Network Security Platform Architect

USD $145,500 - $291,000 / Year

Full Time

  • No Travel Required

Job Description

Your Opportunity

*This role can be telecommute*

The Schwab Security Design & Innovation team handles the Firm's security strategy and domain security architecture vision and development. We drive and synchronize security strategies aligned with technology and business priorities along with validating future directions through security research and innovation.

In this role the Network Security Platform will have responsibility for identifying, defining, developing, leading security technology strategy across a broad portfolio of network security and related technology systems, and the assessment of new and emerging network and workplace access security technologies at the very large enterprise scale.

As a senior member of the team you will engage and partner with senior leaders across the organization leveraging your extensive background in (managing / delivering / implementing / architecting) network security technology combined with expertise in organizational and cross-functional communication to develop network security strategy, influence roadmaps, solution adoption, champion strategic opportunities / execution plans with the aim to improve security capabilities, reduce risk and position forward looking platform security enhancements.

What you are good at

  • Responsible for defining our Global Network Security vision and architecture for large complex solutions, which aligns with the enterprise architecture strategy, technology and platform choices
  • Describes the solution intent and the associated operating environment, determining the primary systems/subsystems and their interfaces, defining non-functional requirements and architectural runway to support new epics/features and expand into new opportunities
  • Ensures the network security scope is fit for purpose and use by working with stakeholders, vendors/service providers, and evaluating the impact of strategic design decisions
  • Contributes to best practices, standard templates, and the architecture roadmap for defined domains.
  • Creates network security, and visibility security reference architecture and design patterns for reusability.
  • Contributes in the creation of the network security architecture roadmap of defined domains (Business, Application, Data and Technology) in support of the product roadmap
  • Contributes to the development of best practices including standardized templates
  • Works with Product Manager/Owner to plan and prioritize technology focused backlog items for the architecture runway to enable business epics/features and expand into new opportunities
  • Clarifies the architecture for the development teams to support implementation, and provides solution options to resolve any architectural impediments
  • Performs design and code reviews to ensure all non-functional requirements for a solution are sufficiently met (e.g. security, performance, maintainability, scalability, usability, and reliability)
  • Develop security patterns, standards, and architectural decision records to ensure Schwab data at rest, in motion or in use is properly secured.
  • Liaises with other security architects and security practitioners to share best practices and insights.
  • The platform security architect must interpret business, technology and threat drivers, and develop practical security roadmaps to deal with these drivers.
  • Create and define the security architectures and roadmaps encompassing cloud architecture, access management, and monitoring.


What you have

  • Experience designing and implementing software defined network security services and tools.
  • In depth knowledge of networking technologies such as SASE, SDWAN, and VLANs technologies
  • 4-year college/university degree required
  • Minimum 10 + years of experience building and managing security infrastructure and network solutions in the financial industries
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate with and present to the senior leadership team
  • Experience with assessment, development, implementation, integration, optimization, and documentation of a comprehensive and broad set of network security technologies and processes in on premise, public and private cloud environments
  • Experience with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes), and Proxy based solutions
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise security concepts/frameworks and products, secure design principles and best practices
  • NIST 800-53, CIS Benchmarks, ISO 27000 series, COBIT, etc.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills a must.
  • Must be able to quickly and succinctly design and create technical solution/process documentation
  • Must be a self-starter, strong leader who is able to manage, develop and nurture a team of senior engineers and architects; work with limited supervision & be able to work well with others in a globally diverse IT environment
  • Understanding of cryptography as it relates to application, network and cloud security
  • CISSP, CCSP, TOGAF certification preferred. Other Information Security oriented certifications a plus


"In addition to the salary range, this role is also eligible for bonus or incentive opportunities."

Why work for us?

Own Your Tomorrow embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees ignite their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in reinventing a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth.

Benefits: A competitive and flexible package designed to empower you for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive and flexible package designed to help you make the most of your life at work and at home-today and in the future. Explore further .

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Schwab is an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, contact Human Resources at or call.

TD Ameritrade, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe People Matter. We value diversity and believe that it goes beyond all protected classes, thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.
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