Cloud Security Architect

at Northern Trust Corporation
Published November 11, 2023
Location Chicago, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


• Guides the development, specification and communication of application or infrastructure architectures used by multiple business or application systems.

• Provides extensive, in-depth, technical consultation to the clients, partners, and IT Management to develop plans and directions to assure the integration of corporate business area requirements.

• Acts as cybersecurity expert for cloud migration projects/programs

• Leads Cloud Security initiatives

• Thoroughly understands decision process issues of technology choice, such as design, data security, client server communication, etc.

• Partner with Management in the building of new and on-going vendor relationships

• Evaluates and selects from existing and emerging technologies those options best fitting business/project needs

• Promotes sharing of expertise through consulting, presentations, and documentations, etc.

• Experienced, functional expert with technical and/or business knowledge and functional expertise

• Carries out complex initiatives involving multiple disciplines and/or ambiguous projects

• Displays a balanced, cross-functional perspective, liaising with the business to help improve efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity

• Strategic in developing, implementing, and administering programs within functional areas

• Provides guidance to team members, fostering an environment that encourages employee participation, teamwork, and communication

• Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline and experience in information security, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

• Deep knowledge of application or infrastructure systems architecture, usually having experience with multiple system technologies.

• Excellent consultative and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with client, partner, and IT management and staff.

• Five years of experience in the Information Security role. Three years of experience with cloud and/or technologies

• CISSP, CSSP, or Cloud security certification preferred

• Strong collaboration skills and a analytical ability

Requirements/Responsibilities -

• In-depth knowledge of various cybersecurity frameworks, standards, and SSDLC

• Experience working on Threat management, data protection, encryption, Authentication/Authorization, Privilege access management, Vulnerability management systems, Attack surface management.

• Experience working with Microsoft Azure/M365, AWS, hybrid, and multi-cloud systems

• Previous experience related to IPS/IDS, Network load balancer, firewalls

• Experience working with WAF, App Proxy, CDN, SEIM

• Ability to establish security patterns related to cloud/ hybrid architecture and work with various tech teams to assist with the implementation as needed

• Very good understanding of zero-trust architecture and working experience with relevant tools/technologies

• Very good understanding of concepts related to DevOps, AI/ML, docker, container, and Kubernetes

• Experience working with Infrastructure as Code, automations related to cloud systems, and relevant tools

• Experience working with teams that handle infrastructure components including Networking, Storage systems, directory services, and virtualization

• Experience working with various operating systems including Windows, Linux, Unix, and MAC

• Must be able to represent the team in technical discussions and drive towards deliverables with minimal guidance

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