Associate Director, Cloud Security Architect

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

Company Type


Cognizant Corporate Security, a key organization within Cognizant Technology Solutions, is chartered with managing and directing the global enterprise physical and logical security programs.  The Corporate Security organization is responsible for the oversight and coordination of security efforts across the company, including information technology, human resources, communications, legal, facilities management and various other groups, and is responsible for identifying security initiatives and standards.  Corporate Security drives security compliance and serves as the key organization responsible with helping the business appropriately manage security risks.
Position Description
Cognizant is searching for a multifaceted information security professional who can support information security initiatives as they relate to the architecture and engineering of enterprise security solutions, systems, and applications. The role will report into the Security Architecture function.
This role will function as a lead Cloud Security Architect working with Sales, Advisory and Delivery teams to address complex cloud security problems within enterprise environments. This role will partner closely with, and interface a great deal with internal and general IT client architecture teams, as well as the Cognizant Corporate Security team.
Candidate must possess the following:

Cognizant US Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. If you require accessibility assistance applying for open positions in the US, please send an email with your request to




  • 12+ years of experience in Information Technology and engineering
  • 7 - 10 years of progressive information security experience across various information security / information technology risk management domains such as but not limited to: application security, infrastructure security, identity and access management, vulnerability and cyber threat management, security architecture, cloud security etc.
  • 2-3 years of previous client facing and advisory cloud security experience required. Big4 IT risk management consulting experience a plus.
  • Expert level working experience in technologies like Server Security, DLP, SIEM, WAF, Perimeter Firewall
  • Good working knowledge on Cloud IAM, PKI and data security controls
  • Have handled customer project for implementation/Migration of security controls on virtualized/cloud environment
  • High level experience on CSA CCM / NIST / PCI /HIPAA Control mapping.
  • Experience on architecting compliance driven (PCI, HIPAA, etc.) security controls for applications on AWS leveraging AWS IAAS, PAAS services.
  • Understanding and Product exposure on leading CASB solutions in market like Skyhigh, Cisco Cloud lock, Netskope, Symantec bluecoat/Elastica etc.
  • Experience on NG Firewall, WAF, DLP for application hosting in AWS, Azure or other cloud.
  • Performs analysis and diagnosis of complex security problems
  • Contribute to system / functional architecture analysis and Participate in solution identification and implementation
  • Work closely with customers, project managers and other architects to develop customized security solutions
  • Technical aptitude and critical thinking skills while having the ability to think outside the box,  demonstrated ability to solve complex information security problems, ability to observe security risks and weaknesses and provide security recommendations to respective project and delivery teams
  • Ability to translate technical risk issues and distill such issues to common IT business leaders and upper management
  • Experience authoring reports, data flow diagrams, and Visio drawings for security systems and networks required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field required
  • CISSP, CISM, or other relevant information security industry recognized certification preferred
  • AWS Architect certifications, other relevant cloud security certifications preferred



























Technical Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 AWS Cloud Security NA Required

* Proficiency Legends

Proficiency Level Generic Reference
PL1 The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels.
PL2 The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects.
PL3 The associate has comprehensive, in-depth and specialized knowledge of the skill. She / he has extensively demonstrated successful application of the skill in engagements or projects.
PL4 The associate can function as a subject matter expert for this skill. The associate is capable of analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing solutions using the skill.

About Cognizant

Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the NASDAQ-100, is ranked 205 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at follow us on Twitter:USJobsCognizant.
Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.


Application Development / Application Maintenance

Primary Location

United States-New Jersey-Teaneck - NJ USA, COG

Employee Status




Job Type


Job Level

Individual Contributor


Day Job



Job Posting

Dec 15, 2017, 3:03:33 PM


IT Services - United States

Read Full DescriptionHide Full Description
Confirmed 7 hours ago. Posted 30+ days ago.

Discover Similar Jobs

Suggested Articles

One Step Register
Need an account? Sign Up