Job Description

Principal Security Architect
FTE: Permanent Position

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

As a key member of the Information Security and Data Privacy team, you’ll work closely cross functionally with our IT and business teams in driving companies worldwide IT security technology strategy. The successful individual for this role MUST HAVE demonstrated their ability to architect worldwide solutions in a constantly changing world, and ensured that security enforcement technologies and standards were applied and used.

Here’s a partial list of what you’ll do in this role:
  • Analyze enterprise business context/needs (trends and business strategy) to derive security architecture
  • Analyze the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions
  • Research emerging security technologies and trends in support of security enhancement and development efforts
  • Develop IT Security Strategies, Standards, and our Roadmap
  • Create and deliver presentations to various stakeholders articulating the security strategies, architecture and roadmaps
  • Define the principles that guide security technology decisions and tradeoffs
  • Lead security architecture implementation activities for new/existing shared security solutions
  • Lead and facilitate the evaluation and selection of security technologies and product standards, and the design of standard patterns for security solutions
  • Consult on solution architecture for projects to ensure compliance with the security technical architecture
  • Identify the organizational and financial impact of the security enforcement solutions
  • Lead the development of architecture for new network / endpoint / IAM / platform security solutions and/or enhancements to such existing security solutions

What you need to bring:
  • A Bachelor's degree in CS or MIS, along with 10+ years’ of relevant experience in IT security, privacy and risk management domains.Prior working experience in a Pharmaceutical company is a big plus
  • Information Security Certifications (CISSP, etc.)
  • End-to-End Security architectural oversight of IT to ensure adherence to standards and best practices
  • Strong experience with mid/large global enterprises with large geographical topologies
  • Excellent understanding and ability to develop and articulate a vision for security domain and understand short-term and long-term ("big picture") vision
  • Strong, track record of designing security architecture for complex solutions and ability to deliver results through partnering with stakeholders in IT and the business
  • Proven management experience with basic knowledge of financial models and cost-benefit analysis
  • Must have a good understanding of the following security domains:Audit & Monitoring, Risk & RecoveryData Communications; Malicious Code; Computer Operations Security; Vulnerability assessmentsBCP/DR, Telecom & Network Security; End-point Security - Fixed & Mobile; Security Architecture & ModelsSecurity Management Practices; Investigation
  • Solid understanding of "Cloud Architectures" (e.g., SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and the ability to address the unique security considerations of secure Cloud computing
  • Mastery of information systems security principles, concepts, and methods. Ability to identify threats and risks, design and implement security controls
  • Previous hands-on experience in configuring and deploying based Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Netflow analyzers, Behavioral analysis tools, Web Proxy, VPN, Centralized log systems, PKI, IPSec, and other encryption
  • Advanced knowledge of Federated Identity Management, Single Sign On, and Enterprise class Identity and Access Management solutions (e.g. technology, processes, architecture, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of IT processes (i.e., ITIL) including incident, problem, defect, change and release management
  • Strong Knowledge of IS and Privacy Frameworks/Standards such as SSAE16 Type II, Safe Harbor, ISO/IEC 2700x series, NIST 800-53, COBIT, HITRUST, HIPAA, PCI etc.

Soft Skills:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation along with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and influence technology decisions at all levels (senior management & business leaders to technical contributors & staff)
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly organized, results-oriented and attentive to details, self-motivated, proactive, independent and responsive

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