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AWS Staff Engineer



Costa Rica · Remote
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

Working at Thoropass

Thoropass makes it as easy to do the right thing as it is to check a box. Our team members believe that partnership lightens the load. Not everyone can be an expert at everything – lending each other support in areas of weakness strengthens everyone’s offering. We collaborate openly and enthusiastically; without ego.

What We Do

At Thoropass, we’re compliance experts so you don’t have to be. Pairing easy software that’s always getting smarter with expert guidance and continuous monitoring, we integrate into your process to prepare you to pass any audit, every year, with flying colors. Hundreds of growing companies use Thoropass’s compliance automation platform, expert services, auditors and partner ecosystem to get and stay compliant over the lifetime of their business. We offer SOC 2, ISO 27001, GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and other infosec and privacy frameworks.

We are a rapidly expanding team based in New York. We were founded in May 2019 and raised our Series C funding in November 2022. Our top investors include: J.P. Morgan, PayPal Ventures, Fin Capital, Centana, and Bain Capital. We're growing customers and revenue dramatically and we’re poised for continued break-out growth in 2023 and beyond.

About the Role

We’re looking for an AWS Cloud Expert with SES, Aurora Postgres, S3, and compliance skills to join Thoropass and our fast-growing team.

  • Does working as an AWS Cloud Expert with a focus on SES, Aurora Postgres, S3, and compliance excite you?
  • Are you motivated to leverage your expertise to enhance our cloud infrastructure and ensure compliance with industry standards?
  • Are you excited to collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize cloud solutions and drive innovation?
  • Do you have a strong desire to ensure data security, scalability, and performance within an AWS environment?

If so, let’s talk.

As a member of our team, you will play a critical role in shaping our cloud infrastructure and ensuring compliance with industry regulations. Your expertise in AWS, SES, Aurora Postgres, S3, and compliance will drive the design, implementation, and maintenance of secure and scalable cloud solutions. You will collaborate with various stakeholders to assess requirements, recommend best practices, and implement robust cloud architectures.

What You'll Do

  • Design and implement multi-datacenter operations using AWS services, including SES, Aurora Postgres, and S3, ensuring high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability.
  • Ensuring compliance with industry standards (e.g., SOC 2, ISO 27001, GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, etc) and implementing necessary controls and security measures.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to optimize cloud infrastructure for performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting cloud environments to identify and resolve issues, ensuring high availability and performance.
  • Conducting regular audits and assessments to ensure ongoing compliance and security.
  • Developing and maintaining documentation, including architectural diagrams, standard operating procedures, and compliance reports.
  • Staying up to date with the latest AWS services, best practices, and industry trends to drive continuous improvement.

Skillsets/ Requirements

We’re looking for a talented and experienced AWS Cloud Expert with a strong background in SES, Aurora Postgres, S3, and compliance. You should have a deep understanding of cloud architecture, security, and compliance frameworks. This role requires a proactive, self-motivated individual who can work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Extensive experience designing and implementing cloud solutions on AWS, with a focus on SES, Aurora Postgres, and S3.
  • Strong knowledge of compliance frameworks such as SOC 2, ISO 27001, GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI.
  • Experience implementing security controls, encryption, and access management within an AWS environment.
  • Proficiency in monitoring and troubleshooting cloud infrastructure for performance and availability.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze complex technical issues.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with compliance reporting and documentation requirements.
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience in building and managing multi-datacenter operations using AWS services.


  • Competitive base salary
  • Exceptional private healthcare
  • Early equity in a fast-growing company
  • Hybrid work-from-home model
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Home office equipment
  • Monthly wellness and home Wi-Fi stipend

*This position is hiring in Latin America

Equal Opportunity

Thoropass provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Even if you feel you don’t meet every requirement, consider applying! Thoropass acknowledges the research which shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs when they don’t meet all of the stated qualifications. However, we’re looking for authentic innovators to blaze new trails and you just may be the right person for this or another role.