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Security Architect

NBCUniversal, Boston, MA

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Level: manager

Duration: full_time


The successful candidate will be joining NBCUniversal at an exciting time where we are transforming from an operational, tool-based cyber defense program into an intelligence and threat-based organization. The successful candidate will work directly on several exciting projects including our Peacock Direct-to-Consumer streaming business, Fandango, Vudu, and many strategic enterprise initiatives.

The Security Architect will be responsible for helping to build technical defenses of a media-industry leading, intelligence-driven organization. They will function as a technical and engineering subject matter expert for various Cyber Security technology areas with a strong focus on cloud, network, and enterprise security. They will partner with engineering teams across the organization to deploy and sustain secure solutions by understanding the technical aspects of business problems and applying sound security architecture knowledge and experience. Additionally, a successful candidate is expected to interact effectively and strategically with Cyber Security leadership and Enterprise Information Technology teams. Finally, a successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate the importance of key programs and services within the NBCUniversal Cyber Security Organization to obtain support, trust and buy-in from the business.
The successful candidate will be joining NBCUniversal at an exciting time where we are transforming from an operational, tool-based cyber defense program into an intelligence and threat-based organization. The successful candidate will work directly on several exciting projects including our Peacock Direct-to-Consumer streaming business, Fandango, Vudu, and many strategic enterprise initiatives.

The Security Architect will be responsible for helping to build technical defenses of a media-industry leading, intelligence-driven organization. They will function as a technical and engineering subject matter expert for various Cyber Security technology areas with a strong focus on cloud, network, and enterprise security. They will partner with engineering teams across the organization to deploy and sustain secure solutions by understanding the technical aspects of business problems and applying sound security architecture knowledge and experience. Additionally, a successful candidate is expected to interact effectively and strategically with Cyber Security leadership and Enterprise Information Technology teams. Finally, a successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate the importance of key programs and services within the NBCUniversal Cyber Security Organization to obtain support, trust and buy-in from the business.

•10+ years experience in a defensive cyber security architecture role
•Defensive coding and flaw mitigation with various programming languages
•Experience designing and securing web applications deployed to the public cloud including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
•Working knowledge of any of the following frameworks: PCI DSS, NIST 800-53, CRM, ISO 270001
•Experience developing threat models
•Subject Matter Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
oSoftware design and architecture
oWindows/Linux operating systems,
oNetwork devices and protocols, construction of data flow diagrams,
oInter-process communication, data flow diagrams, entity relationship diagrams
oOWASP Top 10, SANS 25, CWE, CAPEC 1000
•Intellectual capability and curiosity to learn complex processes.
•Strategic thinking and decision-making
•Ability to balance multiple demands in a fast-paced growing environment
•A dedicated and self-driven desire to think creatively and produce results
•Ability to coordinate, work with and gain the trust of business stakeholders, technical resources, and third-party vendors
•Knowledge of defensive security tools and platforms such as WAF, IDS/IPS, SIEM, and EDR
•An ability to articulate security related themes and principles into business terms
•This role can can be remote

The ideal Security Architect:
•Creates defendable architectures and provides actionable guidance to engineering teams
•Produces design patterns for development teams to use in building secure applications
•Enjoys working with software and site reliability engineers with designing application security controls across a range of technologies including containerized micro-services applications
•Implements, and models security practices for enterprise & cloud environments using an intelligence and threat-driven defense model.
•Produces threat models and attack trees as part of security engagements
•Collaborates closely with NBCUniversal Information Security Officers and team to deliver solutions for the business, consistent with the enterprise Information Security strategy.

Desired Skills:
•A career passion for designing secure systems and applications
•DTC streaming, News or Media Entertainment industry experience a plus
•Be flexible, and have a creative approach to business, with demonstrated track record of aligning technical objectives and programs to enterprise objectives and strategies
•Be Highly collaborative; personally, and professionally self-aware; able to and interested in interacting with employees at all levels; embody integrity; and represent and inspire the highest ethical standard
•Strong sense of urgency and commitment, as well as sound business sense with a strategic, conceptual and operational orientation
•Degree in Computer Science or equivalent field of study
•Training in Cyber Security specific disciplines
•Ability to communicate effectively to business and technical teams
•Experience in large global environments spanning multiple time-zones
•Demonstrated knowledge of International Information Security and Privacy regulations, laws, and policies

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

About NBCUniversal

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU.

Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.


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