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Lead Cloud Security Architect

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About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Systems Architect - Cloud security, for the Cybersecurity Architecture Team as a part of Wells Fargo Technology.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead the implementation of complex projects and initiatives that have companywide scope

  • Create architectural artifacts for products and key technology initiatives with a focus on Cloud security

  • Participate in the definition of future technology architecture and strategy

  • Identify architecture modernization and simplification opportunities

  • Conduct complex technology and system assessments for architecture solutions

  • Communicate the companywide Architecture strategy and direction to both management and systems related teams

  • Make decisions in the development and maintenance of architectures

  • Ensure applications adhere to established Wells Fargo standards, policies, methodologies and industry best practices

  • Collaborate and consult with peers, colleagues and managers to resolve issues and achieve goals

  • Provide guidance and technical expertise on security best practices for cloud-based systems and applications

Required Qualifications, US:

  • 5+ years of Systems Architecture experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

  • 5+ years of Cybersecurity architecture or engineering experience 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in multi-cloud security architecture, design and implementation for regulated industries

  • Proven experience with public cloud platforms such as Azure, GCP or AWS

  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Policy as Code (PaC) principles and tools, and the ability to design and implement secure and compliant infrastructure using these tools

  • Understanding of cloud-native and cloud-based security solutions, and the ability to integrate these solutions into cloud security architectures

  • Familiarity with Zero Trust security models and principles, and experience implementing Zero Trust policies in cloud environments

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams

  • Security and cloud certifications, such as CISSP, CCSP and Azure, AWS, GCP cloud certifications

Job Expectations:

  • This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.

San Francisco, California - Pay Range - $133,300 - $237,100 Annual

New York City, New York - Pay Range - $133,300 - $237,100 Annual

Pay Range

$111,100.00 - $197,500.00 Annual


Wells Fargo provides all eligible full- and part-time employees with a comprehensive set of benefits designed to protect their physical and financial health and to help them make the most of their financial future. Visit  Benefits - Wells Fargo Careers  for an overview of the following benefit plans and programs offered to employees.

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Critical Caregiving Leave
  • Discounts and Savings
  • Health Benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Scholarships for dependent children
  • Adoption Reimbursement

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Drug and Alcohol Policy


Wells Fargo maintains a drug free workplace.  Please see our Drug and Alcohol Policy to learn more.

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