Senior Security Architect

United Arab Emirates - DubaiUnited Arab EmiratesAsiaDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesAsiaSeptember 20, 2023

Rackspace Technology is a leading provider of expertise and managed services across all the major public and private cloud technologies. We’ve evolved Fanatical Support to encompass the entire customer journey — providing Fanatical Experience™ from first consultation to daily operations. Our passionate experts combine the power of proactive, always-on service and expertise with best-in-class tools and automation to deliver technology when and how our customers need it. We are looking for a Senior Security Architect with expertise in Private Cloud platforms, specifically VMWare and OpenStack. You will be responsible for developing and implementing robust security processes, policies, and compliance procedures within our customer’s private cloud environments. Your in-depth knowledge of cloud security and proficiency with VMWare and OpenStack will enable you to design and maintain a secure infrastructure that protects sensitive data and mitigates potential risks. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of private cloud systems. Frequent travel (eventually relocation) to Saudi Arabia will be required. Arabic language skills will be highly advantageous.

Key Accountabilities

    • Design and develop comprehensive security architectures and solutions for private cloud platforms, focusing on VMWare and OpenStack.
    • Assess and understand the security requirements of private cloud environments and develop appropriate security processes, policies, and compliance procedures.
    • Collaborate with infrastructure and development teams to implement security controls, monitoring mechanisms, and access management strategies to safeguard private cloud systems.
    • Conduct regular security audits and vulnerability assessments to identify and address potential risks and weaknesses.
    • Define and enforce security standards, guidelines, and best practices, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and internal policies.
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest security trends, emerging threats, and industry standards and integrate relevant security measures accordingly.
    • Provide guidance and support to internal stakeholders, including infrastructure teams, developers, and operations personnel, on security-related matters.
    • Collaborate with the legal and compliance teams to ensure adherence to relevant data protection and privacy regulations.
    • Act as a subject matter expert on cloud security, conducting training and awareness programs for employees to promote a culture of security consciousness.

Skills & Experience

    • Proven experience as a Security Architect, specifically focusing on private cloud platforms (ideally VMWare or OpenStack).
    • In-depth knowledge of cloud security concepts, practices, and technologies, including virtualization, network security, access controls, and data protection.
    • Strong understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, and authorization mechanisms in the context of private cloud environments.
    • Familiarity with industry regulations and standards such as GDPR, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
    • Experience in building and implementing security processes, policies, and compliance procedures within private cloud platforms.
    • Proficiency in conducting security audits, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing in private cloud environments.
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to identify and mitigate security risks effectively.
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and communicate security-related concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
    • At least one certification in VMware or OpenStack.
    • Other relevant certifications such as CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, or other cloud security certifications are highly desirable.
#LI-LP2About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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