Staff Cloud Security Engineer I

  • Full Time
  • UAE
  • Posted 4 weeks ago


About the job
Careem is building the Everything App for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region’s best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

About The Role

As a Lead Cloud Security Engineer at Careem, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining security measures across our cloud environments. Your expertise in AWS and strong programming background will be instrumental in protecting our critical assets and ensuring the highest level of data security.

Key Responsibilities

Cloud Security Strategy: Develop and execute a comprehensive cloud security strategy for our AWS environment, encompassing all aspects of security, compliance, and risk management.
Infrastructure Security: Implement security controls, configurations, and best practices for AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS, and Lambda to safeguard against threats.
Identity and Access Management: Manage AWS IAM policies, roles, and permissions to ensure only authorized personnel have access to cloud resources.
Network Security: Design and maintain network security solutions, including VPC configurations, security groups, and NACLs.
Security Automation: Develop and maintain security automation scripts and tools to continuously monitor, detect, and respond to security incidents.
Compliance and Auditing: Ensure compliance with industry standards (e.g., CIS, NIST) and conduct regular security audits and assessments.
Incident Response: Lead incident response efforts, investigate security breaches, and recommend corrective actions.
Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including DevOps and development teams, to integrate security into the CI/CD pipeline.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field.
Minimum of 9 years of professional programming experience.
Extensive expertise in AWS services and security best practices.
Strong knowledge of security frameworks, compliance standards, and risk management.
Proficiency in scripting or programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, or Ruby).
Experience with security tools and technologies (e.g., WAF, IDS/IPS, SIEM).
AWS certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Security – Specialty) are a plus.
Excellent communication and leadership skills.
Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.

What We’ll Provide You

We offer colleagues the opportunity to drive impact in the region while they learn and grow. As a Careem colleague you will be able to:

Work and learn from great minds by joining a community of inspiring colleagues.
Put your passion to work in a purposeful organisation dedicated to creating impact in a region with a lot of untapped potential.
Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day.
Enjoy the flexibility that comes with the trust of being an owner; work in a hybrid style with a mix of days at the office and at home, and remotely from any country in the world for 30 days a year with unlimited vacation days per year.
Access to healthcare benefits and fitness reimbursements for health activities including: gym, health club and training classes.

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