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Information Security Architect

Posted 7 months ago

Our client is seeking an Information Security Architect for a direct hire opportunity located in Dallas, TX. 

The Information Security Architect is responsible for designing, refining, and promoting the information security mission, and developing and executing on the department’s short- and long-term security mission. The Information Security Architect will be encouraged to innovate and build upon current security architecture designs and processes, working closely with IT and Senior Leaders in developing secure infrastructures. A tech-savvy, innovative, can-do attitude, and ability to work within cloud and on-premise infrastructures efficiently and effectively is a must. The Information Security Architect provides securely designed solutions to assist the organization to meet security requirements.


Duties and Responsibilities aligned with Key Results:


  • Create a positive team member experience.
  • May lead security team in management of daily security operation center functions
  • Consult on security requirements and identify system integrations by evaluating and understanding business strategies and requirements. 


  • Collaborate with our practice areas, as well as external resources, to ensure all information security-related matters are designed and maintained appropriately.
  • Serve as the security expert in application design, cloud, network, mobility, and platform (operating systems) efforts.


  • Research and understand the continuously changing security landscape and new requirements these changes bring.
  • Plan and champion new security technologies, architectures, and products that will support the information security requirements for the firm.


  • 8+ years of experience security management, information security risk assessments, information security engineering, network security management, application design and architecture, network engineering.
  • 5+ years of hands on and progressive information security design and implementation.
  • Security cloud architecture models experience and knowledge focusing on deployments
  • Platform experience in Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure
  • Integration of cloud services experience
  • Technical knowledge on cyber threats and risks
  • Previous Security engineering background.
  • Experience with design of security across a broad platform (applications, servers, network, cloud, etc.).
  • Experience with firewalls (perimeter and web application) and knowledge of IP networking and network security tools including intrusion prevention, SIEM, DDOS protection services, encryption, PKI, virtual private network, proxy services, wireless and domain name resolution.
  • Experience providing internal penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, verification of network segmentation, and remediation of associated findings.
  • Exceptional planning, organization, communication, presentation, multi-tasking, prioritization, documentation, and business analysis skills.
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working closely in a team environment.
  • The ability to interpret technical needs and provide thorough and complete designs
  • Organized, keen attention to detail, and efficient.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Azure and AWS
  • Knowledge of common IT regulatory compliance requirements associated with any of the following HIPAA, HITECH, ISO 27001/2, SOC 1/2, SOX, PCI and security best practices and procedures.
  • Candidate with direct engineering experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • CISSP certification is required.
  • Accredited certifications a plus, such as: CRTSA, CNDA, GDSA, CSSA, ISSAP, CSSP

Compliance with Laws:

Job duties are to be conducted in a manner that adheres to privacy laws, as well as follows internal governance related to protecting confidential information and trade secrets, and to securing data and company records.  

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This role may manage a team of direct reports.

Work Environment:

  • Standard indoor working environment.
  • Position requires regular interaction with employees at all levels of the Firm; interface with external vendors, and clients also necessary.
  • Occasional long periods of sitting while working at computer.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull up to 15 lbs. 
  • Travel requirement: less than 10%.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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