Principal Cloud and Container Security Architect (SRO)

Austin, TX, United States
Main Location
Hopkinton, MA, United States
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Principal Cloud and Container Security Architect

Location:  Round Rock, TX or Hopkinton, MA

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live.  But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company.  We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees.  We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities.  We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Principal Cloud and Container Security Architect – Cloud & Container Security on our Product & Application Security team.

The Dell Security & Resiliency organization manages the security risk across all aspects of Dell’s business.  We are currently experiencing incredible growth in order to meet the security needs of the world’s largest technology company.  With team members located in over 15 countries, you will have an excellent opportunity to influence the security culture at Dell and further develop your career. 


Dell is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions to a broad range of clients. We seek men and women who share our values, thrive in a team environment, and recognize the importance of accountability; people who strive to exceed expectations to ensure our Clients' success.

As a Principal Cloud & Container Security Architect, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the security of our products and applications using offensive security best practices.  This individual will join Dell’s Product & Application Security Organization as a member of our Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) team.  The SDL is a strategic program for consistently building demonstrably resilient software across Dell’s diverse product and technology portfolio – ranging from firmware to cloud-based solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads and executes cloud security solutions across lifecycle strategy, design, implementation and operations
  • Participates, leads and jointly delivers security evaluation reports on cloud providers (Azure, AWS, GCP), cloud native platforms (PCF, Docker, Kubernetes etc.), and Software as Service solutions as needed
  • Partners with cross-functional team to design and develop cloud security policies, standards and procedures for public/private/hybrid clouds; for example:  account management, tenant management, CASB integration, network management, security incident and event management (SIEM), data protection, user account management (SSO, SAML), and password/key management, vulnerability/threat management, etc.
  • Develops security strategy plans and roadmaps based on cloud architecting best practices and provides guidance and hands-on experience to teams in design, development, and maintenance of security solutions for cloud
  • Determines security requirements for cloud-based solutions by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researches cloud infrastructure security standards such as ISO 27000 series, NIST CSF, and CSA
  • Acts as a change agent with customer organizations to secure infrastructure, platforms and applications
  • Coordinates and facilitates security workshops to technical team members across Dell Technologies



  • Bachelor's degree in in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field with 10+ years relevant experience; or Master's degree with 8+ years relevant experience; or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of key differences between most popular cloud provider solutions and cloud orchestration tools (e.g. Azure, AWS, GCP. Pivotal Cloud Foundry, BOSH, Kubernetes, Docker etc.)
  • Hands-on experience in Infrastructure automation and building distributed fault-tolerant systems (specialization in infrastructure as code and containerized microservices)
  • Extensive experience with Software Development Lifecycle methodologies (Agile, Lean, DevOps etc.)
  • Proven knowledge and hands-on experience using DevOps technologies (e.g. Jenkins, Gitlab, GitHub, Artifactory etc.), Chef, Puppet, BOSH, or related automated/orchestration tools
  • Experience in designing, implementing and delivering security for cloud native, distributed computing and architectural solutions with a principle of “Secure by Design”
  • Expertise in performing Threat Modeling, generating security architectural requirements to software development and product teams
  • Customer-focused mindset and capability of flexing and delivering security solutions to meet the business needs while still achieving the high security standards
  • Growth mindset who is passionate to learn and use new/emerging technologies
  • Excellent presentation skills


  • 7+ years of full-time dedicated experience leading Cloud Security focused roles on delivering security on cloud native, distributed architectural solutions in complex environments
  • Understanding of industry trends in cloud technologies for public, private and hybrid cloud deployments
  • One or More technical security certifications is a plus:
    • CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional
    • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    • CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
    • CISM – Certified Information Security Manager
    • CSEC- SANS CIAC Security Essentials

We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

If you can ensure the highest level of security for our customers, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.  Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here.


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