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Network and Cloud Security Architect

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on Aug 29, 2022 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
Immediate Start
$140k - $160k Annual

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking a Senior Network and Cloud Security Architect. Candidate will be a go-to resource for teams seeking deeper clarity, potential solutions, or recommendations for meeting security requirements when path forward is uncertain.


  • Security analysis and guidance from within the Security Team.
  • Constructive review of existing environment standards, designs, tools, and services to determine areas of weakness, inconsistency, or exposure, this while offering recommendations for IT remediations and maturity.
  • Thoughtful analysis and alignment with Security Operations and GRC to ensure alerting, metrics, and reporting are conveying information to further reinforce security standards or identify deviations.
  • Defining security architecture, standards, and solutions within one or more domains
  • Develop conceptual and logical security architectures to inform and influence product selection and application
  • Create and document technical security standards, policies, procedures, and processes
  • Support the analysis and implementation of security standards to establish repeatability and consistency across the technology ecosystem.
  • Continuous analysis of future-state security requirements tied to product roadmaps, strategies, and business initiatives.
  • Design and advocate for modern approaches to network and infrastructure security
  • Develop patterns, strategies, and roadmaps aligned to Grainger's technology and business goals
  • Perform risk assessments and identify capabilities needed to address current and anticipated challenges to our networks and infrastructure


  • Firewalls, networking, routing, load balancers, and related
  • Zero trust, zone-based architecture, defense in depth, SASE, SSE, and micro-segmentation
  • Identity-based network access, time-bound access to networks, and NAC
  • Wireless technologies, 802.1x, WPAx, and wireless in IoT and industrial applications
  • Intrusion detection/prevention, threat protection, application and content identification
  • Web application Firewalls (WAF), application and reverse proxies, DDoS protection strategies
  • SaaS cloud service security (O365, Salesforce, ServiceNow, etc.)
  • AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and other commodity IaaS vendors
  • NIST 800-53, NIST CSF, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, etc.
  • SABSA, TOGAF, and enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK and OWASP ASVS, with the ability to articulate how the frameworks assist in enhancing security.
  • Vulnerability management technologies and secure development tools.
  • Threat modelling methodologies and frameworks
  • Server, database, and infrastructure security and resiliency
  • Kubernetes and containers
  • Internet of Things (IoT), Operational Technologies (OT) and industrial controls
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (related) or equivalent experience as a hand-on security architect/senior security engineer.
  • 7+ years of IT Security Experience. Industry certifications are highly desired (ie CISSP, CCSP, or other advanced-level certifications).
  • Highly technical and analytical expertise, with a proven background in security technology design, implementation, and delivery. This individual must be comfortable providing metrics, analysis, and quantitative/qualitative evidence to drive an expected security outcome.

Reference: 1714955045

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