Remote Cloud & Application Security Architect

Location US-TN-Nashville
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Information Technology


We are looking for an innovative Cloud & Application Security Architect to join our team! Our next Cloud & Application Security Architect will partner with DevOps teams to ensure the design of complex, integrated, enterprise security solutions. 


Why work with Lifeway IT? At Lifeway IT, we enjoy great work-life balance, flexible scheduling, and 10% professional development time while working from anywhere (WFA). We get to use our technical skills to serve a greater Kingdom purpose - equipping and fueling every ministry. 

This role is remote in the U.S with occasional travel to Nashville for in-person team gatherings. 


  • Designs and implements cloud-native architectures and designs that will allow those requirements to be met with a minimal degree of risk to the organization and with appropriate security controls
  • Collaborates with application development and infrastructure teams to protect web applications and our cloud environment (Via WAF/Bot management, and secure cloud configurations (AWS, Azure)
  • Develops security standards while working in partnership with IT teams and facilitates complete integration into the organization’s environment
  • Design, build and automate security controls to proactively enforce security, risk and compliance standards for applications, publishing best practices and standards to guide teams
  • Maintain a consistent, secure Cloud environment with visibility of controls and configurations to report and reduce risk across systems and accounts
  • Conduct application security assessments, threat modeling and architecture reviews
  • Proactively communicate design and development principles to appropriate stakeholders
  • Proactively improve security designs to reduce vulnerabilities found 
  • Provide solutions to security deficiencies while allowing for necessary business and technical functionality
  • Automation and standardization of all applicable processes


  • Lives out Lifeway’s mission and values, showing deep commitment to Kingdom work
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent industry experience
  • Preferred certifications: CISSP, CISA, CCSK 
  • 5+ years of experience with cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure
  • 5+ years of experience with application architecture and software development
  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in information technology
  • Understanding of process models such as Agile, (Scrum), DevOps, DevSecOps
  • Familiarity with Software Configuration Management (SCM), Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) to leverage the latest native cloud services; automated delivery models
  • Experience in IT security architecture components, demonstrating solutions delivery; including network design, application delivery, remote access, cloud components (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS), security devices, data protection technologies, mobile device management, and others.
  • Understanding of security and compliance domains for areas such HIPAA, PCI, FINRA, Privacy Regulations
  • Ability to use architecture and roadmaps for incorporating infrastructure security devices, including IPS, SIEM, malware proxies, network and systems access controls, firewalls, authentication devices, enterprise monitoring systems, etc.



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