Cloud Security Architect

Location: Austin TX
Duration: 5 Months Contract to hire

Under the supervision of the Cybersecurity Consulting Director the Cloud Consultant will be considered a security and technical expert in Software Defined Networking, Cloud technology, architecture, designs, systems implementation and integration and will assist in the development and communication of authoritative Cloud focused policies, standards, guidelines and control requirements.   The Consultant will be required to perform technical research when necessary to contribute to setting Cloud security direction and strategy.  
Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field
 Individuals with CISSP, CISM, or CCSP certifications preferred 
 10+ years Security experience
Technical Skills
Mastery of Cloud service and deployment models (e.g. CaaS, SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS) and proven experience migrating on premise solutions to the Cloud. 
 Proven Software Defined Networking experience in large and complex environments.
 Proven Hybrid/Public Cloud experience in large and complex environments.
 Knowledge of Cloud-native/Cloud-friendly authentication mechanisms such as OAuth, OpenID, SAML, Ping, etc.
 Experience working with Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and other governance solutions designed to provide visibility into Cloud usage.  Provide risk based recommendations to Executive leaders which address unsanctioned applications.
 Detailed technical knowledge and experience with network security, authentication, security protocols, access control, cryptography, application security and data protection.
 Coordinate with system architects and developers to provide guidance in creating and integrating secure Cloud based designs.
 Proven success with the following technologies: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMware virtualization solutions, Pivotal, Windows and Linux based platforms, etc.
 Advanced experience with leading laws, regulations, standards and best practices including, but not limited to, CSA CCM, NIST, ISO, PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and EU GDPR.
 Experience building a security catalog of best practices, techniques and patterns to enable secure network implementations.
 Hands-on experience with multiple security technologies such as Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Vulnerability Scanning, WAF, Wireless LAN, NAC, DLP, DDoS Mitigation, WAN security, SIEM, Content Filtering, Cloud Security gateways, Secure Proxies, SSL crypto solutions.


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