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Application Security Architect (Senior)

Location : Chicago
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 7+ years
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree Required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

We aren’t a start-up consulting firm, but we act like one.

From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better. If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” technologist, this isn’t the place for you. We celebrate driven professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. Our consultants work on front lines – partnering with clients to deliver game changing solutions in the most dynamic industries.

Sound interesting? Then we just might be the place for you. 

What are we looking for? 

We are seeking consultants with experience leading technical projects involved in application security. This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, and team-based project environment.  Successful candidates should be driven to provide high quality delivery in a number of industries, be client-facing, and be a capable team leader of this technical solution.

Required Qualifications :

What will you be doing? 

  • Assessing current state client business processes, gathering and defining business and technology requirements, and re-engineering new business processes, capabilities, and supporting technologies for clients

  • Evaluating, recommending, architecting, and implementing highly scalable business processes, technology, and strategies for security

  • Partner directly with clients and Company’s project teams to implement processes and technology that support various technical and business functions

  • Work with a small project team as a hands-on leader

  • Work with software developers to identify architectural security weakness and provide guidance on secure coding and industry best practices

  • Identify, select, and implement security solutions for protecting sensitive data

  • Provide expertise on authentication, entitlements, identity management (Single Sign On), data leak prevention, data protection, encryption, etc. to developers and IT organizations.

  • The Architect also develops methodology and best practices with the national Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) practice team, and actively leads and participates in I&O business development opportunities.

  • You’ll be asked to mentor and grow your teams of junior consultants with the end goal of continued development of our team. Identify strengths and opportunities for improvement to develop better behavior to create strong consultants

  • Manage client relationships and meet with clients to determine business and functional requirements 

  • Translate business and technical requirements  into concrete projects proposals  including detailed work plans and cost estimates

  • Contribute to business development process at an existing client, as well as emerging technology

  • Promote thought leadership in emerging technologies; from partnerships to go-to-market offerings, to strategy, to design and implementation

  • Be in the market publishing and speaking about the evolving cloud/IaaS industry standards

  • Actively build a professional network and affiliate network in the local community

Here’s what you need to bring to the table:

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in Security, with demonstrable experience in application security

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience within IT

  • 2+ years of hands-on software development experience, or experience with development languages/frameworks

  • Capacity to communicate with Development  team and create detailed specifications for technical requirements to drive business needs

  • Domain expertise in designing applications/architectures for enterprise grade applications to secure sensitive data and prevent data leakage.

  • Prior management consulting experience is preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or another related degree strongly preferred 

  • Strong project management experience and skills, and ability to drive projects through to completion

  • Ability to travel up to 80% in a client-facing capacity.

  • Must be able to legally work in the US without limitation

So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to flex your technical muscles in a high-energy, team-oriented environment where you own your career, we’d love to hear from you.

Think you got what it takes? Join our team and make us better.

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