United States


Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Raleigh, Tampa, Washington DC

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Job Description

About the Role:

The Application Security Architect will be responsible for architecting complex cloud security solutions using the Microsoft ecosystem, leading secure software development discussions with clients, ensuring sensitive data on information systems is protected to prevent unauthorized access, recommend corrective actions to resolve and/or prevent reoccurrences of cybersecurity incidents, and demonstrate technical security leadership to junior team members.

Key Responsibilities:

Design, develop, implement, and maintain enterprise-class application security systems using the Microsoft ecosystem.

Review application architectures, identify security gaps, and improve the security posture of business-critical applications including cloud-based, hybrid-cloud, modernization of legacy environments, and multi-tier application migrations.

Define current state and target state architectures, transition architectures, and roadmaps.

Design solutions that balance business requirements and cybersecurity requirements.

Lead technical teams through the investigation, root cause analysis, remediation, and documentation of security incidents.

Work closely with client IT Security and Compliance teams toward the implementation and maintenance of all data security-related infrastructure and policy.

Understanding of current data privacy regulations, NIST standards, PCI requirements, HIPPA requirements, and implementing processes to ensure effective data protection controls.

Provide direction to project teams on building information security controls for applications in development

Effective teamwork and leadership skills.

Stay current with industry trends, attacks, mitigation measures, application security standards, and advancement in information security technologies


About You:

Strong knowledge of Microsoft ecosystem (Microsoft 365 / Azure) and security tools

Experience with DevSecOps and/or Secure Application Development

Experience architecting complex enterprise-grade application security solutions

Able to advise business leaders and technology workforce on security best practices

Strong verbal and written communications skills with diverse teams, with an ability to express complex technical concepts in non-technical language

Excellent time management skills, with ability to prioritize/manage multiple tasks

Ability to work individually as well as closely with team or line of business personnel

Self-motivated, with demonstrated initiative and commitment for results

8+ years of information security experience

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience

CISSP, CCSP, CSSLP, CISM, CISA, CEH, GWEB, or similar certifications are highly desirable

Former consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies is highly desirable

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