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Security Architect

Remote - Architect

Hollstadt Overview

Hollstadt Consulting is a management and technology consulting firm dedicated to placing professionals at engagements where they will excel. When you work with us, you'll work with a refreshingly real company led and staffed by seasoned experts who are also down-to-earth, good people. We're committed to treating you with respect and helping you achieve your career aspirations.

Since 1990, Hollstadt has been a trusted partner to more than 150 domestic and global companies and has successfully completed over 2,000 projects. Our continued growth has created challenging and rewarding opportunities for accomplished IT and Business Consultants. Hollstadt Consulting is an equal opportunity employer including disability/veteran.


Job Description

Responsible for developing enterprise level solutions that integrate across applications, systems and platforms. Aligns business and technology strategies to define project and/or program level architecture that enables business objectives. Works with project managers, other architects, and delivery teams to effectively manage the technology solution across initiatives to ensure an optimal, high level, conceptual design. Analyzes and translates business information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectives. Leads enterprise level architecture frameworks, proof-of-concept, architecture standards and reference architectures. Serves as the highest-level technology authority across multiple disciplines.


Requirements:

• 7+ years of related professional experience. All relevant experience including work, education, transferable skills, and military experience will be considered.

• Expert level ability to design highly complex application programs and systems.

• Expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application and or system engineering and integration.

• High level of experience in creating and leading architecture of multiple applications/systems using a variety of technologies.

• Exceptional ability in designing and implementing applications using several architecture patters, e.g., SOA.

• High level of operational experience designing and supporting large, critically important, systems.

• Expert level knowledge of technical, business, and industry.

• Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills to effectively interact with leadership and management, peers, business partners and vendors.

• Highly skilled at systems, creative, critical and analytical thinking, decision making and problem solving.

• Expert level understanding of the standards and deliverables to ensure integrity of the design process.

• High-level knowledge of general business applications and business processes.

• Highly skilled at influencing and motivating individuals and teams.


Preferred:

• Bachelor's degree.

• Certification in TOGAF or similar architecture methodology

• In-depth knowledge of multiple business areas.

• Technical Certifications in one or more technical disciplines or products.

• Participation in user groups (AEA, ACM, IEEE).

• At least 8+ years’ experience in cybersecurity, including compliance and risk management with a background in system and network security engineering.

• A proven deep background (preferred 5+ years in addition to cybersecurity) in technology design, implementation, and delivery.

• Experience in cloud computing technologies, including software-, infrastructure and platform-as-a-service, as well as public, private, and hybrid environments.

• Extensive knowledge of traditional security controls and technologies, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), public key infrastructure (PKI), identity and access management (IDAM) systems, antivirus, and firewalls, in addition to newer offerings such as endpoint detection and response (EDR), threat intelligence platforms, security automation and orchestration, deception technologies and application controls.

• Excellence in communicating business risk from cybersecurity issues.

• Experience driving measurable improvement in monitoring and response capabilities at scale.

• Experience architecting SIEM systems, threat intelligence platforms, security automation and orchestration solutions, IDS/IPS, file integrity monitoring (FIM), data loss prevention (DLP), and other network and system monitoring tools.

• Track record of acting with integrity, taking pride in work, seeking to excel, being curious and adaptable, and communicating effectively.

• Expertise architecting cloud-native infrastructure using containerization and microservices transformation in application APIs, addressing platform operational security concerns.

• Experienced level ability to design highly complex application programs and systems.

• Expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application and or system engineering and integration.

• High level of experience in creating and leading architecture of multiple applications/systems using a variety of technologies.

• Exceptional ability in designing and implementing applications using several architecture patters, e.g., SOA.

• High level of operational experience designing and supporting large, critical, systems.

• Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills.

• Exceptional human relations skills to effectively interact with leadership and management, peers, business partners and vendors.




Benefits + Perks

Comprehensive Benefit Plan

Hollstadt offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term/Short Term Disability, and Life Insurance. With three different medical plans to choose from, you can enroll in the coverage you need from single to family, or anywhere in between!

Remarketing Process

Hollstadt is based on retention and relationships. We get to know your strengths and career wishes throughout your assignment and then start remarket discussions 6-8 weeks prior to your end date. By being proactive, we are able to keep your down time between assignments as short as possible, unless you choose otherwise.

Professional Development

Hollstadt offers free bi-weekly training courses for our consultants as well as on-demand access to past sessions through our consultant portal. Trainings give our consultants the continuing education they need to excel on their projects.

401k + Matching

One popular benefit is our 401(k) match on the first 4% of your contributions. Hollstadt wants to help you reach your long-term financial goals and understands that planning for your future is critical. Consultants also have access to support from a Financial Advisor.

Bonus Opportunities

We appreciate and reward loyalty. Join Hollstadt, stay for 5 years, and we’ll give you a $5,000 Longevity Award bonus! Additionally, we know great talent knows other great talent. If you are on contract with Hollstadt and refer one of your connections who gets placed, we’ll pay you $1,000!

Ongoing Support & Networking

We have made a significant investment in building a support program for our consultant team - so you never have to feel like you are going it alone. We also have a Consultant Coach program which acts like a 'work buddy' to provide a safe ear for questions or concerns at your client site.