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Security Architect

  • Country:US
  • State:TX
  • City:AUSTIN
  • Category:Software Development & Support
  • Required Education:Bachelor's Degree
  • Position Type:Professional
  • Employment Type:Full-Time
  • Contract Type:Regular
  • Req ID:125633BR
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Job Description
Looking for an experienced Software Architect focused and passioned about Security to join the product development team to the IBM Cloud Brokerage product suite as a hands-on Security Architect responsible for defining, overseeing and coordinating all the security related activities of the product from architecture to design, implementation and testing.

Responsibilities of the role:
  • Responsible (highest escalation point) for all the security related details of the software applications that are part of the Cloud Brokerage product
  • Work with all the other product architects to analyze, design and include the security related info in all the product's architecture and design documents and diagrams
  • Work with the system owners of multiple services to identify, guide and address the security related issues in the design and the implementation of the product
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring for all the team members on security related best practices
  • Provide leadership and guidance (advice and assist) in the resolution of critical security incidents of the product
  • Collaborate with the Quality Assurance teams to identify and implement the best ways to validate the security compliance.
  • Other product architecture related duties as needed.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with software development and architecture with a minimum of 10 years total experience in the industry with deep understanding of the software development concepts and technologies
  • Minimum 3-4 years strong and hands-on experience in software security related to: Web, Standard/Compliance, Firewall, encryption, network and monitoring
  • Strong development skills for software design/engineering with various programming languages (like Python, NodeJS, Javascript, Web App development)
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with building RESTfull APIs and best security practices related to their implementation,
  • Working experience with software applications built on the micro-services architecture
  • Experience with NoSQL database servers, JSON schemas and related technologies (MongoDB, CouchDB)
  • Exposure and understanding of general cloud concepts and technologies (AWS, Azure, VMware)
  • Experience with methodologies for software development and delivery, like Agile, SCRUM and similar


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Knowledge of various security related technologies and techniques (like encryption, hashing, PKI, vulnerability assessment, Kerberos, DLP, NAC, SIEM, and others)
  • Concepts familiarity and experience with web apps security: HTTPS, certificates, web proxy, OWASP, SANS-CIS security controls, web servers, Javascript attacks
  • Knowledge of security related best practices for various programming languages (especially Python, Javascript/TypeScript, NodeJS)
  • Experience with the micro-services architecture, software containers and related technologies (Docker containers, Docker Compose, Kubernetes)
  • Practical working experience with cloud computing technologies (like VMware) and APIs for public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and/or Softlayer
  • IT security certification like CISSP, CISA or similar
  • Has or able to obtain a federal security clearance
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges to both engineers and business roles


EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Preferred Education: Master's Degree Commissionable: No
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