Our Client, a world leading Financial Services firm, has an Immediate Opportunity for an Experienced Cloud Security Architect to join their team on a long-term contract basis. Position can be located in Chicago or Dallas area.Lead cloud initiatives leveraging current information security technology disciplines, industry standards and cloud security infrastructure to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all information assets. Responsible for the creation and design of innovative cloud security architecture solutions in addition to supporting the activities of corporate infrastructure teams including project planning, security requirements, security review activities, education & awareness, related policies and procedures, and management metrics and reporting. This position will directly contribute to the overall global enterprise cloud architecture and lead the security vision and strategy around cloud-based applications, across all types (including Infrastructure, Platform, and Software as a Service (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS). • Responsible for the end to end architecture for cloud security solutions.• Responsible for the enterprise security architecture roadmap aligning with the business goals and priorities.• Responsible for creation of a Cloud Reference Security Architecture• Responsible for translating the functional design into the security architecture for the solution.• Responsible for delivering the end to end security architecture and design artifacts.• Collaborate to ensure platform solutions meet the needs of all functional, security requirements and architecture design.• Works with business analysts and business owners to understand the requirements in order to design solutions.• Shares best practices and lessons learned and continuously updates the technical security architecture • Recommends and participates in the design and implementation of standards, tools, and methodologies.• Identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of business applications.• Assists with project level of effort estimations.• Understands the broad view of the organization’s business applications landscape.• ‘Proof of Concept’ meetings required to investigate technical possibilities to meet business needs.• Ability to communicate and work seamlessly within an enterprise wide team.• Works with multiple cross-functional teams to support releases of varying size, complexity, and duration.Serve as the central point of contact for enterprise security for other Technology teams within the enterprise for all matters related to cloud security. The successful candidate possesses the excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to partner with other leaders across the business to identify opportunities and risks and develop and deliver solutions that support business strategies and protect data.• Accomplished Hands-on Security experience, with a broad knowledge of development platforms, languages, and technologies.• AWS and/or Azure and infrastructure (firewalls, load balancers, hypervisor, storage, monitoring, security etc).• Practical experience with deploying and securing cloud platforms is strongly desired.• Minimum of four years of experience as an end to end Security Solution Architect.• Experience in business process architecture, application system design, and implementation.• Regs and Frameworks: ISO/IEC 27001/27002, NIST SP 800 series, & CobiT // HIPAA, FISMA, PCI, & Sarbanes-Oxley• Understand business drivers and integrate these requirements into overall security architecture and design. • Understanding of security principles, best practices architectures, tools and processes.• Superior Communicator• Virtual enterprise wide teams, identify capacity gaps, build security competence development in the organization. • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.• Flexible and able to learn quickly in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. • Architecture or security management, User, platform and device authentication, Access controls and authorization, Enterprise Directories and their integration with other systems in a large, complex environment. Enterprise class security products Identity Management, Web Access Management and Single Sign On.• Application security, including Web Services, as well as Agile and SDLC processes.• Security for structured databases and unstructured data, such as access controls, encryption, monitoring• Transformation of traditional DC security measures into cloud technologies like Amazon Web Services, Azure, etc.• Network security, web proxy, reverse proxy, load balancing, IDS/IPS, Firewall, SSL VPN, WAN/LAN, DDOS prevention, wireless and remote connectivity.• Infrastructure security, including windows, Unix/Linux, desktop/laptop, as well as knowledge on cryptography and PKI.• Threat landscape, security threat and vulnerability management, and security monitoring and analytics.• Accomplished in designing and implementing information system architectural security requirements and controls.• Deploying and securing cloud platforms is strongly desired.• Managing security incident response activities Certifications (ISC2, SANS/GIAC, ISACA, CISSP, CISM). 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