Lead Security Solutions Architect
Company: National Grid Co Usa (ne Power)
Location: Lake Grove
Posted on: June 14, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Appreciation of wider information security related principles,
likely to be gained in industry or from a consultancy
Proven experience in cloud security solutions, Azure hands on
Knowledge of Cloud fundamentals - Design Patterns, Shared Security,
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
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,
Experience in integration with a Security Orchestration, Automation
& Response (SOAR) solution, or working within a system monitoring
Experience in vulnerability and risk management processes.
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
Familiar with contract management, ensuring security controls are
referenced within the agreement.
Effective communication (written and verbal), leadership and
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
Educated to degree level (or equivalent combination of education
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
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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