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AWS Architect
Ref No.: 18-01944
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Pay Rate : $ 60.00 - 80.00 /Hour
Seeking an experienced AWS Architect to join a global professional services firm.  The ideal AWS Architect will have a background strong in security and can act as a security leader where your efforts will advance the firm's capabilities to deliver secure, compliant, and performant cloud architectures.  Excellent communication skills are required as you will be part of a small team and will be integral in driving the firm-wide strategic migration to the AWS cloud.
Architect AWS solutions for cloud migration of custom and enterprise applications.
Automate provisioning of cloud infrastructure to support the development organizations.
Develop Cloud Native Architectures as part of rearchitecting existing workloads.
Develop and maintain AWS security governance framework based on best practices and industry standards.
Evolve and standardize AWS Organizations and IAM reference architectures, to include multiple accounts, policies, roles, federation, and data protection
Evaluate existing cloud security practices and establish recommendations for improvement.
Ensure compliance to standards and policies by establishing regular audits, reports, and reviews.
Support Information Security programs by implementing AWS strategies and solution architectures to accomplish objectives.
Undertake AWS Security operations request with least privilege principle.
Identify and adopt best practices, architectural solution patterns, new technologies to address current and future needs, and cloud based cost management strategies.
Provide leadership in Security Operations and DevOps practices / CALMS principles.
Communicate architectural information to non-technical audiences
AWS Certified
3+ years hands-on experience with a diverse set of Amazon Web Services (compute, storage, network, security, administration, application services, databases).
2+ years' experience with Infrastructure as Code with either CloudFormation or Terraform
2+ Solution architecture experience migrating both custom built and enterprise apps to AWS.
1-2+ years working with AWS security, identity and compliance related disciplines such as IAM, Organizations, S3 bucket policies, WAF, Shield, ACM, KMS, etc.
Expertise in the following AWS security domains: Incident Response, Logging and Monitoring, Infrastructure Security, Identity and Access Management, and Data Protection.
Experience in security-based architecture and solutioning to include the use of Security Groups, NACLs, encryption, authentication/authorization
Foundational experience with Configuration Management Automation, preferably Ansible but could be any of: Chef, Ansible, Puppet, SaltStack.
Foundational experienced with Linux distros and Windows based workloads
DevOps skillset and cultural disposition
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate or Professional
AWS Certified Security Specialty
Experience and/or demonstrated interest in VPC, CloudFormation, CLI, EC2, ELB, RDS, CloudWatch, CloudFront, Route53, DynamoDB, SQS, SNS, CloudWatch Alarms, CloudTrail
Experience with IAM Roles, Instance MetaData, and User Data
Familiarity with either Python, and/or Powershell scripting languages
Publications relating to AWS accessible on Slideshare, or similar