Senior Security Architect/Manager

  • Taos,
  • Newark, CA
  • 5 hours ago
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Network, Security, Engineers, IT, Management, WAN, Quality, Cisco, Systems, LAN, Networks, Testing, FDA, Validation, Python
Full Time

Job Description

Responsible for leading company-wide information technology network and security programs and initiatives, management of Enterprise Network/Security Engineers and Architects as well as all projects and support processes.

Ensures global IT networks are fully operational and conform to all users, company and regulatory requirements by:

Manage all company network equipment at global locations employing industry accepted standards, including service pack deployments and patch upgrades when necessary

Work closely with Information Technology Management to determine business process and productivity needs and an appropriate technology strategy to support business goals

Analyze technical needs, requirements, and state of the network's infrastructure design, integration, and operations

Monitor and optimize global networks and perform capacity planning of the WAN services for resilient network to support business operations

Participate in selection of networking technologies and products for implementation

Must have thorough understanding of the current and future vendor product landscape in order to drive new innovation

Capable of quickly learning new technologies and procedures, as well as being willing to train others in procedures mastered as part of implementations

Provides support in the provision of operational and technical advice by:

Conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs and, when needed, development of risk mitigation and action plans

Researching security solutions and best practices

Supporting the coordination and integration of network security and information assurance initiatives

Implementing programs to ensure understanding and adherence to security policies and procedures

Participating in customer and regulatory audits

Serves as subject matter expert as it relates to the security of the organization's systems and networks by:

Keeping abreast of best practices and the latest developments in information security

Keeping abreast of the requirements of our clients and regulated environments

Maintaining a thorough knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements and available network security tools

Representing the organization in information security discussions; articulating the organization's security strategy, policies and enforcement to stakeholders
What you'll be doing
  • Leads the development and implementation of the organization's enterprise security strategy and policies by:
  • Performing gap analysis of current state including evaluating stakeholder requirements and concerns, reviewing audit recommendations, and analyzing test results
  • Analyzing security requirements
  • Developing new information security techniques
  • Establishing security criteria and checklists
  • Studying new information security hardware and software policies and procedures
  • Analyzing test results prior to implementation of new network security policies and procedures
  • Ensures the success of the organization's system and network security programs by:
  • Working with executive and senior management to develop security and network policy and standards
  • Providing regular reporting on the disposition of company-wide security posture based on agreed to policy and standards measures
  • Developing, monitoring and maintaining the company's network security test policies and plans
  • Performing and analyzing network security tests and reviews
  • Developing plans to ensure an efficient means of complying with information assurance vulnerability assessments (IAVAs)
  • Monitoring and detecting threats and malware information; responding timely to security threats
  • Developing an incident response plan, and performing tests on a regular basis of relevant procedures
Additional Responsibilities
  • Maintains Quality Service and Departmental Standards by
  • Reading, understanding and adhering to organizational Standard Operating Procedures ("SOP")
  • Assisting in establishing and enforcing departmental standards
  • Ensuring the application of information security policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all Information Technology services
  • Participating in the modification of company SOPs related to Information Technology Services
  • Contributes to team effort by working with internal staff to resolve issues
  • Exploring new opportunities to add value to organization and departmental processes
  • Helping others to achieve results
  • Maintains Technical and Industry Knowledge by attending and participating in applicable company-sponsored training
  • Working with internal staff to resolve issues
  • Exploring new opportunities to add value to the organization and departmental processes
  • Helping others to achieve results
  • Ability to work in group setting and independently; ability to adjust to changing priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail and orientation toward meticulous work
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong documentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to project and maintain a professional and positive attitude
  • Performing other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferably in information management systems) or equivalent professional experience.
  • Certifications in Cisco Systems and other networking partner technologies preferred.
  • 8+ years' progressive experience in leading global networks and information security initiatives in a regulated and information intensive environment and 4+ years' experience leading vulnerability assessment efforts
  • A strong background in designing data center networks, global WANs and regional office LAN architectures, that support a diverse set of products and a geographically disparate workforce
  • Good knowledge of Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, wireless AP and controllers, iOS, NX-OS, F5 Load balancers, Riverbed network optimization and Talari/Cisco SD-WAN appliances
  • Understanding of business communication technologies/vendors such as ShoreTel, Cisco, PRI, communications circuits, VoIP and cloud enabled solutions
  • Current in the security needs of an increasingly mobile environment as well as the latest forms and implications of collaboration including Instant Messaging and Social Networks
  • Current in information security best practices and global trends
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft security-related solutions (ADFS, WIF, UAG, etc.) plus similar ORCL environment, and COTS security solutions
  • Penetration Testing and threat modeling experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of the drug development process and relevant regulatory requirements including SOX, HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, and FDA requirements for Network Infrastructure and Systems Validation

Who is Taos?

Taos helps today's enterprises and rapidly growing businesses harness the power of the cloud and DevOps with digital transformation and optimization solutions. From Executive Leadership to our delivery teams, Taos listens, understands, and delivers best-in-class work. Our deep technical expertise and solutions-driven approach help address our client's biggest business challenges and opportunities. As a Global Leader of Cloud and DevOps, Taos continues to solve What's Next.

Talent at our Core

Taos Consultants are adaptable problem-solvers, growth-minded doers, and lifelong learners.

Thanks to this mindset, we have helped thousands of clients achieve their goals and solve their challenges. From Cloud Architects to Security Analysts to DevOps Engineers, Taos is always seeking the best and brightest technical talent. Joining Taos gives you the opportunity to work with national enterprises and innovative Silicon Valley companies. Our model provides the support and benefits of full-time employment while giving you exposure to a variety of environments and technologies to sharpen your skills and deepen your technical expertise. These advantages combined with competitive benefits, continuous training and education, and a clear career progression path make Taos a great place to work.


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Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick time and holiday pay, plus loads of free training (Puppet, Chef, Nagios, LAMP Stack, PMP, ITIL, Python, etc.)!

Equal Opportunity:

Taos Mountain, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Veterans are encouraged to apply!

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Company Information

Dice Id : taosca
Position Id : ad194364-5629-4632-a6ad-4edebe351781
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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