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TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.


TIAA is a seeking a Cybersecurity Cloud Engineer/Architect to develop and secure our Cloud-based solutions and function overall as a technical security leader for traditional (i.e. on-premises) and evolving (i.e. cloud-based) security architecture and engineering. This position will directly contribute to the overall cloud architecture and engineering solutions, guiding the development of strategic and tactical security architecture efforts, designing and driving implementations to completion, and serve as subject matter expertise with the security vision and strategy around migration of cloud-based applications, across all types including Infrastructure, Platform, and Software as a Service (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS) and mobile. In this role, you will be designing and securing cloud products, recommending tools and capabilities based on emerging technologies in alignment with our technology and solutions on premise, Cloud-based, and hybrid resources. The Cloud Security Engineer/Architect will work with our business partners to ensure security, compliance, and standards of the cloud environment are met and provide technical knowledge of the security practices of key public cloud offerings to establish secure design patterns, and to architect integrations with our existing security policies.

This role reports directly to the Head of Cybersecurity Technology and requires a subject matter expert multifaceted information security experience, including deep technical knowledge on Cloud Technology. The role serves as a technical lead on best practices on Cloud controls covering required compliance requirements. The leader must be technical and collaborative with an ability to influence technology leaders to improve the security posture of this organization.


  • Create a relevant strategy, roadmap and vision in Private and Public Cloud Development to support of the Cybersecurity Technology area
  • Provide high-level technical oversight for the implementation and operation of Cloud technology strategy, security tools, technologies and
  • Experience with securing cloud-based solutions.
  • Possess deep and understanding of public cloud delivery models and infrastructure, e.g. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Experience implementing information security and privacy controls in the cloud environment.
  • Experience with security management working in hybrid environment with applications being hosted internally and on cloud platforms (Azure, AWS or Google).
  • Demonstrated experience in the evaluation, selection and decision making as it relates to cloud based security controls
  • Provide guidance and expertise for the design and deployment of security framework in new, legacy, and in environments undergoing transitions / upgrades
  • Perform security research on the latest new cloud security solutions and technologies
  • Partner with other Cybersecurity leaders and business partners to drive widespread adoption of best in class security practices
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with peers, management and leadership teams
  • Act with a sense of urgency when security issues or requirements arise
  • Partner with key IT service providers to ensure industry standard platform, network and endpoint security posture
  • Influence Cybersecurity policy, standards and guidelines
  • Recruit, retain, and develop highly qualified Cybersecurity professionals


Required Skills:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering.
  • 10 or more years’ experience with at least two of the following disciplines: security technologies, security operations, network architecture, security architecture, authentication platforms, and industry standard frameworks
  • 3 or more years of experience with public and private cloud technology.
  • 1+ year working on Cloud Provider Service (AWS, GCP, Azure, other) related projects
  • 3 or more years of experience in cloud-based development
  • 5 or more years of related experience including software installation and maintenance experience
  • 5 or more years of direct people management experience as a leader in the Cyber Security space.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience in cloud delivery, security and deployment models for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings
  • Experience architecting, developing and maintaining comprehensive security solutions for Cloud hosting environmentsTechnical knowledge in some of the following domains in a cloud or on-premise context routing/switching, stateful or next gen firewalls (NGFW), distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, web application firewalls, intrusion detection / prevention systems (IDS/IPS), network segregation, security information and event management (SIEM), deceptive technologies, and other threat and vulnerability management capabilities
  • Experience delivering solutions in a hybrid cloud environment that spans public clouds and on-premises data centers to virtualize infrastructure and environments
  • Define strategies and develop tooling for configuration management, containerization, and build automation
  • Experience with container strategies and orchestration (Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Experience with automation technologies to build, deploy and integrate both infrastructure and applications (e.g., Terraform, Ansible)
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