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Information Security Architect

Chicago, IL


Direct Hire

**Residence in or near Chicago is required**

Job Description:

Our Client stands as a premier global law firm, housing 2,300 lawyers and achieving an annual revenue of US$3.1 billion over 158 years. Renowned for adeptly representing clients in 70 countries across transactional, regulatory, and litigation fronts, the firm operates through 21 offices strategically positioned in pivotal commercial and financial centers worldwide, ensuring a comprehensive global outlook and presence. Presently, they seek a proficient IT security professional with robust communication and collaboration skills.
The Information Security Architect manages design, implementation, and support services for the Firm's Security Operations. Responsible for developing and maintaining tools, technologies, and processes supporting security functions, they act as a subject matter expert and collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure secure operational needs are met. Additionally, they participate in Information Security Operations, promptly addressing technical or security issues.

  • Design, construct, and assist in leading the implementation of security technologies based on the enterprise's business strategy, capabilities, and requirements.
  • Collaborate with IT and various departments to apply security requirements, develop architecture, and integrate security controls during solution deployment.
  • Develop and deploy security architecture elements to address current and future threats, while ensuring scalability across all relevant locations.
  • Innovate solutions with user experience in mind, while upholding high security standards.
  • Continuously enhance security posture by identifying gaps and recommending improvements.
  • Provide tailored training and documentation for successful deployment and maintenance of security applications.
  • Develop technical designs aligned with approved security architectures.
  • Establish principles, guidelines, and standards to ensure solution decisions align with the enterprise's future-state architecture.
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert and troubleshoot issues as needed.

  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience, with a preference for candidates holding a degree.
  •  A minimum of 5 years of experience in an Information Security role, with at least two years spent in incident response, threat analysis, or a security operation center role.
  •  Proficiency in two or more of the following areas: incident response, threat analysis, malware response, security operations, Network Security/next-generation firewall, proxy configuration, and management.
  •  Demonstrated experience in threat detection technologies, encompassing network or host intrusion prevention/detection systems (IPS/IDS), Endpoint Protection, Security Incident Event Management (SIEM), and data loss prevention (DLP).
  •  Proven ability to analyze security events, conduct initial triage, and determine appropriate next steps.
  •  Extensive experience in the development of security projects, management of security vendors or services, and familiarity with request for proposal processes and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferably Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent.
  • Preferably possess one or more of the following technical certifications: GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA), or GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills.
  • Exhibits keen attention to detail.
  • Displays sound judgment.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Works harmoniously and effectively with others.
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion.
  • Performs well under pressure.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities.

The Offer:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Student Loan Refinancing
  • 401k Contribution Plan
  • Family Planning
  • And more!

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis now and in the future.

Posted by: Nicolas Butko