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July 10

Information Security Architect #265245 - McLean, VA 22102/Dallas, TX/Remote - 6 months with possibility to extent/convert

Hiring Manager Notes:

Overview of Team & Work:

Enterprise team with 6 people, Usually engaged for 6-12 engagement that supports 4 LOBs

In terms of Enterprise status they help the internal projects to deploy their products in different platform.


Somebody who is a Technical Generalist and been a part of different types of projects in domains like

o Application Development

o Cloud migration (Google, Azure, AWS)

o Infrastructure

o Information security

This is an Architectural role, wants somebody who is familiar with variety of tools especially in the information security domain and has been a part of Enterprise Architecture for at least 4 years .

Somebody who is an SME in one or more platform like Platform Security, Cloud Security, Endpoint Security, Information Security, Firewall & Device Security

CISSP is not a deal breaker.

Regulatory, Federal, Commercial Experience is good to have Financial experience is great to have.

More focused in Collaboration of Cloud and data analytics.

Should be familiar with Cloud Terminologies as everything is eventually is moving onto Cloud.

This is more of a project facing position, the person has to be comfortable with F2F meeting with the project teams.

This is not an Engineering Position.

Would like to See resumes who has been an Architect On Paper, who moved from Engineering to Enterprise Architecture or Solution Architectural role.


Phone followed by in Person/WebEx Interview for 1-2 hour.

Local candidates are preferred.

1st Preference would be who can work form Virginia (Onsite), 2nd would be Dallas TX and 3rd would be Remote.

3 top Skills:

Ability to synthesize and come up with solution on their own rather than Googling.

Technical domain knowledge (Information Security)

Time management.


The Information Security Architect (ISA), will be responsible for working with the organizations Lines of Business (LOB) Project teams to design secure business systems and solutions.

Responsibilities will include the following:

Function as the Project Teams InfoSec subject matter expert (SME)

Collect, interpret, evaluate, and validate business requirements, functions and processes associated with assigned projects.

Work with the Project Teams solution architects and technical team members to develop security solution architectures that are in compliance with the organizations InfoSec policies, standards, non-functional requirements, reference architectures and patterns.

Identify security risks and provide recommendations, solutions, and options to best mitigate those risks.

Have a thorough understanding of industry standard InfoSec control frameworks such as ISO 27001/27002, NIST, and CIS.

Successful candidates should understand the concepts and application of the following architecture and design principles and practices:

Cloud security (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) across multiple cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, and Google.

Network security and segmentation.

Data security.

Application security (Multi-Tier Web and Client-Server).

End-Point Security (desktops, laptops, servers, etc.).

Mobile device security (smartphones, tablets, iPads, etc.), to include Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

Authentication and Authorization models and techniques (to include multi-factor authentication).

Candidates should also have a thorough understanding of one or more of the following technologies:

Next Generation Firewalls.

External Secure Web Gateways and CASBs.

Network and Host-based IDS/IPS.

Data Loss Prevention.

Data Masking.

Encryption (Symmetric and Asymmetric).

User Behavior Analytics.

Malware and Spam/Phishing Detection and Prevention.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

Identity and Access Management (IAM).

Azure & AWS.

ADFS and other federated technologies.

Mobile Device Management & Mobile Application Management.


BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technical field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

10+ years of information technology experience, preferably within the financial services industry.

Minimum of 6 years experience working as an Information Security Professional, preferably within the architecture or engineering practices.

Minimum 4 years experience working as an InfoSec Solutions Architect.


CISSP (+ ISSAP), CCSP, SABSA (F1 & F2 minimum).

If you are interested or know of a friend who might have the required qualifications and interest, please call me at (713) 454-7173. If you do respond via e-mail please include a daytime phone number so I can reach you. In considering candidates, time is of the essence, so please respond as soon as possible.

Referrals are greatly appreciated and compensated!!

Thanks and Regards,

Mohammed Mujeeb

Sr. IT Recruiter - Centralized Recruiting

Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS)

11600 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 270

Reston, VA 20191

(O) 713-454-7173

mohammed.mujeeb (at) disys (dot) com |

If I am not reachable on my number, E-Mail is the best way to reach me !


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