RESPONSIBILITIES:Kforce has a client in search of a Security Architect in Plano, Texas (TX).Key functions: May serve as lead or technical expert to define and maintain the architectural frameworks/patterns, processes, standards and guidelines related to systems, business or data architecture Define core and support technology, data entities, business functions and/or subject areas that transcend organizational and functional boundaries Provide technical and architectural subject matter ability to the various development teams including communicating architectural decisions and mentoring other technical staff around the various development technologies and decisions Identify core common data shared across the enterprise and participate in enterprise wide efforts to reach common understanding of those data May serve as lead, technical expert or project manager to team(s) concerned with development, networking and/or project management to coordinate changes and support enterprise technology initiatives Conduct studies of new technologies to provide more efficient and cost-effective architecture solutions Oversee multiple projects in order to preserve the architectural vision and protect stakeholder interests as well as to meet operational and financial reporting qualifications Confer with business units and application development staff to understand both the business and technical qualifications and to define architectural constraints Create performance metrics and traceability maps to determine the effectiveness of architecture solutions and facilitate governance. Keep abreast of relevant architecture best practices May review work of other teammates and mentor junior architectsNECESSARY SKILLS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required 6+ years of background leading application security architecture efforts that requires close collaboration with project teams and business stakeholders 5+ years of background reviewing project architectures and solutions Ability to lead Security Architecture consultation with other parts of Details Security, Enterprise/Business/Data Architecture, IT and Business partners, and peers on proper security architecture and software engineering processes to ensure the applications developed and systems implemented are in line with security best practices and company policies and standards and are compliant with the required frameworks (ISO, SOX, SWIFT, OWASP, NIST Cyber Security, etc.) Ability to develop repeatable application security architectures working with internal and external partners; Contribute to the development of architectural reference material to ensure that security practices are being implemented in a repeatable fashion Ability to partner with EA Portfolio and Initiative Architects to assess security threats, identifying and tailoring security qualifications, and integrating security controls into the Software engineering Life-cycle (SDLC) Ability to document and diagram technical systems and architectures Background in an environment using agile methodology Proven work experience integrating security within the various cloud service models (e.g., IaaS, PaaS, SaaS). Able to identify the appropriate security solutions for various cloud implementations; Able to architect, implement, and document system security controlsKforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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