Cybersecurity Architect

at Experis
Location Austin, TX
Date Posted May 18, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

SUMMARY

The Cybersecurity Architect is responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive Cybersecurity program to assure that information created, acquired, or maintained is used in accordance with its intended purpose and to protect company information, applications, and infrastructure from all threats. Additionally, the program will comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements for information protection, privacy, and cybersecurity.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing and designing comprehensive security processes and controls into the IT infrastructure
  • Designing and maintaining a secure development life cycle
  • Proactively engaging with other Kubota departments to define initial requirements by analyzing threats and risks, facilitating security reviews to identity vulnerabilities, and testing and validating security requirements' alignment for new and redesigned deployments
  • Analyzing the threats and risks to consider malware analysis, vulnerabilities, and known exploits
  • Working with the application teams and IT groups by providing information on Cybersecurity practices, risk assessments, and supporting incident response in the investigation of incidents
  • Working with internal and external groups to validate the proper Cybersecurity policies and standards are effectively operating
  • Assist in the articulation and implementation of the Cybersecurity Strategy across Kubota departments and organization
  • Work with IT departments, IT Architects, data custodians, and governance groups to develop and update cybersecurity controls, requirements, processes, procedures for secure infrastructure and application architecture
  • Determine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security, vulnerability analyses, and risk assessments; reviewing architectures and designs; identifying integration issues; and preparing cost estimates
  • Provide function and business requirements for security solutions, initiatives, and identified areas to improve Kubota's security posture
  • Recommend and implement changes in security policies and practices in accordance with changes in regulatory or financial services industry cybersecurity practices
  • Provide input to Engineers and Developers for additional configuration of application firewalls via IT project management and change management
  • Manage the efforts to conduct Cybersecurity control assessments for systems which store customer or sensitive information whether hosted internally or cloud based
  • Assess and communicate security risks associated with development practices in place and advise and drive the security maturity in all areas
  • Assist management in creating, reviewing, and updating the Cybersecurity Strategy on a periodic basis
  • Plan security systems by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related security and network devices; designs public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards
  • Monitor adherence to standards in architecture, application design, development, and testing frameworks
  • Partner with infrastructure, application, and other stakeholders to ensure deployed solutions minimize security and privacy risks
  • Collaborate on the development and delivery of an education and training program on Cybersecurity and privacy for employees, contractors, and other authorized users
  • Initiate, facilitate, and promote activities to create information security awareness within the organization

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have knowledge and stay current on the latest Cybersecurity legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts, and vulnerabilities
  • In depth, hands-on understanding in application architecture and technology including web applications, mobile technology, and identity and access management
  • Familiarity with Cybersecurity hacking tools and techniques preferred
  • Strong knowledge of software security, development, and deployment methodologies in web and mobile applications
  • Possesses knowledge in various information security areas, such as: Identity and Access Management, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Information Risk and Governance, IT architecture, Cloud Architecture, Monitoring, Incident Response, and Security Strategy
  • In depth knowledge in Cloud Cybersecurity areas
  • Mobile technology
  • Possess strong understanding of cloud technologies and concepts
  • Strong understanding of and experience with deploying environments using infrastructure and security as code, various operating systems, and microservice architecture
  • Proficiency in scripting and automation in widely used languages such as Python, Go, Ruby, etc.

SKILLS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Information Security, Information Assurance, Information Management in related field; Masters in related field preferred
  • Experience with the financial industry and regulations required
  • Experience with firewalls, IDS, log management and troubleshoot network devices required
  • Experience with managing infrastructure through CI/CD pipelines required
  • 7-10 years experience in Information Technology or Cybersecurity as an Architect or Engineer with Security knowledge and skill preferred
  • 2-4 years of experience securing cloud deployments on common platforms like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform preferred
  • 3-5 years experience with Azure security architecture, securing container deployments, Kubernetes, managed Kubernetes PaaS services, Agile environments, and DevSecOps environments.
  • Certification in one or more Cybersecurity disciplines or equivalent experience; CISSP or CISM required
  • Certifications in Cloud Cybersecurity (eg, CCSP, CCSK, or cloud provider specific) preferred