Sr Security Architect – Remote

at The Computer Merchant, Ltd
Published August 29, 2023
Location Atlanta, GA
Category Default  
Job Type Contractor  


JOB TITLE: Sr. Security Architect
WAGE RANGE*: 75 - 82/ hour Must be W2

Experience Required
5+ Years Information Technology Experience
5+ years Security, Application or Systems Architecture Experience


The Senior IT Security Architect serves the company as an adviser on best practices and is responsible for designing and effectively implementing enterprise security strategies, architectures and solutions that guide IT security direction. They are accountable for the security architecture across a variety of applications or domains and assigned to project/initiatives of large size, complexity and risk. The Senior IT Security Architect develops actionable security blueprints, principles, models, designs, standards and guidelines to ensure enterprise information technology architecture is consistent, usable, secure and adds value to the business. Interacts with vendors, IT and business area contacts to facilitate flexible, scalable and cost-effective security solutions. Also provides technical guidance to less experienced Security Architects.
Responsible for design and implementation of security strategy, architecture and platforms.
Responsible for enterprise due-diligence activities including security monitoring and security metrics to evaluate effectiveness of the enterprise security program and established controls.
Accountable for adhering to enterprise architecture standards, ensuring security technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization and contributing to enterprise architecture strategy-setting.
Responsible for ensuring necessary security controls are part of technical designs.
Participates in security governance processes.
Participates in IT security efforts across all business areas and client groups.
Troubleshoots, recommends and executes action plans for issue resolution.
Serves as security architecture subject matter expert to business areas, project teams and vendors to apply and execute appropriate use of technology solutions and lead efforts to examine technology vision, opportunities and challenges.
Builds consensus around principles of security architecture and interprets and clarifies these principles.
Participates in the evaluation, selection and implementation of technology solutions including providing detailed analysis of pros and cons and build vs buy options.
Provides technical guidance to less experienced Security Architects.
Participates on project teams contributing input with regard to security standards and the impact to technology.
Investigates and reports on security threats and incidents.
Conducts post-event reviews of security incidents.
Maintains operational, architectural and design documentation including procedures, task lists, and architecture blue prints.
Evaluates strengths and flaws in Security Architecture designs including performance, confidentiality, integrity, availability, access and total cost of ownership.
Facilitates project handoffs including preparing documentation, educating and supporting to ensure smooth transitions.
Selects and designs tools that allow reuse of design components and patterns between projects.
Develops actual working solutions or prototypes based on their own designs and resolves any issues that arise.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

* While an hourly range is posted for this position, an eventual hourly rate is determined by a comprehensive salary analysis which considers multiple factors including but not limited to: job-related knowledge, skills and qualifications, education and experience as compared to others in the organization doing substantially similar work, if applicable, and market and business considerations. Benefits offered include medical, dental and vision benefits; dependent care flexible spending account; 401(k) plan; voluntary life/short term disability/whole life/term life/accident and critical illness coverage; employee assistance program; sick leave in accordance with regulation. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions.

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