Security Architect

  • ., Raleigh, NC
  • Contract

Company Description

Archer IT is a NYC based recruiting firm and trusted adviser to leading companies in the financial services, investment banking, fintech, and media industries across North America. Our client, has a current position available for a Security Architect in Raleigh, NC.

Job Description

As a Security Architect, you will join a team charged with ensuring a leading investment bank can identify, defend and respond against both internal and external cyber security threats. The role is part of a small but diverse team of architects spread across the globe. As an Architect your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with Cyber Security Product Management, Engineering, and Operations team to understand business requirements, levels of demand and impact on technical architecture
  • Working with the stakeholders to assess implications of architecture decisions for both new and existing capabilities
  • Designing the low-level, technical capability architecture for new and modified capabilities and ensuring that the design can deliver to defined business requirements
  • Defining and prioritizing investment required to deliver the capability architecture
  • Developing and managing lifecycle, roadmaps and reference architecture for the capability
  • Ensuring adherence to GCTO architectural standards, principles and policies
  • Publishing capability upgrade and maintenance plans 
  • Providing input into the capability development and optimization
  • Acting as a subject matter expert for all capability architecture related discussions and issues
  • Developing relationships with 3rd party suppliers when necessary

Your goals will include:

  • Supporting the Capability Owner in developing low level technical architecture to support the capability roadmap
  • Understanding demand for the capability from service owners
  • Ensuring adherence to architecture standards
  • Aligning the capability roadmap with changing service roadmaps



    Essentials Skills and Qualifications:

    • Ability to transform functional requirements into detailed technical specifications
    • Strong experience in business analysis, IT planning and design
    • Extensive experience in a security engineering or architecture roles
    • Deep knowledge of enterprise-scale security systems and architectures
    • A strong understanding of current technology trends and competitive forces
    • Ability to develop custom technical component integration plans
    • Advanced Linux or Windows experience
    • A degree in Computer Science, IT, Systems Engineering, or a related discipline and at least 5 years of relevant experience or a high-school diploma and at least 10 years of relevant experience 
    • Extensive experience in planning and designing solutions using APIs, workflow orchestration and automation
    • Develops strong customer, peer and senior relationships globally
    • Ability to effectively communicate with and influence senior stakeholders
    • Able to effectively communicate technical concepts to business users / customers
    • Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Clear understanding of information security, backed by a depth and breadth of supporting technical knowledge, especially in the field of Cyber Security

    Desired Skills and Qualifications:

    • Extensive experience across all phases of the service delivery lifecycle
    • Experience of application of Agile/DevOps methodologies
    • Experience with tools such as Atlassian (Jira, Confluence) and configuration management systems such as Chef, Puppet, BOSH

    Additional Information

    This is a contract position.