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Cloud Security Architect

Date Posted: 6/3/2024

Job #1666042
Houston, Texas

What type of work will you be doing?

  • Design a highly scalable, automated, and available cloud platform, utilizing IaaS and PaaS, for large scale, mission critical applications, aligned with the clients cloud-smart strategy and architecture predominantly hosted on Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Establish Architecture standards and maintain in repository.
  • Create and implement DevOps, support, maintenance and governance practices and processes for the Cloud Platform.
  • Solution and implement all aspects of Cloud service models and application delivery such as IaaS, PaaS, Serverless and Containerization infrastructure.
  • Fortress Design and Implementation:
    • Design, implement, and manage security configurations for our Azure environment, ensuring adherence to industry best practices and compliance standards.
    • Leverage your expertise in Azure Security services like Azure Security Center, Azure Defender for Cloud, and Azure Entra to fortify our defenses.
    • Establish security architecture for the entire cloud platform such as Entra Administration and Operations, Azure Subscription level security model and operations
    • Establish Azure policies to ensure that desired certification level are achieved.
  • Threat Hunting and Incident Response:
    • Proactively hunt for potential security vulnerabilities within our Azure environment using security tools and threat intelligence.
    • Investigate and respond to security incidents efficiently, minimizing damage and ensuring swift resolution.
    • Work collaboratively with the security team to analyze incidents, identify root causes, and implement preventative measures.
  • Security Posture Optimization:
    • Continuously monitor and evaluate our Azure security posture, identifying areas for improvement and recommending security enhancements.
    • Stay up-to-date on the latest security threats and vulnerabilities specific to Azure, implementing necessary safeguards.
    • Participate in security assessments and penetration testing to identify and address potential weaknesses.
  • Collaboration is Key:
    • Work closely with developers, IT operations, and other stakeholders to integrate security best practices into the development lifecycle.
    • Clearly communicate complex security concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Lead and participate in architectural and governance reviews and/or audits.
  • Consult and support other divisions within solutions delivery in application integration and development.
  • Review and recommend technologies to meet business needs and priorities and to align with enterprise strategies.
  • Create necessary project documentation and transfer operation manuals.
  • Troubleshoot problems in the operational infrastructure and applications, including follow-up problem resolution, root cause analysis and process improvement.

What skills do you need:
  • US Citizen or Green Card – Preferred
  • Microsoft Azure Security certifications (AZ-500) - Preferred
  • Minimum of 4-year degree in Computer Information systems or management.  This experience can be waived with equivalent on job IT Experience.
  • Proven experience as an MS Azure Security Engineer or similar security role.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Azure security services and functionalities.
  • A strong understanding of cloud security principles, best practices, and compliance frameworks.
  • Experience with security tools and methodologies for threat detection, vulnerability management, and incident response.
  • Ability to script in at least two common languages (e.g., PHP, Python, Terraform, PowerShell desirable).
  • YAML, JSON, Azure ARM templates, Azure Runbooks, Ansible and others
  • Visio or other source of creating drawing.

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