Information Security Architect

4 weeks ago
Job Title
Domain Architect
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

BECU Opening Statement

How would you like to be part of an organization where member values and company values are one and the same? Whose culture encourages and expects employees to advocate for our members -- which has made us the most trusted and respected financial institution throughout the communities we serve and support. That’s BECU—where we put Members First.

We’re looking for dynamic, passionate, engaged employees who value doing what’s right to serve our members – and take pride in knowing that our success depends on everyone who comes to work with us each day.

BECU is one of the nation’s leading credit unions, serving our Members for over 80 years. We know our people are what make us special, and we seek to employ those who want to make a difference. If that’s you, then read on…


We are seeking an Information Security Architect with a background in gathering requirements, defining secure architectures, and driving innovation as part of the Information Security Architecture team.  Working knowledge of best practices for gathering business requirements, conducting deep analysis on AS-IS architectures, deep knowledge of technical interfaces for security technologies, working knowledge of SABSA and/or TOGAF frameworks, and the ability to work with system engineers to design, develop, and assist in deployment of TO-BE architectures.


The Information Security Architect designs, develops and executes on a long-range technology architectural roadmap for Security domain based on established business needs and the enterprise technology strategy. The Domain Architect plays an integral role in defining the strategy, architecture and practices for the domain, leading the effort but partnering with stakeholders across the organization. The role designs and delivers innovative architectural solutions for BECU, establishing and maintaining domain standards and solutions which align to the BECU’s strategic goals. The Domain Architect will also drive analysis of new and emerging domain-specific technologies, partnering with senior leaders to investigate strategic opportunities.

In this job, you will

The Security Architect provides security focused architectural expertise, designing business solutions to meet security and compliance mandates. The role is responsible for developing the design standards and principals for the security solution space while driving roadmap and migration paths for existing security solutions.  
• Lead the design, development, and deployment of solutions for one of the following domain areas: Cloud, Application, Data or Security. 
• Establish and maintain domain-specific architecture vision, standards and constraints, collaborating across business units to architect solutions that drive business and membership value.
• Review existing architecture, identify design gaps, and recommend enhancements.
• Support leadership with resource planning activities by providing technical insight into upcoming and ongoing project deliverables.
• Represent the domain-specific team during broad strategic discussions, driving discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation.
• Collaborate with production support efforts to resolve near-term domain-specific architectural issues and to remove architectural design debt.
• Facilitate agile methodologies supporting domain-specific needs as needed, including developing and/or driving the creation of methodologies that will support the migration, refactoring or replacement of existing systems with strategic domain solutions.
• Provide development specific financial and technological analysis to IT leadership across teams to break down barriers and foster an understanding of domain services and architecture standards. Ensure that solution can be maintained and extended in the long-term.
• Manage and interface with third party vendor and internal stakeholders to deliver comprehensive domain solutions. Review and recommend selection of third-party software platforms as needed.
• Maintain knowledge of latest new domain-specific technologies and integrate them into the architecture design where appropriate. Understand current and emerging threats specific to the domain, designing architecture to mitigate these threats where possible.
• Mentor engineers or other technology peers in best practices associated with domain design.
• Perform additional duties as assigned.


• CISSP, SANS, GIAC, CISA, CRISC or equivalent certification required.
• Consulting or sales engineering experience preferred.
• Experience in process improvement and facilitation with familiarity in LEAN, Agile/Scrum or ITIL principles preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science or related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience designing and implementing solutions in the specific domain required, including experience managing delivery for multiple simultaneous complex technology solutions.
• Knowledge of modern technology service architectural hosting, security, and risk management concerns such as IAM, access control, monitoring, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, and containers required.
• Knowledge of the Microsoft infrastructure and solution stacks operating in on-premises, cloud, and hybrid hosting environments required.
• Ability to communicate very technically challenging concepts to a broad audience required.
• Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and negotiation skills required.
• Strong facilitation and presentation skills required.
• Proficient verbal and written skills required to effectively communicate and provide customer service.
• Be available on an on-call basis to respond to pending issues or problems arising during non-business hours and provide support and response.
• Ability to lift 25 pounds, with bending and mobility to move large objects.
• Occasional travel required.
• Full time hours required, with additional hours as necessary.

EEO Statement

BECU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.


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