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IBM Security Architect (Remediation) in Boston, Massachusetts

Introduction

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The CISO Remediation Team is looking for a Security Architect, one who can take on a leadership role in responding to security issues across a large enterprise, its multiple offerings, and various lines of business. The right candidate must thrive in high-pressure situations, think like both an attacker and defender, to drive engineering, development, and business teams to take the right actions in the right time frames to mitigate risks.

We are looking for an individual who can balance technical risks against business risks and consistently drive for the right results. Has passion for engineering solutions to complex security challenges, recognize and fill gaps from a defense-in-depth perspective.

The successful candidate will have a good mix of deep technical knowledge, a demonstrated background in Information Technology and Security. We value broad and deep technical knowledge, although having a specialization primarily in one of these domains : Cryptography, Network, Infrastructure, Open Source Software, DevOps / CICD Pipelines, Virtualization, Cloud-Native Technologies, Application Security, Malware Analysis, Forensics, Security Operations, Incident Response, or an emerging technology are welcomed.

Key duties:

Tasks and goals for which the Security Architect is responsible:

  • Strong leadership, project and team-building skills, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives for multiple lines of business

  • Advise, Design, implement enterprise-class security systems for production environments, both internal and external to IBM

  • Align company standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy

  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats

  • Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge

  • Create solutions that balance business requirements with company information and IBM security standards

  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements

  • Exceptional communication skills with diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking, analytical skills and empathy

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Business Awareness : You have an understanding about the business that you're trying to secure. For example, working knowledge of cloud technologies, the ability to describe what the security concerns and impact might be for an organization looking to move from on-premises compute to public cloud

Distributed Systems / Software Design: understand the compromises that teams make every day in order to make things work. Security Architects should have strong opinions about the right way to build

Threats, Risks, and Modeling: know the difference between a threat and risk. The ability to understand what organizations need to protect, who they need to protect it from, and how that protection should work

Vulnerabilities and Exploitation : the ability to discern between a weakness, flaw, or error found within a system, software, host, etc. which have the potential to be leveraged by an attacker in order to compromise a network, application, an infrastructure, etc.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5 or more years of experience as an Architect (Software, Solutions, Network, Security, etc.)

  • Experience with Incident Response / Operations or addressing breaches, incidents

  • Experience with forensic analysis

  • Experience with C, Python, Java or Go a plus

  • Experience with IBM Cloud, OpenStack, AWS, or similar proprietary cloud environments

  • Experience with CICD and Development Pipelines

  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes a plus

  • Experience with Agile design and Project Management methodologies

About Business Unit

IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

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.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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