Security Architect

$135,000 - $175,000 yearly
  • The Resume Review - Recruiting Department
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Nov 10, 2021
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Job description
In this role, you will create an architecture roadmap and organizational strategy to align business and IT and you will lead/facilitate the design and implementation of repeatable technical solutions and processes related to technology architecture. In addition, you will define and document efficient and transparent architecture principles, standards and guidelines regarding the proper use and deployment of business applications, data and technology within the Bank.
Furthermore, you will partner with broader stakeholders in technology and business in defining architecture possibilities and futures. By working with business and development teams, you will be recommending process or system design and enhancements. You will also ensure that systems are functionally appropriate, technically sound and well-integrated and provide immediate response to critical production program-wide problems to evaluate solutions, coordinate recovery and ensure resolution.
  • Works with managers and senior individual contributors (within group) to provide architectural recommendations & guidance as well as executive-level presentations at the enterprise level.
  • Provides architectural expertise & domain knowledge to advise & guide senior leaders.
  • Participates in architecture governance (may be as a non-voting member).
  • Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant regulations and policies.
  • Assists in the development of Information Security Roadmaps.
  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.
  • Develops a deep understanding of organizational complexity to build strong rapport with the appropriate matrix areas for the construction and delivery of the solution.
  • Leverages metrics and analytics to gain insight for planning, design and management to facilitate the identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendations.
  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability of the technology organization at this company, such as: sharing architectural expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks across technology.
  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities & individual learning.
  • Analyzes and designs viable solutions to high complexity business problems according to user specifications and oversees implementation of end-to-end integrated solutions.
  • Ensures sound and robust architecture and provides sufficient guidance for the successful implementation of solutions to mitigate any negative impact on Technology and Enterprise budget.
  • Identifies risks or issues with technology solution & design which may impact realization of project benefits and provides guidance and support to stakeholders in making good decisions to proactively resolve or mitigate potential risks/delays to the project.
  • Participates in the system specification review process to ensure system requirements can be translated into valid software architecture.
  • Identifies and researches relevant technologies, performs Proof of Concepts / Prototypes, and recommends applications of such technologies to future product architectures.
  • Plans, researches, and designs robust security architectures, standards, systems and authentication protocols for any IT project.
  • Ensures that chosen technology is flexible, supportable and requires minimal maintenance.
  • Provides security review and guidance for projects driven by groups outside of Information security, specifically developing security requirements and developing secure designs.
  • Reviews architectural designs and makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Participates in checkpoint and design reviews.
  • Participates in Information security projects throughout the entire project lifecycle.
  • Authors security standards and procedures.
  • Develops a complete understanding of a company’s technology and information systems.
  • Performs vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments.
  • Analyzes trends to proactively prevent problems. Effectively resolves and follows-up on problems as they occur.
  • Develops and recommends productivity aids in all aspects of assignments to accelerate delivery.
  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.
  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.
  • Implements changes in response to shifting trends.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed
  • Min of 10+ years of security experience – ***candidates that started as a Security Engineer and moved into Security Architecture preferred***
  • Experience as an Application Security Architect operating at an enterprise level
  • Expertise with Application Security or Platform Security required
  • Must have the technical depth to assist with the build and design of security solutions for projects and closely collaborate with the appropriate people to get the job done.
  • Will be engaged on multiple, highly visible projects during their career at this company.  Candidate must have excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of microservice application architecture patterns and security best practices.
  • Knowledge of Risk Management lifecycles based on an established framework such as: NIST CSF; ISO27001/17/18; FFIEC; OSFI; etc.
  • U.S. & Canadian Banking regulations experience, as it pertains to Information Security, is preferred
  • Knowledge of policy and security architecture frameworks such as SABSA is desirable
  • Security certifications such as CISSP, CISA, CRISC, SABSA, CCSP, CCSK or equivalent is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Typically 7+ years of relevant experience and a post-secondary degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Systems or a related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Zero Trust Architecture principles and best practices.
  • Knowledge of DevSecOps. Candidates that have had experience in implementing successful DevSecOps programs preferred.
  • Familiarity with IoT (Internet of Things) security risks and concerns.
  • Sufficient business knowledge to assess impact of applied technology on customer’s business processes.
  • Knowledge of project management methodology and its applicability to successful delivery of technical change.
  • Understanding and problem solving ability of Information Technology of various scale, degree and dimension of complexity - In-depth.
  • Proficient in the techniques that go into producing designs of complex systems, including requirements discovery and analysis, formulation of solution context, identification of solution alternatives and their assessment, technology selection, and design configuration.
  • Knowledge of Information security risk, and industry best practices with minimum of 2 years relevant experience - Working.
  • Knowledge of the technical areas such as data warehouses, mainframes, networks, applications etc. - Working.
  • Knowledge of Corporate Policies, Standards, and operating procedures relating to information security risk.
  • Knowledge of the technology domain the architecture is being developed for. E.g. Databases, Product, Service, etc. - Working.
  • Deep technical and system-level expertise in one or more technology areas.
  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.
  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Influence skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - In-depth / Expert.
  • Able to manage ambiguity.
  • Data driven decision making - In-depth / Expert.