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Cloud Security Solution Architect GCP

  • Job Family: Cyber Security
  • Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
  • Req #: PS74096


  • IN, Indianapolis
  • IL, Chicago



Description - External

*Position ideally located in Indianapolis, IN or Chicago, IL and will consider other locations as this position can work from home, office or a combination.  

This technical role develops and drives our Cloud Security Architecture models and strategies. This role will focus on organizing and rationalizing Anthem systems and information assets in order to ensure business and IT alignment with Security requirements standards.  This position will also entail mentoring other teams and providing SME-level guidance, clearly communicating technical requirements to the implementation teams and supporting the effort to secure Anthem's resources Google Cloud Platform (GCP).  

 Essential duties can include but are not limited to: 

  • Provide security focused solution architecture guidance to business and IT partners and participates in broader enterprise architecture governance activities.  

  • Works with business units to translate business strategy into discrete capabilities and helps to identify security capability gaps in systems.     

  • Provide strategic and tactical security control recommendations, operational security blueprints and roadmaps, reference architectures for security patterns, and general security technology / application assessments.   

  • Effectively communicate how Cloud Security Architecture’s strategy improves Anthem’s security posture, maintains and delivers cost effectiveness, business value, and competitiveness. 

  • In collaboration with the Business, Application teams, and the CCOE, the Cloud Security Architect establishes overall GCP security architecture vision and ensures specific components are appropriately designed and leveraged. 

  • Collaborates with IT and ensures that the construction of architecture components (e.g., domain architecture, solution architecture, and technical architecture) aligns with architecture strategies. 

  • Develops innovative technology approaches to solve security and business problems and is usually sought out as an expert in this field. 

  • Participates in the Cloud Governance processes and community of practice.  

  • Recommends changes and updates to cloud security governance strategy based on NIST, regulatory and evolving threats drivers. 

  • Proposes opportunities to improve security outcomes and reduce risks based on targeted or continuous assessments. 

  • Defines, communicates, and drives security controls matrix design and implementation, and monitors compliance to enterprise-level security standards.  

  • Designs, analyzes, and implements testing plans to ensure security guardrails cannot be compromised. 

  • Establishes strategic vendor relationships for security products and services; develops enterprise-wide security incident response plans and strategies that includes Integration with business, compliance, privacy, and legal constituents and requirements. 

Qualifications - External

Minimum Requirements:   

  • BS/BA in Information Technology or related field of study and a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 7+ years of experience in Information Security-focused efforts, with demonstrated ability to distill complex security problems and drive toward creative solutions while complying with Enterprise policies preferred. 

  • 3+ years of experience in defining solution architecture, design detailing and technology delivery with a focus on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services, such as: compute, containers, integration, internet of things, storage, web, and DevOps preferred.  

  • Experience in GCP in developing solutions using microservices, GCP GKE, GCP Functions, Google Cloud Run, API / Microservices (Code build, Code deploy and govern), pubsub/cloud Messaging, Logic Apps, Cloud end Points/API Gateway, IoT, Cloud Data Lake, GCP Identity services, Cloud Storage etc. 

  • Strong knowledge on CI/CD processes and tools, Deploying, configuring, and automating CI-CD Release pipeline. 

  • Common DevOps scripting languages (Python, BASH, etc.). 

  • REST, JSON, SOAP/XML – Web services. 

  • CI/CD tools - Jenkins, Bamboo, Git, Maven/Gradle, Sonar, Artifactory, Jira, Checkmarx, RabbitMQ. 

  • Experience in implementing DevOps automation with Terraform and Ansible following Infrastructure as Code (IaC) concept. 

  • Strong knowledge and experience in DevSecOps. 

  • Experience participating with Enterprise executives to establish strategic plans and objectives. 

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly with all constituents, serving as a mentor and SME.  

  • Experience in analyzing both detailed design components and high-level architectural blueprints, ensuring compliance with Enterprise policy and guidelines. 

  • Experience in designing, communicating, and driving security controls matrix that complies with Enterprise-level security standards.  

  • Experience in designing, analyzing, and implementing testing plans to ensure security guardrails cannot be compromised. 

  • Experience with automated security validation and event-driven automation. 

  • Clear understanding of overall systems architecture and how to leverage specific components.  

  • Understanding of Cloud infrastructure environments and the challenges associated with Enterprise integration, with demonstrated ability to grasp and contribute to big-picture strategy. 

  • Experience in hands-on roles, with a focus on operational and security-focused tasks. 

Additional Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with analyzing and securing Big Data prior to Cloud migration.   

  • Understanding of legal / regulatory requirements such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, NIST, FISMA, etc. 

  • Experience in programmatic integration with ticketing and asset management systems. 

  • Security Certifications: CISSP preferred, CCSP and other advanced technical security certifications (e.g., Information Systems Security Architecture Professional, Information Systems Security Engineering Professional, Certification and Accreditation or equivalent certifications), GCP Solution Architect certified; any level of training on Google. Cloud Platform (GCP), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Controls Matrix, and CIS benchmarks. 

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. Previously known as Anthem, Inc., we have evolved into a company focused on whole health and updated our name to better reflect the direction the company is heading.

We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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