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Principal Consultant - Security - Digital Velocityat CDW Careers

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Delivery Engineering
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As part of CDW’s Digital Velocity (DV) organization, Principal Consultants engage with CDW pre-sales, clients, and internal teams to scope, design, develop and implement security solutions in both public and private cloud models.

During the pre-sales phase, Principal Consultants partner with the pre-sales team to validate and approve Statement of Work (SoW) criteria for the professional services team. Post sales, Principal Consultants contribute to the design, architecture and delivery of security solutions based on the SoW criteria. This role is expected to have thought leadership as well as deep technical knowledge in core areas pertaining to overall security solutions.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Be able to speak to and guide conversations and presentations to audiences comprised of engineers all the way up to business leaders.  
  • Architects, designs, implements, maintains and operates information system security controls and countermeasures; supervises and trains operators in the administration of these systems; documents the operation, use, and expected outputs of these systems.
  • Analyzes and recommends security controls and procedures in business processes related to use of information systems and assets, and provides oversight to ensure compliance.
  • Monitors information systems for security incidents and vulnerabilities; develops monitoring and visibility capabilities; reports on incidents, vulnerabilities, and trends to IT or executive management.
  • Oversees the response to information system security incidents, including investigation of, countermeasures to, and recovery from computer-based attacks, unauthorized access, and policy breaches; engages, interacts and coordinates with third-party incident responders, including law enforcement.
  • Oversees the administration of authentication and access controls, including provisioning, changes, and deprovisioning of user and system accounts, security/access roles, and access permissions to information assets.
  • Analyzes trends, news and changes in threat and compliance environment with respect to organizational risk; advises organization management and develops and executes plans for compliance and mitigation of risk; oversees risk and compliance self-assessments, and engages and coordinates third-party risk and compliance assessments.

Education and/or Skill-Set Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience in deployment of private/public cloud securtiy solutions
  • Knowledge and skill level in identified competencies meet minimum requirements for role
  • Previous direct customer consulting experience or equivalent understanding of role responsibilities

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in large enterpise on prem and cloud security solutions and best practices
  • Experience working with pre-sales teams to shape SoWs for successful delivery
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Azure
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Azure cloud platform and awareness of multi-cloud solutions and capabilities of security implementations
  • Experience designing and implementing solutions with Terraform, Ansible or equivalent IaC automation tools and technologies
  • Working knowledge of Azure Resource Manager Templates (ARM Templates) and how organizations leverage them
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines and containers
  • Experience developing workshop and presentation content with slides, artifacts, etc. and presenting technical solutions to audiences of varying technical knowledge
  • Experience working as a team member within an agile environment
  • Demonstrated ability to speak to business value of public and private cloud solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as role must be able to conduct client facing conversations to drive success in consulting engagements
  • Demonstrate solid interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with delivery engineering teams
  • Ability to create diagrams or visuals that represent proposed architectures using standard diagraming tools (MS Visio, PowerPoint, Lucidchart,, etc.)
  • Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology
  • Ability to take on multiple assigned tasks, organize, and prioritize

Preferred Qualifications

  • Desired Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and/or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Experience with planning, deploying, and managing security and compliance solutions in Azure
  • Azure certifications:  Azure DevOps Engineer, Azure Solution Architect, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Azure Security Engeer Associate
  • Additional technology areas and experience: Linux, PowerShell, BASH Scripting, Cloud platform specific automation tooling, additional scripting languages, additional software development languages, data experience, networking experience
  • Experience working as a consultant within professional services
Date Posted: Sep 06, 2023
Job Category: Engineering
People Leader v. Individual Contributor: Individual Contributor
Travel Percentage: 10
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