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Senior Security Architect

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Plano, TX US
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California, Santa Clara;
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Job Description

Job Responsibilities

This senior level role will be part of the Architecture & Governance team in Information Security organization and will contribute towards the vision of Information Security organization.  This role will provide for securing enterprise information by determining security requirements; planning, implementing, and testing security systems; preparing security standards, policies, and procedures; mentoring team members.

Some of key job responsibilities to include:

  • Assist in the development of a strategic security architecture vision, including standards and frameworks that are aligned with overall business strategy using the current technology roadmap and will lead towards risk mitigation and organizational security maturity.
  • Determine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues; preparing cost estimates, etc.
  • Enhance security team accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; responding to technical and procedural questions from other team members; advancing/ guiding process improvements; mentoring team members within the organization and outside in a  highly matrixed organization.
  • Plan and implement security by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for various technologies and practices.
  • Prepare system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to the organization/ function.
  • Ability to leverage new technologies for inclusion into the strategy
  • Foster and grow a culture focused on proactive risk management, both within the Architecture and Governance as well as across the broader enterprise functions
  • Liaise between the information security team and across organizations and business functions to meet the enterprise’s security objectives and function in a SME/ advisory role across the enterprise
  • Understand current as well as emerging security threats and design security architecture to mitigate threats where possible
  • Meet with project teams and other system architects to develop system designs and project plans that include the appropriate security controls and meet security standards
  • Develop relevant metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation and increase the maturity of the security program.


  • Advanced degree in computer science, engineering or related field
  • 10+ years of combined experience in security architecture role
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to express and drive the resolution of technical problems effectively
  • CISSP, CCIE, CCDE or other network or risk related certification highly desirable
  • Knowledge of various security standards and best practices such as, NIST, ISO, PCI and other regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical skills in dealing with issues that are not readily defined or that conflict with available information.
  • Good understanding of business process controls.
  • Attention to detail and ability to implement.
  • Excellent problem-solving, planning, time management, and follow through skills.
  • Independent/self-starter with a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to document processes, roles, key decisions, and other work session outputs.
  • Ability to schedule and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to set goals and exceed them
  • Ability to act autonomously for the most part, with little support from anyone.


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