Cloud Security Architect

Job#: 1374314

Job Description:

Title: Cloud Security Engineer 
Client Industry: Oil & Gas 
Location: Onsite in San Antonio, TX 
Schedule: M-F standard 8- hour work day/40-hour work weeks 
Job Type: 6 month contract to hire 
Openings: 1

Position Summary

The successful candidate will perform tasks within our Operational Technology and Business facing IT environments to maintain, and improve, infrastructure Cybersecurity postures. The role will work closely with business partners to ensure operational reliability and minimize disruption of services while maintaining a focus on customer support and continuous improvement. Additionally, the candidate should be experienced with the latest cloud security concepts, Agile methodologies, and can quickly assimilate information about MPC’s supported environments. While a strong competency in cloud security is a must, a willingness to acquire the skills to be cross functional within the team is the goal.


This position belongs to a family of jobs with increasing responsibility, competency, and skill level. Actual position title and pay grade will be based on the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.


Key Responsibilities:

Education and Experience

  • Participates on an Agile team responsible for completing assigned backlog tasks in support of designated value stream efforts.
  • Creates new and maintain system, configuration, and environment documentation.
  • Maintains a high level of technical knowledge on current infrastructure security tools with the ability to act as a subject matter expert in at least one tool.
  • Designs and implements comprehensive security solutions for Azure cloud environments, including infrastructure, networks, applications, and data.
  • Completes compliance tasks on a regular basis in accordance with all internal and external policies and procedures.
  • Configures and manages Azure security services and tools such as Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel, Azure Active Directory, and others.
  • Stays up-to-date with industry trends, emerging threats, and best practices related to Azure and cloud security. Implement necessary adjustments to security strategies based on evolving threats.
  • Partners with OT and IT Architects to engineer, test, modify and implement security solutions.
  • Gathers requirements and apply product upgrades and patches as appropriate.
  • Coordinates with business partners to minimize service interruptions.
  • Completes root cause analysis for unplanned outages and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Identifies value-add enhancements and solutions.
  • Addresses all issues/troubleshooting in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to work, participate and contribute in a diverse team environment including team members and business partners.
  • Clearly communicates thoughts, ideas, specification and requirements with business clients and technical developers.
  • Effectively communicates outages and problems with business partners and management.
  • Minimizes audit concerns and issues.
  • Delivers results on time and on budget in accordance with requirements.
  • Adheres to and maintains compliance with all applicable standards and policies.
  • Shares responsibility for after hour support of incidents.
  • Writes and updates procedures for administering and maintaining the health of the environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Familiar with NIST Cybersecurity Framework and NIST SP 800-82/ISA62443 control sets
  • Microsoft Visio and documenting infrastructures
  • 5+ years of experience in a cybersecurity role securing enterprise cloud environments a plus.
  • Microsoft Azure Security Engineer certification
  • Additional Job Description


Additional Job Description


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical ?eld (Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Information Systems Security, Electrical Engineering, Physical Sciences), or the equivalent per below:
  • An associate degree in a technical field, or related plus an additional 2 years of professional work experience in a technical ?eld; OR
  • 4 years of professional work experience in a technical field


In addition to education, the following experience is required:

Professional Level 3 (P3)

  • 5 or more years of experience in a technical, professional role for an enterprise, with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in cybersecurity
  • Professional certification, such as Security+, SANS GSEC, CISSP, CISA, or CRISC

Professional Level 4 (P4)

  • 7 or more years of experience in a technical, professional role for an enterprise, with a minimum of 6 years’ experience in cybersecurity
  • Professional certification, such as Security+, SANS GSEC, CISSP, CISA, or CRISC









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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

San Antonio, TX, US

Job Type:
Infrastructure and Security

Date Posted:
November 1, 2023