Security Architect

Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Date Posted: 06-01-2018
Affinity has a full-time opportunity for a Security Architect to join a large Fraser Valley based client with a mature and developed Architect Team.  This role will be responsible for the growth and development of an Information Security Architecture practice, and will be integral to ensuring Information Security Risks are identified, mitigated to within risk appetite and the residual risk tracked. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establish a strategic security architecture vision, including reference architectures and framewoks that are aligned with overall business strategy
  • Participate in solution architecture design; lead security efforts assisting with the integration and initial implementation of solutions
  • Understand current as well as emerging security threats and design security architecture to mitigate threats where possible
  • Contribute to secure systems and application development and system integration methodologies
  • Responsible for assessing and auditing network controls and security zoning.
  • Responsible for recommendations that increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility utilizing knowledge of current or emerging technologies and threats as they pertain to systems development efforts.
  • Provide technical leadership in the area of Information Security including guidance, mentoring and skills development.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of regulatory, industry, security and privacy standards. Makes recommendations to security policy, directives and guides to ensure security program evolve to new standards.
  • Responsible to assess, recommend, and design for security products and services, such as anti-virus, firewalls, DLP, SIEM, Web Security Gateways, and email SPAM.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience building high level security architecture strategies and roadmaps
  • Proficient at assessing and auditing network controls and security zoning; risk assessing and identifying control strengths/weaknesses and opportunities for improvement of current/proposed infrastructures.
  • One or more Industry security certifications such as CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISA required and one or more relevant SANS and/or technical vendor/industry certification required
  • Advanced understanding of Enterprise Architecture practices and frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman)
  • Advanced hands-on proficiency with Microsoft enterprise level products and Unix/Linux based environments and technologies
  • Advanced to expert working knowledge in the application of ISO 27001/2 other security compliance certifications.
  • Proficient to advanced knowledge of legislation and regulations affecting information security and the financial industry and other industry best practices
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience of web technologies like Application Servers, J2EE, ESB, web services, HTTPS, SOAP, Java Script framework, Sql/NoSql Database.
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience on application integration patterns and techniques, Experience web services/API design.
About Affinity Staffing:
Affinity Staffing is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility.
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