Cloud Security Architect

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

The Cloud Application Security Architect is willing to take action, disruptive, and innovative driving effort that partners closely with Cisco business units, sales and services groups who are crafting, building and operating cloud services offered to Cisco customers. This position will play a leadership role in assisting these groups in securely architecting/operating their offerings by aligning to the Cisco secure development lifecycle (CSDL), industry standard methodologies, compliance and privacy requirements.

Who You'll Work With

This particular position concentrates on cloud security, with an emphasis on cloud application development, operations and continuous integration in a multi-tenant Internet-facing environment. This high-level individual contributor will lead security architecture assessments, craft and drive security standards and design capabilities to hold development teams accountable to reducing risk in their service offerings and improving trust with Cisco customers.

Who You Are

You must have a detailed understanding of cloud security and the ability to mentor technical personnel.

  • Cloud Security design, architecture and operations across all cloud layers (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)
  • Solid understanding of data privacy and protection guidelines
  • Knowledge of security industry standards and certification frameworks such as NIST, FedRamp, ISO and others
  • Technical knowledge of access control mechanisms, federated authentication schemes, encryption, digital certificates and trust-based authentication
  • Holds Industry-specific certifications, including one or more of the following: CCIE (Security), CISSP, CISA, CISM, GCIH, ISSAP, ISSMP, CCSP, or GCFA.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to drive and influence decision-making on technology strategy and architecture
  • Ability to interact directly with executives and Cisco customers
  • Full dedication to customer satisfaction and the highest ethical standards
  • Advances innovations in Cisco products, services and processes
  • High-level, out-of-the-box thinking, analytical reasoning, and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to shift from high-level thinking to realistic and pragmatic execution is critical

Requires a Master's degree (BS/BA with additional experience will be considered), and at least five to ten years of increasing responsibility for designing and delivering Cloud and Internet facing applications with a focus on security.

Why Cisco

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Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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