Cybersecurity Architect - Network Security

Herndon, Virginia, US

Full Time
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Posted 2 weeks ago

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Your Role and Responsibilities
Location: Herndon, VA, Enjoy challenges? Big challenges? Come work for the office of the IBM CISO organization and help meet the global challenges of keeping one of the largest companies in the world secure. We’re looking for enthusiastic and innovative team members to join us. Position Summary: The Cybersecurity Architect will work for the Global Chief Information Security Organization (CISO) to identify, test and deploy information security solutions to secure critical data and systems throughout the IBM corporate IT environment. This hands-on role will require Cybersecurity subject matter expertise with demonstrated communication skills for active collaboration with a variety of different technology teams both with IBM CIO and business units as well as technology partners to promote security engineering practices.

The Cybersecurity Architect will design and implement network security solutions to protect IBM assets and data. The ideal candidate will also research emerging security trends and technologies, identify business and technical requirements, perform technical evaluation and support deployment of global security solutions through agile execution. The candidate will possess experience in both of the following areas: cloud security and network security. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, be able to analyze complex problems, have an insatiable curiosity to learn about new technologies, shares knowledge with others and has experience working in fast-paced, Agile project environment.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Experience with Network DLP, Firewalls, IDS/IPS, TAPs, or related network security tools.
  • Leverage Agile practices to develop or identify new concepts, tools or systems to improve the overall security posture of the organization
  • Identify security requirements by evaluating business needs and technical requirements and relate them to required/desired security controls
  • Research information security trends, standards and practices to identify needs for enhancing security solutions·
  • Architect and design network security systems both individually and collaboratively
  • Articulate problems related to the security solution being developed and requests review and guidance to minimize risks associated with the proposed solution
  • Analyze problems and suggests solutions involving business, information technology, methodology, processes, tools and solution components
  • Participate in regularly scheduled vendor and stakeholder meetings.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience with enterprise grade IT and Security technologies from major vendors (IBM, Cisco, Juniper, Symantec, BlueCoat, Palo Alto, FireEye, HP, Microsoft, etc.)
  • At least 5 years hands-on experience with Network Security tools from vendors such as Check Point, Palo Alto, Cisco, Symantec, McAfee and other major network security vendors.
  • At least 3 years direct experience with TCP/IP networking, network services/protocols, and network design principles (TAP, SFP’s, QSFP’s, etc.)
  • Hand’s on experience with routing and switching in an enterprise network
  • Applied direct experience with Linux Operating Systems
  • Experience using Agile within project or development teams
  • Applied direct experience analyzing security data to identify associated risks and threats.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 5+ years of experience engineering and architecting network security tools (IDS/IPS, Firewalls, Network TAPS, etc.) in an enterprise environment.
  • At least 1 year of hands-on experience using scripting for automating tasks (Bash, Python, etc)
  • Experience engaging external stakeholders to integrate other IT platforms and services
  • Experience in Network Full Scope Scanning for Vulnerabilities.
  • Certifications: SANS GIAC (e.g. GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, GPEN), Security +, CCNA, CCNP
  • Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, information assurance, MIS or related field, or equivalent experience.

About Business Unit
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About IBM
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Location Statement
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future.  Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Job tags: Finance GCIH GIAC GPEN IDS IPS Linux Network security Python SANS TCP/IP Vulnerabilities