Cloud Cybersecurity Architect

Connecticut, United States
Thursday, 4 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Cloud Security Architect leads the strategy, design, development and implementation of security architecture in Azure, AWS and other cloud and hybrid cloud environments in use at Yale.

Works with technical and non-technical stakeholders throughout the University to secure the use of cloud services and protect Yale data in support of the University’s academic, research and administrative mission. Ensures that cloud security is a first-class citizen in security monitoring, incident response, forensics, vulnerability management, secure configuration and operations, application security, intrusion detection/prevention and network security. Builds architectures, policies, standards and guidelines for the use of cloud services. Develops and promotes risk based decision-making processes for the architecture and operation of cloud services.

Essential Duties

  1. Partners with functional team(s) to define, translate business strategies into technical visions and assists in operationalizing.
  2. Develops a deep level of understanding of business processes supported by the defined set of applications, leverages (where appropriate) unused capabilities of current applications, considers consolidation opportunities and presents options for new technology solutions in support of business needs and/or processes.
  3. Utilizes knowledge of business process/function and associated needs to propose/provide opportunities to increase functional effectiveness and recommends appropriate technology solutions
  4. Leverages technology solutions to improve end user experience and drives customer satisfaction. Evaluates current systems and propose opportunities to consolidate where appropriate.
  5. Collaborates with functional teams to develop plans that guide the business to a future state model through the creation and execution of a business strategy roadmap using technology as an accelerator. Develops and aligns strategic objectives with and around tactical demands.
  6. Develops and maintains relationships with business & IT leaders, developers, architects and other stakeholders as required to define and plan integrated solutions as well as for operational support.
  7. Performs research on relevant technology trends, technical tools and platforms, and emerging/evolving vendor software.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in a related field and ten years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Knowledge of and experience with a broad set of security technologies and processes - secure software development, application security, data protection, cryptography, key management, identity and access management, and network security within cloud environments.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven knowledge and experience with deployment orchestration, automation, and security configuration management.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Knowledge of and experience with security control configuration in at least one of the major cloud providers in use at Yale – Azure, AWS.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Knowledge of and experience with technology infrastructure design, provisioning, deployment and capacity management for complex applications running on multiple platforms and technologies.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts and risk at varying levels of the organization.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience with security control configuration in multiple major cloud providers – Azure, AWS, GCP. Experience with enterprise virtualization (VMware). Experience with containers and container management frameworks. Experience as a system, network or database administrator. Experience as a software developer. Experience performing threat modeling and security design reviews.

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Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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