Security Architect III-US at Apex Systems, Inc. in Waltham, MA

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Security Architect Opening in Waltham, MA!

Apex Systems combines with parent company On Assignment to make it the 2nd largest IT staffing agency in the country.

Apex has an opportunity for a Security Architect role in the Greater Boston area. This is a 1+ year contract position and the pay rate is flexible depending on experience. Here are the details:

For applicants who are interested in this Security Architect opportunity; please send a Word resume to Matt Juliano, Technical Recruiter, at mjuliano@apexsystems.com.

Position: Security Architect
Apex Job ID: 1047138
Location: Waltham, MA
Duration: 1+ year


Job Purpose:

The Security Technology Consultant serves as a security lead/visionary and will act as an expert in many areas of security, describing in business terms the impact of security policies, standards, technology standards and architecture on the business. This person will provide security direction to the program/project(s) based on the business requirements and focus areas (Enterprise, CNI and Operational Technology). The Security Technology Consultant must be able to interpret high level business requirements and communicate them to highly technical security engineers; conversely, they must also be able to articulate highly technical issues to a non-technical business audience. The Security Technology Consultant is to provide minimum security requirements and to ensure that the delivered solution is fit for purpose and effective when transitioned in to service. The Security Technology Consultant will identify security services to be integrated into the overall solution and work with the security tower teams to ensure implementation of the services.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Providing a security service steer to the program, on security related matters.
  • This includes formal input to projects during the start-up, requirements, and design stages to ensure that security has been considered and is appropriate.
  • Further security related guidance may be required during the build and testing stages of the projects.
  • Provide technical security input as required by the security policy development team. Security review and design of complex application and technology architectures. Coordination of technical design/review activities with various segments within the Security team.
  • Evaluation and maintenance of systems and procedures to safeguard internal information systems and databases.
  • Researching and recommendation/implementation of changes to procedures and systems to enhance security aligned with corporate policies.
  • Representing the Security Team ensuring ease of engagement with Security during projects and major programs.
  • Accountable for ensuring that key risks and issues are identified, addressed and resolved in a manner that satisfies the business.
  • Accountable for ensuring residual risk is captured and owners are identified and accept the risks.
  • Continuous view toward standardization and process improvement with a view toward automation where possible.
  • Flexibility to occasionally travel as role requires (may include global responsibilities)

Knowledge and Capabilities:

  • Security Technology
  • Appreciation of wider information security related principles, likely to be gained in industry or from a consultancy background.
  • Familiar with TOGAF and SABSA.
  • Skilled in creating technology standards Experience with presenting security requirements and necessary security services to the security and/or enterprise governance boards for acceptance and approval.
  • Security Services o Experience with cloud based security controls (secure web gateway, next gen firewall, cloud access security broker)
    Knowledge and experience with technical security solutions such as IDS/IPS, secure remote access, firewalls, encryption, secure protocols, data protection, data loss prevention and identity management solutions.
  • Strong background in IT network security (secure LAN, WAN, vLAN, MPLS, Netflow, SNMP and secure network zoning and restricted network design) and database, operating system and application security.
  • Strong knowledge of data and information flows, information governance, network protocols.
  • Knowledge of security hardening techniques and policy development, particularly operating system hardening (e.g. Windows, UNIX, Oracle).
  • Experience in integration with a SIEM, or working within a system monitoring environment.
  • Experience in vulnerability and risk management processes.
  • Project Engagement o Experience of incorporating security controls at each stage of the software development lifecycle process (ITIL).
  • Experience of designing and managing security controls within service providers and the cloud.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering business requirements to time and budget constraints.
  • Familiar with contract management, ensuring security controls are referenced within the agreement.
  • Strong communication (Written and Verbal), leadership and partnering skills.
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of credibility and influence senior stakeholders within the Organization.
  • Prepared to challenge the program and IS colleagues and have the difficult conversations where needed in the interests of National Grid.
  • Able to operate as a highly independent worker and as part of a strong team/collaborative approach.
  • Prior Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and utility industry experience preferred. Preferably somebody who has done hands on IT in the past and understands the pragmatic approach sometimes required.

Qualification Requirements:

Educated to degree level (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

Information Security Qualifications such as CISSP and MSc Information Security preferred.

Security Qualifications such as SANs, CCNA, CCNP.

Additional Benefits:

For this opportunity, you will also be eligible for benefits through Apex for the contract period, 401K, medical/health benefits options, a W2 hourly rate, weekly pay, and direct deposit!

Perks:

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.


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