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Lead Security Architect
Ref No.: 20-00249
Location: DC
SUMMARY
Our client is currently recruiting for a Lead Security Architect.The Lead Security Architect delivers a comprehensive Information Security strategy and successfully meets the objectives outlined within the strategy. The Lead Security Architect also monitors cost, evaluates emerging technologies, works within the change management practices.This is a hands-on position that provides leadership in the execution of IT security transformations and upgrades. Works with staff to keep them informed of current attack techniques, provides training and periodically tests them. Continually advances the security of clients systems while maintaining availability and performance. Periodically reviews IT security framework to maintain appropriate IT security policies, procedures, and system compliance. Oversees day-to-day IT security system logs and reports for security threats/vulnerabilities, escalates issues and establishes mitigation plans. Provides management reports on IT security and assists in responding to internal and external auditor requests.
  • Reports to the Director of Data and Infrastructure Management and serves a key role in the organization, working closely with senior leadership and any team within the organization as needed.
  • The Lead Security Architect is a hands-on advocate for the organizations total Information Security needs and is responsible for the design, build and implementation of security systems on premise and in the Cloud.
  • The Lead Security Architect delivers a comprehensive Information Security strategy and successfully meets the objectives outlined within the strategy.
  • The Lead Security Architect also monitors cost, evaluates emerging technologies, works within the change management practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide guidance and counsel to management and other staff regarding all aspects of Information Security.
  • Experience building and migrating security programs, monitoring and tools in the AWS Cloud.
  • Lead Information Security planning processes to enhance a comprehensive Information Security program for the entire organization.
  • Work with Director to establish annual and long-term security goals, define security strategies, metrics and reports.
  • Lead the development and implementation of effective and reasonable policies and practices to secure protected and sensitive data and ensure Information Security and compliance.
  • Lead efforts to internally assess, evaluate and make recommendations regarding the adequacy of the security controls for the organization's information and technology systems.
  • Support all security related audits including scope of audits, outcomes and remediations.
  • Create education and awareness programs and advise staff at all levels on security issues, best practices, and vulnerabilities.
  • Keep abreast of security incidents and act as primary control point during Information Security incidents.
  • Develop, implement and administer technical security standards, as well as a suite of security services and tools to address and mitigate security risk.
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance in assessing and evaluating Information Security risks and monitor compliance with security standards and appropriate policies.
  • Examine impacts of new technologies on the organization's overall Information Security.
  • Establish processes to review implementation of new technologies to ensure security compliance.
  • Design, build and implement enterprise-class security systems. Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy. Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats.
  • Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge. Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements.
  • Help set strategic direction for Information Security initiatives, processes and standards.
  • Research, evaluate, recommend and drive next-generation security technologies and concepts to keep security ahead of the curve.
  • Conduct and attend project meetings to provide security and governance input throughout project lifecycles.
  • Coordinate risk assessments of IT projects and systems.
  • Provide technical and operational assessment of security products based on enterprise risk in the areas of mobile, physical, endpoint, network, and application development.
  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information. Lead and participate in the organizations vulnerability management strategy.
  • Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices.
  • Monitor computer networks for security issues, investigate security breaches, and other cyber security incidents.
  • Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs.
  • Monitor and maintain Splunk centralized logging and monitoring platform.
  • Assist the Director with mentoring the Information Security team members.
  • Perform penetration testing and understand red/blue team exercises.
  • Other duties as assigned.

NON-ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS
May occasionally lift up to 40 lbs

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related studies with a minimum of 6+ years of Information Technology experience relating to multiple platforms, operating systems, software, communications, and network protocols.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Information Security.
  • AWS Certifications are desired.
  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills - including negotiation, facilitation, and consensus building skills; ability to influence and persuade, without direct control.
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization with diverse backgrounds.
  • Must have strong writing skills to effectively write detailed polices, reports, procedures, training instructions, and document system requirements.
  • Cloud security knowledge across multiple cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure required.
  • Experience with network security and segmentation, data security, application security, End-Point Security (desktops, laptops, servers, etc.), Mobile device security (smartphones, tablets, iPads, etc.), to include Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Authentication and Authorization models and techniques (to include multi-factor authentication).
  • Strong attention to detail

OUR VALUES
We consider how you do your job as important as what you do, and we live our values daily. Integrity Honesty and consistency are core to our values, and we believe that all individuals should be treated with respect, regardless of position. We strive to create a culture that celebrates diversity as a means of inspiring and cultivating innovation, purpose and inclusion among our most important stakeholders, our colleagues. We feel safe to express our ideas and enthusiastically collaborate to achieve common goals, while reaping the rewards as a team. Exhibiting personal drive and resilience, even in challenging circumstances, is core to our culture. We believe in the reliability, competency, and honesty of our colleagues. The confidence in our relationship with others is the groundwork for how we interact and build on those relationships. Strive for Excellence We care about making a difference. We contribute our time, talent and creativity to deliver innovative, high quality and impactful work for the investors, communities and professionals that count on a fair and efficient municipal market. In service to our mission, we strive to build our knowledge, develop our skills and overcome obstacles.