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IT Security Architect

  • Location: New York/New Jersey
  • Salary: $170,000 + Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: NFM/170772
  • Sector: Cyber Security, Information Security
Job Description

The IT Security Architect will be reporting directly into the Global Head of IT Security and is responsible for providing technical advice, guidance, design and review of all business-related products and services. The Security Architect position will participate in all functions related to Security Architecture, including infrastructure security strategy and road-map planning, acting as a security liaison to the business and IT Infrastructure teams, and help facilitate demand management.


  • The Security Architect will be a proficient technologist with subject matter expertise in information security and in the secure architecture, design, development, and configuration of a broad range of infrastructure, application, and cloud technologies.
  • Evaluate, design and implement new technology and processes to help mature the group whilst adopting a risk-based design methodology.

  • Ability to perform risk assessment and threat modelling exercises with technology engineering teams

  • Assist operations team in security evaluation of internal and third-party developed hardware, software, documentation, testing, and document evaluation findings in reports and briefings.


  • Extensive experience of enterprise security solutions and best practice controls for infrastructure and application architectures.

  • Experience of conducting risk assessments using best practice risk management methodologies.

  • In depth knowledge of application, network and platform security vulnerabilities. Ability to explain these vulnerabilities to developers

  • Strong focus on reviewing technical designs and functional requirements to identify areas of Security weakness.

  • Experience working within the financial services sector and an understanding of security requirements for this sector and relevant standards and frameworks

  • At least 7 years' IT experience within application or infrastructure

  • At least 5 years' security experience within architecture, engineering, or operations

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, engineering or a related field is required; Master's degree is preferred

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