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Apple Principal Cloud Security Architect in Seattle, Washington

Principal Cloud Security Architect

Seattle,Washington,United States

Software and Services

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. We are seeking an extraordinary Principal Cloud Security Architect who is passionate about cloud security and can thrive in a fast- paced environment where both individual drive and team collaboration are the keys to success. This is a technical hands-on role that is focused on public and private cloud security across the Apple Services Engineering org. You’ll be working to identify problems, establish a vision for how to address those problems and continually raise our security posture, and unite the relevant owners within the business on achieving that vision.


You will join a team that is responsible for ensuring that the Apple Services Engineering org has a clear vision for security and agreed upon goals that support our mission to protect Apple and Apple’s customers. We use our expertise in security, our knowledge of software development and information technologies, and our extensive knowledge of Apple's history, organizations, and capabilities, to bridge gaps, connect people, and invent novel solutions. You will need to have strong foundational knowledge in all areas of Information Security, superb interpersonal skills, and the ability to drive initiatives in a large team. The role also requires a strong ability to work under pressure with incomplete information, and an ability to adapt to changing priorities. This role is focused on cloud security across Apple Services Engineering, with specific responsibilities including: - Definition of vision and strategic plans - Design and evaluation of software and infrastructure architectures - Research on industry landscape and technology developments - Authoring technical reports and presentations - Partnering with leaders and engineers to influence and define execution plans - Presenting to audiences at varying levels of the organization - Ownership of multi-functional and cross-organizational programs as the “directly responsible individual” - Creating prototypes and/or proof of concepts to demonstrate that a proposed solution would work - Mentorship of junior engineers and technical leaders - Fostering a collaborative culture of excellence both within the security team and across Apple

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • To be successful, you must have deep technical expertise in cloud development, cloud infrastructure and services, and secure operations in the cloud, coupled with a broad understanding of the security and information technology landscape. You must be able to influence without authority, innovate to tackle tough problems, and communicate clearly to all levels of the organization.

  • Significant technical depth in cloud security:

  • Deep understanding of the security models of cloud providers and cloud native operations

  • Hands-on experience in building and deploying software in at least one of the major public

  • cloud providers (such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure)

  • Hands-on experience in the adoption of cloud technologies at enterprise scale

  • Familiarity with open source cloud technologies, such as Kubernetes

  • Familiarity with modern “cloud native”/DevOps practices

  • Fluency in at least one programming language, preferably multiple

  • A broad base of technical knowledge spanning many of the fields of information technology:

  • Ideally from a position of little or no direct authority

  • Ideally in efforts that span teams or organizations

  • Communicate clearly and effectively

  • You must have excellent writing skills

  • You must be able to target your communications to the audience, whether technical or not, whether an executive or a front-line individual

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent proven experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $230,500 and $346,300, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple’s discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses — including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation.Learn more (https://www.apple.com/careers/us/benefits.html) about Apple Benefits.Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf)

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