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Security Architect
Ref No.: 17-14170
Location: San Francisco, California
Position Type:Contract
Title: Security Architect
Duration: 12 Months (Possible of extensions)
Location: San Francisco, CA

Key Duties
• Articulation of consistent security principles and technology standards that guide design, engineering and deployment of secure DevOps products
• Collaboration across Enterprise Architecture and Information Security on pattern definitions that help mitigate security risks within the CLIENT's environment – both on premise and cloud
• Thinks and acts strategically, staying abreast of trends and advances in IT/security solutions and monitors changes in the operating environment that affect information security
• Provides thought leadership using business communications, active collaboration, and leading cross-functional groups to deliver security goals
• Develops external partnerships with vendors and outside entities as appropriate
• Takes ownership of key initiatives, coordinating strategies with other members of the InfoSec team and DevOps leaders to execute
• Presents business updates, recommendations, strategic opportunities and assessments to leadership and senior management as needed
• Develops, maintains, and communicates the Enterprise Security Architecture strategy in partnership with senior Business and CLIENT's leaders
• Develops relationships with business leaders, challenging status quo on security matters
• Provides advice and leadership on a broad range of security items and strategies

Competencies
• 10 years IT Experience / 7 years IT Security Experience
• At least 7+ years of security technology and / or compliance experience supporting production system management in a UNIX, Window, or Z/OS technical environment.
• Security certifications or equivalent of CISSP, CCNE, RSA, or GIAC
• Working knowledge of one or more security and IT Architecture standards including COBIT, TOGAF, Open Security Architecture, or Service Oriented Modeling Framework.
• Demonstrated experience in the following areas: application security, firewalls, intrusion detection & prevention, perimeter appliances, domain segmentation, filtering (virus, spam, etc.), network segmentation, authentication, enterprise portals, portal based access managers, database encryption, data encryption, host intrusion detection, enterprise directories (LDAP and Active Directory), and meta-directories
• Demonstrated ability to build and execute complex security plans
• Experience working with information security laws and standards generally accepted information security principles, and accepted industry best practices
• Experience working in a risk based environment including mitigation, planning and implementation
• Operational flexibility in modifying business and operating practices to adapt to a changing environment
• Demonstrated ability to innovate and operate outside the comfort zone of established methods and procedures
• Leadership characteristics as shown by a history of inspiring and motivating people to a common purpose at all levels within a company
• Demonstrated ability to gain immediate credibility at all levels both inside and outside the organization and develop lasting, productive and collaborative relationships
• Excellent communication and influencing skills including the ability to simplify key messages, present compelling stories and promote technical and personal credibility with internal and external executives, and both technical and non-technical audiences
• Proven success working across organizational and geographic boundaries