Lead Cybersecurity Architect

CISSP, GIAC, NERC CIP, NIST, PCI, cybersecurity, security, DLP
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Title:                              Lead Cybersecurity Architect

Job Location:                       Allentown, PA

Position Type:                      Fulltime Permanent

Interview Type:                   Phone & In-Person Interview required


Description:  The Cyber Security Architect sets direction and rules for enterprise-wide management IT security risk (e.g., DLP, IDS, NERC CIP), measure outcomes, and directs the applicable management action.  The Lead level is recognized as an expert in own area within the organization and works independently, under minimal guidance from supervisor. Progression to Lead level is limited on the basis of business requirement.


Primary Responsibility:  Leads projects, analyzes and solves complex problems, and recommends solutions in the below areas.

  • Cybersecurity Architecture Design:
    • Develop, document, manage and implement an Enterprise wide Security Framework, Strategy and Roadmap, that outlines and defines the tactical, operational and strategic plan for cyber security
    • Develop a working catalog of cybersecurity systems after assessing in-use network and security technologies
    • Design and develop logical and physical security architectures, reference models, and reference architectures
    • Determine how the components included in a system architecture should be organized to ensure that security requirements are met
    • Design public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures as well as hardware and software


  • Requirement Management:
    • Determine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements
    • Identify functional and technical cybersecurity requirements, integration needs and prepare cost estimates
    • Integrate technical, managerial, and financial considerations when sponsoring solutions


  • Thought Leadership:
    • Track and understand emerging cybersecurity practices and standards by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations
    • Research information security standards, conducting system security and vulnerability analyses, and risk assessments, studying architecture/platform evolution
    • Develop criteria to assess and validate IT security risks (e.g., DLP, IDS, NERC CIP) and relevant security architectures
    • Provide technical and thought leadership for the development of security architectures
    • Apply a working knowledge of security models and methods for integrating security into a system architecture


  • System Testing:
    • Assess security system performance and review compliance and incident response reports to ensure compliance to standards, policies, and procedures
    • Identify security gaps, and evaluate enhancements
    • Provide oversight to collection and analysis of system security reports and summarize data and trends


  • Problem Resolution:
    • Assist in resolving security problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 7 years of related work experience OR 10 years of related work experience
  • Experience with NIST, NERC CIP, SOX and PCI requirements
  • Proven ability to prioritize and execute tasks
  • Highly self-motivated and directed with attention to detail
  • Easily adapts to changing circumstances
  • Understands business goals and strategic priorities
  • Promotes respect and can work effectively with diverse groups and environments


Preferred (but not required) Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting fast-changing business organizations
  • NERC CIP Compliance Analysis Certification, System Operator Certification, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Critical Infrastructure Protection Security Certification
Dice Id : 10427675
Position Id : 65-ap-192-1
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