Principal Security Architect

US-RI-Johnston
Job ID
2017-7020
# Positions
1
Work Location
Works from an office location
Employee Type
Regular
Category
Information Services - Information Security

Overview - External

FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

Responsibilities - External

The incumbent is responsible for defining and executing the security architecture vision for FM Global's information technology systems. He or she acts concurrently as the lead security architect/designer for multiple major systems, technologies and platforms. The incumbent possesses a thorough understanding of available security technology, tools, and existing designs, and is responsible for leading teams to define and create an environment that furthers the enterprise security goals and objectives. The incumbent leads the architecture and design implementation efforts and establishes best practices and provides technical and architectural direction to all teams. The incumbent is well versed in the security technology necessary to achieve leading edge security infrastructure design, and continues to watch the industry, staying abreast of changing threats and technologies, providing technical expertise, establishing strategic technology security direction, and mentoring other personnel. He or she ensures that technologies used align with the enterprise-wide technical architecture, security standards, ensures consistency across projects, and establishes cross-organizational relationships in order to directly influence the enterprise-wide technical architecture. This is the highest level in the Enterprise Architecture job family.

Qualifications - External

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information technology, or a related discipline. Advanced degree in Computer Science highly desirable.

10+ years experience with support and deployment of large scale, enterprise security infrastructure solutions;

3+ years experience in designing and building large, complex enterprise solutions with complete understanding of hardware and software requirements, working with the internal security organization to understand internal and external compliance/regulatory needs.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge and experience in the application of information security and system architecture frameworks
  • Experience working with past and present iterations of security technologies as well as knowledge of emerging innovations and trends in areas which include but are not limited to; log management and event correlation/detection, intrusion detection and prevention, firewalls, web application protections, malware prevention and detection, incident response, vulnerability management, and computer system forensics.
  • Experience leading a quantitative technology comparison, evaluation, and selection process and with measuring how well a product's actual capabilities align with marketing promises
  • Extensive knowledge of one or more multi-user, multi-tasking operating system.
  • Understanding of IT infrastructure components including desktop/server-class hardware, virtualization, cloud (IaaS, PaaS & SaaS), wired and wireless networks
  • Understanding of Information system security fundamentals

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Experience leading the design and development and implementation of security solutions.
  • Experience in majority of the following: secure authentication authorization and accounting models for access control, security incident detection and response, red team/blue team exercises, cryptography, telecommunications and network security, information security governance and risk management, regulatory compliance.
  • Ability to analyze and learn rapidly changing technologies, designing solutions that are applied as integral to business requirements; ability to effectively drive adaptation to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs.
  • Ability to ensure consistency across teams/technologies, and lead team toward this end.
  • Very strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts/theories for various projects.
  • Ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives and solve problems spanning multiple environments in a business area and involving new technologies for which there are no historical precedents.
  • Highly refined task identification and estimating skills to cover all phases of infrastructure design implementation and operation.
  • Experience with architectural abstractions and design patterns.

 

SOFT SKILLS

  • Ability to communicate at a technical and business level, and be a bridge between the two
  • Ability to interface with other parts of the organization including business users and IS management.

  • Ability to translate technology trends and communicate the impact on implementations within FM Global and evaluate the right time to introduce them if needed.
  • Excellent skills and demonstrated experience in Persuasion, Negotiation, Managing Relationships, Team building, Listening, oral and written communications.
  • Ability and interest in serving as an IT industry expert in leading edge computing architecture.