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US|Sr. Cloud Security Architect
Ref No.: 18-05586
Location: Coppell, Texas
Job Title: Sr. Cloud Security Architect
Job Location: Dallas, TX OR Tampa, FL
Job Duration: 1 Year +



Position Summary:
Responsible for providing highly advanced technical and analytical skills to the Technology Risk Management (Information Security) Office.

Under the supervision of the Director, TRM Security Technology Team will assist in the collection of requirements and contribute development in the areas of Automated Cloud Security architectures, designs, policies, and control standards with a special emphasis on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Proactively engages staff throughout company to communicate cloud security standards, guidelines and strategies and assist with the development of Security as Software (SaSW).

Works with project teams to ensure technical quality of cloud security focused deliverables and adherence to security standards, governance and controls practices.

Considered a security and technical expert in cloud security technology, agile development, architecture, designs, systems implementation and integration, with deep, specialized knowledge of Amazon Web Services.

Conducts technical research when necessary to contribute to setting cloud security direction and strategy.

Assists others on own team, or other teams where applicable, on cloud security projects or security-relevant tasks on technical projects.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Provides Senior Cloud Security Architectural development and assist with the automation of security under the company Security as Software Program.
  • Provides Senior Cloud Security Architectural advice and guidance related to all company activities including Information as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) initiatives, projects, plans, and reviews with a specialized focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Contributes subject matter expertise advice in the areas of Cloud Security at both the enterprise and project level with a focus towards automation of cloud security
  • Works with company teams to evolve cloud based company products to adherence company Information Security Policies and Control Standards
  • Assists project teams during system design with the drafting of logical architectural and design models with a focus on automation of cloud security
  • Assists project teams during system design to promote the efficient deployment of IT assets to cloud environments in a secure and policy compliant manner.
  • Advises project teams during system development to ensure compliance with security policies, guidelines, standards, controls, and governance
  • Shares company cloud security vision with key stakeholders by organizing discussions and formal presentations
  • Participates in working groups of subject matter experts for definition and review of security standards, guidelines, principles, governance and controls
  • Actively contributes Architectural advice to TRM members of the Cloud Hosting Evaluation Council
  • Actively contributes Architectural advice to TRM members of the Architecture Steering Committee and appropriate architecture roundtable meetings
  • Works closely with Chief Information Security Architect to ensure a shared vision across company for cloud architecture and security
  • Provides technical guidance to cross-functional application development teams
  • Contributes to the technology strategy, vision, requirements, and solutions for enterprise cloud initiatives
  • Designs, develops, and implements new cloud security technologies as necessary to support company business and technology solutions
  • Consults with application development teams to determine cloud security requirements and for planning and delivering automated cloud based business solutions
  • Assists in the development of estimates for cloud security for cloud hosted projects
  • Contributes to defining time tables and project plans
  • Assists in the definition of milestones and progress tracking
  • Defines, publishes and maintains processes for security governance (i.e. compliance to principles, guidelines and standards)
  • Coordinates the monitoring of the life cycle of specific cloud security assets
  • Identifies, understands and documents extensions to, and variants from, cloud security and architecture standards

Experience:
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in cloud security architecture, development, designs, integration, and large enterprise cloud migrations

Knowledge and Skills Required:
  • Possesses and maintains deep knowledge and experience of cloud computing infrastructure, agile development, application development methodologies, best practices, and available and emergent services in several cloud provider environments including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure
  • Maintains current knowledge of cloud security technologies and architecture marketplace
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Advanced technical skills – both breadth and depth
  • Bachelors Degree in a technical discipline or related experience preferred
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent collaborative skills