Security Architect


September 14, 2021

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Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Security is looking for a Security Architect who is passionate about helping clients perfect their security postures. You will operate across the IBM Security portfolio, helping align client security strategy to their business, protect digital users, assets and data, manage defenses against growing threats, while continually modernizing security with an open, hybrid, multi-cloud platform to future-proof security investments. You must be an established thought leader in security and be able to engage at multiple levels of the client organization, including the C-suite. You will own the client technical agenda and engage across the IBM Security team to deliver integrated software and services solutions to achieve client and business goals. You must serve as a continual wheelhouse of innovation, within client environments and within the IBM Security organization, bringing insights and client experiences from the field back to inform offering directions and sales motions.
We are seeking the following skill set:
  • Understand the client problem, understand the context (Listen, Learn, Act)
  • Earn the client's trust and respect to become their strategic partner and trusted advisor
  • Bring deep technical expertise and a point-of-view to every opportunity - know the client and industry, and how IBM Security can enable their transformation
  • Extensive experience in Technical Sales, working with sales teams and directly with clients
  • Expertise in key security topics, e.g. SOAR, SOC, Cloud Security, IAM, Data Security
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant security standards and regulations, e.g. GDPR, NIST, PCI, ISO etc.
  • Experience in developing security solutions to meet client business challenges
  • Breadth of security architecture experience and achievement with technical depth
  • Architectural thinking and be proficient in architect soft skills i.e. "command the room”, story telling, white boarding
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and consultative skills
  • Analytical thinking, able to develop and position with facts and evidence
  • Be proficient in and able to apply Team Solution Design
  • Ideally posses external security certification(s) and be certified as an IBM Architect in the professions

In the role, we expect you to:
  • Drive the continued success and growth of IBM Security actively working with clients delivering outstanding engagements to achieve our budget as well as client success through deployment
  • Present, demo, whiteboard, consult and advise on the IBM Security portfolio to identify and solution key use cases
  • Maintain broad security architecture knowledge as well technical depth in Digital Trust or Threat Management
  • Lead security architect workshops, i.e. Security Architecture Review, Security Maturity Review, Zero Trust, Security Operations Center etc.
  • Develop solution/pattern, bring it back to the lab, prototype/MVP where appropriate
  • Engage with Offering Management, providing field feedback and collaborating to develop improved solutions
  • Take ownership, be proactive, able to make decisions and take action when needed
  • Step up with great confidence, clarity, sustained tenacity and resilience to win against the competition - drawing on our unique value propositions, capabilities and competitive positioning
  • Build strategic relations across the wider IBM team to ensure Security is embedded into broader client solutions.
  • Be a strategic thinker, forever challenging the status quo and our clients to achieve greater success
  • Be a continuous learner, security and our clients do not stand still
  • Build and maintain strong external eminence (white papers, conf presentations, etc.)
  • Actively mentor and coach

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
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Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
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