Autodesk Cloud Security Architect in San Francisco, California

Cloud Security Architect Location: San Francisco, CA- United States Job ID: 18WD27703

Position Overview Our team of security experts helps Autodesk design, build, deploy and maintain secure products. We are embedding security in the full spectrum of how we build our products from inception, design, development, testing to how we are running them in the cloud as well as how we are responding to any existing or emerging threats to our products or the building blocks of our products and services. Our job is to be one step ahead of the bad guys and use expertise, technology and other resources to thwart their efforts to compromise our products and the environment in which they operate. Our team keeps a single-minded focus on protecting our customer s data and their investment in our products by strengthening our applications, underlying services and network.

Are you excited about security and the cloud, like AWS? Are you proficient in cloud, infrastructure and application security? Join us at Autodesk for an exciting and challenging new role.

Autodesk is in the midst of a business transformation to be a leader in cloud and software as a service. We have many cloud offerings available today with a strong pipeline of new products and features for our customers. With this new model comes new challenges. We are looking for a Cloud Security Architect to help us make sure that all Autodesk products are designed, developed tested and deployed for the cloud with security at the forefront.

In this role you will help stakeholders securely design and build cloud infrastructure and applications to keep our customers data safe. You will oversee security engineering and architecture practices to help, build and support Network, Infrastructure and Application Security.


  • Design, architect and build security solutions, frameworks, automation and orchestration to secure Cloud Infrastructure and Applications

  • Design and develop standards, frameworks and solutions to secure CI/CD pipeline

  • Develop a roadmap for future work, track progress against it, and help the team to achieve its goals

  • Design and build security solutions, frameworks, automation and orchestration to secure Cloud Infrastructure and Applications

  • Provide security guidance and oversight to engineering and operational teams by participating in design reviews and threat modeling for Linux OS, AWS and related web application security

  • Provide security guidance and architectural review for infrastructure delivery with both physical data centers and AWS environments

  • Deliver security tools and automation while working in many different areas ranging from infrastructure, architecture, engineering, operations, incident response, and red teaming

  • Evaluate security technologies for cloud environments in order to implement controls in the most streamlined and integrated manner

  • Create innovative solutions to complex security problems and use ML, AI as needed

  • Advocate for and help prioritize security work across Cloud products and services

  • Influence the design and implementation of upcoming products and services with security in mind

  • Drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment

  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects

  • Research new security technologies and perform cutting-edge research on new attacks

  • Participate in incident response activities as needed

  • Mentor security engineers as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience

  • MS in Computer Science or closely related degree preferred

  • 10 years of relevant industry experience, with 5 years of hands-on technical leadership experience

  • Experience working with teams and other cross-functional stakeholders

  • Hands-on working experience with security AWS infrastructure and applications

  • Security focused design and architecture skills

  • Experience in an Engineering or Technical role, delivering security solutions

  • Experience identifying and mitigating security vulnerabilities in web applications and operating systems

  • Deep knowledge of cloud computing stacks: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS

  • Advanced knowledge of public cloud services platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, with a security mindset, is critical to success in this role

  • Thorough understanding of networking concepts and Internet protocols.

  • Solid background in Linux and Windows

  • Experience in automation (Chef, Puppet) and scripting skills (Bash, Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP)

  • Proactive, organized, analytical, detail oriented, and persistent

About Autodesk With Autodesk software, you have the power to Make Anything. The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. It's disrupting every industry: architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and media and entertainment. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity. Our software is used by everyone - from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital scientists, students and hobbyists. We constantly explore new ways to integrate all dimensions of diversity across our employees, customers, partners, and communities. Our ultimate goal is to expand opportunities for anyone to imagine, design, and make a better world.

Job: *Engineering

Title: Cloud Security Architect

Location: California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 18WD27703