IT Security Architect





Date Posted:

March 30, 2018

Employment Type:

Contract to Full Time

Job Reference:


Staffing Area:

Technology & IT

Prominent services organization is seeking a Security Architect. The Security Architect will be responsible for:
Responsible for providing senior level expertise on decisions and priorities regarding the enterprise's overall systems architecture; Facilitates the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that guide the design of technology solutions including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems and applications across the enterprise; Reviews, advises and designs standard software and hardware builds, system options, risks, costs versus benefits and impact on the enterprise business process and goals; Develops and documents the framework for integration and implementation for changes to technical standards; Assists in the development of and manages an architecture governance process;
-Create and maintain Architecture Decision documents to establish the 'What' and 'How' technologies will be used and create overarching Strategy documents to address the 'Why' Combined they provide a foundation for the ITIL Service Design Package and a blueprint for integrated decision making and cost effective IT service management;
Develop and maintain core foundational technology standards that can be reused as building blocks in solution design of IT services;
Responsible to lead and provide hands-on work for research and development of information technology solutions. This includes proof-of-concept stand-up, testing and evaluation leading to a technology recommendation that is cost-justifiable based on business value provided by the solution;. Present recommendations to senior business and IT Governance leaders;
Build strong relationships and collaborate with IT Business Architects and members of the Enterprise Architecture community of practice to collaborate on the technology recommendations for new or changed IT Services in the Enterprise Portfolio;
Responsible for stewardship of the Enterprise Portfolio Management repository; Ensures information is relevant and updated in a timely manner;
Collaborate with IT Service owners and SMEs as technical lead in Service Design activities to ensure definition of proper technical milestones and tasks are mapped out correctly that lead to EBS development; Participates in oversight function during toll gate reviews of projects to ensure technical execution and benefits realization;
Mentors less experienced Systems Engineers by guiding, training, advising and providing support;
The successful Security Architect will have a proven background in Security Architecture or Engineering. CISSP is preferred.
Hands on experience with security solutions involving:
Firewalls VPN/remote access (Cisco, Juniper, etc);
Intrusion detection systems (Tipping Point, Sourcefire, etc);
Desktop protection (Symantec Antivirus, etc);
Network Access Control (Forescout, Cisco, etc);
Data Loss Prevention (Symantec Vontu);
Identity and access management (Sailpoint, etc);
Multi factor authentication (Symantec VIP);
Vulnerability management (Qualys);

Experience with:
Vmware virtualization
Servers (Windows Linux)
Storage (SAN, iSCSI)
Backups (backup toolsets)
LAN/WAN technologies
Analyze, troubleshoot, and investigate security-related, information systems' anomalies based on security platform reporting, network traffic, log files, host-based and automated security alerts;
Perform security analysis, risk and vulnerability assessment to assess and mitigate security threats/risks ;
Perform security accreditation/certification documentation for proposals and projects;
Create and maintain security policy and procedures;
Conceptualize and implement security systems and architectures;

Interviews are currently being conducted for immediate consideration please email your resume to [email protected] with Security Architect in the subject line.

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