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Cybersecurity Architect

Hybrid work from home and/or office if in Arizona.  Eastern or Central time zone is preferred but not required.
Full-Time, Exempt

Passionate about technology and people?

Are you an experienced Cybersecurity Professional who understands the growing role of Cybersecurity as part of our clients’ everyday business and would enjoy joining a team to expand our capabilities to better serve them? At MicroAge, our Cybersecurity Architect is a primary technical resource for our clients and the field sales organization, working closely with Account Executives, Account Managers, and Solutions Architects to secure and grow business opportunities within new and existing client accounts. The Cybersecurity Architect will combine industry technical and extensive cybersecurity knowledge with consulting skills to advise the sales team, address the specific needs of our clients, continue to evolve our Cybersecurity practice, and increase MicroAge’s credibility in the marketplace.

Responsibilities you’ll have as a Cybersecurity Architect:

Key Areas of Focus: This position is responsible for driving solution sales and supporting sales by consulting with clients’ technical and management teams about all things cybersecurity & compliance.

  • Drive Client Engagement
    • Consult directly with clients, vendor partners, MicroAge account managers, solution architects, delivery teams, and MicroAge executives to provide an exceptional client experience.
    • Develop, maintain, and expand positive and trusting client relationships for the purpose of ensuring MicroAge is positioned to provide outcome-based solutions and expand our business opportunities across our client’s organizational components.
    • Partner with leaders and teams across functions to identify, sell, and implement successful solutions.
    • Help maintain key technical relationships with partners.
  • Presales and Technical Support
    • Build strong relationships with sales team members.
    • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed client architectures and recommend changes or enhancements.
    • Consult on more complicated opportunities that may involve customization or the integration of multiple technology solutions.
    • Recognize and communicate current and emerging security threats.
    • Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge.
    • Leverage professional contacts within the organization and community.
  • Solution Architect Enablement
    • Assist with the Cybersecurity technical enablement program for all solutions.
    • Build collaboration among team members by sharing information and resources.
    • Participate in an education program to build Cybersecurity awareness.
    • Provide guidance on Cybersecurity Technology and Services sales strategies.
  • Cybersecurity Technical SME
    • Demonstrate a deep understanding of data center and cloud-related security threats and the technical impact on client business environments.
    • Consult on the status and future direction of Cybersecurity technology
    • Provide deep expertise in cybersecurity solutions available for our clients.
    • Articulate the impact that risk has on enterprise IT.
    • Maintain general data center technology knowledge.
  • Cybersecurity Practice Expansion
    • Research and assess security technology, explore innovations and test new and emerging technologies.
    • Assist in the development of new Solutions offerings.
    • Recognize and pursue opportunities, target markets, and go-to-market strategies to develop business.
    • Differentiate MicroAge solutions by features, technical differentiators, and markets.
    • Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge.
    • Align solutions to cybersecurity frameworks.
    • Develop new technical solutions to solve evolving business risk and compliancy needs.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be successful:

  • 5+ years of relevant cybersecurity technical experience is required.
  • Prior networking and/or coding experience is a plus.
  • A degree in Business/IT or a related field or relevant work experience is preferred.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a deep understanding of cybersecurity security threats and mitigation technologies and must possess an ability to relate these threats to various client business environments.

The technical qualifications we require:

  • At least one of the following professional certifications: CISSP, CISM, CEH, OSCP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, or others.
  • Certification with one or more cybersecurity technology solutions.

Personal qualities best for this role:

  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with vendors, prospects, clients, Account Managers, Solution Architects, MicroAge Consultants, and management.
  • Ability to build relationships with and influence other functional areas.
  • Strong presentation, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Process-oriented with strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong relationships in the cybersecurity community nationwide.
  • Ability to travel nationwide as needed.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Why work at MicroAge?

MicroAge Named a 2022 Best Places to Work logoAt MicroAge, our team members are our smartest investment. In addition to our award-winning company culture and associate engagement and recognition initiatives, our benefits package is an important way of showing them that. We work across a multitude of industries within the SMB sector and beyond and consider ourselves a high-octane team of A-players. MicroAge offers a competitive compensation plan and a culture that’s landed us on the Phoenix Business Journal’s Best Places to Work nine times.

MicroAge benefits—to name a few!

  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision, and 401K plans
  • Company-paid basic life insurance, long-term disability, and parental leave
  • Quarterly company contribution towards Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible hybrid work schedule
  • Frequent performance recognition awards
  • Paid holidays
  • Associate referral bonus
  • Military Differential Pay for Active Military Associates
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