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August 7

Security Risk and Controls Consultant

Alpharetta, GA 30009

$70-75/hr W2

Primarily remote onsite meetings occassionally

6+ months (potential to become permanent)

4 openings

As a Security Consultant within our internal Global Information Security team, the individual will be a trusted security advisor to the Client Platforms Delivery organization within IT Services. The organization is responsible for end-to-end delivery of technology programs and projects supporting our Client Technology service lines including delivery of a global managed services platform, big data and analytics solutions as well as individual line of business solutions and services. This role will directly engage in delivery on programs and projects, defining security architectures, providing security guidance, identifying and prioritizing security-related requirements, promoting secure-by-default designs and facilitating delivery of information security services throughout the system development life cycle (SDLC). The role will also direct consultants in developing appropriate risk treatment and mitigation options to address security vulnerabilities to translate these vulnerabilities into business risk terminology for communication to business stake holders.

Your key responsibilities

Define security architectures and provide pragmatic security guidance that balance business benefit and risks.

Engage IT project teams throughout the SDLC to identify and prioritize applicable security controls and provide guidance on how to implement these controls

Perform risk assessments of information systems and infrastructure

Maintain and enhance the Information Security risk assessment methodology

Define security configuration standards for platforms and technologies

Develop appropriate risk treatment and mitigation options to address security risks identified during security review or audit

Translate technical vulnerabilities into business risk terminology for business units and recommend corrective actions to customers and project stake-holders

Provide knowledge sharing and technical assistance to other team members

Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in responsible technologies and have deep technical understanding of responsible portfolios

Skills and attributes for success

Strategic skills to assist with the development of a long-term vision for the firms risk management security framework & approach

Ability to appropriately balance firm security needs with business impact & benefit

Ability to facilitate compromise to incrementally advance security strategy and objectives

Ability to team well with others to facilitate and enhance the understanding & compliance to security policies

Experience facilitating meetings with multiple customers and technical staff, including building consensus and mediating compromise

High degree of tolerance for ambiguity

Five or more years working experience with the architecture, design and engineering of web-based multi-tier information systems or network infrastructures

Experience with security architecture, design and assessment of messaging, ERP, CRM and or data analytics solutions

Experience conducting risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, vendor and third party risk assessments and recommending risk remediation strategies

Experience working with common information security standards, such as: ISO 27001/27002, NIST, PCI DSS, ITIL, COBIT

Required Skills:

Five or more years of experience in the management of a significant Information Security risk management function

8 or more years of experience in an Information Security or Information Technology discipline

Experience in managing the communication of security findings and recommendations to IT project teams and management

Strong English language skills are required

Desired Skills:

Auditing experience

Cloud experience or desire to work in a cloud environment


Exceptional judgment, tact, and decision-making ability

Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change

Outstanding management, interpersonal, communication, organizational, and decision-making skills

Candidates are preferred to hold or be actively pursuing related professional certifications within the GIAC family of certifications or CISSP, CISM or CISA

For immediate consideration, please contact Denise Wicks: or 770-346-7205

Synergis ( www.synergishr.com ) serves the needs of leading technology firms, carefully matching talent to full-time, contract or project positions. Synergis recruiters have been a driving force of the tech space for over twenty two years. We draw from a wealth of experience with technology staffing, industry best practices and exceptional connections to match candidates with incredible opportunities. Synergis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

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