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Lead Security Solutions Architect

Company: National Grid Co Usa (ne Power)
Location: Lake Grove
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

About us
National Grid is hiring a Lead Security Solutions Architect for our team in Hicksville, NY.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid boasts the following:


High 401(k) company match
Help with Student Loan payback
Tuition Assistance and Rewards
Comprehensive Discount program including electric vehicles Pet Insurance Adoption Assistance

Professional development

A highly skilled team to work and learn from Multiple Avenues for On-Demand Training Commitment to promoting from within Several Employee Resource Groups including Women in Non-Traditional Roles

Work Life Balance

Excellent Healthcare and Dental Insurance HSA (Health Savings Account) plan with company seed Generous Paid Time Off and Parental Leave Caregiver program Employee Assistance Program
Job Purpose
The Security Solutions Architect serves as a security lead/visionary and will act as an expert in many areas of security, describing in business terms the impact of security policies, standards, technology standards and architecture on the business. This person will provide security direction to the program/project(s) based on the business requirements and focus areas.

The Security Solutions Architect must be able to interpret high level business requirements and communicate them to highly technical security engineers; conversely, they must also be able to articulate highly technical issues to a non-technical business audience.

The Security Solutions Architect is to provide minimum security requirements and to ensure that the delivered solution is fit for purpose and effective when transitioned into service.The Security Solutions Architect will identify security services to be integrated into the overall solution and work with the security domain engineering teams to ensure implementation of the services.
Key Accountabilities
Providing a security service view to the business programsOwnership and definition of the security scope/architecture for a variety of projects deployedDrive security requirements, architectures, patterns, and approaches within the product operating model ensuring solutions are secure by designDay to day engagement with development teams to advise and consult on security mattersWork closely with project teams, architects, and DevOps teams to ensure solution complies with baseline security requirementsRemoving impediments for the successful integration of the security related servicesProvide technical security input to solution designs Coordination of technical design/review activities with various segments within the Security teamAccountable for ensuring that key risks and issues are identified, addressed, and resolved in a manner that satisfies the business risk appetite.Accountable for ensuring residual risk is captured with remediation plans and owners are identified and accept the risks.
Knowledge and Capabilities
Security Technology

Appreciation of wider information security related principles, likely to be gained in industry or from a consultancy background.

Proven experience in cloud security solutions, Azure hands on experience preferred

Security Services

Knowledge of Cloud fundamentals - Design Patterns, Shared Security, Monitoring.

Experience with cloud-based security controls (secure web gateway, next gen firewall).

Strong background in defining security requirements across network, database, operating system, and application.

Good understanding of security testing processes: SAST (Static Application Security Testing), DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing), Vulnerability Assessments, DevSecOps pipeline, Pen testing, etc.

Knowledge on security solutions such as IDS/IPS, secure remote access, firewalls, encryption, secure protocols, data protection, data loss prevention and identity management solutions.

Strong knowledge of data and information flows, information governance, network protocols.

Knowledge of security hardening techniques and policy development, particularly operating system hardening (e.g., Windows, UNIX, Oracle).

Experience in integration with a Security Orchestration, Automation & Response (SOAR) solution, or working within a system monitoring environment.

Experience in vulnerability and risk management processes.

Project Engagement

Experience of incorporating security controls at each stage of the software development lifecycle process

Experience of designing and managing security controls within service providers and the cloud.

Proven track record of successfully delivering business requirements to time and budget constraints.

Experience with Agile projects and a Product Operating Model approach.

Familiar with contract management, ensuring security controls are referenced within the agreement.

Collaborative Working

Effective communication (written and verbal), leadership and partnering skills.

Able to demonstrate a high degree of credibility and influence senior stakeholders within the Organization.

Prepared to challenge the program and IT colleagues and have the difficult conversations where needed in the interests of National GridAble to operate as a highly independent worker and as part of a strong team, taking a collaborative approach.Preferably somebody who has done hands on IT in the past and understands the pragmatic approach sometimes required.
Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Good communications and team leadership skills.Qualifications
    Educated to degree level (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

    Security Qualifications such as Azure Security Associate/Azure Solution Associate/CISSP/CCSP/ etc.

    Information Security Certifications/Qualifications such as CISSP and MSc Information Security preferred but not necessary for this role.More Information
    This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

    National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.by Jobble

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