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Cloud Security Architect – Level One

Randstad

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 19, 2020.

Randstad has a long term contract opportunity for a Cloud Security Specialist (Level 1) with one of our prestigious Federal Government clients. The contract will run from December 2020 till March 2024. This work can be performed remotely from anywhere in Canada.

The scope of this task consists of advising and designing the implementation of security standards and controls for Cloud solutions including the cloud platform for IaaS on both AWS and Azure.

A more detailed SOW is available to interested candidates

To be considered individuals must have:

– Current valid Security Clearance at the Reliability Level

– 3 years + with the following experience:

• Contributes to design of the Security Standards, based on organization’s Security policy and IT organization

• Advises on implementation of security standards and controls for Cloud solutions

• Contributes to development of standardized solutions to facilitate the secure access to stacks and the overall cloud environment • Leads the design and development of available, cost efficient, fault tolerant, and scalable distributed systems

• Designs and implements security solutions using cloud best practises and defined security guidelines and industry standards

• Leads, delivers and supports Cloud Architecture solution, based on defined security standards for CCOE

• Ensures regular testing and scanning of cloud products and application customers to provide compliance with overall security standards • Ensures Security considerations & processes are met for legacy and full-stack operating models during the migration process

• Leads and delivers large security initiatives that solve key customer needs

• Educates team to design and implement secure coding and continuous security practises within their applications

• Provides hands-on technical coaching to accelerate cloud security learning across the CCOE

• Trains the DevOps and Architects to reduce dependence on the Security Engineer for all security actions, and increase Security compliance in the ”build and run” of applications with speed and accuracy

• Guides and coaches less experienced peer to become more productive and effective team members

– Azure or AWS cloud security solutions experience:

Must have a minimum eighteen (18) months experience within the last five (5) years leading the implementation of security solutions on either AWS or Azure. This experience must be cloud security solutions focussed, therefore cloud application development experience that interacts with cloud security solutions does not qualify as experience. Cloud security solutions for AWS or Azure include but not limited to:

• Identity and Access Management (IAM), Identity Federation / SSO

• SIEM and Audit Logging

• Vulnerability and Security Baseline Compliance Monitoring

• Management of keys for encryption and decryption

• Data-in-Transit / Certifica

This is an excellent opportunity to join a great team in a mature security environment!

Candidates can send their resume for immediate consideration to shawn.mountain@randstad.ca

Thank you
ADVANTAGES
The scope of this task consists of advising and designing the implementation of security
standards and controls for Cloud solutions including the cloud platform for IaaS on both AWS
and Azure. The CSA1 will work under the direction of the Cloud Centre of Excellence’s Senior
Cloud Architect on the delivery. The CSA1 will be required to work directly with client employees,
management, other consultants, and business clients.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Contributes to design of the Security Standards, based on organization’s Security policy and
IT organization
 Advises on implementation of security standards and controls for Cloud solutions
 Contributes to development of standardized solutions to facilitate the secure access to
stacks and the overall cloud environment

 Leads the design and development of available, cost efficient, fault tolerant, and scalable
distributed systems
 Designs and implements security solutions using cloud best practices and defined security
guidelines and industry standards
 Leads, delivers and supports Cloud Architecture solution, based on defined security
standards for CCOE
 Ensures regular testing and scanning of cloud products and application customers to
provide compliance with overall security standards
 Ensures Security considerations & processes are met for legacy and full-stack operating
models during the migration process
 Leads and delivers large security initiatives that solve key customer needs
 Educates team to design and implement secure coding and continuous security practices
within their applications
 Provides hands-on technical guidance to accelerate cloud security learning across the CCOE
 Trains the DevOps and Architects to reduce dependence on the Security Engineer for all
security actions, and increase Security compliance in the ”build and run” of applications
with speed and accuracy
 Guides less experienced peers to become more productive and effective team members
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Clearly demonstrate that the proposed resource meets the
catalogue category and level requirements in the resume.
Cloud Security Architect
Level 1: 3 ≤ 5 years of experience in the category
Roles and Deliverables include:
• Contributes to design of the Security Standards, based on
organization’s Security policy and IT organization
• Advises on implementation of security standards and controls
for Cloud solutions
• Contributes to development of standardized solutions to
facilitate the secure access to stacks and the overall cloud
environment
• Leads the design and development of available, cost efficient,
fault tolerant, and scalable distributed systems
• Designs and implements security solutions using cloud best
practices and defined security guidelines and industry standards
• Leads, delivers and supports Cloud Architecture solution, based
on defined security standards for CCOE
• Ensures regular testing and scanning of cloud products and
application customers to provide compliance with overall security
standards
• Ensures Security considerations & processes are met for legacy
and full-stack operating models during the migration process
• Leads and delivers large security initiatives that solve key
customer needs
• Educates team to design and implement secure coding and
continuous security practices within their applications
• Provides hands-on technical coaching to accelerate cloud
security learning across the CCOE
• Trains the DevOps and Architects to reduce dependence on the
Security Engineer for all security actions, and increase Security
compliance in the ”build and run” of applications with speed and
accuracy
• Guides and coaches less experienced peers to become more
productive and effective team members

CRITERIA Mandatory Point-Rated
Azure or AWS cloud security solutions experience:
Must have a minimum eighteen (18) months experience within
the last five (5) years leading the implementation of security
solutions on either AWS or Azure. This experience must be cloud
security solutions focussed, therefore cloud application
development experience that interacts with cloud security
solutions does not qualify as experience. Cloud security solutions
for AWS or Azure include but not limited to:
• Identity and Access Management (IAM), Identity Federation /
SSO
• SIEM and Audit Logging
• Vulnerability and Security Baseline Compliance Monitoring
• Management of keys for encryption and decryption
• Data-in-Transit / Certificate Management, Data-at-Rest /
Key/Secret Management
 
AWS or Azure security architecture principles and services 
Multi-cloud security architecture principles 
Government of Canada authorization of systems principles

SUMMARY
The client supports the GC’s Cloud First Strategy and has been actively working over the past two
years to progress the client’s cloud adoption. As part of this cloud adoption journey, the client requires
professional services to assist in the building and executing proof of concepts of the migration
of cliient’s IT portfolio to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Clouds.