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Security Architect

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Security Architect

Category: Architecture

City: Jersey City, New Jersey, US United States

Position ID: J1121-0114

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

The successful candidate will collaborate with enterprise architecture, application owners and service providers to design security and privacy controls for cloud-hosted infrastructure, platforms, and applications. CGI is growing a security practice that utilizes the Security System Development Lifecycle, Agile, and Secure DevOps methodologies to respond to threats, reduce risks, and create secure operating environments for our clients. Candidate will provide technical and analytical guidance to the enterprise architecture team, infrastructure project manager, and other technical domains across infrastructure disciplines including server hardware, networking, security, databases, and storage. Individual will direct and participate in enterprise architecture analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and delivery. This individual should be self-motivated to drive solutions and proactively create (in sufficient detail) the documentation required to support and describe technical solutions. Finally, this individual should be able to analyze existing architectures in place (by account) to recommend improvements, help guide root cause analysis and provide architecture and design support around requested hardware/software upgrades and new service offerings. If you are an experienced cloud security architect looking to utilize critical thinking skills, who does not hesitate to question the status quo, as well as able to work with leaders and team members at all levels of the organization, across functional lines, using your analytical skills to think outside the box, then CGI has an opportunity for you.

Work can be performed from any CGI office.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

  • Serve as a security architecture expert

  • Devise strategies to secure information assets and hybrid cloud services

  • Assess public cloud service providers (IaaS, PaaS, & SaaS) for the client and industry standards compliance

  • Analyze and design controls to secure on and off premises private, public, community, and hybrid cloud environments

  • Analyze and recommend data encryption methods and assist in client projects

  • Document detailed technical specifications and configurations that enable engineering to execute solution and support in steady state seamlessly (with minimal clarification).

  • Provide technical leadership and ownership by drafting baseline solution detail and specifications.

  • Serve as Security Architecture SME for proposed solutions and steady state upgrades, migrations, problem management, and innovation.

  • Support the Business Engineering team in designing and solutioning new service offering requests or enhancements

  • Plans the design, coordination, development, implementation and evaluation of security tools for an organization.

  • Works to embed security architecture across the Enterprise Architecture team, mentoring non-security architects on best practices and a ‘built-in, not bolted-on’ security mindset.

  • Utilize reference architectures that include security for public cloud and hybrid cloud deployments that enhance CGI’s security strategy.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • 7+ years of information technology systems design and planning experience; in systems, applications, or architecture

  • 5 years experience working SecaaS, Cloud Security or Third Party / Cloud Security Assessments including AWS or Azure; Or 5 years experience in cloud security and 2+ years of experience securing cloud services

  • 5+ years of experience in data encryption methodologies and technology implementations

  • 5 years of technical writing and report generation and managing projects using a standardized set of project management principals

  • Industry recognized certification in security (e.g., CISSP, CCSK,CISA, CISM, CEH, etc.)

  • 5 years experience with Cloud Security vendors in the IAM, Data Protection, Monitoring and IaaS provider specific space

  • 5 years experience Enterprise IT security risk assessments and related frameworks (e.g., ISO 27000 series, NIST 800 Series, COBIT, IT General Controls, etc.)

  • 5 years experience conceptual knowledge of the following regulations: PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA, NIST

Skill Set Years of Experience Proficiency Level

Cloud Architecture





Experience in IT Security Testing (e.g., penetration testing, web application security assessments, vulnerability assessments and technical security assessments

Experience in Identity and Access Management

Experience in virtualized security environments

Experience with Cloud Security vendors in the IAM, Data Protection, Monitoring and IaaS providers

Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems

Experience with application development

Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment

Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

Desire to work in an information systems environment

Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

Excellent leadership and management skills

Est. Salary Range (Colorado Only): $152,000-$180,000*

*Disclaimer: In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, effective January 1, 2021, a good faith hourly or base salary range must be posted for all positions where the work may be performed in the state of Colorado. Therefore, this good faith salary range will only apply where this described position will be performed in the state, and should not be considered the compensation range in other locations or for other positions.

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive base salaries

• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category

• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members

• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans

• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment;

• Back-up child care, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more


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