Sr Info Security Architect

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What will my role look like?

As a Senior Information Security Architect, you will work closely with IT and business senior leaders to drive a security-minded culture, while defining standards and maintaining security controls at the Enterprise level. Within our growing organization, you will have the critical responsibility to identify, document and communicate complex security and technical issues, in a simplified, non-technical way to a broad audience, from junior developers to senior executives. You are a curious, self-starter joining an organization that is technologically and digitally transforming. You are willing to challenge the status quo with the mindset of continuous improvement and a drive for seamless execution. You will be a security champion within Information Security that influences and inspires people from a range of disciplines, as well as colleagues and internal clients at every level.

Define and Design

  • Work across the business to define technical and functional requirements covering areas of software design, including microservice APIs, Cloud Services (Azure, AWS, etc.), and XaaS integration
  • Work with software/infrastructure architects and leads to ensure security components (security technology, operations, and management) are integrated into the design as defined in the requirements
  • Design and develop cost effective, pragmatic, security solutions that meet functional, technical, and performance requirements.


  • Review security architecture deliverables throughout software/system development and implementation to ensure quality and requirement traceability
  • Ensure adherence to all regulatory and security industry best practices (NYDFS, FINRA, OWASP, SANS, NIST, CIS)
  • Assess the software/systems security architecture, ensuring that it meets business and security requirements, as well as industry regulations.
  • Security Architecture from hardware, network and software
  • Assess risk and Identify gaps in complex end-to-end solutions involving a mix of traditional on-premise technologies and cloud native services.
  • Take ambiguous requirements and identify, suggest, and implement effective compensating controls in a complex, fast-moving, and regulated cutting-edge environment

Collaborate and Communicate

  • Identify and communicate any cross area or cross release security issues that affect other project areas
  • Partner with other architects and technology leads to define a governance process to ensure continued compliance with stated security design requirements
  • Document and communicate the status of progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary

Qualifications: Does this sound like you?

Education & Experience

  • At least 3 years’ working in a senior level role on an Information Security team AND 10 years’ experience in IT or Information Security
  • Experience translating security industry best-practices, including nonrepudiation, auditing, and monitoring into actionable, real-world guidance
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) required or able to attain within 6 months of hire
  • Demonstrated understanding of Azure technologies

Preferred Skills

Familiarity with agile development and modern development environments (CI/CD pipelines, Static and Dynamic code analysis tools, etc.)

  • Experience working with a large complex Azure environment with numerous cloud-native services.
  • Knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Java, .Net, Powershell, or Python.
  • Knowledge of Containerization technologies such as; Kubernetes, Openshift, Docker

Preferred Credentials

  • Any additional security certifications, such as:
    • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
    • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
    • Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
    • GIAC certifications

How You Show Up

You’re a coach who knows how to guide others. You’re a good listener and an effective communicator who can execute, lead by example and add business value.

You want to part of a culture and a team where you have a voice, and you respect the voices of others.

While we will consider remote work, our preference is for candidates who are able to work on site, at least part-time, in either our Dallas, Texas or Montpelier, VT office.

National Life requires all new hires to record their vaccination status and, if applicable, submit acceptable proof of vaccination, within 3 business days of their start date. 
Salary Disclosure
The base compensation range represents the low and high end of the compensation range for this position. Actual compensation will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to qualifications, skills, competencies, location, and experience. The range listed is just one component of our total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include an annual bonus, quarterly bonuses, commissions, and other long-term incentive compensation, depending on the position. National Life offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401(k) retirement plan match, medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays, and a generous paid time off plan, as well as other benefits.
National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, VT – founded in 1848, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, TX – chartered in 1955, and their affiliates. Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York. Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is a Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser affiliate of National Life Insurance Company. All other entities are independent of the companies of National Life Group.
Fortune 1000 status is based on the consolidated financial results of all National Life Group companies. 
National Life Group
1 National Life Dr
Montpelier, VT 05604
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