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Sr Cloud Security Architect


This is a Full-time position in Dallas, TX posted November 24, 2021.

United States of America
– North Carolina, Raleigh

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Sr.

Cloud Security Architect to join our Corporate Information Security team.

This is a remote/virtual position that can be based from a variety of locations in the United States, not limited to those listed.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone.

Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible
– the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the sixth consecutive year
  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”
  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”
  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


  • Developing a cloud security strategy and coordinating the adoption process
  • Developing and coordinating cloud security architecture and leading cultural change for cloud security
  • Contribute to organization’s priorities on Cloud adoption, IT simplification and modernization, Agile and Dev-Ops acceleration
  • Own the documentation and development of the company’s IT cloud security architecture, and technology portfolio.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for public & private (hybrid) cloud security architectures
  • Contribute to the development of a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns, based on the application portfolio, as a basis for deploying services to the cloud
  • Demonstrate leadership ability to back decisions with research and the “why,” and articulate several options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation
  • Participate in the selection process to choose the right cloud services for specific use cases with operationalization mind set
  • Provide security architecture consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to 3rd party vendors, systems analysts, IT cloud engineers, and other cloud architects
  • Develop and execute test plans to validate security controls are operational and effective.

    Report on findings and make recommendations for improvement

  • Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations
  • Collaborate and coordinate with partners across subsidiaries, and geographies to manage cyber risk associated with all aspects of the digital strategies and tactics worldwide.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study and 10+ years of relevant information security and/or security architecture experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Due to the nature of this role US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current AWS or Azure certification
  • Experience with design and development of security architectures for cloud and cloud/hybrid based systems.

    Possessing a firm understanding of the offerings within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Microsoft Azure platforms.

  • Based on business requirements, design and implement cloud-native architectures and designs that will allow those requirements to be met with a minimal degree of risk to Organization and with appropriate security controls present.
  • Working knowledge of common and industry standard cloud-native/cloud-friendly authentication mechanisms (OAuth, OpenID, etc).
  • Experience with deployment orchestration, automation, and security configuration management (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc) preferred.
  • Be able to align security controls and review with Dev-Ops, Agile and Automation practices across the program / enterprise
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture for cloud-based services.
  • Experience working with cloud security and governance tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and server virtualization technologies.
  • Subject-matter expertise in the areas of security & technology research, cost analysis, risk identification, implementation strategies
  • Expertise in the areas of cloud security requirements gathering, diagramming & documentation, software / technology evaluation and selection
  • Experience collaborating with departmental leadership in order to establish, communicate and maintain security standards.
  • Accountable for ensuring all IT cloud solutions and projects are built and implemented to the agreed security architecture, design and solution specification by conducting or overseeing project reviews.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future.

Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come.

We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership.

Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Information Technology

Business Line Corporate

Business Group Corporate

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No.


Additional Locations US
– Arlington, VA
– 3101 Wilson Blvd, US
– Atlanta, GA
– 1360 Peachtree St NE, US
– Chicago, IL
– 303 E Wacker Drive, US
– Dallas, TX
– 13355 Noel Road, US
– Denver, CO
– 7595 East Technology Way, US
– Houston, TX
– 19219 Katy Freeway, US
– Los Angeles, CA
– 300 S Grand Ave, US
– New York, NY
– 125 Broad Street

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.