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DevSec Architect - REMOTE

Company: Infinity Consulting Solutions
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

TITLE: DevSecOps Security Architect or Engineer

Location: Remote OR Chicago, IL

The DevSecOps Architect provides accountability for the security of the technical solutions to ensure that the new technology, processes, and ways of working within IT align with IT strategy, increase the security posture, and drive higher quality products. This person will work to mature the Modern Engineering and Center of Excellence adoption of DevSecOps processes and tools. The DevSecOps Security Architect is responsible for the technical thought leadership surrounding security considerations of modern product development technology and supporting processes across the organization.

Primary responsibilities include developing security architecture, code and designs for Modern Engineering solutions (including SAST, DAST, RASP, CI/CD, IaC, immutability, and automated testing), consulting across the organization on implementation of security solutions, and training IT to adopt continuous security principles. The ability to build collaborative stakeholder relationships is a must.


* Serve as security authority for IT on the Modern Engineering solutions; responsible for developing "security first " strategy and evangelizing cloud and application security best practices

* Serve as subject matter expert for security and tooling landscape; stay current on market trends and research

* Design and implement architecture of security solutions in accordance with IT strategy and leading practices from industry including AWS Well-Architected Framework

* Work directly with business and IT technology owners to understand security requirements, complexities, and implementation strategies

* Define, develop, and validate RBAC security configurations when applicable to Modern Engineering platforms and environments

* Consult with all levels of the organization, including executive leadership, to provide direction for security practices and controls; this includes areas of application security, cloud security, DevOps, compliance, and organizational strategy

* Engage and consult with other Security leadership including Information Security, Security Advisory & Analytics, and IT Risk & Compliance to define Security Standards and Procedures and integrate security considerations within the software development lifecycle

* Define, review, and implement Modern Engineering cloud-specific Security Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines

* Engage and consult with the CoE and IT Delivery Teams to review their architecture and security checkpoints, perform gap analyses, implement proof-of-concepts, present findings and recommendations, and automate implementation

* Consult on application development projects to assess security requirements and controls, and to ensure that security controls are implemented as planned

* Evaluate the benefits and risks of a solution's security posture and identify implementation strategies to enhance security posture

* Review and approve Modern Engineering architecture and designs for security posture; to enforce security requirements and address identified risks

* Provide oversight and management of audit finding remediation, including generating requirements for full remediation, providing feedback and suggestions on managerial responses to findings, tracking progress, and providing status and updates to the enterprise Risk team for reporting purposes

* Participate in evaluating security requirements of third-party tools or SaaS Solutions

* Consult on and evangelize the behavior change and mindset shifts required of people resources to implement new architecture and processes

* Partner with other CoE members and HR to account for effort associated with culture change as part of implementation strategies

* Model desired culture including open knowledge sharing, proactive cross-functional collaboration, and adaptive learning via continuous improvement

* Educate stakeholders from the business and IT on security solutions and how to best leverage the Modern Engineering solutions and processes to enhance the security posture

* Develop project case studies, training materials and technical guidance on how to "shift left" on security implementation for teams

* Assist with estimating work efforts required for each phase of a project

* Lead and coordinate technical reviews (architectural, security, compliance, etc.)

* Implement key performance indicators (KPI) to monitor process health and service metrics


* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related field preferred

* Certification from leading vulnerability management frameworks (e.g., SANS, CISSP, OSCP) preferred

* 8+ years of security experience including implementation of security controls for applications, cloud, and/or DevOps

* 5+ years of software engineering experience required

* Audit, compliance, and governance experience preferred

* Knowledge of and experience in developing and documenting security architecture and plans, including strategic, tactical and project plans

* Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ITIL and COBIT frameworks

* In-depth knowledge of risk assessment methods and technologies

* In-depth knowledge and understanding of information risk concepts and principles, as a means of relating business needs to security controls

* Skilled in performing risk, business impact, control, and vulnerability assessments

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:

* Proven experience with AWS cloud security best practices (e.g., IAM, WAF, KMS)

* Subject matter expertise in security domains, with knowledge pertaining to the majority of these topics: AppSec (OWASP Top10, SANS Top 25), Defense-in-depth, Risk assessment and management, Network topology and security, Network Infrastructure - securing network devices, Network protocols, Virtualization, Intrusion Detection, Intrusion Prevention, Logging, SIEM, Social Engineering, Security policy related to business continuity planning and contingency planning, Incident handling process, Opsec, Data classification, DRM, Pentesting, Vulnerability Analysis, Secure communications including encryption and cipher suites, Linux and Windows security

* Strong analytical skills to analyze security requirements and relate them to appropriate security controls

* Experience in performing web application and infrastructure penetration security test and threat modeling

* Experience collaborating across multiple functional/technical teams to deliver a project

* Ability to communicate with customers on a business level and translate their needs into a technical solution

* Ability to adapt to organizational change and advocate for the required culture change within the organization

* Strong emotional intelligence to identify the behavioral and cultural indicators to team effectiveness

* Consultative, collaborative approach to solving complex problems, with customer service skills

* Passionate about developing the skills of team members through technical and professional mentoring

* Capable of leading by role or influence, as well as working independently

* Strong communications skills, both oral and written, appropriate for a broad range including business stakeholders and end users, executive leadership, and third-party vendors

* Demonstrated growth mindset, enthusiastic about learning new technologies quickly and applying the gained knowledge to address business problems

* Self-starter; ability to proactively define work and deliver results

About Infinity Consulting Solutions

At Infinity Consulting Solutions our mission is to cultivate successful long term relationships with candidates and clients matching the right candidate with the right client. We believe technology cannot replace the real personal relationships we cultivate. We reject the notion that technology alone is the answer to staffing which is why we our successful partnerships rely on collaboration NOT automation. ICS has been providing flexible staffing solutions for over 20 years in Information Technology, Compliance, Accounting / Finance and Corporate Support. Our staffing solutions include Contract, Temp to Perm and Permanent Placement.

ICS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Infinity Consulting Solutions, Chicago , DevSec Architect - REMOTE, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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