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Security Solutions Architect
Ref No.: 18-00046
Location: Corning, New York
Position Type:Contract
Element Consulting Group has an immediate need for a Security Solutions Architect to join our Client's team located in Corning, New York. This is a consulting position with an initial duration of 6 months.

Job Description:

The Security Solutions Architect is a resource possessing a balance of architecture, technical, leadership, and communications skills. The SA is a key resource on projects delivering enterprise solutions to business problems and resolves technical and architectural conflicts across multiple technologies.
  • Produce architecture artifacts such as solution designs, that combine and integrate multiple technologies, from conceptual to physical architecture layers and submit for approval
  • Prepares and presents architecture documentation for the architecture review boards
  • Align solution to existing business requirements, Corning technology standards, and roadmaps
  • Collaborate with business analysts and other stakeholders to manage solution requirements
  • Work with internal teams to provide technical guidance on solution implementation
  • Provide policy and standards based security consulting to internal teams
  • Participate in new technology or solution selection and evaluation
  • Review and approve/deny change requests
Technical Knowledge:
  • Network technologies such as firewalls, IDS, IPS, WAF, routing, switching, proxies
  • Data loss prevention tools at the network and endpoint layers
  • Cloud services such as: cloud based email, enterprise file sync and share, cloud access security brokers (CASB), IAAS, PAAS, SAAS
  • Mobile and endpoint: Enterprise mobility management including MDM and MAM; endpoint security – anti-malware, encryption.
  • Enterprise security tools such as privilege access management, threat and vulnerability management, and security incident and event management tools
  • Encryption: public key infrastructure, key management, cryptography
  • This is a Department of Defense (DOD) position that requires US Citizenship.
  • 3-5 years hands-on engineering experience with some or all technologies listed above (please specify technologies worked with)
  • 1-2 years experience in an operational role reviewing, implementing, and/or approving changes to systems
  • Experience producing architecture artifacts: conceptual and logical architectures, solution technical designs, requirements analysis
  • Experience in cloud service provider security assessments and evaluations
  • Experience in implementing cloud services
  • Participation in architecture review meetings with solution architecture and enterprise architecture
  • Collaboration with managed service providers to ensure deliverables meet expectations
  • Familiarity with NIST 800 series, COBIT, ITIL
Soft Skills:
  • Excellent communication skills to articulate the risks associated with technology choices to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Be a problem solver and go-getter who strives to meet the objectives of the function and the project
  • Knowledge of architecture patterns, principles, and frameworks
  • Excellent team player who takes initiative and ownership of assigned items to see them through completion
  • Be a quick learner and adapt to the changing security landscape and business requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in an information technology or related area
  • Industry certification such as CISSP or cloud security certification
  • Familiarity with architecture frameworks (SABSA, TOGAF)
Note: The solutions architect may be required to travel domestically and/or internationally depending on work assignment needs (Taiwan, China, Japan, Mexico)

Element Consulting Group is not sponsoring or transferring work visas at this time. Due to client requirements, we are not able to work with third party employers on this opportunity.

Element Consulting Group offers an attractive benefits package including medical, life, dental & vision insurance, health saving account, 401(k) with match and more!