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Security Architect



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The Sr Cloud Security Architect position is a leadership position in the organization that is responsible for managing multiple consulting and delivery projects, teams/programs. The Sr Cloud Security Architect provides consulting and delivery assurance of services for clients through a range of internal and external functions. The position of Sr Architect is distinguished from Architect positions by the nature of the engagements or programs involved; deal sizes range from transactional solutions of $2-5M. As a Sr Architect, you are expected to have the experience and background to perform all the duties described below for engagements that are focused on consulting/delivery management within the defined subject matter area, including resource management, deliverables development, project planning, and executions, adherence to contract attributes and costing, customer interaction, and other key aspects of solution-based managed services.

For a Sr Cloud Security Architect, these engagements will typically be delivered for a North American customer or at the customer location, usually, North American based. They are expected to have adequate level skills required for complex deliverable-based, fully outsourced, or extremely large-scale engagements or programs and lead the delivery effort to a larger cross-functional project/program. This role may require up to 50% travel.

The ideal candidate will bring their deep expertise in Security, DevOps, and Cloud services architecture, presales, delivery, and operational excellence. They will provide expert-level support for strategic ongoing and new TEKsystems Global Services client initiatives. They will work amongst our other key partners to assist in the development of robust cloud offerings and bring holistic solutions across key focus areas of TEKsystems Global Services Cloud's strategic objectives.

Additional responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Provide leadership, expertise, and support for Security and Cloud engagements through a range of internal and external functions in the following areas:

Engagement Support: provide support of newly won deals through the transition and delivery phases while partnering with the Delivery organization to ensure projects are started and delivered according to DevOps practice guidelines and methods

Engagement Delivery: drive the transition phase as well as the setup of the engagement operating model, help define metrics and support the delivery of a defined statement of work. Help identify opportunities for service improvements

Practice Support: provide input, expertise, and implement changes into the design, development, and improvement of service offerings and back-office procedures; assist in the research and development of new offerings and analyze competing offerings to ensure the practice is current and competitive within the market; create and maintain practice artifacts that document key methods, processes and delivery tools

Human Resources: Assist with interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding of project team members during the initial Cloud engagement phase

Pre-Sales Support: as required, support Solution Architects and Solution Executives with technical opinions, methodology recommendations, work estimates, and solution support

Engagement Delivery Support Responsibilities

• Partner with our Delivery organization to ensure project initiation and transition phase is executed according to Cloud and Security practice guidelines and that the assigned Delivery Manager/Service Manager is provided the knowledge required to deliver the engagement effectively

• Facilitate internal communication and assemble a solution delivery team for new engagements

• Provide solution consulting and advice during the initiation and transition phases to the Delivery Manager as needed

• Attend project kick-off meetings, status reviews, and other delivery meetings as requested by the Delivery Manager

• Ensure engagement methodology is followed by a team from opportunity assessment to project closeout

• Develop a collaborative relationship with the Delivery team to support the organization from a delivery perspective

• Help define the team's performance metrics in alignment to customers' KPIs

• Reviewing current system security measures and recommending and implementing enhancements

• Conducting regular system tests and ensuring continuous monitoring of network security

• Identify opportunities for service improvement through problem management, service optimization, automation, etc.

Pre-Sales Support

• Work with Solution Architects and Solution Executives, when needed, to develop scope, prepare estimates, prepare implementation plans, and ensure project risks are assessed during sales cycle for project services and outsourcing engagements

• As needed, understand client business and technical requirements and communicate internally with Solution Architects and Solution Executives to ensure solution matches client needs

• As needed, support Solution Architects and Solution Executives in the process to calculate risk premium, prepare and review estimates, and prepare project pricing

Practice Support

• Collect and provide input into the design, development, and improvement of service offerings and internal DevOps and Cloud accelerator programs

• Implement service offering changes in process and procedures

• Maintain and organize DevOps practice intellectual property

• Work with Practice Managers and Practice Director to improve and implement changes to project delivery processes, methodology, and back-office procedures

• Stay informed with regards to developments in the application management industry and maintain current knowledge of the generally accepted best practices in service transition and management

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's in Computer Science or other engineering or technical discipline is required

• 10+ years' experience in information technology and/or professional services, with emphasis on subject matter expertise

• At least 3 years of experience as a Cloud Architect or equivalent role

• At least 3 years of experience as a DevOps Architect or equivalent role

• At least 3 years of experience with Microservices

• At least 5 years of Security Architecture or equivalent role

• Strong knowledge of one of the major cloud providers (AWS, Azure, or GCP)

• Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance, and reliability

• Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorization, and security

• Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions

• Experience implementing multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, identity management, or related technologies

• Ability to interact with a broad cross-section of personnel to explain and enforce security measures

• Experience with source code and software collaboration technologies (e.g. GitHub, BitBucket, Artifactory)

• Strong scripting skills (e.g. Python, Bash, Groovy)

• Knowledge of IP networking, VPNs, DNS, load balancing, and firewalling

• Strong practical Linux and Windows-based systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment

• Develop innovative solutions to complex business and technology problems

• Ability to travel to client locations to deliver professional services, as needed

Desired Qualifications

• Master’s in Computer Science or other engineering or technical discipline is required

• 15+ years' experience in information technology and/or professional services, with emphasis on subject matter expertise

• At least 5 years of experience as a DevOps Architect or equivalent role

• At least 5 years of experience as a Cloud Architect or equivalent role

• At least 5 years of experience with Microservices

• At least 10 years of Security Architecture or equivalent role

• Experience in security as code policy

• Strong track record of delivering projects of demonstrable complexity & scale

• Prior success in automating real-world production environments using Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ansible, or cloud-native equivalents

• Ability to lead adoption and mentor team members on modern DevOps and architectural concepts

• Proficient designing and building highly available, resilient large-scale distributed systems

• Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices

• Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment

• Candidate must have subject matter expertise with the following Cloud Service Providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud

Platform (GCP)

• Expertise in DevOps Technologies including but not limited to CI/CD frameworks, Infrastructure as Code and monitoring and logging frameworks

• Familiarity in container technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, and cloud-native frameworks

• Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts

• Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills

• Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on communicating technical requirements and solutions to internal and external audiences.

• Security-focused certifications: CCSP certification, AWS Security Specialty, MS Azure Security, GCP Professional Cloud Security


Candidate must have professional-level certifications in either AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.

Skills: Cloud, Aws, Information security

Top Skills Details: Cloud, AWS, Information security

Experience Level: Expert Level

About TEKsystems:

We're partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That's the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Jean Chambers

Phone: (410) 579-3072


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