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IHS Markit

Senior Security Architect

In this   senior   role you will   be responsible for   developing security standards, assessing risk ,   and reviewing product architectures in   VMware   on   AWS Cloud (VMC) and other cloud or hybrid environments.     You will partner with other members of global Information Security and internal stakeholders to perform security assessments, threat modeling and inform the design of performant, resilient and compliant   VMC , cloud-native, and hybrid   architectures.  

You will engage   with product management, development, architecture, and information technology partners to   ensure security is   designed into all initiatives from the outset.  


  • Developing   and updating   security standards for hosted environments including VMC, AWS   and other cloud environments  
  • Proactively engaging with   product teams to assess migration plans and design s to   ensure security requirements are accounted   for    
  • Partner with the Office of the CTO (OCTO) enterprise architects to streamline and validate their architectural assessment with expertise in security architecture, regulatory compliance, resiliency and disaster recovery  

  • Proactively identify and document technology risks to the enterprise across the cloud (VMC primary; AWS, Azure or GCP secondary) environments and make recommendations to the information security leadership and engineering teams for mitigating and/or compensating controls  
  • Design and develop security solutions that augment and expand current tooling  



Summary :  


Reporting to the head of Information Security Architecture and Engineering, you   will build and   execute on   a backlog of strategic and tactical work items   related to the   securing of our product platforms.  You will primarily be working with VMC but may have exposure to AWS native, Azure and GCP.    You will work directly with product teams, enterprise architects,   IT, and others to assess architectural designs,   technical implementations, standards   documentations   and other work products as they relate to security, compliance and resiliency .    You will manage security standards documentation,  drive automation and reporting, and assessment of control implementation.    You will make recommendations to harden IHS Markit's security posture and proactively identify risks and potential mitigating or compensating controls.  


What will you be doing   in addition to the above:  


  • Partner ing   with security engineering teams to design internal security systems as they relate to automation, GRC, threat intelligence and CI/CD tooling  
  • Leverag ing   your extensive experience to define and drive adoption of security standards, processes, tools ,   and automation to protect and support the needs of our products and services  
  • Contribut ing   to broader strategic discussions   concerning standards, policies, technology ,   and processes, bringing your   ability   to bear in improving the overall security posture of the organization  
  • Driving KPI/KRI metrics and reporting framework to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the   controls   under   management  
  • Partner ing   with key stakeholders to   ensure that   security design   principles   are   implemented and operationalized   in support of policies and standards  

  • Keeping abreast of   latest   technologies and innovations in security and monitor industry trends and threats  


What are we looking   for:    


  • Minimum of   five   year s'   experience working with VMware, vSphere, NSX, VMC related technologies   in   a large scale,   highly automated, enterprise setting   from an architectural perspective  

  • Minimum of   five   years' experience in Information Security to include   increasing leadership experience  
  • Minimum of   three years '   working with AWS in a   deeply   technical capacity  
  • Strong architectural ,   technical   and business analysis knowledge, this resource should be able to seamlessly and proactively engage with business partners to perform assessments and inform key security design considerations with minimal supervision  
  • A natural ability to simultaneously use your technical   experience , strategic   mindset,   and people skills     
  • Comfortable working with teams and   automated CI/CD pipelines and delivery of resilient and performant architectures in a   SecDevOps   model  

  • Knowledge of cloud networking architecture, identity, cloud operations, security,   automation,   and orchestration  
  • Strong understanding of technical security controls, including end-user, office, and data center environments, with a verifiable understanding of threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigation techniques in   cloud, on-premise, and hybrid   environments  
  • Excellent organizational, research, and verbal/written communication skills, with a proven ability to effectively engage partners,   clients,   and individual technical and business staff   
  • Strategic thinker, keeping   big   picture in mind while ensuring execution excellence  
  • Ability to   prove   security experience via certifications   

  • Self-motivated and willing to take on challenges while adapting to an ever-changing global threat landscape and internal/external partner operational environment  
  • Familiarity   in a variety of industry and regulatory frameworks for cybersecurity ,   IT   and privacy such as ISO 27001, ISO 27017, PCI-DSS, NIST CSF, NIST SP 800-53/ITSG-33, CCPA, GDPR,   ITILv3,   SOC 2 ,   and SOC 3  








Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

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IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law).  In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

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