Lead Cloud Security Architect

Website Delta Dental

The incumbent in this position is responsible for engaging IT projects to prescribe protection measures for new and redesigned IT solutions, identifying pre-production technical security control deficiencies, subscribing IT solutions to enterprise technical security platforms, developing and maintaining a technical controls framework, and designing technical hardening standards.
The incumbent will work with the project team to define the scope, work effort, and deliverables for the security engineering engagement and will oversee multiple engagements executing in parallel. In addition to being an individual contributor, the Lead Cybersecurity Architect has overall responsibility for delivering multiple technical design engagements on-time and on-budget and is expected to effectively exercise leadership and guidance to enable the team’s success.
This role is also responsible for the continued improvement and development of the Secure IT Solution Development service. This individual must be able to draw from a deep background in enterprise technology and security principles and solutions, as well as their understanding of the business, to articulate and discuss identified business risks and various options for mitigating those risks. The incumbent should have a breadth of technical experience and some leadership/client service expertise as the role requires constant communication and customer interfacing.

How you will make an impact:

    • Designs builds and guides a team that ensures the security of enterprise data and systems by specifying requirements for technical security controls for all enterprise information technology development initiatives.
    • Develops a capability to design, implement, and continuously update a technical security control requirements model supporting enterprise information security policies and standards, enterprise technology strategy, enterprise technology architecture and patterns, information security industry best practices, emerging information security technologies, and relevant laws and regulations (e.g. HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, GLB, and others.)
    • Develops a capability to evaluate the architecture and design of existing and proposed information technology systems against the enterprise technical security control requirements model. Enables the organization to identify any gaps between specific technical security requirements and the architecture of a given system and provide detailed technical recommendations on appropriate design or architecture improvements.
    • Develops a capability to assist the organizations responsible for the architecture, design, implementation, and deployment of technical security controls by providing virtual team resources and knowledge sharing to enterprise information technology development initiatives.
    • Develops a capability to verify that the requirements for technical security controls were addressed correctly and that all recommendations were implemented effectively (this includes collecting necessary information, verifying the accuracy of the information, testing the solution, and building an assurance argument).
    • Serves as a cybersecurity subject matter expert, assessing the business impact of cybersecurity risks to the enterprise and identifying options and recommendations for mitigating those risks.
    • Identifies security control requirements for technology initiatives and deliver effective and practical solutions to meet those requirements in alignment with the overall objectives of the project and the business.
    • Works with Enterprise Architects and other functional area architects and security specialists to ensure adequate security solutions are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms to mitigate identified risks sufficiently and support business objectives.
    • Serves as an expert in platform, application, storage, network, virtualization, cloud, and mobile security best practices.
    • Exercises thought leadership in the creation and maintenance of security architectures/design patterns.
    • Develops technical designs for a project to meet information security requirements based on approved security architectures/design patterns.
    • Provides resource planning and engagement management.
    • Communicates cybersecurity risks and solutions to various technical and non-technical audiences and levels of management.
    • Maintains communication with management regarding development within areas of assigned responsibilities and perform special projects as required or requested.
    • Develops strong working relationships with and offers continuous assistance and thought leadership to other leaders in the information technology organization.
    • Continuously tracks and reports the status of all capability development and service delivery efforts through boardroom-quality visual communication deliverables.
    • Educates, coaches, and mentors all members of the team on technical, interpersonal, team dynamics, company policy & procedure, enterprise business model and other topics.

What we look for:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or another related field (or equivalent work experience).
    • A widely-recognized technical certification such as GIAC or CISSP is strongly preferred.
    • Minimum of 8 years of hands-on experience in the information security field with expert knowledge of the platform, application, storage, data, network, virtualization, cloud, and mobile security.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in information security solution engineering or security service delivery.
    • Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience with planning and managing security engagements and/or leading a team of technical resources.


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