Cloud Architect - Enterprise & Security

United States Cloud Platforms - Enterprise & Security Full Time

The Cloud Architect will be responsible for delivering enterprise-class cloud design and solutions to Valorem clients through strong architecture and implementation experience across the Azure platform. The Cloud Architect will work with our customers across all phases including planning, design, development and deployment to meet the client’s requirements. The Cloud Architect will do this by working closely with customers and project manager to understand and manage project delivery expectations while architecting and leading project for various clients.

General Description & Responsibilities

  • Architecting and designing security solutions built to support Microsoft cloud deployments.
  • Providing governance and technical oversight in the delivery of cloud focused security solutions.
  • Planning with customers on cloud security requirements.
  • Delivering solutions that meet the customer’s security requirements while also delivering on overall business goals.
  • Working closely with customers and project managers to understand and manage project delivery expectations.
  • Creating functional architectures, design specifications and implementation plans.
  • Delivering architecture / design review, and project milestone sessions for project sponsors.
  • Ensuring project delivery processes are in place and being executed while delegating responsibilities and priorities to implementation staff.
  • Interpreting business direction and articulating technology's alignment with stakeholder needs.
  • Communicating with technical and business staff in technical and plain English language.
  • Establishing and leveraging best practices that will sustain the client’s environment for the long term.
  • Assisting sales representatives throughout the sales cycle to include sales meetings, product demonstrations and scoping meetings while assessing client needs and performing environment analysis.
  • Assisting in writing and proofing Statements of Work (SOWs), estimates, and proposal response.
  • Owning and growing opportunities by establishing deep relationships with the customer.
  • Providing leadership in the enterprise community through social media, articles, speaking engagements, seminars and conferences. 
  • Leverage experience with current and emerging technologies to help clients develop a technology strategy and roadmap and then in executing on that roadmap, ensure multiple concurrent engagements are effectively scoped, resourced, and delivered.
  • Based on business and technical requirements: assess, architect, design, implement, and optimize cloud-ready security solutions that will allow those requirements to be met with a minimal degree of risk to Clients and with appropriate security controls present.
  • Represents Security in development and implementation of Valorem solutions. Acts as the ambassador and senior technical representative for Security while engaging with other senior technical leaders throughout the organization.
  • Lead projects that apply new and existing technologies and solutions to solve technical and business needs in the cyber security space. 
  • Delivering technical leadership and architecture, acting as the ‘go to person’ for solutions, evolution and offerings for cloud services and delivery capability.
  • Act as an authority to clients on cloud architecture, with knowledge across: operations, infrastructure, applications, service management, etc.
  • Develop procedures, standards and documentation; act as the subject matter expert in different domains such as Identity and Access Management, Threat Detection, Security Analytics, Incident Response, etc.
  • Maintain a solid understanding of the entire Information Security Engineering and Architecture solution landscape.
  • Integrate Azure Security solutions with other Microsoft and 3rd party solutions to meet the customer’s needs.
  • Provide consultative guidance to customers around design principals, best practices, deployment methods and operation/adoption of cloud focused security solutions.
  • Generate high quality deliverables.
  • Pass required certification exams relevant to the role and Valorem competencies.
  • Maintain an understanding or proficiency in information security and compliance regulations.
  • Maintain strong working relationships and collaborate with other Valorem team members in Sales, Services, Marketing and Program/Project Management teams.
  • Placement Criteria & Requirements

  • Have at least 3 years of experience as a security architect, senior consultant or relevant role.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of security solutions across cloud (Azure, AWS, VMware NSX) and hybrid environments.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of various Azure services (Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, storage, networking, Azure Active Directory, Azure Security, Operations Management Suite (OMS), etc.).
  • Possess current knowledge of security concepts and threats, security solutions, tools, practices and procedures
  • Experience with assessment, design, implementation, optimization, and documentation across a broad set of security technologies and processes (secure software development (Application Security), data protection, cryptography, key management, identity and access management (IAM), network security) within SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud environments.
  • Possess effective problem solving and analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; and demonstrated ability to interact with technical, non-technical, and business members of the organization.
  • Experience working with cloud security and governance tools and cloud access security brokers (CASBs) a plus.
  • Experience with deployment orchestration, automation, and security configuration management (Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, etc) a plus.
  • Experience with any of the following security products: Splunk, Rapid7, Qualys, LogRhythm, RISC, Fortinet, Palo Alto, ArcSight, Symantec, Nessus a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, CISSP or Master of Science a plus.
  • United States

    Cloud Architect - Enterprise & Security