IBM Senior Security Architect - Security Governance in Austin, Texas

IBM is seeking a Senior Security Architect - Security Governance. 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:

  • Define, lead and deliver information security governance across the cloud Business Unit (BU)

  • Security reviews

  • Drive and monitor global compliance policy

  • Compliance enablement (integration of technical policy)

  • 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 5-10 years security experience

  • Previous experience as Information Security Lead / Team Manager 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

  • 10 years' of security domain related experience

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