Google Cloud Security Architect

  • Rackspace
  • Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Jan 11, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Rackspace are the multicloud solutions experts. Consistently named a 'best place to work' year-after-year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. As a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Public Cloud MSPs, we keep the customer at the heart of everything we do and our Fanatical Experience™ is renowned throughout the industry!

As a Cloud Security Architect you will be responsible for the architecture design pertaining to protection of our customer’s information, Intellectual Property (IP) and assets. You do this through the design and alignment of Information Security strategies and security standards/ guidelines. You interface with both IT and Business stakeholders, supporting the effective implementation of system, application and access security controls within the cloud.
You will continuously drive secure design and implementation of security controls in our customer’s cloud platforms; covering people, process and technology level.
In this role you will work very closely with our customer’s Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) team. The CCoE develops and operates a global multi-cloud platform using Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The vision of this team is to provide a flexible and reliable cloud platform to enable accelerated and sustainable adoption of cloud and maximizing the ability to realize its benefits while reducing risks and supporting growth. 

As a Google Cloud Security Architect you’ll do the following with a focus on GCP: 


  • Participate and contribute in Cloud Architecture for cloud security related topics
  • Create, own and maintain the Cloud Security Architecture deliverables in the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE), such as a cloud security control framework (CSF).
  • Provide expertise and leadership in Cloud Security for both infrastructure and applications.
  • Be the single point of contact for IT security and Information security subjects within the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE).
  • Develop, design and maintain Cloud security standards, guidelines, patterns and procedures to assure effective secured Cloud services and data protection within the IaaS / PaaS domain.
  • Regularly assess Cloud services and products (people, process, technology) for security updates and report upon findings, conclusions and next steps.
  • Conduct threat modeling and security risk assessments upon new cloud services to be developed and used within our customer's Public Cloud and propose risk reducing measures.
  • Build excellent working relationships with other CCoE members and all cloud service users, including security officers and developers of new cloud services.
  • Very closely align with Sector Risk manager within Corporate risk regarding Cloud Platform security related topics.
  • Support our customer's Cyber Defense Center (CDC) activities and ensure 7/24/365 response on any major IT security incidents related to their IAAS / PAAS domain. 


Education and Experience

  • Proven hand-on experience with public cloud solutions
  • At least 3 years of experience in IT Security
  • Academic qualifications are an advantage, but not a substitute for professional experience
  • CCSP or comparable Cloud security certification. CISSP/CISM is a plus
  • Demonstrable experience with Google Architecture Framework, Google Professional Cloud Security Engineer certification
  • Experience with Azure Security technologies and Azure Security Engineer Associate certification is a plus
  • (Security) Architecture certifications (SABSA SCF or TOGAF) are a plus
  • Deep knowledge of current security technologies and governance processes
  • In-depth working knowledge of IT Risk / Security frameworks and best practices, e.g. CSC Top 20 Controls, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), NIST Cyber Security Framework, ISF Standard of Good Practice for Information Security, NIST SP 800 30 framework, ISO 27001/2 framework, etc.



  • You are able to think conceptually about security, can bring overview to problems, can communicate that effectively and can quickly identify key issues to be resolved. This means someone who can create an oversight of what we have, see common denominators, bring structure, and present it clearly to everyone. Next to that you also drive implementation of new of improved capabilities together with the team.
  • Being able to create abstract diagrams and good visualization skills to translate them into architectural drawings to help convey a message and influence decisions is essential.
  • Other main behaviours and competencies; great communication and stakeholder management skills, outstanding analytical and conceptual thinking skills, strategic planning, content leadership, and project management skills.

About Rackspace Technology
We 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.
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Though 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.