You will be accountable for proactively and holistically leading or supporting security and EA activities that create deliverables that guide the direction and development for technological responses to disruptive forces and driving targeted business outcomes. Technologies will include business applications, cloud security solutions, severs, security technologies, and industrial controls systems.
In this role, you would provide the leadership, facilitation, analysis and design tasks required for the development of an enterprise's security architecture. They create deliverables that help develop target-state guidance (reusable standards, guidelines, individual parts and configurations) for evolving information security across the enterprise, in order to enable business strategy and manage risk. They facilitate and orchestrate the delivery of targeted business outcomes through technical decisions and within alignment of the security and EA practices to ensure a cohesive solution is provided.
Day to Day:
Work with EA, security peers, and other stakeholders to analyze the enterprise business context (business strategy and trends), as well as change requirements in other enterprise architecture viewpoints (such as business, information and solution) to derive the security architecture future state. This includes defining the requirements, principles and models that guide technology decisions for the enterprise.
Understand security trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
Demonstrated experience in assessing risks and defining security strategy enterprises based on those risks.
Demonstrated experience in architecting, designing, implementing, and managing security for highly available, resilient systems (physical, virtual, cloud).
Drive digital innovation by leveraging innovative new technologies and approaches to renovate, extend, and transform the existing core technology base and IT estate.
Define high-level plans to address the gaps between the current and future state, typically in sync with the IT budgeting or other capital planning processes.
Lead the analysis of the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement. In addition, lead the analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise as well as on the enterprise technology architecture.
Coach, mentor and collaborate with technical subject matter experts and EA peers to develop a security architecture that enables and drives new business capabilities and operating models.
Assist with designing the governance, assurance and standards activities associated with ensuring enterprise security architecture compliance.
Oversee, or consult on, technology implementation and modification activities (for example, projects), particularly for new or shared security solutions.
Oversee and facilitate the research, evaluation, and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards in the security area, as well as the design of standard configurations.
Identify the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures and culture) and financial impact of the enterprise technology architecture.
Document necessary enterprise security architecture design and analysis work, possibly including project postmortem documentation and metric collection.
Understand, advocate, and augment the business and IT strategies. Be prepared to "sell" the enterprise information security process its outcome and ongoing results.
Reports straight-line to the Senior Manager for Information Security and IT Compliance with a dotted-line to the Director of Enterprise Architecture.
Collaborate with business constituents, other EA team members, project teams and staff in various IT functional areas as needed to fulfill the responsibilities described above.
Security Solutions Architect Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 10+ years of design and implementation experience in IT, with a deep knowledge in of the following technical disciplines: security architecture and design supporting enterprise level application environments, middleware, servers and storage, database management, and IT operations.
3 + years of experience with cloud technologies (Azure, AWS).
Working knowledge of security solutions and Active Directory at the enterprise level.
Working knowledge of current threats.
Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments.
Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
Strong leadership skills.
Excellent analytical and technical skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Knowledge of many, if not most, aspects of an enterprise security architecture.
Knowledge of information principles and processes.
Knowledge of financial models and budgeting.
Understanding of infrastructure and application architecture.
Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize, and DevOps).
Understanding and knowledge of IT Service Management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL Foundations Certification is required within 90 days of hiring) (TOGAF and CISSP certification are encouraged, but not required).
Knowledge and understanding of different modeling languages.
Understanding and knowledge of IT standards and controls.
Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations and how they relate to achieving targeted business outcomes.
Ability to estimate the financial impact of technology alternatives.
Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to enable future-state business capabilities that, in turn, drive targeted business outcomes.
Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of existing, new and emerging technologies that enable and drive new business designs and models.
Demonstrated ability to work well with others and be respected as a leader.
Organizationally savvy, with understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate obstacles and politics.
Ability to balance the long-term (big picture) and short-term implications of individual decisions.
Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes.
Team player and collaborative.
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.
Information Security Architecture Consultant
Systems Engineer – Scientific User Support
GIS Security Engineer (Security Developer – Vulnerability Management)
Information Systems Security Engineer
Not Ready to Apply?