Azure Cloud Security Architect

Houston, TX

Posted: 05/21/2024 Industry: Technology Job Number: 24-00221

Job Description

Job: Azure Cloud Security Architect

Why you will find this an exciting new opportunity:

Azure Cloud Solutions Architect will be providing cloud solutions to meet business requirements for various types of Projects. You will partner with application teams, various infrastructure teams, as well as technical and security services teams to describe and ensure alignment to agreed strategy, policies, principles, and patterns. Job duties include establishing and overseeing the governance of a multi-cloud environment and periodic audit. Cloud Solutions Architect will have an excellent opportunity to contribute to and make a real difference in Cloud Solutions maturity and adaptation.
You will get to work in a company and team where our people truly are the heart together where our diverse community of people are encouraged and empowered and underpinned with our amazing Zero Harm ethos which is commitment to the safety of our people and our planet.

The Role and the work you ll be doing

To perform the role effectively, you need to have strong technical skills and the ability to build successful cross-functional team relationships. This is a hybrid role offering flexible hours and the ability to work remotely, but where needed you will be required to work in the office for collaborative purposes. A key feature of this role is to engage with the broader team. We are looking for someone who enjoys building relationships driving value. Due to the global exposure the role involves, you should expect to work occasional early mornings or evenings as well.

You ll be joining the Houston based project team and will be working from Houston office.

Working at means being rewarded for your contributions. In addition to competitive benefits and professional development, our people are empowered to use all their potential, creating meaningful change for themselves and our clients.

What type of work will you be doing?
  • Design a highly scalable, automated, and available cloud platform, utilizing IaaS and PaaS, for large scale, mission critical applications, aligned with the cloud-smart strategy and architecture predominantly hosted on Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Establish Architecture standards and maintain in repository.
  • Create and implement DevOps, support, maintenance and governance practices and processes for the Cloud Platform.
  • Solution and implement all aspects of Cloud service models and application delivery such as IaaS, PaaS, Serverless and Containerization infrastructure.
  • Fortress Design and Implementation:
    • Design, implement, and manage security configurations for our Azure environment, ensuring adherence to industry best practices and compliance standards.
    • Leverage your expertise in Azure Security services like Azure Security Center, Azure Defender for Cloud, and Azure Entra to fortify our defenses.
    • Establish security architecture for the entire cloud platform such as Entra Administration and Operations, Azure Subscription level security model and operations
    • Establish Azure policies to ensure that desired certification level are achieved.
  • Threat Hunting and Incident Response:
    • Proactively hunt for potential security vulnerabilities within our Azure environment using security tools and threat intelligence.
    • Investigate and respond to security incidents efficiently, minimizing damage and ensuring swift resolution.
    • Work collaboratively with the security team to analyze incidents, identify root causes, and implement preventative measures.
  • Security Posture Optimization:
    • Continuously monitor and evaluate our Azure security posture, identifying areas for improvement and recommending security enhancements.
    • Stay up-to-date on the latest security threats and vulnerabilities specific to Azure, implementing necessary safeguards.
    • Participate in security assessments and penetration testing to identify and address potential weaknesses.
  • Collaboration is Key:
    • Work closely with developers, IT operations, and other stakeholders to integrate security best practices into the development lifecycle.
    • Clearly communicate complex security concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Lead and participate in architectural and governance reviews and/or audits.
  • Consult and support other divisions within solutions delivery in application integration and development.
  • Review and recommend technologies to meet business needs and priorities and to align with enterprise strategies.
  • Create necessary project documentation and transfer operation manuals.
  • Troubleshoot problems in the operational infrastructure and applications, including follow-up problem resolution, root cause analysis and process improvement.

What skills do you need:
  • US Citizen or Green Card Preferred
  • Microsoft Azure Security certifications (AZ-500) - Preferred
  • Minimum of 4-year degree in Computer Information systems or management. This experience can be waived with equivalent on job IT Experience.
  • Proven experience as an MS Azure Security Engineer or similar security role.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Azure security services and functionalities.
  • A strong understanding of cloud security principles, best practices, and compliance frameworks.
  • Experience with security tools and methodologies for threat detection, vulnerability management, and incident response.
  • Ability to script in at least two common languages (e.G., PHP, Python, Terraform, PowerShell desirable).
  • YAML, JSON, Azure ARM templates, Azure Runbooks, Ansible and others
  • Visio or other source of creating drawing.
Kaztronix is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. In addition, all human resource actions in such areas as compensation, employee benefits, transfers, layoffs, training and development are to be administered objectively, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

By applying to the position, you acknowledge that your information will be used by Kaztronix in processing your application.

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