Secruity Architect

Job Description
As a Security Architect you would be client facing and leading the security transformation program and supporting IBM's infrastructure services in the transition from traditional in-house IT Infrastructure to a fully cloud computing based service model. The role involves being on-site at the Client location in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will be interfacing with Client IT Security technical teams and enterprise architects, infrastructure architects and security subject-matter experts.

Activities include:

  • Identify and analyse key functional and non-functional requirements to enable the definition of the cloud security strategy and/or security solution strategy that would meet the business intent.
  • Architectural Thinking, most important artifacts: System context, use cases, architectural decision, LOM, POM and threat modeling.
  • Create security transformation roadmaps with clients considering security technology, process, people and governance.
  • Conduct security architecture impact assessments.
  • Security domain specialization capabilities: cloud security infrastructure, network security, data security and application.
  • Analyze impact of compliance and security requirements and modify target cloud security infrastructure accordingly.
  • Design target cloud security infrastructure leveraging new standard stacks in the target environment. (Architectural Decisions, High Level Solution Design)
  • Finalize TSD with Low Level Design elements with special focus on security capabilities (provided by the SME's from the different technologies).


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Decision making, positivity, time management, motivation, flexibility, problem-solving, design thinking, and conflict resolution.
  • Security architectural design and analysis, defense-in-depth and Thrust modeling and Technical leadership and Big picture thinking.
  • Communicate effectively in English in professional contexts.
  • Certified CISSP, TOGAF or SABSA (L1 or above)
  • Security management experience
  • Client Facing / Trusted client advisor
  • Cloud Security Architecture experience.
  • Broad applied IT Security knowledge (cross technology e.g., Palo Alto Networks, Checkpoint Network Security, and Qualys Vulnerability Management, and IBM Bigfix).


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Open Group Certified IT Architect (L1 or above)
  • Experience in the telecommunication and media industry
  • IBM Transformation Program experience


EO Statement
Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.


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