Cyber Security Architect

IT Security, Security Architecture, Security Design, enterprise security solutions, IBM MQ, Websphere, Cloud Security, SANS qualification
Contract Corp-To-Corp, Contract W2
Depends On Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

An industry leading Financial Technology Services company has a critical need to bring on an Enterprise Security Architect on a long-term consulting basis to provide Cyber Security expertise to a project team tasked with building out next generation applications and services for their suite of fintech products.   This position will be based in Metro Park, NJ (Iselin) and will involve occasional travel to NYC.
 
This company has built out an industry leading global trading platform which is used by the world's largest banking institutions for trading and settlement within the Foreign Exchange market.  As a quick overview, this Security team will be responsible for providing technical security advice, guidance and support to the entire organization and ensuring that a risk-based approach to IT security is adopted in every part of the business. This is a high-profile position and will involve partnering with the business units, third parties and customer companies to ensure that security is “baked-in” to all integrations, implementations and new development projects. Additionally, this will involve working closely with 3rd party vendors on risk assessments, and maintaining security compliance when integrating systems, etc... This position offers a professional challenge with growth potential and a unique opportunity to be part of a growing team focused on the bleeding edge of Financial/Banking Technology and IT Security.
 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Define security architecture and solution principles to support business projects
  • Define and work with key IT Security controls and frameworks to ensure appropriate solution design and testing to meet the business strategic plan.
  • Partner with and act as a key stakeholder for delivery of business initiatives by other departments.
  • Act as a SME for Application and Network Security and engage with appropriate 3rd parties and regulators as required.
  • Assume a lead role on the IT Security team, develop and implement the company’s IT Strategy in consultation with the IT teams, ensuring that all initiatives are mirrored in respective strategies.
  • Provide security advice and support for technology projects
  • Review and update IT Security policies to reflect best practice and mitigate current and emerging threats.
  • Evaluate, design and implement new technology and processes to help mature the group while adopting a risk-based design methodology.
  • Oversee design principles and controls relating to 3rd party solution providers
  • Ratify control decisions and technical controls
  • Research new security related products and services to ensure that the company is equipped with appropriate industry tools and solutions.
  • Promote security awareness throughout the business
  • Conduct security risk assessments for projects. (including 3rd parties)
  • Maintain relationships with all third-party IT security vendors and strategic partners
Requirements:
  • 10+ years of experience in IT Security with a recent focus on Security Architecture/Design for enterprise business application and integration solutions with a CISSP.
  • Sound knowledge of enterprise security concepts/ frameworks and products
  • Extensive experience of enterprise security solutions and best practice controls for infrastructure and application architectures (e.g. ISAM, MQ, WAS, Linux, AIX, Windows, Networks and Storage)
  • Experience working with big enterprise products such as IBM MQ, Websphere, etc...
  • Technical security implementation and analysis experience in a first class international business.
  • Understanding and experience with Cloud Security (AWS, Azure).  AWS Certs would be a huge plus.
  • Commanding knowledge of Cryptography
  • Prior relevant experience gained in a security project/consultancy/architect orientated role
  • Experience with intelligence gathering regarding security threats
  • Experience of conducting Risk Assessments using best practice risk management methodologies.
  • Cost effective approach to safeguarding the integrity, availability and confidentiality of data and risk mitigation
  • Technical security implementation and analysis experience in a first-class international business.
  • Prior relevant experience gained in a security project/consultancy/architect orientated role
  • Experience of conducting Risk Assessments using best practice risk management methodologies.
  • Cost effective approach to safeguarding the integrity, availability and confidentiality of data and risk mitigation
  • Good verbal and excellent written communications skills. Ability to clarify security technical detail and confidently communicate associated business risks to senior management
  • SANS qualification or equivalent
  • Delivery/Results focused
  • Business focused
  • Articulate
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to challenge other business stakeholders in a collaborative and non-confrontational way to adhere to security standards and policies
  • Ability to demonstrate the value of security to other parts of the business
Desirable
  • Experience working in financial services sector (especially banking) and knowledge of the security requirements for this sector and associated standards and frameworks.
  • Knowledge and experience of US Banking Regulations (Federal Reserve Board).
  • Any industry recognized security qualifications (e.g. ISC2,GIAC)
  • Any industry recognized IT qualifications (e.g MCP, VCP)
  • Cloud Security Certification (AWS or other)
  • Any architectural or risk-based qualification.
Dice Id : 10494670
Position Id : 814653
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