Jessie Sanchez

Clearance | Active Secret

El Paso, TX


United States Army Veteran with 20 years of vast leadership experience in IT, Cloud Engineering, and Information Security Management with Secret Clearance. Detail-oriented with a B.S. in Cyber Security and Informational Assurance with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in IT. Knowledgeable in cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, coding, and administration with strong problem-solving and programming skills.




  • Bash | Powershell | Azure CLI | Python | ARM | BICEP
  • VMware | Docker | Kubernetes | Terraform
  • Splunk | Azure Defender | Azure Sentinal | Endpoint Manager | Wireshark
  • Windows Server | Linux | SQL | COSMO DB | NoSQL
  • HTML5 | CSS3 | Javascript | PHP


Azure Cloud Engineer | Joint Strategic Technologies | January 2023 - Current

❖ Provisioning resources and maintaining the cloud environment by adding new servers or databases as needed

❖ Managing security for cloud environments by monitoring access requests and reviewing security logs for suspicious activity

❖ Monitoring system performance to ensure that it meets business requirements, identifying potential issues before they become problems, and recommending solutions

❖ Design, implement, and maintain Azure cloud-based solutions by configuring virtual machines, web apps, SQL databases, virtual networks, storage accounts, and blob containers

❖ Implement Azure Active Directory and role-based access control while Automate tasks using Azure Automation and PowerShell scripting

Information Security Manager | Fort Bliss U.S.Army | September 2021 - November 2022

❖ Project lead for updating and enforcing security policies, creating standard operating procedures to ensure compliance and accuracy with our current security architecture

❖ Developed a security plan of action for use in the event of a data breach or leakage and updated frequently

❖ Reviewed task requirements, gathered information, analyzed data, compared alternatives, prepared specifications, resolved processing problems, coordinated work with programmers and engineers, and orientated users to new systems

❖ Managed and supervised IT professionals providing hands-on leadership in the configuration of network security through appropriate controls, policies, and procedures

❖ Collaborates with team members and third-party vendors to define needs, resolve issues and ensure safe computing

Cloud Security Engineer | Fort Bliss U.S. Army | October 2017 – August 2021

❖ Reviewed network traffic and monitoring records to identify patterns and indications of events associated with security breaches and vulnerabilities utilizing Azure Sentinel Security information and event management (SIEM)

❖ Managed configuration and provided technical support for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Microsoft 365 Defender to keep devices and networks free of security threats

❖ Experience with DoD Secure Technical Implementation Guidance (STIG), MITRE ATT&CK, and Security Requirements Guides (SRG) for system hardening and compliance

❖ Managed security policies and data protection, including mobile data encryption, to enforce data loss prevention policies to ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations

❖ Provided continuous monitoring to enforce security policy and procedures and create processes that will provide oversight into the activities of cloud systems

❖ Creation and dissemination of technical guides for devices and applications resulted in 20% fewer trouble tickets

❖ Applied patches and updates to over 2000 devices across the organization resulting in 70% less time reimaging devices in quarantine

Cloud Administrator Azure/AWS | Ft Hood U.S. Army | October 2015 - September 2017

❖ Assessed organization cloud services to develop and implemented AWS migration strategy to Azure Cloud Services

❖ Managed security policies and data protection, including mobile data encryption to enforce data loss prevention policies to ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations

❖ Developed Infrastructure as code (IaC) using Terraform to deploy and manage cloud-based systems

❖ Developed and deployed AWS WebApps with over 10,000 registered users, utilizing technologies; AWS EC2, RDS, Route 53, Cloudfront, S3, Linux, SQL, PHP, Python, and JavaScript

❖ Designed Azure SQL databases to store reports in support of the assessment for criminal investigations in collaboration with the Criminal Investigation Division and Military Police

❖ Experience configuring Azure Virtual Networks, Subnets, DHCP, DNS, Network Security Groups, Load Balancers, Application Gateways, and Traffic Managers

IT Help Desk Technician | South Korea U.S. Army | October 2012 - September 2015

❖ Upgraded networks, systems, and applications by conferring with vendors and internal procurement; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements

❖ Created new accounts, reset passwords, and configured access to servers for users.

❖ Troubleshoot software/hardware issues on-site and via remote access application RDP

❖ Built/repaired desktops, servers, tablets, mobile devices, and laptops

❖ Handled in-bound desktop support calls for managed clients