Cloud Security Architect

at Motus Recruiting and Staffing, Inc.
Published May 8, 2022
Location Portland, OR
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Cloud Security Architect

Our client, a local nonprofit organization focused on elevating education worldwide, is looking for a Cloud Security Architect for their Portland, OR location. In this role, you will help our client implement a new identity and access management (IAM) solution for their platform. While much of the focus of this role will consist of leading the journey into new identity and related cloud security technologies, a portion of the work will also involve defining architecture and standards for adjacencies including privileged account management, securing, and configuring tenancies, networking, encryption, and key or Certificate Management. The role involves regular work with engineering to drive software improvements and evaluate existing and proposed technical architectures for security risk, provide technical advice to support the design and development of secure architectures and recommend security controls to mitigate those risks. If you think you’d be a good fit, we want to hear from you!

Salary: $170,000/ yr

Location: Portland, OR - Remote

Type: Direct Hire

Key Responsibilities for Cloud Security Architect:

  • Take the lead on our IAM architecture (SSO, authorization and permission modeling, identity management) to support high volume traffic (10+ million active users)
  • Establish patterns for enforcing fine-grained access control policies across microservice APIs at scale
  • Align identity and access management solutions with industry security standards, frameworks, and cloud security best practices
  • Translate company policies and industry best practices into standards, reference architecture, solutions, and guidance material
  • Work with security, privacy, and legal departments to ensure appropriate controls are developed, implemented, and maintained
  • Support engineering teams by providing guidance and solutions
  • Evangelize security and application standards
  • Stay current on industry trends and cloud provider capabilities
  • Developing identity management strategies, architectures and implementation plans in a hybrid on-premises/AWS microservice ecosystem
  • Cloud security protocols including: OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML federation, Single Sign-On MFA and strong authentication, AWS Config, AWS ControlTower
  • Identity Provider (IdP) technologies and directories such as Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) and AWS Cognito
  • REST security concepts including OAuth, JSON, JWE, JWS, and JWT
  • Have a solid understanding of Role-Based Access control and products, OAuth, Single Sign On, and related access and identity management
  • Configuration of transport security, at-rest encryption and row-level options with AWS and databases (DynamoDB, PostgreSQL)
  • Fluent in CICD tooling and automation capabilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Ownership of your work and take pride in producing high-quality deliverables
  • Instill trust: gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Communicate effectively: develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Customer focus: build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions
  • Drive results: consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances

Requirements/Qualifications for Cloud Security Architect:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in progressively responsible information technology roles
  • 10+ years of experience in developing software in a fast-paced company or technology consulting environment
  • Technical architecture experience integrating identity and access management software into cloud infrastructure and applications
  • Experience in managing the security aspect of cloud deployments OR deployments of at least one identity and access management product
  • Experience with at least one of the following development environments/languages: Java / J2EE, Python, JavaScript
  • Strong leadership experience with a desire to collaborate and provide mentorship
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing NIST, Center for Internet Security (CIS) Critical Security Controls, and/or CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark controls for identity access and management solutions.
  • Network security configuration knowledge including AWS VPCs, load balancer, API Gateway, CloudFront

**We are unable to accommodate corp. to corp. candidates**

About Motus Recruiting and Staffing, Inc:

Founded in 2006, Motus is an award-winning recruiting and staffing firm in the Pacific Northwest, specializing in professional services and technology solutions. We are a group of people who not only recognize the importance of representation, but actively fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process. Our goal is to educate organizations on the importance of DEI when hiring, promoting, and supporting diverse employees. We are calling organizations to demonstrate their commitment to DEI by being intentional about who they hire.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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