Cloud Security Architect

Cloud Security Architect
US - MA - Waltham

Overview:
  • Cloud Security Architect in Waltham, MA
  • 11 month contract
  • Provide security direction to a large US program to ensure that security is a key focus for the deliverable.
  • Able to interpret high level business requirements and communicate them to highly technical security engineers; conversely they must also be able to articulate highly technical issues to a non-technical business audience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience 
    4+ years’ experience within relevant roles 
Responsibilities:
  • Security Architecture, Advisory and Consulting for a large business program
  • Accountable for ensuring that key risks and issues are identified, addressed and resolved in a manner that satisfies the business.
  • Developing an architectural solution that are both fit-for-purpose and cost-effective
  • Enhancement of security policies in alignment with changing cloud security landscape
  • Develop / derive architecture patterns and standards
  • Coordination of technical design/review activities with various segment and corporate groups and security assurance activities
  • Engaging Risk & Compliance, Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure and Operational Security (SOC) at appropriate stages in the project
  • Researching and recommendation/implementation of changes to procedures and systems to enhance security aligned with corporate policies
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience 
  • 4+ years’ experience within relevant roles 
  • Experience of designing and managing security controls within service providers and the cloud.
  • Strong background in security architecture including a good knowledge of Cloud Security (perimeter defense, end-point security, Cloud service contracts, ) across a variety of technology stacks in various cloud environments (Azure, AWS, Oracle and Salesforce, cloud API integration, IAM, Mobile Device Management, CASB, Secure Web Gateway)
  • Strong knowledge and experience designing and implementing technical security solutions such as IDS/IPS, secure remote access, firewalls, encryption, secure protocols, data protection, data loss prevention and identity management solutions within Cloud environments.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and act as a trusted advisor to secure cloud deployments that are planned across business projects.
  • Experience in integrating with a SIEM, or working within a system monitoring environment.
  • Experience of incorporating security controls at each stage of the software development lifecycle process (ITIL).
  • Experience of security hardening techniques and policy development aligned to Cloud Security standards (e.g. CSA Cloud Control Matrix).
  • Experience in risk management processes with ability to evaluate third-party suppliers offering SaaS based cloud solutions.
  • Knowledge with Enterprise Architecture (E.g.: TOGAF) and Security Architecture frameworks (E.g.: O-ESA, SABSA). Certifications preferred.
  • Experience of developing security reference architectures and patterns.
  • Appreciation of wider information security related principles, likely to be gained in industry or from a consultancy background.
  • Prepared to challenge the program and IS colleagues and have the “difficult conversations” where needed in the interests of the client 
  • Strong communication (Written and Verbal), leadership and partnering skills. 
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of credibility and influence senior stakeholders within the organization.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering business requirements to time and budget constraints.
  • Able to operate as a highly independent worker and as part of a strong team/collaborative approach.
  • Prior Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and utility industry experience a plus.
  • Preferably somebody who has actually done hands on IT in the past and understands the pragmatic approach sometimes required.

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