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Cloud Security Architect

Remote
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Job description

Location: Ottawa, ON Canada

Remote

Term: Contract


High Tech Genesis is seeking a Cloud Security Architect. The primary responsibilities of this role include developing a Request for Proposal (RFP), selecting an implementation partner for future Cloud Security and Zero Trust (SASE) services, crafting cloud security architectures, and supporting the deployment of Zero Trust services. Additionally, the role involves advancing various cloud security initiatives for our clients. This engagement aims to bolster our organization's cloud security posture.


In this role, you will:

  • Define the criteria for selecting a Cloud Security / Zero Trust implementation partner, ensuring alignment with our Cloud Security (SASE) Strategy.
  • Facilitate the selection of a Cloud Security / Zero Trust partner by conducting a Request for Proposal (RFP) process based on the established requirements.
  • Create a robust Cloud Security / Zero Trust Architecture that adheres to our requirements and supports our overarching Cloud Security Strategy.
  • Collaborate with the chosen implementation partner and WCLC to procure and oversee the deployment of Cloud Security / Zero Trust (SASE) Services within the scope of the planned project, including the creation of necessary deliverables.
  • Assist in planning for the future expansion of Cloud Security / Zero Trust (SASE) Services, which may involve updating the relevant strategy and roadmap.
  • Define the organizational changes needed to support Zero Trust. Work with the organizational change management and communications team to craft and execute a comprehensive communication plan to facilitate these changes.
  • Provide expert advice on solutions to ensure they align with the Zero Trust Architecture.
  • Offer input into the architecture of related initiatives to maintain consistency with Zero Trust principles.
  • Develop a strategy for managing secrets within the cloud environment.
  • Formulate strategies for Cloud-related Identity and Access Management (IAM).
  • Design and advance the Azure Cloud Security Architecture.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a closely related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • At least 10 years in IT, with extensive experience in cybersecurity roles. Expertise in cloud security and working with major cloud platforms such as Azure (preferred), AWS, or Google Cloud is highly valued.
  • Proven leadership abilities, capable of working both independently and collaboratively in team settings.
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills with a strategic approach to cloud security challenges.
  • Familiarity with common IT architectural frameworks like TOGAF, COBIT, Zachman, or SABSA.
  • Proficient in handling Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP), and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) assessments.
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing principles and architecture.
  • In-depth knowledge of encryption techniques, identity management, and access controls tailored for cloud environments.
  • Well-versed in cloud security standards and best practices, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CSA Cloud Controls Matrix, and CIS Benchmarks.
    • Possession of industry-recognized certifications in cloud security and cybersecurity is a significant advantage, such as:
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
    • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

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