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Information Security Architect in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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    Raleigh, NC
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Career Description

Job Description

The Information Security Architect provides security centric direction, guidance, and definition of an enterprise’s technical architecture, process design, and security control mechanisms.  The responsibilities of a Security Architect include researching, analyzing, designing, proposing, and delivering solutions that meet business objectives and strengthens the security postures of the enterprise.  A Security Architect interfaces with other architecture disciplines, acting as visionary to proactively assist in defining the direction for future projects and to ensure adequate cyber risk mitigation is maintain in current and future solutions. A Security Architect is also responsible for ensuring the technical solutions and processes for executing the enterprise cyber risk management strategies are adequate and meet the mission objectives of the cyber risk program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Act as a security advisor to IT Project Teams as they design solutions to meet business objectives

Provide security architecture guidance and technical oversight for security domain processes and technology in the areas of sensitive data protection, security vulnerability reduction, attack prevention and incident response.

Participate in the establishment of security requirements for new business solutions

Evaluate the risk components of the overall solutions and determine the level of security involvement needed

Assist the project team with the creation of security components of the solution design

Recommend appropriate technologies and patterns for the implementation of a Solution Design

Perform security risk assessments on proposed business and technical solutions

Integrate solution design artifacts into the documentation library that makes up the Enterprise Architecture

Represent the security domain in the AAP Enterprise Architecture Core Team:

Participate in Design Reviews for IT projects under design

Participate in security testing and risk assessments for IT projects under implementation

Research and recommend new security technologies for adoption into the Enterprise Architecture set of standards

Create security centric reference models for, and facilitate the application of newly adopted technologies

Research new solution patterns for the implementation of security capabilities and recommend patterns for adoption into the Enterprise Architecture set of standards

Develop new skills to stay current with the changing regulatory, cyber threat, IT and Business landscapes

Key contributor to the development and refresh of the cyber security strategic plan and roadmap

Participate in IT Process Improvement

Position Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

An expert level competency in the principles of secure architecture design, defense-in-depth practices, vulnerability management, cyber-attack techniques, and incident response.

Working knowledge in multiple IT disciplines:  Middleware technologies, Relational Databases, Server and Storage Infrastructure, Networking Infrastructure, and Application Development

Understanding of the Solution Development Lifecycle

Knowledge of Application Design Principles: Design Patterns for Enterprise Application Development (GoF), Service Oriented Architecture, or Enterprise Application Integration

Excellent Communication Skills, both written and verbal. Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical Business Domain members. Ability to clearly articulate solution design ideas in written and verbal form to technical audiences

Ability to evaluate requirements against technologies and design patterns to produce appropriate Solution Designs

Ability to evaluate new technologies and design patterns for adoption into the Enterprise Architecture set of standards


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science; and 5-7 related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.