Lead Security Architect

Full Time
Seattle, WA
Areas of Interest: Systems Security Architecture
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Overview

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Job Description
Network Information Security organization is tasked with designing, implementing and maintaining information security capabilities and services for the PwC Network of member firms. The organization consists of highly skilled information security professionals across the globe that are focused on developing a leading security program across the Network of Firms, to foster clients’ trust in our ability to secure their most sensitive data, to better position PwC to address clients’ evolving needs and to harmonize the internal firm security strategy with client services go-to-market strategy. The group is leading PwC's Network Security Transformation Programme, which is a multi-year programme to enhance existing capabilities and build new capabilities to combat the ever more complex cyber threats. 

Security Architecture, Engineering and Innovation designs and builds security technology capabilities across the PwC Network of Firms. They provide information security architecture standards, support PwC IT programmes, identify and pilot innovative security technologies and implement security tools to address risks and IT security painpoints.


Position/Program Requirements
  • Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 7
  • Minimum Degree Required: High School Diploma or GED
  • Degree Preferred: Bachelor's degree

Knowledge Preferred: 

Demonstrates intimate knowledge of, and/or proven record of success in, the principles, theories, practices and techniques for activities associated with planning, implementing and deploying IT Infrastructure projects, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, emphasizing the following areas: 
  • Defining the security architecture strategy for assigned security projects;
  • Driving the execution/development based on the security architecture strategy to address the enterprise's processes and systems;
  • Collaborating with system delivery teams to communicate security architecture impact on platforms and systems;
  • Developing and leveraging processes and NIS leadership organizations to institutionalize standards, patterns, architectures and best practices to delivery teams;
  • Maintaining a strong alignment to global security architecture standards and guidelines;
  • Creating and maintaining strategic business relationships; and,
  • Working across functions to define security architecture standards while applying enterprise vision and governance.


Skills Preferred: 

Demonstrates intimate abilities, and/or proven record of success in, the principles, theories, practices and techniques for activities associated with planning, implementing and deploying IT Infrastructure projects, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, emphasizing the following areas: 
  • Establishing recommendations that define the strategy of the firm's security architecture driving its execution by working closely with security architects and PwC IT;
  • Recommending the security architecture to integrate processes and systems to maximize value and minimize impact associated with the change;
  • Providing security architecture vision, integration and problem solving on an enterprise level;
  • Demonstrating ability to work with team leadership to understand and set security architecture direction and draft the firm’s security architecture;
  • Researching and recommending new development technologies and techniques;
  • Providing input and contributing to software platform definition, maintenance and evolution; and,
  • Establishing and maintaining transformation and software design patterns.



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