Security Architect (Data)

 Published 3 days ago
 Mexico, Portugal, United States
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Available Locations: Lisbon, Portugal, Mexico City, Mexico or Washington, DC or Remote US 

About the role 

As an Enterprise Security Architect you will play a key role in effectively designing defensible network architectures, defensible builds & configurations, security platforms and automation, assisting in secure tool and product development, and will help establish security standards and guidelines across the enterprise. This role will lead security project work with technology peers for successful delivery and coach technology staff on appropriate security standards, processes, protocols and needs as they implement new technology into the organization.

What You’ll Do

  • Works out and designs complex security solutions.
  • Leads projects to implement secure enterprise systems and identifies issues that could compromise data integrity or security.
  • Develops security policies, procedures, and guidelines and recommends necessary changes to a given project team to ensure the company’s systems are fully compliant with all applicable regulatory requirements and privacy laws.
  • Creating and implementing enterprise security architecture models
  • Utilizes open communication and managerial courage to ensure the standards, expectations and goals of the organization are respected and upheld.
  • Serving as an advisor to engineering and development teams in security best practices and design.
  • Leads security-related projects from inception to successful completion and is capable of effectively coaching technology staff on appropriate security protocols and needs as they implement new technology into the organization.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. 
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel.
  • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Ensures an organization's security strategy is aligned with companies business goals.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience.

  • 10+ years of experience in an IT/Security related field, 5 of which as a security architect.
  • In-depth understanding of security concepts.
  • Understand how business, engineering, IT, and security processes align, and how to research, test, and implement solutions to complex objectives.
  • Able to anticipate challenges and steer the company towards growth.
  • In depth knowledge of the following:
    • Database security concepts and practices
    • Securing data in transit, at rest and access
    • Cyber attacks (i.e. SQL/NoSQL injections, buffer overflow, etc.), 
    • Data types and what and how they need to be protected
    • Defining data flows
    • Applicable regulatory compliance requirements
    • Discovering and classifying data and databases
    • Designing, creating, and maintaining data storage systems
    • Developing application programming interfaces (APIs) 
    • Structured query language (SQL) and the like
    • Data structures, modeling, integration, security, optimization, etc
    • Data warehouse / lakes
    • NIST Frameworks

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