Cloud Security Architect


Rodney Williams

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Role: Cloud Security Architect

Benefits: £95,000 – £110,000 + Benefits

Location: London (Hybrid)

Are you an experienced security professional with a passion for managing information security and designing architecture within a global organisation? Our client is currently on the lookout for a permanent cloud security architect who will be able to come in and make an impact from day one.


  • Evaluate and oversee the security status of the cloud infrastructure, involving AWS, Azure, or other appropriate platforms.
  • Conduct routine security evaluations and audits to pinpoint vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and any potential threats.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to establish and execute cloud security best practices and standards, serving as a secondary assurance function.
  • Keep up with latest industry trends and developing threats in the area of cloud security.
  • Conduct risk assessments and offer recommendations to bolster the cloud security viewpoint.
  • Provide supplementary support in responding to security incidents, conducting root cause analyses, and monitoring the implementation of corrective measures.
  • Assess and contribute to the ongoing development of documentation concerning cloud security policies, procedures, and incident response plans, including the delivery of management KPIs.
  • Assist in creating and implementing security controls that align with regulatory requirements and business goals.
  • Engage in continuous security training and contribute to the company’s security awareness program.


  • A minimum of 3 years of hands-on Information Security Experience, with a specific focus on cloud, preferably AWS and/or Azure.
  • Hands on expertise in securing cloud environments, executing cloud risk assessments, and executing security controls.
  • 10+ years of IT experience.
  • Hold an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner designation.
  • Possess the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate qualification.


  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field (or demonstrate equivalent work experience).
  • Substantial experience in cloud security, particularly within the Financial Services sector.
  • Proficient in navigating cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • In-depth understanding of security frameworks, compliance standards, and regulations (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001, PCI DSS).
  • Familiarity with various security assessment tools and techniques.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to analyse intricate technical issues.
  • Solid communication skills to effectively collaborate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Possess relevant certifications such as Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or equivalent. Additionally, an AWS Certified Security Specialist designation is preferred.

Job Information

Job Reference: PR/007432_1707122862
Salary From: £95000
Salary To: £110000
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: London
Job Types: Permanent

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