Cloud Information Security Architect

coppell, texas

 
Cloud Information Security Architect (Automation)
No C2C.  Must work on OST W2. 

  • Responsible for providing highly advanced technical and analytical skills to the Technology Risk Management (Information Security) Office.
  • Under the supervision of the Systems Director, Security Architecture, will assist in the collection of requirements and contribute Subject Matter Expertise (SME) advice in the areas of Cloud security and compliance automation with a special emphasis on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Proactively engages staff to communicate cloud security standards, guidelines and strategies.
  • 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, 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 Cloud Security SME advice and guidance related to all client 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 security and compliance automation for Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Contributes subject matter expertise advice in the areas of Cloud security automation at both the enterprise and project level with a focus towards cloud security
  • Works with client teams to evolve cloud based client products to adherence client 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 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
  • 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 SME advice to TRM members of the Cloud Hosting Evaluation Council
  • Actively contributes SME 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
  • Provides technical guidance to cross-functional application development teams
  • Contributes to the technology strategy, vision, requirements, and solutions for enterprise cloud initiative
  • Consults with application development teams to determine cloud security requirements and for planning
  • and delivering 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, designs, integration, and large enterprise cloud migrations

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Possesses and maintains deep knowledge and experience of cloud computing infrastructure, application development methodologies, best practices, and available and emergent services in several cloud provider environments including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure
  • Deep knowledge of infrastructure automation (AWS)
  • Deep knowledge of Cloud Formation utilizing both YAML and JSON
  • Maintains current knowledge of cloud security technologies and architecture marketplace
  • In depth knowledge of cloud compliance and security automation with a focus on Cloudwatch, Lambda, and Python
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Advanced technical skills – both breadth and depth
  • Bachelors Degree in a technical discipline or related experience preferred

 
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