AWS Cloud Security Architect

PA Consulting

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Company Description

**Please note we are recruiting this opportunity for 2023 start date**

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

We are seeking to grow our Cloud Security team with subject matter experts who have proven knowledge of developing secure architectures on Amazon AWS, GThis role is ideal for candidates from any industry or sector who wishes to play a pivotal role in the helping large and small organisations take their first steps into the cloud or secure what they already have.

Position responsibilities

  • Lead architectural reviews of client cloud implementations against best practice, relevant threats and acceptable risks
  • Define and implement cloud security strategies and roadmaps (for both design and remediation activities)
  • Collaborate across strategy, transformation, and digital engineering parts of PA to develop and manage the implementation of secure cloud architectures
  • Provide support to building the cloud security capability within PA by helping build a wider community and assist in keeping the DTCS team up to date on vendor platform changes, new architectural approaches and best practice
  • Setup architecture examples and proof of concepts on vendor platforms to illustrate best practice
  • Carry out the day to day tasking of small teams when working on assignments

Qualifications

  • A proven track record, of working with one or more of the main cloud vendor platforms idealy AWS
  • Good understanding of security tooling for cloud as well as security automation
  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in IT or relevant field that demonstrates your interest in IT, cloud and cyber security
  • Amazon AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure cloud architect professional qualifications
  • ISC2 CISSP accreditation or equivalent internationally recognised membership
  • Demonstratable background in security architecture including experience in designing and implementing technology solutions using firewall, secure networks, IDS / IPS, and IDAM systems
  • A firm grasp of the threat actors and mitigations for technology risks and a keenness for learning and keeping pace with technology and ways of working
  • Experience of leading the design & architecture of cloud capabilities, including managing operational risk and assurance
  • Hands-on-experience working in roles across all phases of the portfolio, programme and project lifecycles
  • Familiarity with relevant cyber security standards, to include NIST CSF, ISO 27001 and broader views of good practice

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com

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