IT Security Solution Architect

N-Tier Solutions Raleigh, NC
IT Security Solution Architect
Job Ref: 2284-1
Raleigh, North Carolina


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Our client is one of the largest Fortune 500 financial services holding companies in the US providing clients with banking, insurance, and other financial solutions. They are now looking for an IT Security Solution Architect to join their team.

This is a superb opportunity for a high caliber IT Information Security Architect who has a fundamental understanding of system-based security technologies, database experience, and possibly worked with MS SQL, Oracle, DB2, Vormetric, Voltage, Gemalto, and has experience with “data security” solutions, securing and/or hardening information assets, databases, etc. to take on a new role with a leading Fortune 500 financial company.

Working within our client's Raleigh office, you'll join a pleasant and productive work environment with a diverse workforce that can help you learn, grow, and be fulfilled in your work.

As an IT Security Solution Architect, you will be responsible for deriving security solution specifications from business requirements, and design security solutions that support core organizational functions, and assure their confidentiality, integrity and high availability.

You will gain organizational commitment for security systems and software plans, as well as assist to evaluate and select security technologies required to complete those plans.

In addition, you will also provide integrated security-related technical expertise across the organization, from conceptualization and project planning to the post-implementation support level.

Principally works, under limited supervision, with Corporate Information Security (CIS) personnel, Line of Business (LOB) personnel, external vendors, and internal IT Services personnel including Enterprise Security Architects, Application & Data Services personnel and other IT Operations Services teams, to develop solution specifications, in compliance with corporate standards for architecture adherence and performance guidelines.

Your essential duties will include:
Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other Duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.
  • Providing security solution expertise, requirements, and assistance to Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers, other Solutions Architects, and application development teams.
  • Conferring with end-users, clients, or senior management to define security requirements for complex systems and development.
  • Where applicable, design, and oversee development and implementation of end-to-end integrated secure solutions.
  • Documenting the company's existing security architecture and technology portfolio; make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.
  • Liaising with Enterprise Security Architects to conduct research on emerging technologies, and recommending technologies that will increase operational efficiency, infrastructure flexibility and operational stability.
  • Developing, documenting, communicate, and enforcing a policy for secure systems and software as necessary.
Top Skill Sets Needed:
Ideal candidate is someone who has a fundamental understanding of system-based security technologies, database experience, and possibly worked with one of the technologies below.
  • Experience with database administration or SQL skills – could be MS SQL, Oracle, DB2
  • Experience with data-at-rest encryption technologies – Vormetric, Voltage, Gemalto
  • Experience with “data security” solutions, securing and/or hardening information assets, databases, etc.
Other requirements include:
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical or business field, or equivalent education and related training.
  • 2-5 years of demonstrated experience of systems engineering in at least two of the information technology areas of networking, telecommunications, desktops, servers, storage, security and web in a medium to large corporation.
  • This position will be supporting encryption solutions, so the target skills should be more on the host/system security side and/or database experience.
  • Exposure to and good working knowledge of cloud security, application security, infrastructure security, endpoint security, data protection, encryption, etc.
  • Ability to derive technical specifications from business requirements and express complex technical concepts in terms that are understandable to multi-disciplinary teams, in verbal as well as in written form.
  • Ability to grasp the 'big picture' for a solution by considering all potential options and impacted areas.
  • Aptitude to understand and adapt to newer technologies.
  • Excellent understanding of client service models and customer orientation in service delivery.
  • Excellent PC skills, including Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
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