Security Architect

Job Description

Responsible for determining cyber security requirements through planning, implementing, and testing security systems.  Reviews security standards, policies, and procedures as they pertain to changes in regulations and risk.


Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategies

Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats

Design security architecture elements to mitigate emerging threats

Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements

Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements

Develop and maintain a security architecture process that enables the enterprise to develop and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with business, technology and threat drivers

Develop security strategy plans and roadmaps based on enterprise architecture best practices

Develop and maintain security architecture artifacts (e.g., models, templates, standards and procedures) that can be used to leverage security capabilities in projects and operations

Lead application and infrastructure projects to deliver security design and architecture documentation

Write technical security design documents, procedures and standards

Validate IT infrastructure and other reference architectures for security best practices and recommend changes to enhance security and reduce risks, where applicable

Validate security configurations and access to security infrastructure tools, including firewalls, IPSs, WAFs and anti-malware/endpoint and network protection systems

The ideal candidates will have skills and experience in many of the following:

Requirements and Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience; an M.B.A. or M.S. in Information Security or related field is preferred

Professional certifications such as CISSP, CISM, etc.

Possess a solid understanding of enterprise security solutions and technologies

Experience working as an enterprise architect and working as part of a cross-functional team designing and implementing solutions

Have expert knowledge of end point security and network security infrastructure controls including next generation firewalls, proxies, advanced malware controls, IDS / IPS and DLP

Have had exposure to new and emerging technologies such as CASB, Cloud Proxy, DLP, MFA, cloud automation and management tools

Knowledge of security standards and best practice such as ISO 27001 and NIST

Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with business managers, leadership, IT engineering and operations staff.

Excellent organization, time-management, and problem solving skills

Great interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Why Work with Us

An opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced, growing startup company in the cyber security space located in San Clemente, CA

Modern, open-concept work environment with flexible hours and a casual dress code

Competitive salary and benefits

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