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Network Security Architect

Chicago, IL 
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Network Security Architect 
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*** We are unable to sponsor for this permanent full-time role***

Prestigious Fortune 500 Company is currently seeking a Network Security Architect. Candidate will establish and maintain Network Security Strategy to secure data being transported within and outside of trusted network boundaries


Drive global deployment of existing network security technologies
Research new developments in network security technologies
Maintain stability of global network security infrastructure
Develop roadmap for deployment of additional controls as determined by the Network Security Strategy
Provide expert level security consultation on internal projects focusing on business needs, security's role in change management, and how data is transmitted internally and externally
Evaluate and monitor project efforts, timelines, and task management. Partner with internal business units to ensure projects remain on target, within budget, and are completed according to internal policies and security standards
Serve as the subject matter expert on security issues and provides expert level consultation to the business units
Sign off on architectural designs and lead other team members in the execution of security projects
Provide side by side coaching for less experienced architects and engineers. Manage all aspects of a security project including team members and other business unit partners.
Delegate tasks to ensure areas of the project are carried through timely and effectively
Participate in Information Security projects throughout the entire project lifecycle
Provide security review and guidance for projects driven by groups outside of Information Security
Software Enhancement Functionality
Lead enhancement efforts for one or more security product implementations
Responsible for a designated set of software tools and the security functionality of these tools, including BlueCoat and Imperva products
Provide tier-3 support on one or more security products currently in operations
Performs other related duties as assigned
Provide on-call support for all security functions on a rotating schedule


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and 7+ years' of Information Security experience with a minimum of 3 years focus on network security
Must have a strong background in network security risk assessment and threat management
Demonstrate IT security experience with the usage and management of BlueCoat proxy SG, Imperva WAF, Cisco FirePower IPS and network packet brokers such as GigaMon or Ixia
Past experience in making decisions based on extensive experience and education of security procedures to develop security operation processes and procedures
Knowledge and previous experience with active/inline network security devices is preferred
The ability to demonstrate a high level of analytical and problem-solving capability along with the ability to articulate the decision process to multiple management levels as it relates to both business and technical roles
Utilize sound judgment, working with minimal supervision
Ability to conduct research into security issues and products as required
Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Craig Johnson
Request Technology, LLC
200 East 5th Ave.
Suite 116
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: (630) 717-5865
Fax: 630717.1109