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Director, Security Architect

Location Richmond, Virginia; Plano, Texas; McLean, Virginia
Job ID R99291 Updated date 10/27/2020
West Creek 5 (12075), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

Director, Security Architect

Do you want to work for a tech company that writes its own code, develops its own software, and builds its own products? We experiment and innovate leveraging the latest technologies, engineer breakthrough customer experiences, and bring simplicity and humanity to banking. We make a difference for 65 million customers. We're changing banking for good.


The Director, Security Architecture is responsible for delivering architecture intent to the cyber organization and enterprise stakeholders. You will partner with stakeholders across the organization to securely achieve requirements of business initiatives. The Security Architect is a technical authority on information security architecture across the enterprise.


Job Responsibilities

  • Establish strategic security architecture direction for their assigned subject matter domain, including standards and frameworks that are aligned with overall business strategy

  • Work closely with Security Engineering, the Divisional Information Security Officers, enterprise architecture, and infrastructure and operations teams

  • Understand current as well as emerging security threats. Identify security architecture capabilities and design security architecture patterns to mitigate threats

  • Develop architecture roadmaps for delivering a set of new capabilities where several dependencies need to be managed

  • Assess emerging technologies against security architecture to determine where they fill gaps, overlap with existing solutions or extend capabilities

  • Serve as information security subject matter expert; provide advisory and consulting services as needed

  • Review existing and proposed architectures, identify security design gaps, and recommend changes or enhancements

  • Participate in solution architecture design; lead security efforts assisting with the integration and initial implementation of solutions

  • Implement technical proof of concepts that demonstrate how an architecture or design would be realized and prove out key technical concepts

  • Achieve security architecture compliance on requirements, including: Sarbanes-Oxley, payment card industry standards, HIPAA, data privacy requirements, as well as state and federal regulations

  • Stay abreast of new security technologies and integrate into security architecture design when appropriate

  • Coach and mentor junior architects and engineers


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • At least 5 years of technical solution architecture experience

  • At least 8 years of technology engineering experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • CISSP or SANS Certifications

  • Cloud computing certification

  • 3+ years of experience in AWS cloud security services

  • 3+ years experience designing and implementing enterprise grade security solutions based on open source projects


At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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