Job ID: 41732

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Cloud Security Architect
Our client is seeking a Cloud Security Architect to join their team in Hillsboro, OR. As the Expert Cloud Security Architect, you will use your extensive knowledge of cloud security principles and technologies, industry best practice, professional experience, collaboration, and good judgment to establish an information security strategy and roadmap. You will influence the direction of information technology as it relates to the adoption of Cloud services and infrastructure, reviewing and influencing decisions on migrating from on-premise data centers to cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platforms, etc.

Takes strategic direction and defines frameworks, roadmaps, and reference architectures that incorporate enterprise standards and direction to improve the global corporate security posture while addressing risks.
Provide detailed input into the creation of the annual Cloud Security budget.
Work with Business IT teams to continually improve the security posture of their application portfolios;
Inform and aid in the development of a multi-year IT Security Strategy that outlines key initiatives in support of internal Information Security Strategy.
Create a sustainable security framework to allow secure technology standardization.
Provides thought leadership within highly visible projects and initiatives to ensure appropriate security controls are in place to protect internal data.
Develop business cases for the adoption of new technology, standards and processes.
Review projects for security concerns and provide security guidance to business partners, engineering, governance, and support teams.
Support management in understanding architectural information risk within/against the company.
Analyze market and security trends and adjust the strategic roadmap accordingly.
Stay current on security technologies, trends, standards and best practices.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Expert knowledge of information security standards, principles, and practices.
Expert knowledge of cloud services including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.
Direct experience with Azure required; experience with Google Cloud Platforms, Alibaba Cloud, Salesforce, or other cloud platforms preferred.
The ability to assess risk and translate it to business-relevant considerations and facts.

Demonstrated relevant security expertise in designing secure architectures for a mix of the following areas:
Web Applications and Services / Linux/UNIX / Workstation Operating Systems (Windows / MacOS) / Network Devices / Storage Devices / Virtualization / IDS & IPS Technologies / SIEM Technologies Secure Application Development / Encryption / PKI / Identity Management.

In addition knowledge in the following areas are highly desirable:
Application Security / Database Security (Oracle/MySQL) Compliance - SOX, PCI, ISO 27001 Cloud / Colocation / Forensics / Cyber Intelligence National and International Privacy laws and regulation
Ability to assess risk and translate it to business-relevant considerations and facts.
Proven analytical and problem-solving ability.
Superior communication, ability to explain complex concepts in plain language and graphics.
Must be trustworthy in keeping sensitive data confidential.
Ten years of information technology experience with a minimum of five years in information security-related role in a Fortune 500 company.

 Preferred Certifications
Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK).
Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA).



Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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