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Principal Cloud Architect - Remote

Center for Internet Security, Inc.
life insurance, vision insurance, flexible benefit account, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States
May 07, 2024

Principal Cloud Architect - Remote
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Information Technology

Regular Full-Time



The Principal Cloud Architect will be responsible for architecting and building major cloud projects that have high impact while maintaining minimal down time. The Principal Cloud Architect is a technical position with strong skills and expert knowledge in the design, configuration, and operations of enterprise cloud environments that meet the highest standards for security, scalability, and resiliency.

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.

Salary Range: $128,900 - $195,400
We offer a competitive total rewards package at the Center for Internet Security:
    Base salary is determined on a number of factors including, but not limited to, education, experience and skills
  • Health (PPO, EPO, HSA), Dental & Vision Insurance eligibility starting from the first day of hire
  • $500 wellness card for Health Coverage Participants
  • 401(k) with 4% Company Match, vested from the first day of hire
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Dependent Care Account (DCA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Bonding Leave
  • Paid Volunteering Program
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) inclusive of vacation, personal and sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Engagement Activities
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan PayDown Program
  • Employee Referral program
  • Employee Assistance Program

What You'll Do

  • Serve as the most senior technical expert on cloud deployed products and infrastructure within the corporate cloud environments (AWS and Azure)
  • Lead the organization in developing and coordinating cloud infrastructure architecture, strategy, and deployment processes
  • Work with teams, in an Agile environment, to design, develop, and deploy software solutions using best of breed multi-cloud technologies
  • Lead and drive the Agile and DevOps culture within the cloud team, and IT as a whole
  • Lead the organization in embracing and deploying an Infrastructure as Code (IAC) practice
  • Mentor and set the example for team members to foster a mindset of continuous improvement, professional development, and organizational engagement
  • Provide technical expertise and input into our overall cloud architecture, planning, and designs according to best practices
  • Identify, design, implement, and drive improvements in infrastructure in the areas of automation, system reliability, performance, monitoring, and overall stability of CIS systems
  • Collaborate with Product Owners on requirement definitions, process, and workflow design as well as testing, acceptance, and identifying and resolving issues
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, IT, or related field*
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in implementing, deploying, and managing systems and applications in cloud service providers (Azure, GCP, and AWS)
  • 5+ years' experience in architecting scalable cloud solutions including compute, storage, databases, and networking
  • 3+ years' experience using Terraform or other Infrastructure as Code tools to manage cloud environments
  • 1+ years demonstrated experience collaborating with and successfully training other colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to take technical concepts and requirements and design and deploy them in the cloud, including systems, servers, appliances, network components, and security
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various cloud security solutions, including identity and access management, firewalls, web application firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, proxies, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

It's A Plus If You Have:

  • Master's degree in computer science, IT, or related field
  • 2+ years' managing Sitecore environments
  • AWS or other Cloud based technical certifications
  • Experience working with Security Best Practices (CIS, DISA, PCI)
  • Experience working with security auditing and alerting tools (Nessus, Site24, Stacklet)
  • Project management and demonstrable troubleshooting and debugging ability

*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate's degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree

At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.

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