Cloud Architect

LaBine and Associates - Washington, DC

Our professional services client is expanding their team to support their growing client base.

This role can be remote and may involve travel when necessary.  This person will be taking responsibility for the development and delivery of client-facing work, and lead project teams providing services to our clients, including:

  • Partnering with client engineering, infrastructure, and security teams to develop logical & technical cloud security architectures, API designs, and functional requirements for secure cloud environments.

  • Building roadmaps, design, and implement cloud-based technologies such as containers, infrastructure-as-code, and serverless in a secure fashion.

  • Developing and implementing security automation, orchestration, and DevOps style security capabilities within client environments, and working closely with them to ensure that these capabilities are delivering value to their teams and customers.

  • Conducting solution-based gap analysis and defining, identifying, and engineering suitable solutions for asset testing, code scanning, identity & access management, and application & infrastructure monitoring (SIEM) in their cloud environments.

  • Inventorying security tools, finding opportunities to consolidate, and identifying opportunities to take advantage of unknown, unused, or new features.

  • Reviewing technical processes, specifically focused on cybersecurity and data (e.g. vulnerability management, disaster recovery, data protection, software development) and uplifting these to be effective in a cloud environment.

  • Benchmark and model cloud security capability maturity against industry, regulatory standards, and common frameworks

  • Manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects including planning engagements, developing budgets, monitoring against progress, performing quality control of deliverables, and delivering on schedule.
  • Develop and manage client relationships by understanding their business, listening to their needs, and ensuring responsive and collaborative service.

  • Participate in building and advancing Cybersecurity offerings through internal and external initiatives, including developing internal capabilities, recruiting, business development, marketing, and knowledge sharing.

  • Act as role model, supervisor, coach, and mentor to consultants and senior consultants on projects and within coaching families.

Qualifications Include:

  • At least five years of professional services experience leading complex engagements at a consulting firm, or commensurate experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in information security with knowledge and exposure to security architecture, security assessment, security program management, or security engineering.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with cloud environments

    • assessing, designing, and building security capabilities in cloud environments,

    • designing and implementing secure cloud architectures and environments,

    • designing, implementing, and operating cloud-specific security tools

  • Professionalism and discretion in interacting with executives and clients

  • Experience leading teams

  • Polished verbal and written communication skills

  • Enthusiasm, entrepreneurialism, and a great sense of humor

  • One or more cloud security or architecture-specific certifications such as AWS Security Specialist, AWS Solutions Architect, etc., Azure Security Engineer, Azure Architecture, Azure DevOps Solutions, etc.

Posted On: Friday, October 2, 2020

Position Contact
Laura LaBine
Chief Talent Officer
(650) 393-3161
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