Security Architect

Remote - USA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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As a Security Architect, you thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment, and have the flexibility and willingness to get things done. You are equally comfortable in both a business and technical context, interacting with stakeholders, and deep diving with technical audiences. In this role you will be a critical member in our Security team and will be responsible for executing security related projects. You will be working very closely with the executive leadership, technology, product, and engineering teams. This is a fast-paced, late stage-startup environment and part of your success will lie in your willingness to learn and drive change across the organization.

Your Responsibilities

  • Conduct threat model, design and develop security architectures, and publish reference architectures for hybrid and public cloud based systems and drive company wide adoptions
  • Lead cross functional teams to architect, design and deploy cloud services and application architectures
  • Participate in the security exception review process
  • Research emerging security technologies and trends in support of security enhancement and development efforts
  • Maintain related reference architectures and articulate them to various audiences
  • Implement common security frameworks and controls in highly automated environments, especially in CI/CD environments
  • Act as one of our company’s Security spokesperson with organizations, industry trade press, trade organizations, industry influencers and deliver high profile presentations at various industry and company events.
  • Assist in clarifying security concepts and industry best practices, security features and engaging with other relevant stakeholders internally
  • Apply your Security expertise while presenting Plastiq’s security posture and ecosystem to executives and technical stakeholders
  • Be hands on and lead proof of concepts with rigorous benchmarks on security technology innovations and adoptions
  • Be a strong thought leader and clearly communicate and build support for your ideas
  • Identify, assess and remediate security architecture gaps
  • Define and document security reference architectures and standards

Your Minimum Required Experience

  • Extensive experience in information security, security engineering, enterprise, or architecture roles
  • Experience with cloud native architecture and partnering cross functionally
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, presentation and whiteboarding skills to a large audience, and the ability to successfully communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Evaluation and selection of security technologies and the design of standard configurations/implementation patterns (reference architectures)
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with defined objectives
  • Experience with automation tools and methodologies associated with DevOps and CI/CD pipelines
  • Well organized and able to utilize the best methods and approach problems with a creative, can-do attitude
  • Experience working with engineering groups, creating secure and scalable architectures, controls and policies, preferably in a SaaS environment

Your Nice to have Experience

  • In depth knowledge with public cloud architecture, such as AWS and Kubernetes
  • In depth knowledge of threat model, cryptography, authentication and authorization
  • Expert threat modeling and design reviews experience to assess security implications and requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge of complex identity and access management models
  • Working with common compliance frameworks and security controls
Plastiq is a smart payment platform designed for businesses to better manage their payments and cash flow. The platform lets companies maximize their existing credit, pay in whatever way is best for their business—regardless of what payment methods their recipients accept—and get paid by card without the burden of card acceptance fees. Businesses can pay globally in more than 40 countries, and Plastiq works with all major credit card providers, including Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Plastiq has millions of customers and has processed billions in payments for a wide range of expenses, from business supplier payments and contractors to taxes and rent. Plastiq has won a number of awards and recognitions, including being named to the 2020 Forbes FinTech 50 and 2020 Bay Area Best Places to Work by the San Francisco Business Journal.
Job perks/benefits: Startup environment Team events
Job region(s): North America
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