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Cloud Security Architect

Raleigh, NC TBD

Posted: 02/05/2019 Industry: Architecture Job Number: 7445


As a direct report to the Manager, Security Engineering, with dotted line reporting to VP, Information Technology Security Officer, you will have the following responsibilities:
  • Work closely with enterprise architects, engineering, and security specialists to ensure adequate security solutions and controls are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms to mitigate identified risks sufficiently, and to meet business objectives and regulatory requirements;
  • Assess and understand our current security posture and future architecture, providing recommendations for improvement and risk reduction;
  • Develop the business, information, and technical artifacts that constitute the enterprise information security architecture and solutions;
  • Serve as a security expert in application development, database design, network and/or platform (operating system) efforts, helping project teams comply with enterprise and security policies, industry regulations, and best practices;      
  • Research, design, and advocate new technologies, architectures, and security products that will support security requirements for the enterprise and its customers, business partners, and vendors;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of our client' s information security strategy;
  • Evaluate and develop secure solutions, based on approved security architectures;
  • Analyses business impact and exposure, based on emerging security threats, vulnerabilities and risks;
  • Communicate security risks and solutions to business partners and IT staff;
  • Design security configuration guidelines for information technology devices and systems, as well as mechanisms for assessing compliance within those guidelines;
  • Design and build controls to address security risks and events as identified;
  • Embrace a culture of continuous service improvement and service excellence; and
  • Stay up to date on security industry trends.

Skills and Experience
  • Deep understanding of cloud technologies and services with enterprise-level design experience (AWS, Azure, etc);
  • Strong experience with AWS security solutions and in securing AWS workloads;
  • Understanding and experience securing CDN technologies (Akamai, Cloudfront, etc.), effective authentication and authorisation strategies for edge-node served content, and general content protection strategies;
  • Strong experience in application and Web security, with deep experience of OWASP ASVS, secure SDLC processes and microservices;
  • Strong   experience with security technologies, including NextGen Firewalls,      DLP, web filtering, NAC, IDS/IPS, IdAM, Certificate Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, Anti-malware, vulnerability management;
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation abilities - able to convey risk to all levels of the business, from C-level executives to operations and development teams;
  • Current understanding of Industry trends and emerging threats; and
  • Proven ability in security process and organizational design, including ITIL.

  • Background in publishing and knowledge of enterprise-level       content management, related strategies and security challenges;
  • Well-rounded background in host, network, database, application security including mobile and web;
  • Knowledge of security best practices for mobile and web applications based on    microservices and componentized UX strategy, secure session management for mobile and web applications;
  • Experience administering network devices, databases, and/or web application servers;
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to identify areas of focus and tackle new challenges with or without direction;
  • Ability to work within a dynamic and fast paced international environment;
  • Experience implementing security controls in a self-service environment; and
  • Experience driving a culture of security awareness; and
  • Ability to express technical and non-technical concepts in clear verbal and written English.

Minimum Education Required
  • 9 years+ in information security space;
  • Bachelor' s degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent. Master’ s degree preferred; and
  • One or more professional IT accreditations (AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Security Specialty, CISM, CCSA, CCSE, JNCIA, CCNA, CISSP, CCIE Security).



Patrick Andrews

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