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Lead Security Architect

Request Technology

Posted on Jun 14, 2022 by Request Technology

Chicago, IL 60601
Immediate Start
$150k - $155k Annual

We are looking for an experienced security architect to bring deep knowledge of current and future-looking security practices for our networks and infrastructure. The Security Architect will develop the patterns, frameworks, and standards with technologists from across the company. The Security Architect role is highly collaborative in nature with strong communication skills, an influential personality, and a level of expertise that can be substantiated with compelling justifications or insights to key stakeholders and technical teams.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Security Consultation to stakeholders, SMEs, and project or product teams
  • The security resource who can speak to security requirements, controls, and implications for new technologies, products, services, or designs across the technology landscape.
  • A go-to resource for teams seeking deeper clarity, potential solutions, or recommendations for meeting security requirements when path forward is uncertain.
  • Security analysis and guidance from within the Security Team.
  • Constructive review of existing environment standards, designs, tools, and services to determine areas of weakness, inconsistency, or exposure, this while offering recommendations for IT remediations and maturity.
  • Thoughtful analysis and alignment with Security Operations and GRC to ensure alerting, metrics, and reporting are conveying information to further reinforce security standards or identify deviations.
  • Defining security architecture, standards, and solutions within one or more domains
  • Develop conceptual and logical security architectures to inform and influence product selection and application
  • Create and document technical security standards, policies, procedures, and processes
  • Support the analysis and implementation of security standards to establish repeatability and consistency across the technology ecosystem.
  • Continuous analysis of future-state security requirements tied to product roadmaps, strategies, and business initiatives.
  • Design and advocate for modern approaches to network and infrastructure security
  • Develop patterns, strategies, and roadmaps aligned to technological and business goals
  • Perform risk assessments and identify capabilities needed to address current and anticipated challenges to our networks and infrastructure

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Success of this role relies heavily upon exceptional critical thinking skills, demonstrated expertise in a Security Architect capacity, and a personable yet guidance-focused approach to interacting with stakeholders and peers.
  • Familiarity with the following technologies and concepts:
  • Firewalls, networking, routing, load balancers, and related
  • Zero trust, zone-based architecture, defense in depth, SASE, SSE, and micro-segmentation
  • Identity-based network access, time-bound access to networks, and NAC
  • Wireless technologies, 802.1x, WPAx, and wireless in IoT and industrial applications
  • Intrusion detection/prevention, threat protection, application and content identification
  • Web application Firewalls (WAF), application and reverse proxies, DDoS protection strategies
  • SaaS cloud service security (O365, Salesforce, ServiceNow, etc.)
  • AWS, Azure, GCP, and other commodity IaaS vendors
  • NIST 800-53, NIST CSF, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, etc.
  • SABSA, TOGAF, and enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK and OWASP ASVS, with the ability to articulate how the frameworks assist in enhancing security.
  • Vulnerability management technologies and secure development tools.
  • Threat modelling methodologies and frameworks
  • Server, database, and infrastructure security and resiliency
  • Kubernetes and containers
  • Internet of Things (IoT), Operational Technologies (OT) and industrial controls

Additional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (related) or equivalent experience as a hand-on security architect/senior security engineer.
  • 7+ years of IT Security Experience. Industry certifications are highly desired (ie CISSP, CCSP, or other advanced-level certifications).

Reference: 1629769236

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