Senior Principal Security Architect


ETRADE is a leading financial services company and a pioneer in the online brokerage industry. Having executed the first-ever electronic trade by an individual investor more than 30 years ago, the company has long been at the forefront of the digital revolution, offering easy-to-use solutions for individual investors and stock participants. Founded on the principle of innovation and determined to level the playing field for individual investors, ETRADE delivers digital platforms, tools, and professional assistance to help investors and traders meet their near-and long-term investing goals. The Company provides these services both online and through its network of customer service representatives and financial consultants - over the phone at two national branches and in-person at 30 ETRADE branches.


The Senior Principal Architect will contribute to and refine infrastructure security strategy, execute projects in furtherance of said strategy, build relationships and collaborate with the team and external stakeholders throughout the firm to improve the security of E

Support the development and execution of architecture and engineering strategies to continuously enhance our security posture as the threat landscape evolves.

Partner with business partners and technical teams to identify security needs. This includes system-level architecture and design, risk assessments, and definition of technical security controls necessary to achieve security requirements.

Provide security architectural, technical, and security guidance for enterprise projects that cross multiple platforms and ensure alignment with ETRADE's security architecture.

Lead and execute security projects to strengthen controls and countermeasures.

Build and drive adoption of architectural models including Threat Modeling capabilities with various stakeholders.

Contribute to the creation of and adherence to Cyber Security and Information Security Reference Architectures by developing reusable patterns for security.

Conduct security design reviews on projects.

Assist in the creation of audit and process artifacts.

Define formal security standards and practices consistent with corporate security policy, legal, and regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.

Serve as Subject Matter Expert to internal and external business & technology teams and articulate risks in business context.

Stay current on market developments to identify emerging security technologies, risks and trends to ensure that ETRADE computing environment keeps pace with security technology and risk landscape evolution.


10+ years of experience in information security with demonstrated experience in building, implementing and continuous maturing of leading security programs and the following areas:

Demonstrated ability in leading technical teams and executing projects at all levels of the stack

Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership.

Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with limited direction and change oriented where the individual actively defines process improvements, champions and drives change initiatives, confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly

Proven experience and success with current and emerging security technologies including firewalls, IDS/IPS, secure web gateways, endpoint security, vulnerability scanners, SIEM and DLP

Proven experience in security design review and threat modeling

Proven project management and organizational skills, specifically managing multiple, concurrent projects

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to interact directly with internal and external customers, Executive Committee, and the Board that do not have an IT background.

Strong presentation skills involving large and of varying IT background audiences.

Demonstrated customer focus where the individual evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer, builds strong customer relationships, creates processes with customer view point, partners with customers to shape future state products and strategy

CISSP, GIAC, GCIA and GIAC GCIH certifications desired

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related discipline is highly desired

Previous experience in financial services industry with strong knowledge of regulatory standards that govern Information Security practices within the Financial Industry such as SOX, PCI, and state and federal privacy laws.


We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit to learn more about the opportunities.

E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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