Security Architect

Blue Star Partners LLC - Merrillville, IN

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Blue Star is looking for a Security Architect to work in Merrillville IN.

Rate: $100/hr

Duration: 6-12 month contract

Start date: Immediately

Local candidates to Merrillville IN / Chicagoland areas preferred

Job Description:

The Security Architect will work with various Security and Information Technology teams throughout to protect company assets with the use of Identity and Access Management tools, policies and procedures, and standard security methodologies.

A Security Architect will:
* Enhances security team accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.
* Determines security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues; preparing cost estimates.
* Plans security systems by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related security and network devices; designs public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards.
* Implements security systems by specifying intrusion detection methodologies and equipment; directing equipment and software installation and calibration; preparing preventive and reactive measures; creating, transmitting, and maintaining keys; providing technical support; completing documentation.
* Verifies security systems by developing and implementing test scripts.
* Maintains security by monitoring and ensuring compliance to standards, policies, and procedures; conducting incident response analyses; developing and conducting training programs.
* Upgrades security systems by monitoring security environment; identifying security gaps; evaluating and implementing enhancements.
* Prepares system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
* Updates job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging security practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
* Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

Education Requirements:

* Bachelor degree in IT related field.

Experience requirements:

* Minimum IT security work experience - 5 years of experience.
* Strong working knowledgeable in state of the art security tools and protocols.
* Minimum IT security work experience - 5 years of experience.
* Strong working knowledgeable in state of the art security tools and protocols.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $100.00 /hour