Paul Sebesta
I am

a Cloud Architect.

a Cloud Security Architect.

a Cloud Engineer.

a Cloud Security Engineer.

About Me

Hello! I’m Paul, a cloud security and solutions architect based in Florida with over 10 years of hands on experience in the IT field. Reliable, driven, and resourceful, I'm also highly skilled in Google Cloud, networking, HTML, Python, Kubernetes, design, and Docker containers. Designing cloud security and infrastructure is my passion.

My Skills
Current Certification

I hold current certifications in Net+, Sec+, CCNA, CCSP, Azure Security Engineer, Azure Administrator, Azure Cloud Architect Expert.


deep knowledge and experience in designing and implementing native cloud and hybrid cloud solutions using the full suite of tools azure has to offer.


Strong communication skills with the ability to correctly interpret and design solutions around those business goals, and effectively communicate the cloud/security solutions to the engineering and development teams.


Over ten years of experience designing and securing Cloud environments, Small business, and enterprise level infrastructure/ applications.

Team Work

I have strong skills in fostering teamwork and collaboration in the workplace. I enjoy mentoring others to achieve their technical abilities, professional goals and become leaders in the organization.


I'm able to leverage my 10 years of IT experience to design and create new cloud solutions that meet today's business challenges, while keeping an eye on future needs and challenges.

Fun Facts about me
listen to podcasts
In the army and deployed to Afghanistan
avid movie lover
love to travel in our camper
read 15 to 25 books a year
spend weekends on our boat
enjoy hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and mountian biking
novice barista with way too much espresso equipment
Work Experience
My Experience
IT Manager - Cloud & Security Architect
2019-Present | Jackson Partners

Designed and executed a lift and modernize of the EOL on prem environment and applications to Azure increasing security, availability, and productivity at all levels of the business.


Observed issues within the dev environment planned and implemented a CI/CD pipeline with SAST/ DAST solutions helped train the team on the tools. This greatly improved Dev workflow shortened time between patches/ releases and increased the security of the applications and websites.


Performed a Security analysis of the companies systems to design and execute new security controls to mitigate any weak point to meet our regulatory compliance (HIPPA, PHI, PII) as well as business needs and risk appetite.


Designed and implemented a layered defense in our cloud environment using tools such as WAF, NSG, encryption, key management, RBAC, MFA solutions, SIEM and monitoring.


Interpret business goals, map, and design cloud/ security solutions for those goals. Communicate it to the engineering and development teams and help implement those solutions.

Network and Security Engineer
2015-2019 | Taylorworks MSP

Deployed, supported, and optimized hybrid cloud solutions such as Microsoft Office 365, Exchange, Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection.


Managed Windows Server OS and Ubuntu Linux virtualized infrastructure in VMWare and Hyper-V environments; ensured reliability and scalability for on premises application workloads, performed SQL database migrations, and software updates as needed.


Participated in various client-facing scenarios that analyzed and defined business strategy. Researched and translated technical requirements into actionable plans. Worked together with sales engineers, support staff, project managers and key stakeholders to meet project deadlines & SLAs.


Performed network administration duties including management of firewalls (SonicWALL, WatchGuard, Sophos), switches (Cisco, NetGear, HPE/Aruba) and end point security (Microsoft Defender, Azure ATP). Implemented VPN(IPSEC/SSL/IKEv2), RADIUS & 2 Factor Authentication configurations to support remote offices and staff.

My Education
Full Sail
2006-2008 | Florida

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

IT Certifications
All current

CompTIA Network+


CompTIA Security+






Azure Administrator


Azure Security Engineer


Azure Solutions Architect Expert


Certification in Progress

Linux+ | Azure DevOps | GCP Associate Cloud Engineer | GCP Professional Cloud Architect

Army Leadership Training
2010-2018 | United States

Worked as an Army Medic and took multiple leadership courses as I moved up in rank in my unit and during deployment.

Personal Skills
  • Communication
  • Team Work
  • Leadership
  • Reasearch & Testing
  • Technical Writing
  • Presentations
  • Problem Solving
  • Trouble Shooting
Professional Skills
  • Azure cloud Knowledge
  • Google CLoud Knowledge
  • Cloud Security
  • Design
  • Networking
  • Application Security
  • DevOps
  • Linux
  • Security Frameworks
  • Cloud Architect Frameworks
My Portfolio
Get in Touch

France, Paris.



+123 654 78900



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