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Security Architect in Hartford, CT at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 3/5/2019

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Job ID: 51145

Hartford CT

Senior Security Architect/ Director level

6 month contract with expectations of permanent employment

***Client will not accept EAD-OPT’s or H4’s

***Candidate must be US Citizens, Green Card holder

***Candidates must be willing to go permanent with the client

***Candidates will be expected to conduct at least 1 face to face interview, potentially more  

Description:

Senior Security Architect 

Position Description

Our client is looking for a Senior Security Architect to join the team in Hartford, CT.

  • The information security architect will take a lead role in defining and assessing Client security policy, strategy, architecture, and practices to support Client business objectives and risk management strategies.
  • He or she will work with other architects to ensure that information security is fully integrated into Client enterprise technology architecture,  and will help IT project teams to plan and architect their solutions consistent with the enterprise Security architecture.
  • The information security architect will advocate for security requirements and objectives while ensuring that security architectures and practices do not impede the needs of the business. 

Your future duties and responsibilities as a member of the Change Management Board:

  • Verify that proposed system and infrastructure changes conform to information security policy and standards.
  • Hand off to Security Engineering staff to help IT teams remediate deficiencies, if necessary.
  • Work with IT teams and the ARB to document storage and transmission of sensitive information and provide architecture and requirements to ensure that this data is secured in accordance with Webster policy, laws, and regulations.
  • Work with the Resiliency team to ensure that disaster recovery and business continuity plans include security considerations.
  • Help the risk assessment team to evaluate the design and effectiveness of security controls.
  • Provide oversight and assess the effectiveness of Client secure software development program. 

    Required qualifications to be successful in this role
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills and will be able to act ethically and confidentially, work as part of a team,
  • communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing,
  • adapt to rapidly changing priorities, and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  •  Teamwork and Communication: The security architect must be a consummate team player who readily shares information, facilitates dialogue, and brokers compromises among security, IT, and business stakeholders.  He or she must be able to translate security-related matters into business terms that are readily understood by colleagues and must effectively present findings verbally and in writing.
  • Business and Organizational Acumen: The security architect is keenly aware of the dynamics of Client business and how IT and information security can support the business.  He or she will develop approaches and solutions that serve organizational strategies and goals
  • Conceptual Thinking: The security architect's role is primarily strategic and conceptual, not operational. He or she must recognize abstract patterns and relationships among apparently unrelated entities and situations. He or she will apply appropriate concepts and theories in the development of principles, practices, techniques, tools and solutions.
  • Openness to Learning: The security architect takes personal responsibility for personal growth and changes his or her own ideas. He or she learns from others, inside and outside the organization, tries new approaches, and broadens the scope of work to learn from work assignments.

Skill Set

  • Application engineering strategy and architecture design
    Extensive knowledge of Java-based application architectures and frameworks (such as Spring) and technologies spanning web, API , micro-services, SPAs and mobile.
  • Expert knowledge in application vulnerability types, attack vectors and remediation approaches
  • Industry best practices for secure software development as well as web and mobile application security
  • Working knowledge of authentication, authorization, access control technologies and protocols
  • Knowledge of with SaaS/PaaS/IaaS security models, access management, and data protection technology
  • Expert understanding of the IP protocols and associated security mechanisms: TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL/TLS, PKI
  • Familiarity with well-known application security sources and standards such as OWASP, WASC and NIST