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AWS Security Architect

The AWS Security Architect is responsible for managing public cloud systems in AWS working closely with our development team to develop and maintain monitoring, reporting, security, and life-cycle management solutions for hosted environments.You'll be expected to assist with on-premise deployments of web-based applications from time to time.

This person is also responsible for understanding and integrating corporate infrastructure standards into cloud-based solutions. This position is expected to grow over time to incorporate additional responsibilities and opportunities as our public cloud infrastructure expands.  

For example, this person will play a key role in our security at AWS footprint, especially as we think through re-architecting our current AWS environments. Since we are building this from the ground up, this person will have an opportunity to influence some of the choices we make in regards to our infrastructure.

Our security compliance requirements will evolve as we move more workloads into our AWS.  For right now we are mostly focused on SEC. 


  • Drive technical innovation and efficiency in infrastructure operations via automation and orchestration

  • Participate in software and system performance analysis and tuning, service capacity planning and demand forecasting

  • Evaluate, respond to, and resolve service issues; design tools and automation to prevent problem recurrence

  • Design systems monitoring and management solutions using automation and self-repair rather than relying on alerts and human intervention

  • Create technical design recommendations for developing and integrating new software and system technologies per written specifications; test, evaluate, implement, and maintain deployed technologies

  • Suggest enhancements and escalation concerns appropriately to diagnose and remediate underlying system problems and inefficiencies

  • Review and influence new and evolving designs, architectures, standards, and methods for operating services and systems

  • Work closely with the development team to support requirements and release schedule

  • Assist in the development of tools and utilities to provide short term solutions to immediate needs as required

  • Ensure version and change control procedure adherence

  • Manage security-related aspects of the infrastructure

  • Participate on a 24x7 on-call rotation

Technical Experience/Requirements

  • AWS (EC2, S3, API/CLI, VPC, IAM, ElastiCache)

  • Linux/Windows Server Administration

  • Firewall, WAF, IPS, IDS experience

  • Scripting/automation of routine tasks

  • Clustering

  • Virtualization

  • Load Balancing

  • Splunk (a plus)

  • Sophos and Trend Micro (a plus)

  • Automated configuration and release management using Ansible, Puppet and/or Chef (a plus)


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred

  • ITIL Foundation Certification v3 (a plus)

  • VCP-DCV (a plus)

  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

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