Job Page:   Security Architect | Houston, Texas

Listed By:   MicroAgility
Contact Name:   Frank Ejaz,   Recruiter
Telephone:   6094744463
Job location:   Houston Texas, USA
Job Type:   Contract to hire
Job Description:

    We are looking for a hands-on, agile, and result-oriented Security Architect for a client engagement in the Retail industry. If you are available and interested, or know someone else who may be looking, please contact me at


    Title: Security Architect

    Location: Houston, Texas

    Employment Type: Full Time role

    Rate: $100K to $110K

    Job ID:  0316-002SA


    Job Responsibilities:


    • Responsible for security across all endpoints, malware protection, defining and maintaining baseline security configurations for all systems
    • Responsible for the design, integration and deployment of security architecture in the Enterprise, including SIEM, advanced threat monitoring and prevention systems, identity solutions and secure mobile computing
    • Assist in the design, delivery and operation of the Client’s Vulnerability Management Program (VMP) including network and application vulnerability scanning and remediation
    • Work with Systems and Network team to design security models; develop security requirements, review and approve security configurations and installation of LAN, WAN VPN, routers, firewalls, WAF, and related security and network devices; designs public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards
    • Develop policies and procedures to protect information systems and data
    • Participate in the development of hardware/software/network security procedures and guidelines that support information security policies
    • Perform security audit, monitor security controls, potential threats, trends and system vulnerabilities
    • Assess potential systems and process vulnerabilities to determine security infrastructure requirements
    • Analyze information security systems and data security risks to make recommendations and develop security measures to protect information against unauthorized data access or loss
    • Assist with incident response, analysis, provide support during and after security incidents
    • Prepare system security reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and trends
    • Perform gap analysis across the organization to identify and document risk and to
    • identify unnecessary complexity in existing processes and procedures; work with service and application owners on mitigation strategies
    • Develop security reference models and architectures to integrate with various distributed systems
    • Maintain security by monitoring and ensuring compliance to security architecture standards, policies and procedures
    • Provide technical leadership and security subject matter expertise around a wide range of technologies and business initiatives
    • Monitor industry security updates, technologies and best practices to improve security posture


    Requirements & Preferred Skills:


    • 7+ years of IT experience, including at least 4 years of hands-on experience in IT security architecture
    • CISSP certification required or willing to obtain in 6 months. Additional CCNP Security, CISM, GIAC, CISA certifications preferred
    • Working knowledge of security and risk frameworks such as ISO, NIST, ITIL, COSO, COBIT, CSA, OWASP, etc.
    • Security auditing experience to include knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI), SOX, SSAE16, etc.
    • Demonstrated and advanced knowledge of SIEM, IPS/IDS, vulnerability management, WAF, Next gen firewalls, VPN, encryption, authentication, Identity Access
    • Management, Application security, MDM, Cloud, and LAN/WAN/WLAN security
    • Strong knowledge of information systems security standards and practices (e.g. security policies, access control, system audit and log file monitoring, risk identification and assessment, risk remediation, and reporting)
    • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills, cross-functional experience and demonstrated ability in exercising good judgement
    • Advanced understanding of current threats and trend present in the Information Security and Technology field
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills. Excellent multi-tasking and time management skills
    • Ability to work in a multi-office environment and willingness to travel to other offices as required
    • Action and results oriented with the ability to overcome obstacles, able to work well under deadlines in changing environment
    • Excellent verbal communication, presentation and writing skills

 Job number: 109302, Company id: 69775
Posted: 03/08/2018
Expires: 05/07/2018
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