The Security Architect is a senior security resource that provides enterprise guidance on security related issues, including but not limited to technical infrastructure, processes, design, assessment, implementation, awareness, and governance. Security Architect provides leadership, experience and expertise to project teams. Develops and participates in complex security program management and design. Ensures alignment of security controls to risk as it relates to individual business units and enterprise and provides guidance accordingly. Serves as a security subject matter expert as part of an in-house, on-shore, and off-shore security architecture team responsible for securing the enterprise information and systems by determining security requirements across enterprise projects; planning, designing, and documenting security systems; preparing security standards, policies, and procedures.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Ability to perform complex and systemic risk assessment and support project efforts to attain timely and effective secure designs.
Investigates and resolves problems, inefficiencies and enhances the enterprise risk mitigation stance. Possess deep technical understanding and demonstrated the ability to apply security related knowledge for practical and timely outcomes.
Must be able to effectively communicate the conceptual and logical design of holistic enterprise security solutions.
Must be able to function as a technical change agent when appropriate so that enhancements to BSWH security can happen without introducing material un-planned impacts to projects (e.g. security, time, budget or scope.) This must often be done by creating new approaches when legacy standards and directives don’t cover the situation well or there are insurmountable and conflicting business requirements.
Correlate data and reports from different sources, make logical inferences about that data, and be able to publish results. Ability to develop tools and scripts to aid in data processing or other aspects of log and or security research.
Perform assistance in the review of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention system and enterprise anti-virus software.
Perform vulnerability scans as requested to determine potential exposure. Follow-through remediation of vulnerabilities as requested.
Make / Implement recommendations for improvements in processes and procedures. Evaluate alerts and reports to assist in tuning security systems for accurate results.
Participate and/or Lead projects as requested.
Assist to remediate compromised endpoints through established processes and procedures and with the current toolset.
Review detailed log analysis. Provides / Review recommendations for remediation based on that review, correlation and log analysis. Prepare reports as requested.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Deep analytical skills with sound and logical problem-solving capabilities.
Experience in writing enterprise-level architecture documentation and analysis.
Excellent critical thinking and logic skills to resolve security challenges.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Demonstrated ability to effectively explain complex concepts to others in less complex terms.
Ability to work with others in teams and share analysis and collaborate well on problems.
Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure with tight deadlines.
Self-motivated to identify and resolve issues in a large enterprise environment.
Must be flexible in filling various roles in project management processes
Our competitive benefits package includes the following:
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!