Security Architecture Officer - Information Security - Technology Group

  • New York, NY


: $140,345.00 - $187,860.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Defense/Security Clearance

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At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the work we do is consequential and challenging. Our environment encourages growth and diversity. Our employees flourish in a team-oriented atmosphere and are dedicated to the important mission of the New York Fed.

What We Do:

The Technology Group (TG) is responsible for the strategic planning and provisioning of technology products and services to the Bank. The Group structure consists of six interdependent functions: Client Engagement, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy, Solution Delivery, Service Management, Information Security, and TG Governance. The Group also provides national information security, incident response, national remote access and enterprise search services for the Federal Reserve System.

Information Security:

The Information Security Function develops, executes and maintains a superior information security program that promotes resiliency by identifying and mitigating cyber risks and threats through risk-based consultation, advice, and direction for controls, designs, and investments for the Group and the entire Bank.

The Security Architecture Officer is familiar with the technologies and platforms used by the business units, and those prevalent or emerging in the business areas of the Bank. The Security Architect should be an expert in cyber with respect to emerging technology trends and security architecture principles and best practices, including:

* Security architecture frameworks and reference architecture standards.
* Emerging technologies and security strategy (e.g., Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Things, etc.).
* Security design patterns and common components and controls.
* Secure development operations and secure software development lifecycle.
* The impact of changes to standards, laws, regulations and best practices on security architectures.
* Understanding of how security architecture aligns to enterprise technology architectures.

The position is an individual contributor Officer-level role, residing in the Information Security Function, and reports to the Department Head of Information Security Strategy and Business Engagement. The successful candidate will be an experienced cyber security professional who has a track record of independent work, business involvement and focus on business outcomes, and familiarity working in a matrix operating model and federated environment.

Your Role as Security Architecture Officer:

* Develops and manages cybersecurity and information security architecture frameworks and standards for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
* Responsible for all security reference architectures including; solutions and applications, data and information, platforms, tools, infrastructure, middleware, systems and cloud.
* Develops and maintains a security reference architecture process that enables the enterprise to develop and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with business, technology and emerging threat drivers.
* Develops cybersecurity and information security strategic plans and roadmaps based on sound security architecture practices and principles.
* Develops and maintains cybersecurity and information security reference architecture artifacts (e.g., design patterns, models, templates, standards and procedures) that can be used to leverage security capabilities in projects and operations.
* Tracks developments and changes in the technology and security landscape and cyber threat environments to ensure that they're adequately addressed in cybersecurity strategic plans and security reference architecture artifacts (e.g., Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Things, etc.).
* Drafts cybersecurity and information security reference architecture-related standards and procedures to be reviewed and approved by executive management and/or formally authorized by the CISO.
* Validates IT infrastructure and other reference architectures for security best practices and recommends changes to enhance security and reduce risks, where applicable.
* Liaises with other security architects and security practitioners to share best practices and insights.
* Attends key security architecture-related conferences, seminars, and events to maintain situation awareness of leading security architecture trends, solutions, etc.
* Builds partnerships with security architecture subject matter experts in select foreign central banks to increase confidence in security reference architecture design patterns and solutions/standards components.

What We Are Looking For:

* Relevant experience in designing cybersecurity and information security enterprise reference architectures, frameworks, and standards with generally 10-12 years of relevant work experience.
* Experience in either designing technology enterprise architectures or partnering with technology enterprise architecture teams to achieve cybersecurity and information security business outcomes.
* In-depth knowledge of current and emerging technology, cybersecurity and information security trends and industry developments with a strong appreciation for the management of critical infrastructure and the changing technology needs of a modern knowledge-driven workforce.
* Understanding of technology and cybersecurity strategy and experience with developing long-term strategic plans to align with organizational missions and business unit strategies and plans.
* Demonstrates and exemplifies teamwork characteristics and promotes a culture of cooperation and collaboration. Always behaves towards others in a manner of respect and integrity.
* Ability to advocate across the Bank and Federal Reserve System (FRS) to balance short-term desires of different business units with the long-term needs of the Bank (i.e. a sustainable, well controlled, cost effective and operationally stable infrastructure and architecture).
* Ability to work with business-aligned teams and other leaders within Technology to build strong relationships, negotiate outcomes that balance adherence to Standards and Reference Architectures with the needs of the business.
* Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills; highly collaborative working style, strong interpersonal capabilities and relationship building; proven ability to manage diverse client and stakeholder relationships, and to collaborate effectively with customers and colleagues.
* Excellent influence and negotiation skills; ability to facilitate discussions around complex issues and bring them to resolution.
* Excellent written and verbal skills with ability to present ideas in a business and user-friendly language
* Ability to adapt to continually changing priorities and aggressive project timeframes.
* Strong commitment toward diversity and inclusion and one who values diversity of background, thought and perspectives.
* Unquestionable ethics and integrity.
* Ability to satisfy the Federal Reserve System's Conflict of Interest requirements.
* Possession of or the ability to obtain a U.S. Government Security Clearance, which includes U.S. Citizenship.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

Why the New York Fed:

Working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You'll work in an environment with a diverse group of talented professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems. It's a challenge that demands the skills of a financial services professional and the intellectual curiosity of an academic-all combined with a passion for public service.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a work environment that respects and fully values the strengths and differences of its people. Working at the New York Fed provides talented professionals the chance to grow their skills at an institution that has served a critical role in the financial system of the United States and the world for over a century. An important component of the Bank's diversity effort is our partnership with several professional non-profit organizations, including INROADS, JumpStart Advisory Group, NBDC Emerging Leaders, Seizing Every Opportunity, National Black MBA, Out for Undergrad, Prospanica and Reaching Out MBA. Click here to learn more.

Associated topics: attack, information assurance, information security, malicious, phish, security analyst, security engineer, security officer, threat, vulnerability

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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