Information Security Architect

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    Austin Texas, Lawrenceville Georgia, San Jose California
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Networking, Security
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Cisco’s Information Security (Infosec) group is working to evolve next-generation security models and architectures for Cisco to enable our Internet of Things, Trusted Server, Storage, Identity, Secure Administration, Data Center Virtualization and Private Cloud initiatives. To help architect and drive adoption of these models, InfoSec’s Enterprise Security team seeks someone with experience, flexibility and good communication skills to provide leadership in the role of Information Security Architect.

Who You'll Work With

The position is passionate about providing security solutions in regards to Cisco’s infrastructure initiatives for all aspects of the Private Cloud hosting and IOT platforms including: datacenter segmentation, physical and virtualized systems, Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), strong identity systems, and cloud services integration. Our team works with a full variety of internal organizations responsible for enterprise level infrastructure services mentioned above to include: IT, Engineering and Advanced Services, just to name a few. As a security architect you'll also be expected to work with a diverse group of employees from entry level all the way to the executive levels of leadership.

Who You Are

The Security Architect’s responsibilities will include an assortment of technical disciplines as well as interpersonal skills and business acumen. Expertise in multiple technical disciplines below preferred.

  • Security fundamentals with a deep understanding of threats, vulnerabilities, risks, defenses, security principles and policies
  • Solid foundation in data center technologies such as VMWare and OpenStack, Infrastructure as a Service, UCS architectures, Server Orchestration, Key Management, logging telemetry, Linux and Windows Operating Systems, and other fine-grained data center controls
  • Server security best practices, host hardening, posture assessment, vulnerability management, device management, cloud integration capabilities and other host based security controls
  • Systems architecture, design and operational experience
  • Experience with state of the art data center virtualization technologies
  • Applied conceptual and analytical thinking, problem solving skills
  • Consulting and partnering skills with enterprise perspective and influence
  • Time and productivity management skills
  • Proven presentation, demonstration and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a global, multi-cultural team setting
  • A genuine sense of curiosity and a love for learning
  • Familiarity with IT standard programming and scripting languages a plus
  • Ability to speak both the language of technology as well as that of business
  • You should have a BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent and 8+ years of technical experience.
  • An MS or additional experience is strongly encouraged.
  • Security, network/system administration or network design related certifications are a plus.

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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