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Your Role and Responsibilities
The CISO Remediation Team is looking for a Security Architect, one who can take on a leadership role in responding to security issues across a large enterprise, its multiple offerings, and various lines of business. The right candidate must thrive in high-pressure situations, think like both an attacker and defender, to drive engineering, development, and business teams to take the right actions in the right timeframes to mitigate risks.
We are looking for an individual who can balance technical risks against business risks and consistently drive for the right results. Has passion for engineering solutions to complex security challenges, recognize and fill gaps from a defense-in-depth perspective.
The successful candidate will have a good mix of deep technical knowledge, a demonstrated background in Information Technology and Security. We value broad and deep technical knowledge, although having a specialization primarily in one of these domains : Cryptography, Network, Infrastructure, Open Source Software, DevOps / CICD Pipelines, Virtualization, Cloud-Native Technologies, Application Security, Malware Analysis, Forensics, Security Operations, Incident Response, or an emerging technology are welcomed.
Tasks and goals for which the Security Architect is responsible:
Strong leadership, project and team-building skills, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives for multiple lines of business
Advise, Design, implement enterprise-class security systems for production environments, both internal and external to IBM
Align company standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy
Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats
Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge
Create solutions that balance business requirements with company information and IBM security standards
Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
Exceptional communication skills with diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking, analytical skills and empathy
General skills include :
Business Awareness : You have an understanding about the business that you're trying to secure. For example, working knowledge of cloud technologies, the ability to describe what the security concerns and impact might be for an organization looking to move from on-premises compute to public cloud
Distributed Systems / Software Design: understand the compromises that teams make every day in order to make things work. Security Architects should have strong opinions about the right way to build
Threats, Risks, and Modeling: know the difference between a threat and risk. The ability to understand what organizations need to protect, who they need to protect it from, and how that protection should work
Vulnerabilities and Exploitation : the ability to discern between a weakness, flaw, or error found within a system, software, host, etc. which have the potential to be leveraged by an attacker in order to compromise a network, application, an infrastructure, etc.
Collaboration : being personable, approachable, and empathetic are extremely valuable qualities in a Security Architect. The Security Architect role requires a lot of cooperation and engagement within the organization and lines of businesses that they support
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
5 or more years of experience as an Architect (Software, Solutions, Network, Security, etc.)
Experience with Incident Response / Operations or addressing breaches, incidents
Experience with forensic analysis
Experience with IBM Cloud, OpenStack, AWS, or similar proprietary cloud environment
Experience with CICD and Development Pipelines
Experience with Agile design and Project Management methodologies
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Experience with C, Python, Java or Go a plus
Experience with Docker and Kubernetes a plus
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Other Technical Certifications considered
About Business UnitIBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world's most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.
This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.
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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:
*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.
We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.
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