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IBM Manager - Public Cloud Security Architect Team in Washington, District Of Columbia


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Your Role and Responsibilities

This is a hands on manager role – leading a team of Cloud Security Architects:

About IBM Cloud Security Architects:

They are experts at taking challenging security and compliance demands and translating them into systems, processes, requirements or enhancements to IBM platforms that allow security engineers and developers to build robust and security services for IBM customers.

The IBM Cloud is built upon agile development methodologies and DevOps practices. As such our security architects are required to be lead the way in secure DevOps best practice, developing security mechanisms and automation that provides developers with systems to quickly identify and report on potential security issues throughout the software development lifecycle.

Security architects understand strategic priorities, business and technical requirements, issues and tactical problems, to develop and articulate robust and innovative security technical solutions. They present, review and modify the solution, with the internal/external client and key stakeholders. The solutions they build align with internal security, regulatory or deal requirements. Security architects help close deals with clients by demonstrating exemplary understanding of IBM’s security controls and practices.

A Security Architect is a subject matter expert for security and regulatory compliance, fills a critical role in the overall success of the engagement pursuit and is the primary source of IBM Cloud security solution design and development around the world. They work in conjunction with the larger pursuit team (Sales, TSM, HR, C&N, Delivery, Pricing, Risk, etc), to deliver a winning solution, with offering management to help prioritize security gaps on the offering roadmap and with development on secure engineering principles and solution deployment within the infrastructure.


Guide other professionals. Adapt communications and approaches to conclude negotiations with various partners, resulting in common agreements.

Problem Solving:

Analyze complex/new situations, anticipate potential problems and future trends, assess opportunities, impacts, and risks. Develop and implement solutions.


  • Leads multi-functional teams, or conducts special projects, or manages department(s) (national or international). Has vision of functional or unit mission.

  • Influences people and organizations, including executive management, when issues are complex/difficult and require considerable diplomacy. Considerable latitude in responsibilities to define and decide on tools, processes, priorities and resources following general business unit directives.

  • Recognized as an expert in the field of information security.

Impact on Business/Scope:

  • Accountable for projects or programs within their sphere of influence often times driving multi- functional, country-wide or regional teams.

  • Responsible for overall security program success and overall security posture of IBM public cloud.

  • Activities are subject to business measurements, impact customer satisfaction, and impact functional, business unit, or country costs or expenses.


  • Work closely with functional-area architects, engineering, and security specialists to ensure adequate security solutions and controls are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms to mitigate identified risks sufficiently, and to meet business objectives and regulatory requirements.

  • Assess and understand our corporate current security posture and future architecture, providing recommendations for improvement and risk reduction

  • Develop the business, information, and technical artifacts that constitute the enterprise information security architecture and solutions

  • Drive strategic programs for the business unit in compliance with HIPAA, FFIEC, FISMA/FedRAMP, and PCI.

Location: This position can be worked from any US IBM office.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience in deep technical security

  • SW Development and architecture background

  • Previous people management or team lead experience

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years of experience in deep technical security

  • SW Development and architecture background

  • 5+ years of people management experience

  • 5+ years of Cloud experience

About Business Unit

Digitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client’s data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.

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About IBM

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Location Statement

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.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.