As a Cloud Security Architect, you’ll help our clients to develop their cloud security strategies, conduct cloud security readiness assessments and assist in the selection, development and implementation of enterprise security architecture standards such as SABSA and DoDAF. This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing practice within Cognizant and help shape its future and direction. The successful candidate for this role will have a track record of recent, hands-on, cloud security deployments. Key Responsibilities In this role, the leader will:
Developing cloud security strategies to solve unique cyber risk issues/problems
Conducting cloud security readiness assessments and analysis of prospective Cloud platforms/environments
Designing and developing Cloud specific security policies, standards and procedures e.g., account management, password/key management, to vulnerability/threat assessment
Operating across both technical and management leadership capacities
Be the ‘Go To’ on industry trends around cyber risks and Cloud security
Qualifications: The ideal candidate
Should have 10+ years of experience and a strong Information Security technology background
Should have Security Consulting, Professional Services and/or Managed Services experience
Should possess deep technical expertise in 2 of the following domains: GRC, Cyber (TM/VM), IAM, SOC, Cloud Security, ITO and Security Outsourcing
Should possess a knowledge of enterprise security environments, experience in security consulting services
Should have demonstrated ability to create and maintain CISO, CSO-suite relationships, act as Trusted Advisor and derive business from those relationships.
Advanced degree in Information Security or related technical discipline.
Holds security certifications such as the CISSP or other related information security related industry certification.
General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities The successful candidate possesses:
A personal style that is viewed as open-minded and collaborative.
Ability and willingness to travel within the US up to 50% of the time (remainder of the time is from your home).
The ability to work successfully in a flat, collaborative, highly matrixed environment.
Excellent communicator with proven ability to clearly convey complex ideas and data in written, presentation and spoken formats to a variety of audiences, including customers, partners, sales, analysts, journalists and social media.
Outstanding project management skills and the proven ability to manage multiple complex initiatives in parallel.
Ability to effectively write and communicate complex issues in an easy to understand manner
Ability to clearly articulate positions on a variety of issues
Ability to be candid, open and consistent in communicating
Ability to share information with awareness of its effect on others
Ability to demonstrate a balance of speaking and listening so that neither is overly dominant
Ability to tailor written communications to audience, avoiding technical jargon