Cloud Security Architect
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We're seeking an outstanding Cloud Security Architect to join our Digital Trust and Cyber Security Team. This opportunity is perfect for individuals across diverse industries, aspiring to play a crucial part in guiding both large and small organizations as they embark on their cloud journey or fortify their existing cloud infrastructure.
You will have opportunity to:
- Lead architectural reviews of client cloud implementations against best practice, relevant threats and acceptable risks
- Define and implement cloud security strategies and roadmaps (for both design and remediation activities)
- Collaborate across strategy, transformation, and digital engineering parts of PA to develop and manage the implementation of secure cloud architectures
- Provide support to building the cloud security capability within PA by helping build a wider community and assist in keeping the DTCS team up to date on vendor platform changes, new architectural approaches and best practice
- Setup architecture examples and proof of concepts on vendor platforms to illustrate best practice
- Carry out the day to day tasking of small teams when working on assignments
Please note: We like to recruit lots of great people into this role, across all ranks. You will see this advertised year-round and will be individually reviewed by our recruiting team who will reach out to you dependant on your suitability at this time or in the future
- A proven track record, of working with one or more of the main cloud vendor platforms ideally AWS
- Good understanding of security tooling for cloud as well as security automation
- Amazon AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure cloud architect professional qualifications
- ISC2 CISSP accreditation or equivalent internationally recognised membership
- Demonstrable background in security architecture including experience in designing and implementing technology solutions using firewall, secure networks, IDS / IPS, and IDAM systems
- A firm grasp of the threat actors and mitigations for technology risks and a keenness for learning and keeping pace with technology and ways of working
- Experience of leading the design & architecture of cloud capabilities, including managing operational risk and assurance
- Hands-on-experience working in roles across all phases of the portfolio, programme and project lifecycles
- Familiarity with relevant cyber security standards, to include NIST CSF, ISO 27001 and broader views of good practice
We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.
Flexible working - We are guided by our client work and needs; however, you have autonomy to manage your time and diary to suit your work/life balance.
Apply today by completing our online application
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- Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
- 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
- Generous company pension scheme
- Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
- Annual performance-based bonus
- PA share ownership
- Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
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Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.