The Redmond Cloud

US|Sr. Cloud Security Architect

March 15, 2019
Coppell, TX
Job Type


DURATION: Indefinite, possible temp to hire; NO sponsorship offer 
ACTUAL JOB TITLE: Security Architect within IT Security Architecture Team 

Job Description: 
Department Function 
The DTCC IT Architecture office is responsible for: 
• Developing and maintaining DTCC's enterprise architecture 
• Reference standards that support the architecture 
• Ensuring that the standards and architecture are aligned with the IT Strategy 
• Best practices to ensure that DTCC's implementation of technology solutions is delivered in support of DTCC's overall mission 
• Coordinating resources to address Central Technology Issues that affect all of DTCC 

Position Summary 
Reports to the Enterprise IT Security Architect, who is responsible for providing highly advanced technical and analytical skills to the IT Architecture Office. Works with the Enterprise IT Security Architect to maintain the corporate vision of application and technology security architecture. Engages with staff throughout DTCC Solutions to communicate security standards, guidelines and strategies. Works with project teams to ensure technical quality of security-focused deliverables and adherence to security standards, governance and controls practices. Considered a security and technical expert in technology architecture, security architectures, systems implementation and integration. Conducts technical research as necessary to contribute to help with setting direction and strategy. Works with other teams, where applicable, on security projects or on security-relevant tasks on technical projects. 

Experience (Mandatory): 
• Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in security architecture, system integration, application development and system analysis 
• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in IT platform, storage, and network virtualization architecture and engineering, including: 
o Knowledge of private, hybrid and public cloud offerings and vendors 
o Knowledge of cloud management and monitoring technologies, capabilities and market trends 
o In depth knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows Server Operating platforms 
• Experience with integrating applications and identity management with Amazon Services such as AWS, S3, Elastic Beanstalk, AWS RDS 
• Experience architecting automated data center processes, including provisioning, application and patch management, monitoring and alerting, capacity monitoring and planning, leveraging execution and human approval workflow design and implementation 
• Experience with Cloud methodologies (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), automation, orchestration, cost frameworks, trends and industry-leading private/public/hybrid cloud vendor offerings and interoperability 
• Development experience for aiding integrations using Java or similar languages 

Experience (Highly Desired): 
• Experience with Business Continuity and Disaster Recover design, planning and implementation for virtualized infrastructures 
• Experience with federation technologies 
• Experience with Multi-Factor and Adaptive Authentication technologies 
• Experience with federating applications with AWS API Gateway 
• Experience with Distributed Ledger Technology 

Experience (Preferred): 
• Experience with MS Windows (server and desktop) and Linux (RHEL & SLES 
• Experience with Web technologies including web services architectures and security 
• Experience with RDBMS technologies including Oracle RAC, Sybase, MS-SQL, DB2 
• Experience overhauling legacy applications to work with modern technologies 
• Experience with DevSecOps 
• Experience with FinTech 

Possess a thorough understanding of the software implementation lifecycle (SILC) 
Maintains current knowledge of security, technology and architecture marketplace 
Advanced analytical skills 
Advanced technical skills – both breadth and depth 
Bachelors Degree (higher preferred) in a technical discipline or related experience preferred 
Possesses a working knowledge of programming languages and software design methodologies (e.g., OOAD) 
Excellent communications skills (written and verbal) 
Excellent collaborative skills 
• Maintains current knowledge of marketplace changes, technology changes, and client businesses pertinent to cloud, server, storage and network virtualization 
• Demonstrates proficiencies in business case development, program management, issue resolution, and communication 
• Excellent analytical problem solving skills with a methodical approach to problem resolution across large scale distributed platforms 
• Strong knowledge of multi-tiered application environments, including their design, implementation and capacity/scaling challenges 
• Strong knowledge related to public/private/hybrid cloud solutions and market trends, PaaS, SaaS, storage and network optimization 

Education, Training or Certification: 
• Experience with Amazon’s EC2, VPC, and S3, Microsoft’s Azure, OpenStack and either the JBoss SOA stack 
• Knowledge of Java and other programming languages is preferred 
• Knowledge of Cloud Management tools and methodologies 
• Advanced degree in a technical discipline preferred

Principle Responsibilities: 

Application and Technology Architecture 
• Assists in drafting conceptual and logical architecture specifications at both the enterprise and project level with a focus towards security 
• Assists project teams during system design with the drafting of logical architectural models with a focus on security 
• Assists project teams during system design to promote the efficient re-use of IT assets 
• Advises project teams during system development to assure compliance with security principles, guidelines, standards, controls, and governance 
• Shares DTCC’s security vision with key stakeholders by organizing discussions and formal presentations 
• Participates in working groups of subject matter experts for definition and review of security standards, guidelines, principles, governance and controls 
• Provides technical guidance to cross-functional application development teams 
• Contributes to the technology strategy, vision, requirements, and solutions for enterprise initiatives 
• Designs, develops, and implements new security technologies as necessary to support DTCC business and technology solutions 

Application Design 
• Consults with application development teams to determine security requirements and for planning and delivering business solutions 
• Helps application development teams with integration with PingAccess and AWS API Gateway 
• Develops, as necessary, code to aid in integration with AWS, Federation, and Multi-Factor and Adaptive authentication technologies 

Process Management 
• Assists in the development of estimates for security projects 
• Contributes to defining time tables and project plans 
• Assists in the definition of milestones and progress tracking 
• Assists in coordinating the monitoring of the life cycle of specific IT assets 
• Identifies, understands and documents extensions to, and variants from, security and architecture standards. 

Firm/Enterprise Architecture Related 
• Enables DTCC to implement the most optimal and effective, business solutions 
• Maintains understanding of existing DTCC applications and technology solutions for leveraging the reuse of services and for the consolidation of services. 
• Identifies and researches opportunities for converging diverse DTCC solutions to a single architecture. 
• Develops and documents architecture solutions, including designs, guidelines and architecture-specific standards for enterprise-wide implementation. 
• Leads and enables collaboration across technology specialties – ensures that ADM, Infrastructure, Information Security and Architecture are all working together 
• Obtains concurrence and agreement on architecture solutions from, as applicable: Applications Development, Infrastructure, Technology Risk Management, Internal Audit, and Product Management. 
• Maintains understanding of emerging architecture concepts and methods and associated technology trends. 
• Conducts presentations and education on Architecture’s concepts and solutions to appropriate areas of DTCC. 
• Participates in the design, specification, and implementation of business and technology projects, assuring and resolving adherence to enterprise-wide solutions. 
• Provides guidance and leadership for DTCC’s technology standardization process 
• Works across IT to identify opportunities for reusing technology 

Technology Related 
• Assists in defining standards and policies for the security, compliance and governance of data and information stored or processed at an external Cloud provider, including IaaS (Infrastructure), PaaS (Application Platform) and SaaS (Software) models 
• Work with teams on implementing DTCC’s Enterprise Cloud strategy using standards and best practices associated with all aspects Cloud offerings. This includes, but is not limited to: 
• Secure and compliant data and messaging egress and ingress 
• Federated authentication and authorization models with AWS and API Gateway 
• Automated workload lifecycle management 
• Data and information at rest encryption and security 
• Application porting, integration and maintenance 
• On-demand, self-service access to Enterprise Cloud applications, platforms and offerings 
• Overall cloud management tools, monitoring, alerting, chargeback, capacity and performance management, and service level objective definitions. 

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