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TIAA Senior Cybersecurity Architect in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina


TIAA is a unique financial partner. With an award-winning track record for consistent performance, TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has $1 trillion in assets under management (as of 9/30/2018) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and guidance, and retirement services.


TIAA is seeking a Senior Cybersecurity Architect for the Security Architecture team, reporting to the Manager of Security Architecture. The Senior Cybersecurity Architect will be responsible for serving as the touch point for Security with the firm’s overall Architecture group and security solution design services.


  • Serve as a security architecture subject matterexpert (SME) for the firm

  • Champion new security solution initiatives forthe larger Security department

  • Participate in the Architecture Review to serveas Security’s voice in the governance of the System / Software DevelopmentProcess (SDLC), as it relates to architectural elements

  • Develop security-specific enterprise referenceartifacts (e.g., patterns, blueprints, roadmaps, etc.)

  • Assist IT Risk with security consulting, asneeded, as it relates to the technology components involved in the assessment

  • Participate in the selection decisions ofsecurity tools for use by various security teams

  • Lead proof of concept efforts for the securityteams

  • Lead the design effort for security solutionsand champion them through the architectural portions of the SDLC process

  • Provide input into vision for the future ofsecurity solutions

  • Understand controls and standards and be able toprovide solutions that meet those requirements


Required Skills:

  • 6 or more years of experience in InformationTechnology

  • 3 or more years of experience in Cybersecurity

  • 2 or more years of experience with ITArchitecture

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor's or Master's (preferred) degree incomputer science, information technology, or related field

  • Knowledge of various platforms (e.g., Windows,Linux, etc.)

  • Experience in the Financial Services industry

  • Experience with risk modeling tools andmethodologies

  • Knowledge of various architecture frameworks(e.g., TOGAF, etc.)

  • General information security certification(e.g., CISSP, CISM, etc.)

  • Technical information security certification(e.g., CCNP, MCSE, MCITP/MCTS, etc.)

  • Ability to communicate technical information inunderstandable business terms

  • Ability to work in a team environment, as wellas independently

  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills

  • Excellent documentation skills

  • Broad technology background

  • Experience working with Cloud technologies (e.g.AWS, Azure)

  • Knowledge of modern enterprise and securityarchitectures, their challenges, common approaches to overcome theirchallenges, and their inherent security strengths and weaknesses

  • Knowledge of various platform security tools(e.g., AV, HIPS, firewalls, DLP, etc.)

  • Knowledge of various networking concepts anddevices (e.g., routing, switching, VLANs, etc.)

  • Knowledge of various network security tools(e.g., firewalls, NIPS, WIPS, VPN, DLP, etc.)

  • Knowledge of various databases (e.g., Oracle,MS-SQL, etc.)

  • Knowledge of various database security tools(e.g., activity monitoring, etc.)

  • Knowledge of emerging technologies (e.g.,mobile, cloud, etc.)

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1725051

Company: TIAA

Post Date: Jan 16, 2020