IBM Senior Security Architect - Security Enablement (FSS,COMS) in Austin, Texas

IBM is seeking a Senior Security Architect - Security Enablement (Financial Services Sector (FSS), Common Operational Management System (COMS)). In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Influence and contribute to a security program that encompasses one of the world's largest global providers, across an entire stack from bare metal / Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and the services and technologies needed to support this.

  • Develop or increase IBM cloud security expertise, a skill that is in great demand by industry.

  • Work on a wide variety of security issues and domains, rather than being boxed into a single role.

  • Work side by side with some of the world's most capable and recognized cloud security experts.

Your key responsibilities will include the following:

  • Work across the Cloud Business Unit (BU) to support customer enablement of security for Cloud

  • Security reviews

  • Ownership of SaaS Trust site and continuous updating

  • Define a project plan and execute against it for addressing gaps in current champion model

  • Security guidance documentation

  • Project and research work as needed

The ideal candidate will have / be:

  • Passionate about security, yet have an understanding that security exists to support and assist company business objectives.

  • Ability to work independently with or without direction and/or supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.

  • Flexibility and adaptability in work approach.

  • Calmness and clarity of thought under pressure and ability to maintain confidentially.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leader with team-oriented interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interface with a broad range of people and roles.

  • Accept responsibility and personal accountability.


  • Minimum of 5 years' security experience

  • Previous experience as Information Security Lead for a large multi-national or Information Security program and be conversant with industry standards and best practices

  • Knowledge of ISO27001/2 information security standard, Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (CoBIT) and Sarbanes-Oxley

  • Knowledge of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) frameworks

  • Previous financial services experience

  • 6+ years' of security domain related experience

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