Cloud Security Architect


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: RP087-40

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Cloud Security Architect to join our team and play a key role in safeguarding our client's data and applications in the Microsoft Azure cloud. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining best-in-class security solutions, leveraging your expertise in data loss prevention (DLP), data classification, and security information and event management (SIEM).

Design and implement secure Azure architectures:
- Ensure Azure cloud environment and hosted applications comply with the security policies, standards, and best practices concerning IaaS and PaaS cloud security.
- Assess Enterprise wide cloud applications such as Oracle Fusion, HCM fusion, and other ERPs.
- Design secure deployments of Azure resources, ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices.
- Define and implement access control policies, leveraging Azure Active Directory and Identity and Access Management (IAM).
- Develop cloud migration strategies, which are later executed by the entire AWS migration team

Implement and manage data security solutions:
- Configure and optimize Azure Data Loss Prevention (DLP) to prevent sensitive data exfiltration.
- Design and implement data classification strategies to ensure proper handling and protection of sensitive information.
- Integrate Azure Security Center with a SIEM solution for comprehensive log analysis and threat detection.

Monitor and respond to security threats:
- Analyze security alerts and logs to identify suspicious activity and investigate potential security incidents.
- Work with the security operations team to respond to security incidents and remediate vulnerabilities.
- Develop and maintain incident response plans and playbooks.

Stay up-to-date on the latest security trends and technologies:
- Continuously learn and adapt to evolving threats and emerging security solutions.
- Maintain awareness of Microsoft Azure security updates and releases.
- Communicate effectively with stakeholders, including technical and non-technical audiences, about security risks and solutions.


- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
- 8+ years of experience in cloud security architecture, ideally within Microsoft Azure.
- Proven experience with data loss prevention (DLP) technologies.
- Strong understanding of data classification principles and solutions.
- Experience with security information and event management (SIEM) systems.
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement secure cloud architectures.
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Passion for security and a desire to stay up-to-date on the latest trends.

About the Company

BDO UAE is the Member Firm of BDO International with 64,300 people working out of over 1,400 offices worldwide.

At BDO UAE, we specialise in helping businesses, whether start-ups or multinationals, to achieve their goals. Through our own professional expertise and by working directly with organisations, we've developed a robust understanding of the factors that govern business growth. Our objective is to use this to help our clients maximise their potential.

We have a partner-led approach, which delivers the highest quality of service by using short, functional chains of communications to aid decision-making. Clients benefit from our fresh thinking, constructive challenge and practical understanding of the issues they face. Developing strong, personal relationships with our clients is at the forefront of our service approach at BDO UAE.

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