Security Architect

Job description

The Security Architect is expected to articulate and present Cisco’s Secure Workload, CSW, (previously known as Tetration) Platform and Software Defined Architectures at an expert level. The Architect must be able to position CSW, and other solutions from Cisco’s Security and Software Defined portfolio, at the business and technical levels. The Architects serve as the lead technical role for delivery engagements and has responsibility for actively driving and managing the technology services delivery process.

The Security Architect has outstanding technical acumen, great social skills and excels in customer interactions and engagements. The role requires one to be self-motivated with a proven track record in a senior lead technical position such as a system engineer with the ability to translate this expertise into building credibility and trust with the customer.

The Security Architect must possess strong presentation skills and be able to communicate professionally in written responses to emails, and during delivery presentations/sessions. Organized and analytical, able to overcome delivery obstacles through creative and adaptive approaches.

Primary Duty & Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility and accountability of an engagement’s delivery success
  • High quality delivery of a Xentaurs CSW project to clients. Including Architecture, Design, Implementation, Testing, Documentation, Mentoring and Handoffs
  • Knowledge of at least one other Cisco Security technology such as ISE, Umbrella, AnyConnect, or SecureX
  • Expert understanding of Software Defined Architecture solutions and concepts
  • Delivery of high-quality documentation
  • Create and maintain trusted advisor relationship with clients via rapid and quality communications, high quality, listening and composure during projects
  • Present various technical workshop modules with potential and current clients.
  • Work with project management team on project status and client communication
  • Responsible for the assignment and success of deliverable creation and presentation within the context of delivery engagements
  • Identify new sales opportunities within current projects and work with sales to drive to closure
  • Stay up to date on the CSW Platform within Cloud and SDN market offerings
  • Identify customer requirements, business drivers, and roadmap within the context of delivery engagement

Job requirements

Project Skills

  • Must be able to deliver CSW projects to clients from conception to outcomes and drive requirements and solutions
  • Must be well versed in the architectural best practices of implementing CSW while adapting to varying customer environments
  • Must understand and articulate scope structure and annotation values to implement a scalable solution meeting customer requirements
  • Must be able to demonstrate taking an application from initial onboarding, all the way through enforcement
  • Must be knowledgeable of API/3rd party integrations
  • Must be able to train clients to enable them in architecture, implementation and operational best practices
  • Technically and verbally demonstrate expert knowledge of the CSW platform
  • Expert knowledge of SDN and Security industry best practices
  • Application blueprinting and architecture best practices
  • Annotation file development
  • Scope Hierarchy design and implementation
  • Inventory Filters and Provided Services promotion
  • Application workspace building
  • Policy analysis
  • Forensic monitoring
  • Security Dashboard and Scoring
  • Performance dashboard
  • Flow search and filtering
  • Enforcement planning and execution
  • Outstanding customer focus by driving for results and problem solving
  • Great communication skills in both face to face and remote formats
  • Ability to work within both internal and external teams as well as multiple teams
  • Manage multiple priorities and Personal work management
  • Customer focus thru credibility, reliability and interactions
  • Composure during challenging times
  • Ability to gain a trusted advisor status with each and every client
  • Minimum 3 years of security or network consulting practices
  • Minimum 1 year of architecting and deploying Cisco CSW (Tetration)
  • Minimum 3 years of SDN, API, and scripting
  • Minimum 3 years of architecting, designing, implementing and supporting Cisco ACI
  • Minimum 3 years of working with Firewalls and Load Balancers
  • Minimum 3 years of virtualization experience
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure and services
  • Experience with multi-cloud environments
  • Experience securing applications and its underlying infrastructure

Technical Skills

  • Technically and verbally demonstrate expert knowledge of the CSW platform
  • Expert knowledge of SDN and Security industry best practices
  • Application blueprinting and architecture best practices
  • Annotation file development
  • Scope Hierarchy design and implementation
  • Inventory Filters and Provided Services promotion
  • Application workspace building
  • Policy analysis
  • Forensic monitoring
  • Security Dashboard and Scoring
  • Performance dashboard
  • Flow search and filtering
  • Enforcement planning and execution

Consultative Skills

  • Outstanding customer focus by driving for results and problem solving
  • Great communication skills in both face to face and remote formats
  • Ability to work within both internal and external teams as well as multiple teams
  • Manage multiple priorities and Personal work management
  • Customer focus thru credibility, reliability and interactions
  • Composure during challenging times
  • Ability to gain a trusted advisor status with each and every client

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of security or network consulting practices
  • Minimum 1 year of architecting and deploying Cisco CSW (Tetration)
  • Minimum 3 years of SDN, API, and scripting

Other Preferred Skills

  • Minimum 3 years of architecting, designing, implementing and supporting Cisco ACI
  • Minimum 3 years of working with Firewalls and Load Balancers
  • Minimum 3 years of virtualization experience
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure and services
  • Experience with multi-cloud environments
  • Experience securing applications and its underlying infrastructure