Security Architect - Public Cloud

Herndon, VA, United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 120K - 185K


Zscaler, creator of the Zero Trust Exchange platform, helps you reduce business risk while enabling you to realize the promise of digital transformation.

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Company Description

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so that customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is the company’s cloud-native platform that protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. 

With more than 10 years of experience developing, operating, and scaling the cloud, Zscaler serves thousands of enterprise customers around the world, including 450 of the Forbes Global 2000 organizations. In addition to protecting customers from damaging threats, such as ransomware and data exfiltration, it helps them slash costs, reduce complexity, and improve the user experience by eliminating stacks of latency-creating gateway appliances. 

Zscaler was founded in 2007 with a mission to make the cloud a safe place to do business and a more enjoyable experience for enterprise users. Zscaler’s purpose-built security platform puts a company’s defenses and controls where the connections occur—the internet—so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications and workloads reside.

Zscaler Posture Control  is a new business unit created within Zscaler to build on the success of our user and data protection solutions and now extend security solutions to protect “Public Cloud Infrastructure such as AWS, Azure and GCP”. We are looking for rock star product specialsts to be part of this new and growing organization. Our successful product specialsts understand any one of the public cloud infrastructure platforms such as AWS, Azure and GCP well. They have the skills required to engage customers in their cloud adoption journey and help customers secure their public cloud infrastructure using zscaler cloud protection platform.

We work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and make it happen culture. Our people are some of the brightest and passionate in the industry that thrives on being the first to solve problems.  We are always looking to hire highly passionate, collaborative, and humble people that want to make a difference.

Job Description

  • Work with the customers to understand their cloud journey, help them think through cyber security for public cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP) and demonstrate how zscaler Posture Control (CNAPP) can help secure their public cloud infrastructure.

  • Present to customers at all levels in the hierarchy from engineering team members to CIO the solution, benefits, and zscaler unique differentiators.

  • Conduct product demonstrations that showcase Zscaler unique value.

  • Present Zscaler cloud protection solutions through video conference calls and/or in-person meetings as and when the covid restrictions are lifted.

  • Be the product expert for all things related to security and compliance in Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, and GCP)

  • Write code/scripts as needed or be able to quickly learn cloud formation templates or ARM templates or any YAML, JSON, Powershell technologies.

  • Run Proof-of-Value (POVs) to ensure the customers’ requirements are exceeded

  • Work with Product Management, Technical Marketing, and Engineering to build requirements and product features for our large customers and provide feedback from customers.

  • Assist in the training newly recruited sales engineers to do customer presentations, product demos, proof of concepts, and in understanding internal processes.

  • Provide training to partners as needed.


  • Enterprise software sales experience, specifically in public cloud Infrastructure / public cloud security.

  • 8+ years of experience as a sales engineer, solutions architect. At Least 2 years of that experience is on Public Cloud Infrastructure.

  • Working experience with any one of the public cloud platforms such as AWS and/or Azure, GCP.

  • Knowledge of native solutions from public cloud platforms such as Azure Security Center (Defender for Cloud) and/or AWS Security Hub and/or GCP  Security Command Center.

  • Demonstrable experience in securing cloud environments and cloud systems, including topics around certification and compliance.

  • Experience in DevOps will be an added advantage (Terraform, CloudFormation, GitOps, etc.). 

  • Programming experience in a higher-level language such as Powershell / Python / Go / Javascript and/or experience with YAML/JSON will be advantageous.

  • Deep understanding of API based security & compliance standards

  • Demonstrable experience with AWS and/or Microsoft Azure or GCP installation, configuration, and administration of security features and services

  • Experience with cloud networking models and connectivity, network security, virtualization, and cloud computing

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Additional Information

The base salary range for this full-time position is $120,250 to $185,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

Zscaler’s salary ranges are benchmarked and are determined by role and level. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations and could be higher or lower based on a multitude of factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.


What You Can Expect From Us:

  • An environment where you will be working on cutting edge technologies and architectures
  • A fun, passionate and collaborative workplace
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including equity

Why Zscaler?

People who excel at Zscaler are smart, motivated and share our values. Ask yourself: Do you want to team with the best talent in the industry? Do you want to work on disruptive technology? Do you thrive in a fluid work environment? Do you appreciate a company culture that enables individual and group success and celebrates achievement? If you said yes, we’d love to talk to you about joining our award-winning team. 

Additional information about Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS ) is available at

Zscaler is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Zscaler is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations or adjustments) in our recruiting processes for candidates who are differently abled, have long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please contact us by sending an email to   This email address is used specifically for accommodation requests only, and resumes, CV's, or questions other than accommodations will not be replied to or accepted.


Tags: Agile APIs AWS Azure Cloud Compliance DevOps GCP JavaScript JSON Network security PowerShell Python Terraform

Perks/benefits: Competitive pay Equity Health care Salary bonus

Region: North America
Country: United States
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