financial future, and take care of your health and well-being. GEICO continually seeks to provide a workplace where everyone can be their authentic self. To help achieve this goal, we support associate-led Employee Resource Groups that foster a true sense of community. Through GEICO's competitive benefits offerings and various training and development opportunities, we have you covered with our [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Azure Principal Engineer - Azure Security Services (REMOTE)* that includes:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Assistance including Direct Billing and Reimbursement payment plan options
  • Paid Training, Licensures, and Certificates

*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire coverage to take effect

GEICO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO celebrates diversity and believes it is critical to our success. As such, we are committed to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals to join our team.


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