Security Architect (Infrastructure/Network)

Hybrid or Remote

Cloudflare, Inc.

Make employees, applications and networks faster and more secure everywhere, while reducing complexity and cost.

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About Us

At Cloudflare, we are on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers millions of websites and other Internet properties for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. 

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

Available Locations: Lisbon, Portugal, Mexico City, Mexico or Washington, DC or Remote US 

About the role 

As an Enterprise Security Architect you will play a key role in effectively designing defensible network architectures, defensible builds & configurations, security platforms and automation, assisting in secure tool and product development, and will help establish security standards and guidelines across the enterprise. This role will lead security project work with technology peers for successful delivery and coach technology staff on appropriate security standards, processes, protocols and needs as they implement new technology into the organization.

What You’ll Do

  • Works out and designs complex security solutions.
  • Leads projects to implement secure enterprise systems and identifies issues that could compromise data integrity or security.
  • Develops security policies, procedures, and guidelines and recommends necessary changes to a given project team to ensure the company’s systems are fully compliant with all applicable regulatory requirements and privacy laws.
  • Creating and implementing enterprise security architecture models
  • Utilizes open communication and managerial courage to ensure the standards, expectations and goals of the organization are respected and upheld.
  • Serving as an advisor to engineering and development teams in security best practices and design.
  • Leads security-related projects from inception to successful completion and is capable of effectively coaching technology staff on appropriate security protocols and needs as they implement new technology into the organization.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. 
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel.
  • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Ensures an organization's security strategy is aligned with companies business goals.
  • Document and address organization's information security, cybersecurity architecture, and systems security engineering requirements throughout the acquisition life cycle.
  • Evaluate security architectures and designs to determine the adequacy of security design and architecture proposed
  • Determine the protection needs (i.e., security controls) for the information system(s) and network(s) and document appropriately.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience.

  • 10+ years of experience in an IT/Security related field, 5 of which as a security architect.
  • In-depth understanding of security concepts.
  • Understand how business, engineering, IT, and security processes align, and how to research, test, and implement solutions to complex objectives.
  • Able to anticipate challenges and steer the company towards growth.
  • In depth knowledge of the following:
    • Analyzing network data and systems to select the most appropriate control mechanism for the security required.
    • Network and security concepts and protocols
      • Network Elements: Network nodes (computers, routers, etc.), communications protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, etc.), connection media (wired, wireless), and topologies (bus, star, mesh, etc.)
      • Security Elements: Cybersecurity devices and software, secure communications protocols (e.g. IPsec VPN and TLS), and data privacy technologies (classification, encryption, key management, etc.).
    • Network Security Frameworks 
      • Zero Trust
      • NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
      • Etc.
    • Network security principles and best practices.
    • Designing and managing secure network architectures.
    • Secure configuration management processes
    • Security reviews, identifying gaps in security architecture, and developing security risk management plans

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.">Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

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Tags: Automation Cloud Cloudflare DNS Encryption Network security NIST Nonprofit Privacy Risk management Security strategy Strategy TCP/IP TLS VPN Zero Trust

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