The Information Security Architect designs and architects solutions that enforce information technology security standards for both Internet facing applications as well as internal applications, pertaining to the network and security infrastructure that both transports those applications to the end user as well as protects the confidentiality and integrity of the data being transmitted.
The Principal Systems Engineer guides the development, maintenance, and support of The Home Depot's technical infrastructure that includes network, hardware, database, and system software components. They have an in-depth understanding of the technology landscape and act as the face of the Systems Engineering group to other areas of the organization. In addition, they provide technical guidance to more junior Systems Engineers.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
40% - Strategy & Planning:
Researches and analyzes business trends and behavioral data to identify opportunities for improvements and new initiatives
Leads the evaluation, development, and recommendation of specific technology products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements
Researches and designs best fit infrastructure, network, database, and security architectures for products
Guides the proactive creation and maintenance of tools for monitoring and support
Leads project budgeting, planning, and management across multiple efforts and teams
Develops and delivers formal training courses
Visits with operational units (e.g., warehouses, stores, data centers) to understand needs and build relationships
20% - Delivery & Execution:
Guides configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure
Guides field and corporate roll-outs of technology
Guides the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs
Creates and optimizes specifications for complex technology solutions
Produces and manages purchase requests for hardware and software
Creates technical white papers and thought leadership
Creates and enforces process standards
Leads disaster recovery planning and engineering efforts
Collaborates with other leaders to drive build versus buy decisions with regard to technology
30% - Support & Enablement
10% - Learning
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to the Systems Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager, Technology Director or Sr. Director.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 6 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems or other related field; or equivalent work experience.
Formal training or relevant experience in security architecture methodology, architectural risk assessment and threat modeling (E.g. familiarity with STRIDE)
Seven to 10 years of combined IT and security work experience, with a broad exposure to infrastructure/network, cloud, end point and multiplatform environments.
Expert knowledge of security issues, techniques and implications across all existing computer platforms.
Hands-on experience with penetration testing and manual ethical hacking
Well versed in application security (OWASP Top 10), application architecture design, static analysis, dynamic analysis and code review
Experience in using an enterprise architecture methodology (for example, Zachman, TOGAF and Gartner frameworks).
Proven ability in security process and organizational design.
Experience with SDN and Perimeter protection (DDoS protection, WAF, Akamai etc.)
Expertise in endpoint and malware protection technologies and capabilities
Experienced in Cloud security and cloud platforms
Good understanding of operating systems and enterprise integration
Strong conceptual thinking and communication skills — the ability to conceptualize complex business and technical requirements into comprehensible models and templates.
Ability to work well under minimal supervision.
Team-oriented interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including vendors and IT and business personnel.
Demonstrable written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
Global Perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens
Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear
Manages Complexity: Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
Self-Development: Actively seeing new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
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