Network Security Architect

Location: Dublin, CA
Date Posted: 02-08-2017
GENERAL PURPOSE:
The Network Security Architect is responsible for envisioning and taking steps to implement security improvements to protect information and assets. The Network Security Architect leads initiatives that harden network security posture and capabilities from concept through delivery, defining and following discreet procedures and protocols to ensure integrity and compliance. The Network Security Architect leads the product area strategy, roadmap, design and vendor/product due-diligence functions. The Network Security Architect serves as a liaison to the other Information Security and IT functional groups, influencing outcomes as appropriate. The Network Security Architect operates as the Network Security Subject Matter Expert (SME), and provides 3rd level production support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Research, evaluate, develop and implement Network Security designs and standards following industry best practices. Ensure that current and planned technical solutions are compatible with the company s business needs and strategic objectives. Work with the other IT organizations to design, develop, and implement Enterprise Security solutions in support of development, test, and production environments. Provide technical expertise and assistance to other IT and Business groups. Operate the production environment toolsets and services COMPETENCIES: ? Customer Focus ? Integrity & Trust ? Problem Solving ? Written Communications ? Dealing with Ambiguity ? Composure ? Listening ? Organization Agility ? Strategic Agility ? Time Management

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
? At least 10 years of Information Security experience and at least 8 years with a large organization ? In-depth knowledge of network security products such as Firewalls/Next Generation Firewalls, Web Security, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Sandboxing, Data Loss Prevention, SSLVPN and Network Access Control ? Strong knowledge of current security space with general understanding of current security threats, techniques, and landscape, as well as a dedicated and self-driven desire to research current information on the security landscape ? Knowledge of host security products such as File Integrity Management, Antivirus/Anti-Malware, Application Whitelisting, Host Intrusion Prevention, Certificates/Authentication, Directory Services, and Identity Management ? Conceptual and practical understanding of IT Infrastructure designs, technologies, products, and services. This should include knowledge of networking protocols, operating systems, databases, encryption, and other technologies. ? Bachelor degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience ? Excellent organizational and time management skills ? Senior level certification or equivalent with demonstrated relevant experience ? Able to work independently and creatively problem solve complex technical problems ? Able to provide leadership, guidance and training to others ? Able to provide accurate estimates of timeframes and cost estimates necessary to complete potential projects and develop milestones and project implementation plans ? Ability to analyze and solve complex problems ? Ability to work in a group setting and independently ? Excellent attention and orientation toward meticulous work ? Proficient in Microsoft Office products
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