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Enterprise Security Architect

Valley Bank Wayne, NJ Full-Time
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The Enterprise Security Architect will lead the architecture, design, and implementation of security infrastructure solutions and components that support the overall enterprise architecture and strategic directions. The Enterprise Security Architect provides consulting to product teams, product management, Technology, support and other organizations on proper security architecture to ensure the applications, systems and processes developed by these organizations are in line with Valley's architecture, security best practices, policies and standards.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Liaisons with security architects, technology and product architects to determine and develop application security approaches and solutions, conduct reviews, and document security architecture and implementation recommendations.
  • Provides security architecture guidance and oversight to product architecture and processes.
  • Identifies gaps in the Valley products and services strategy and implementation, and works with the security and technology teams to resolve these gaps.
  • Analyzes emerging security threats and vulnerabilities, identifies gaps in existing and proposed architectures, and recommends changes or enhancements.
  • Identifies enterprise wide application security standards, patterns, shared components and design architecture blueprints to ensure secure integration and exchange of data between applications, clients and partners. Maintains security artifacts (models, patterns, templates, etc.) that can be used/reused to leverage security capabilities in new initiatives and operations.
  • Partners with the security and technology teams in the development of application and product security strategy, principles, best practices, standards, guidelines, and the design of blueprints to standardize shared security components and patterns.
  • Researches and assesses new security technologies and participates in Proof of Concepts (POCs) to understand the impact of these technologies to Valley products.
Required Skills:
  • Expert knowledge in defining security architecture requirements, threat modeling and risk management.
  • Expert knowledge of security architectural mechanisms, components and integration with technology components and operations.
  • Strong knowledge of application security, web and application design, databases, operating systems, hypervisors, IP networks, microservices, container technology, system integration technologies and securing cloud-based applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate building positive working relationships at all levels within the bank.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to delegate assignments and deal with "crisis-type" situations.
Required Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or related field and a minimum of 10 years' Information Technology experience with a minimum of 5 years' information systems security experience, or a High School diploma/GED and a minimum of 10 years' experience in information systems security and a certification (CISSP, CISM, GSEC or other relevant certification). Must have experience implementing SDN (software defined networking) and SDWAN.
  • CISSP, CISM, GSEC or other relevant professional certifications preferred.

Skills required

Software Development
Systems Integration
Application Development
Systems Architecture
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Valley is one of the most trusted and respected banks in the industry. We have approximately $30 billion in assets and over 230 locations throughout New York, New Jersey, Florida and Alabama. Since 1927, the Bank has never produced a losing quarter. Even during the most challenging economic times, we have never stopped lending to our customers.

We are committed to empowering our customers, employees and the communities we serve to achieve financial success. How? By communicating with transparency and respect, focusing on relationships rather than transactions and taking the time to learn about your immediate needs and long-term goals. We don’t just talk about our values — we put them into action; we listen to our customers, train our employees to be leaders and work to have a positive impact on our local community.

There’s a reason why our employees say working at Valley is like working with family. It’s the same reason why many of our customers have been banking with us for decades. We not only develop meaningful and lasting relationships with our customers, but also live in the communities in which we work. Valley and its employees sincerely care about your welfare, and want to help you take advantage of all we have to offer to help you reach your personal and professional financial goals.

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