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BrightDrop - Principal Cloud Security Engineer

  • Palo Alto
  • Engineering
  • Full time
  • Added
  • JR-000082241


At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.  

From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future. 

Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us. 

The Product Security team at BrightDrop ensures the security of our products and services and as domain experts for our engineering teams and IT teams to protect our customers’ data in today’s dynamic threat landscape. We are a team of highly skilled security engineers that specialize in security research, penetration testing, and security architecture. We evaluate a broad range of technologies including complex web applications,  IoT platform, distributed processing, Cloud environments and isolation of entrusted code. As a Principal Engineer of Cloud Security you will lead to protect our Cloud Infrastructure. Your passion for security and in-depth knowledge of Cloud Security will ensure that you deliver high impact results.


  • Engineering, implementing and supervising security measures for the protection of Cloud Infrastructure and integrations

  • Perform security architecture reviews for Cloud Infrastructure for existing and new services 

  • Conducti assessments of security controls and configuration and continuous verification with automation 

  • Threat Modeling and Pen Testing 

  • Design and implement Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring use cases.   

  • Implement and Manage DDOS and WAF protections

  • Security Tool Development 

  • Perform Security training and outreach to internal development tools.

  • An advocate for policy of code, security, and automation. Embracing DevSecOps towards all cloud activities

Additional Description


  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related experience

  • At least 8+ years of experience in Information Security and 4+ years of experience in Cloud Security.

  • Demonstrated success and influence in the Cloud Security space.  Experience defining security policy, technology requirements, and control objectives.

  • Experience in WAF and DDOS

  • Experience in Container Security and EKS 

  • Experience in Logging, monitoring, and responding to detected incidents in the cloud environment.

  • Meaningful experience in High level programming languages (Java, Python, C, C++).

  • Detailed understanding of Cloud Security fundamentals (Cloud networks and Cloud-based Systems), including cryptography and the shared responsibility model

  • Professional experience architecting/operating solutions and security frameworks built on AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.

  • Expert knowledge of secure infrastructure architectures, application architectures, encryption, Cloud Security and broader security technologies.

  • An interest and desire to stay abreast of emerging security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls

  • Experience in implementing Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) is a plus

  • Azure Experience is a plus

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.