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Senior Security Architect: 19-05017
Ref No.: 19-05017
Category: Networking ,Systems, Security & DevOps Engineering
Location: Foster City, California
Women Back to Work (WBW) candidates will also be considered for this position.
 
Akraya is an award-winning IT staffing firm and the staffing partner of choice for many leading companies across the US. We offer comprehensive benefits including Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Cafeteria Plan (HSA, FSA, and dependent care), 401(k) (enrollment subject to eligibility), and Sick Pay (varies based on city and state laws).
 
Primary Skills: Security Architecture, Payment Security, OWASP, NIST
Duration: 06 Months (Strong possibility of extension/conversion)
Contract Type: W2 Only

JOB DESCRIPTION:
 
  • 7+ years of work experience with a Bachelor's Degree
  • You will have significant progressive experience in building secure applications preferably payment platforms, systems that can withstand all types of threats from various threat agent.
  • You would have conducted threat modelling exercises on networks and systems to identify all the threats the systems is exposed to and recommended mitigations controls to address those threats.
  • You will have a deep understanding of current compliance, regulatory and legal requirements relevant to the transaction processing industry such as PCI, HIPPA, SOX, and GLB.
  • Knowledge of administrative, physical and technical controls that could be built around networks, systems and applications to secure them.
  • A proven record of accomplishment in designing security controls for complex web applications with backend services expertise such as API Gateway, Identity and Access Management Services, Data Protection technologies, Security Information Event Management etc.
  • Strong knowledge of deep design review and Secure Development Lifecycle methodologies, Agile based methodologies, middleware platforms, development platforms (Java, C, C++, .NET etc.)
  • An individual with experience of working on large scale cloud based services (including SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and very understanding of security challenges involve in deploying Cloud Applications
  • Experienced hands on SW development in C/Objective-C/C++/Swift/Java
  • Technical experience with security technologies including, but not limited to, intrusion detection/prevention, event correlation, firewall, antivirus, anti-spam, policy enforcement, patch/configuration management, usage monitoring, audit, secure application development, etc.
 
Essential Functions
  • Be a product security champion by driving Security Architecture and Design/implementation/optimization for Web, API and Mobile backend applications across Visa.
  • Engage in the initial requirements definition (including analysis of threats and risks and alignment with Visa security, Engineering, IT and Architecture standards.
  • Conduct and facilitate security reviews, threat modelling including deep design reviews throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Facilitate "table-top "/red-team/scenario analysis exercises in conjunction with other SME's; and plan the resolution of any identified vulnerabilities/issues.
  • You'll be working on enabling/building security on various platforms and technologies which protect the applications from attacks like:
  • Payment processing platforms, Payment Wallet solutions, Consumer facing applications, COTS products deployed in house, public clouds, Issuer/Acquirer facing platforms and applications, white labelled solutions for partners.
  • zTPF, zOS, MVS, Linux, Windows, VMWare, Openstack, SDN, Public cloud like AWS, Google
  • Cybersecurity tools like IDS, SIEM, Tripwire, Tanium, Netwitness, Netflow, WAF
  • HSMs, Tokenization systems, data encryption solutions from Safenet, Vormetric etc
  • Web technologies like HTTP, SOAP, REST services, AJAX
  • Databases like Oracle, MS SQL, Couchbase, Cassandra, Riak, Aerospike
  • Programming languages like Java, C, C++, .Net, Javascript, GoLang, ErLang, Cobol etc
  • Caching services like Kafka, Coherence, MQ
  • Big-data like Hadoop
  • Web Access Management solutions like Forgerock, Siteminder, Custom/in-house Security Frameworks
  • Automate security tools and processes ensuring innovation and advancement strategies that keep pace in the areas of access control, security-in-depth, secure transaction processing, secure coding practices for web and mobile applications.
  • Help business and product team to achieve various compliance certifications like PCI, FFIEC etc.
  • Be responsible for overall planning, direction and oversight of multiple projects, products, services or functions.
  • Identify and analyse system and application level vulnerabilities to provide recommended counter measures or mitigating controls that reduce risk to an acceptable and manageable level.
  • Independently formulate direction, design or oversight for the development of major Enteprise-wide programs or plans that have significant impact on the success of the organization.
 
To follow up with any questions, please contact Joel Mac @ 408-512-2455.
 
If this position is not quite what you're looking for, visit akraya.com and submit a copy of your resume. We will get to work finding you a job that is a better fit at one of our many amazing clients. 
 
Akraya is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Akraya is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.