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PwC Cyber - Cloud Security - Director in Irvine, California

Specialty/Competency: Cybersecurity & Privacy

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in our Cybersecurity, Privacy and Forensics will provide you the opportunity to solve our clients most critical business and data protection related challenges. You will be part of a growing team driving strategic programs, data analytics, innovation, deals, cyber resilency, response, and technical implementation activities. You will have access to not only the top Cybersecurity, Privacy and Forensics professionals at PwC, but at our clients and industry analysts across the globe.

Our Cyber Defense team focuses on helping our clients design and implement an effective cybersecurity program and technologies that protect against threats, support business objectives, and enables growth. As businesses move to a digital world, more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers; to have business value, that data needs to be protected. You'll play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing solutions focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats.

In joining, you'll be a part of a team that values technical and business acumen and provides training and development to extend and develop your skills, while fostering a strong collaborative culture. You'll have the opportunity to help organisations design and create sustainable security solutions at enterprise scale, through a focused approach on enterprise requirements and prioritisation, information technology security architecture, and the software development lifecycle.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Arrange appropriate assignments and experiences to support others' learning and development.

  • Seek out different ways to use current and relevant technological advances.

  • Analyse marketplace trends - economical, social, cultural, technological - to identify opportunities and create value propositions.

  • Deploy methods to keep up with, and stay ahead of, new developments and ideas.

  • Offer a global perspective in stakeholder discussions and when shaping solutions/recommendations.

  • Drive and take ownership for developing networks that help deliver what is best for stakeholders.

  • Proactively manage stakeholders to create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

10 year(s)

Required Knowledge and Skills :

10+ years of experience in cloud security, network security, security architecture, data security, and/or cyber defense

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Fields of Study :

Information CyberSecurity, Computer and Information Science, Management Information Systems

Certification(s) Preferred :

● Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP)

● Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

● CompTIA Security ● AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate/Professional, AWS Developer Associate, AWS DevOps Engineer Professional, AWS Security Specialty, AWS Advanced Networking

● Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900), Azure Solutions Architect (AZ300 - AZ-304), Azure Network Engineer Associate (AZ-700), Azure Security Engineer Associate (AZ-500), Azure Developer Associate (AZ-204), Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Associate (SC-200), Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator Associate (SC-300), Microsoft Information Protection Administrator (SC-400)

● GCP Cloud Digital Leader, GCP Associate Cloud Engineer, GCP Professional Cloud Architect, GCP Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer, GCP Professional Cloud Developer, GCP Professional Cloud Security Engineer, GCP Professional Cloud Network Engineer

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities as a team leader, emphasizing the following areas:

  • Leading, coaching, and building teams of technology and security professionals and acting as the accountable point person for overall team performance;

  • Managing projects and leading Agile delivery teams against strategic objectives and project scope and planned timelines, and milestones; and,

  • Driving and overseeing team business strategy and operations, team productivity, and operational risk identification and mitigation.

Demonstrates thought leader-level cybersecurity experience managing teams and delivering technical solutions across the following security areas:

  • Demonstrating knowledge of common cybersecurity and privacy frameworks, including but not limited to: NIST CSF, CIS Top 20, ISO27001/2, HIPAA/HITRUST, OWASP Top 10, MITRE ATT&CK, FedRAMP, GDPR, CCPA, PCI DSS; and,

  • Architecting, engineering, and/or operational management of core cybersecurity functions.

Demonstrates experience in modern cloud and product security tools and technologies.

Demonstrates cloud experience managing teams and delivering solutions across the major cloud service providers in the following areas:

  • Enterprise Cloud Strategy Planning and Transformation;

  • Cloud Account and Subscription Architecture, and Organizational Management;

  • Cloud Service Management and Adoption;

  • Workload and Data Migration;

  • Cloud infrastructure and platform deployment (using Infrastructure-as-Code and Policy-as-Code);

  • CI/CD Pipeline Management, Testing Orchestration, and Monitoring;

  • Cloud DataOps, analytics, and advanced data science (artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing);

  • Cloud Configuration, Posture Management and Drift Monitoring; and,

  • Cloud Logging and Event Monitoring.

Additional application instructions

Our Cloud Security team supports our clients’ in architecting, engineering and operating cloud security capabilities and technologies that defend against their top threats, support business objectives, and accelerate growth. Specific areas of focus include cloud transformation, enterprise cloud migration, DevSecOps, Cloud Security Engineering and Operations, Data Trust and Protection, Cloud Resiliency and Continuity, and SaaS Security Governance.

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