AWS Security/Solution Architect

  • Company: Fannie Mae
  • Location: Reston, Virginia
  • Posted: April 27, 2017
  • Reference ID: 49773

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  • Serve as lead or technical expert to define and maintain the architectural frameworks/patterns, processes, standards and
  • guidelines related to systems, business or data architecture. Align approach with broader architecture vision.
  • Partner with business stewards to define performance metrics for target architecture(s); Promote and educate stakeholders on
  • the use and value of optimized architecture(s).
  • Provide technical and architectural subject matter expertise to the various development teams including communicating
  • architectural decisions and mentoring other technical staff around the various development technologies and decisions.
  • Identify core common data shared across the enterprise and participate in enterprise wide efforts to reach common
  • understanding of those data.
  • May serve as lead, technical expert or project manager to team(s) concerned with development, networking and/or project
  • management to coordinate changes and support enterprise technology initiatives.
  • Conduct studies of new technologies to provide more efficient and cost effective architecture solutions.
  • Oversee multiple projects in order to preserve the architectural vision and protect stakeholder interests as well as to meet
  • operational and financial reporting requirements.
  • Confer with business units and application development staff to understand both the business and technical requirements and to define architectural constraints.
  • Create performance metrics and traceability maps to determine the effectiveness of architecture solutions and facilitate
  • governance.
  • Keep abreast of relevant architecture best practices.
  • May review work of other team members and mentor junior architects.

Job Functions:
  • Generally functions in a lead role by providing technical guidance and direction to colleagues/clients
  • in area(s) of expertise. Develops solutions and resolves the most complex issues, as necessary. Uses Knowledge of specialty areas and full knowledge of related disciplines. Work is typically performed without direction.

Minimum Experience
8-10 years of related experience

Specialized Knowledge & Skills

  • Proven expertise in mitigating and understanding threat vectors including actor behavior, DDoS, Phishing, Malicious
  • Payload, Cloud, Mobile Devices, etc. Understand the cyber threat landscape.
  • Proven expertise in building a defense in depth infrastructure security architecture that includes security controls across multiple technology stack. Ability to champion both conventional and non-conventional methods to protecting an enterprise at scale.
  • - Strong knowledge in host based security solutions such as HIPS, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), end point protection, and application whitelisting.
  • - Strong knowledge of networking, Unix/Linux, NAS/SAN, virtualization, authentication, cryptography. Must be fully conversant up and down the technology stack.
  • - Working experience with IPS, DLP, Firewalls, SIEM, and security assessment tools/methodology (network, systems, and application).
  • - Must have solid knowledge and understanding of scripting and secure configurations for mainstream operating systems
  • (*nix, Windows, etc.)
  • Architecture and solution design experience required to develop infrastructure based detailed design specifications.
  • Strong knowledge in enterprise logging and monitoring solutions including monitoring privilege user accounts and sensitive configuration files
  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management, Cloud, and PKI/Certificate Services a plus
  • Message driven architecture experience/exposure
  • Expert in various patterns of enterprise architecture and best practices, to include data masking, encryption, logging, etc.
  • Knowledge of DevOps methods and CI/CD automation practices
  • AWS Cloud Services experience; solution delivery expertise, migration of applications to the cloud, automation through various tools both AWS native and third-party. Serves as a leader in the AWS space for InfoSec interfacing with internal customers and other parts of InfoSec.
Core Specialized Knowledge & Skills
  • Experience in an environment using agile methodology
  • Experience not with just pure design, but experience in the actual delivery of projects
  • Process analysis and systematic thinking
  • Ability to manage resources, coordinate and administer team assignments, monitor team progress, and maintain schedules
  • Ability to manage large, cross-divisional Program activities in a complex environment and drive results
  • Ability to operate at strategic and tactical levels
  • Knowledge and/or experience relating to Outsourcing/Managed Service Provider governance, transition, contract management and performance management
  • Experience driving organizational change
  • Experience working in a matrixed team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Client/Customer Service Delivery Experience
  • Experience in applying best practices related to Stakeholder Management
  • Experience researching and evaluating available technologies and standards to meet requirements
  • Thrives in a highly regulated, fast paced, and changing environment
  • Prior experience in financial services a plus
  • Prior experience working with Perl, Bash, Python, XML, REST API, and JSON desired
  • IT Security certifications required: CISSP or GIAC equivalent
  • AWS certifications desired: AWS Solution Architect

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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