Job Summary

IT Security Architect

  • Location:
    Kansas City , Missouri
  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

 If you’re a technology professional ready to explore new career opportunities at an innovative law firm, come see what Littler Mendelson has to offer.  Littler, founded in 1942, is the nations largest labor and employment law firm.  Modis is searching for career minded technical professionals that strive for excellence and would describe themselves as creative, collaborative, passionate, and results oriented to add to Littler’s team.
Modis is working closely with Littler’s leadership team to identify the best IT talent—which might be you.
A key position for Littler’s Global Services Center is the IT Security Architect in the greater Kansas City, MO area.  

The Security Architect will provide technical leadership along with other security team members and will be responsible for defining, architecting and implementing security program capabilities to support the firm’s security roadmap.  They will  be responsible for identifying gaps between current and desired capabilities and executing on plans to develop and enhance security capabilities. The Security Architect should be capable of applying a combination of expert engineering knowledge of enterprise IT and security tools to design, develop and implement solutions to ensure they are consistent with enterprise architecture security policies and support security operations.  Able to provide technical leadership in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, data flows, data at rest/transit, cloud tools, and network access. Researches and evaluates security vendors & capabilities and evaluate new security tools and introduces them to the enterprise in alignment with IT security strategy.
•Owns and maintains a holistic view of the information security capabilities and technology services by creating and maintaining architecture blueprints illustrating current and future state services and flows.
•Leads strategic enterprise security architecture definition based on business requirements, risk management practices, and IT strategies; define or approve, when necessary, modifications to the security architecture to accommodate business needs.
•Assess strategic & near-term security needs, using a blended approach with the Cybersecurity Framework and ISO 27001, to align security priorities; consult with leadership, system engineers and system architects to develop solutions; provide assessment of options, risks, costs vs. benefits, and impact on other capabilities, processes and priorities.
•Contribute to the enterprise reference architecture models (creation, maintenance, governance)
•Ensure all solution security architecture design and analysis work within the standard architecture documentation is documented and included in the architecture repositories.
•Provides support to projects during the vision and strategy, architecture, and development phases.
•Provides input in identifying issues and guides vendor selection for cybersecurity.
•Provides leadership and work guidance to peers and less experienced personnel.
•Responsible for the evaluation of emerging projects and applications for an IT Security perspective.
•Manage security and compliance requirements with other departments, providing support and technical expertise.
•Build effective relationships with stakeholders who own and support applications, IT infrastructure, and operations. Gain commitment from stakeholders and project teams to implement recommended security controls.
•Knowledge of information security programs and processes
•Strong analytical skills in process decomposition, and process development using network diagrams
•Must have good judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
•Strong skills and experience in processes reengineering and optimization.
•Solid understanding of the software development life cycle.
•Understanding of controls (e.g. access control, auditing, authentication, encryption, integrity, physical security, and application security).
•Experience with security processes and tools around cloud based technologies.
•Must be well versed in operating systems such as Linux as well as Windows environments, Active Directory, VPN systems, encryption schemas and algorithms, various authorization and authentication mechanisms/software, network monitoring and sniffing, TCP/IP networks and vulnerability and threat management tools (including network based scanners).
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Experience and knowledge of NIST
•Experience and knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management
This is an immediate opportunity.  If you are qualified and interested in this IT Security Architect opportunity, please apply below, or contact Julie Fanshier at 913-905-3273.

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