Job Title
IT Security Architect
Date Posted
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Description

IT Security Architect – Memphis, TN

Memphis Company is looking for an IT Security Architect to design and maintain robust, scalable security architecture globally for cloud or on-premises systems; to oversee design, implementation, and maintenance revisions of specified projects; and to evaluate technologies and provide consultation regarding applications and system needs.


  • Designs and maintains robust, scalable security architecture globally for cloud and/or on-premises systems
  • Provides technical guidance on how to design security devices, networks, applications, and systems compliant with the requirements of a desired security posture or state
  • Maintains expert knowledge of network and system security principles (i.e. Defense in depth, granularity of privilege) and how they are applied in the standard data center and cloud domain
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of and provides guidance on modern network security technologies such as network forensics, sandboxing, threat intelligence, network and host-based intrusion prevention, vulnerability assessment, DDOS protection, Security Information Management, host-based integrity checking, end point security, AV, DLP, PKI, Mobile Security, and Cloud Security
  • Demonstrates an understanding of security problems as a mix of technology and process issues and pursues solutions at all layers within the organization
  • Provides leadership, mentorship, and advisory services to infosec, business, and project teams to ensure that solutions are in line with the architecture direction and business strategies
  • Assists IT groups and business units as necessary in designing business or productivity programs securely
  • Works closely with management on assigned projects from inception through implementation ensuring adequate internal communication and user involvement is maintained
  • Assists management in investigating IT or cyber-security events and developing resolutions
  • Provides feedback and suggestions to improve IT Security processes and procedures


  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Supports the organization's quality program(s)
  • Travels as required


  • 7-10 years of experience in the security aspects relating to multiple platforms, operating systems, software, communications, and network protocols, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 3+ years of experience with Security Architecture and/or Engineering, preferably in Azure environment
  • Experience in Azure Security Center, Azure Key Vault, Log Analytics
  • In depth understanding of cloud cybersecurity standards, frameworks, and best practices
  • Experience with cloud deployment orchestration, automation, and security configuration management
  • Experience with drafting and institutionalizing security standards, reference architecture, patterns, and guidelines
  • CCSP or CISSP preferred
  • Configuration of security controls for Microsoft Azure and Office365
  • Confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) triad
  • Knowledge of information technology security frameworks
  • Knowledge of Carbon Black Protection, Symantec endpoint protection and security information and events management (SIEM) solutions preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree in information management, computer science or related technology field preferred
  • Related technical institute certification preferred
  • Ten (10) years of network, application, system, storage, and security architecture experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with cloud security architecture, network topologies, security and access control tools, encryption technologies and algorithms preferred

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