Cloud Security Architect / Software Architect

FactSet Norwalk, Connecticut
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January 22, 2023
Norwalk, Connecticut
Department: Security

Location: Norwalk, Connecticut; Austin, Texas

FactSet creates flexible, open data and software solutions for tens of thousands of investment professionals around the world, providing instant access to financial data and analytics that investors use to make crucial decisions. For 40 years, through market changes and technological progress, our focus has always been to provide exceptional client service. From more than 60 offices in 23 countries, we re all working together toward the goal of creating value for our clients, and we re proud that 95% of asset managers who use FactSet continue to use FactSet, year after year.

Role/Department Description:

FactSet is currently seeking a Cloud Security Architect to provide technical leadership. The security architect is responsible for designing security solutions that protect the business, but also allow the business to execute and innovate. The security architect works closely with many diverse and dynamic teams, including, but not limited to, security engineering, IT infrastructure, application development, security operations, security audit and end users. This position is also responsible for architecting solutions to secure business-to-business initiatives, third-party relationships, outsourced solutions and vendors.

This position will report directly to the Chief Information Security Officer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Remain current with new security threats and assess systems to ensure they can defend the business.
  • Constantly research capabilities of current and new disruptive solutions on the market and make recommendations to security leadership.
  • Research, validate and deploy solutions meeting security and business needs.
  • Formally develop security team standards, policies, procedures and processes.
  • Influence the planning and execution of incident response and postmortem exercises, with a focus on creating measurable benchmarks to show progress (or deficiencies requiring additional attention).
  • Possess a DevOps focus across technology and security architecture, automation, integration and distribution.
  • Drive security efficiencies, enabling security team members to work on more advanced tasks.
  • Partner, coach and functionally lead IT, engineering, development and business teams.
  • Perform engineering performance testing to stress the limitations of security solutions while at the same time ensuring business innovation and day-to-day processes are not negatively impacted.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor s degree in related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • A proven deep background and experience in software design, development, and delivery with large-scale software projects.
  • Experience in cloud computing technologies, including software-, infrastructure and platform-as-a-service, as well as public, private and hybrid environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of traditional security controls and technologies, such as public key infrastructure (PKI), identity and access management (IDAM) systems, antivirus and firewalls, in addition to newer offerings such as endpoint detection and response (EDR), threat intelligence platforms, security automation and orchestration, deception technologies and application controls.
  • Excellence in communicating business risk from cybersecurity issues.
  • Experience driving measurable improvement in monitoring and response capabilities at scale.
  • Track record of acting with integrity, taking pride in work, seeking to excel, being curious and adaptable, and communicating effectively.
  • Ability to think strategically and tactically, with effective decision-making skills.

FactSet is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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