Security Architect in New York, NY at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 6/16/2020

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Job Description

Title: Security Architect
Location: NYC
Direct Hire w/Client - FT PERM ROLE

Job Summary:
The Security Architect will manage and maintain the Firm's security program. He/she will need to pro-actively identify security risks, recommend solutions, work with affected departments to address the risk, and ensure that the solutions remain in effect. He/she must have extensive hands-on experience supplemented by an understanding of theory and practice. The candidate's responsibilities include security for all areas of I.T. including servers, networks, desktops, third party services and application development.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Work with a small dedicated security team to implement technical solutions and provide operational capabilities.
  • Project manage security initiatives and provide project oversight of all security projects.
  • Provide oversight and technical direction for security initiatives.
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to other members of the team.
  • Provide overall technical design & architecture for all aspects of security in the infrastructure.
  • Need to be hands-on both from a mentoring standpoint, as well as from an execution of tasks when team members are not available standpoint.
  • Supervise third-party vendors for various projects or services.
  • Create operational capabilities within the security organization.
  • Review technology platforms, identify deficiencies, recommend and implement improvements.
  • Work with vendors and colleagues to assess different technologies and determine their impact on security.
  • Troubleshoot security issues and assist with security incident responses and forensic investigations.
  • Prepare risk reports to senior management including security incidents, system vulnerabilities, and ongoing compliance functions.
Required Qualifications:
  • Strong hands-on technical experience in the security domain. .i.e. must have hands-on experience with some of the key security technologies --IDS, SIEM, Network Security, Application Security, Endpoint Security
  • Experience with threat modeling, penetration testing, or running security scans with third party software
  • Experience working with IP networking, networking protocols and understanding of security related technologies including Encryption, VPNs, PKI, Firewalls, IDS, Proxies, NAC, SIEM, AV, DNS, Email, Wireless
  • Experience working with leading firewall, network scanning, and intrusion detection products and authentication technologies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to clearly articulate ideas, solutions etc.
  • Organized with Strong Project Management skills
  • Self-driven -- Ability to lead projects from initiation to completion
  • Educational background with BS / MS in Computer Science, Engineering or related area.
  • Strong knowledge of internet, web, application and network security platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of Linux & Windows operating system security
  • 4+ years' of experience in a similar position.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve security issues
  • Ability to perform and interpret vulnerability assessments
  • Ability to administer the operations of a security infrastructure
  • Ability to balance and prioritize work
  • Some scripting experience is necessary
Additional Qualifications:
  • Possess security certifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA, GSEC, etc.)
  • Experience with project management and industry best practices
  • Experience working within the Financial Services industry

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