Cloud Security Architect

at University of Idaho
Published March 12, 2023
Location Moscow, ID
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Cloud Security Architects report to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and are responsible for planning, designing, guiding, and architecting public cloud-based IT systems and solutions to support the compliant research and administrative computing at the University of Idaho.

The Cloud Security Architect is a senior level cybersecurity position as part of the Information Security Office, in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and maintains advanced technology and cybersecurity expertise to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability standards are met consistent with contractual and regulatory compliance, U of I policy, and in support of the U of I mission and strategic direction. The position plays a lead role in designing and deploying solutions for protecting regulated data, including for research and administrative functions in public clouds, which may include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or Oracle Cloud.

This position works collaboratively with OIT, the Office of Research, Research Computing and Data Services (RCDS) and other campus departments to deliver cloud solutions to meet the needs of the university.

Duties may include:

* Developing processes and systems for building and maintaining cloud systems and enclaves in an efficient, compliant, and repeatable fashion.
* Coordinating incident management and escalation for security incidents in university-managed public cloud infrastructure.
* Delivering cybersecurity expertise through a deep understanding of the academic and research environment, IT security technologies, and processes in support of the university research mission.
* Maintaining and applying understanding of NIST frameworks to public cloud solutions.
* Providing timely operational, technical, and consultative guidance to promote a secure and compliant technology environment.
* Maintaining confidentiality and acting with the highest ethical standards.

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