Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Architect

Job Overview
Our client in the Elizabeth area of NJ has an excellent opportunity for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Architect! 


  • Partner with Enterprise Architects, Infrastructure and Development Teams to develop a deep technical understanding of Horizons technology ecosystem. Incumbent will conduct architecture reviews, threat modeling, identify risks and advise IT, business owners and technical teams on options to mitigate the risk.
  • The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • This position reports to the Director of Enterprise Security Architecture.
  • Review enterprise architecture diagrams and recommend security related enhancements.
  • Model attack vectors and design security controls to mitigate risk.
  • Strong knowledge of cloud security concepts with SaaS, PaaS and IaaS platforms and the architectural knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud services.
  • Plan, design, develop and maintain security technologies, diagrams, processes and procedures.
  • Develop and implement enterprise-wide and cross-functional integration solutions.
  • Research and recommend new industry IT cyber security models, management strategies and effective resource utilization models that can be presented to Senior Leadership (i.e. Directors and above).
  • Conduct technology reviews and audits that ensure computer systems are built to reference security architecture principles.
  • Help build security into infrastructure and architecture designs and guide the implementation with the operations team.
  • Create and deliver knowledge sharing presentations and documentation to security, developers and operations teams.
  • Learn on the job and explore new technologies with little supervision to identify new and emerging security threats.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or information security.
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional IT work experience or a Master’s degree and 4 years of professional work experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in technology such as enterprise security architecture design and developing threat models as well as architecture risk analysis.
  • One of the following certifications are required. Will consider candidates without certification but must obtain one of the following certifications within 18months of hire: CISSP, SANS Certifications; AWS Certifications.
  • Application security tools such as: HTTP and TCP proxies, fuzzers, scanners, debuggers, simulators, etc.
  • Common vulnerabilities in the OWASP top 10 list.
  • Protocols/technologies like SOA, HTTP, SSL/TLS, LDAP, JDBC, Servlet/JSP, SQL, HTML, XML.
  • Java Application and Java Application Server administration/tuning.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Microsoft Azure and/or VMware vCloud and/or Docker Encryption standards.
  • Ability to understand software design algorithms.
  • Ability to write scripts in languages such as Python, BASH, or PowerShell for automation preferred.
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