Security Architect

Company: Cisco Systems, Inc.
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 17.NOV.2019


What You'll Do Cisco Security Advanced Services provides full life cycle services for Cisco's top customers through delivery of advisory, i...


What You'll Do

Cisco Security Advanced Services provides full life cycle services for Cisco's top customers through delivery of advisory, integration, and handled services. Complementing the strongest portfolio of security products, Cisco is in a unique position to deliver enhanced security outcomes for its customers. Integrated within Cisco's Advanced Services delivery model, Security Advanced Services seeks to tackle the most critical challenges of our global customers through high-value services.

The Security Architect is responsible for executing and leading Cisco's vision of accelerating the relevance of the network as the platform. Security Architect are expected to lead and affect customer change through architectural and thought leadership as well as running delivery engagements. The Security Architect is also expected to help identify and pursue business opportunities as they lead delivery as well as support sales in the pursuit of new customers and opportunities. Finally, the Security Architect is expected to act as technical and business leaders, mentoring security consulting engineers and supporting the development and improvement of security offers within Advanced Services.

Who You'll Work With

Reporting into Security organization of Cisco Customer Experience, the Security Architect will work with an all-star team of security advisors and Cisco implementation specialists who have a deep focus on delivering valuable solutions to our customers. Additionally, Security Architect must have a strong working relationship with our Business Develop teams in order to bring the right technical expertise, delivery experience, and "know how" to drive growth in our business.

Security Architect will also align with Cisco's product development and technical marketing teams to understand product capabilities and feature sets, product roadmaps, and integrations between multiple Cisco platforms.

Who You Are

Applicants should have significant knowledge of Enterprise Networking and Security, a consistent track record in architecting security solutions, preferably in a consulting capacity, and a strong understand across a breadth of networking, operations, security, and compliance topics.

Applications must demonstrate the ability to deliver on the following responsibilities:

Security Services Delivery

  • Lead, monitor, and report on security services engagements at key Cisco customers, interacting with customer technical and executive personnel
  • Correlate business issues around technology and processes and create an architectural solution specific to a given customer or segment
  • Position, architect, deliver and improve Cisco security solutions
  • Evaluate and present alternative solutions, effectively influencing outcomes
  • Deliver security solutions independently as well as through directing a team of engineers across multiple technical disciplines
  • Provide deep technical expertise on Cisco security technologies, while also being able to build and communicate the architectural context and big picture security solution
  • Integrate security solutions into existing infrastructure, driving systems integration and implementation approaches including the identification and integration of third-party products and services into a cohesive solution design
  • Lead, participate, and support worldwide teamwork within the security practice and cross-functionally with other Cisco groups
  • Troubleshoot, identify the root cause, and help to recover customers from technical and security issues
  • Create and enforce to standards, templates, methodologies, best practices, and delivery frameworks

Business Development

  • Build trusted advisor relationships with customers throughout business development and engagement activities
  • While engaging with customers, identify and support the pursuit of business opportunities aligning to customer needs and their requirements as they transform and digitize their businesses
  • Support Cisco Account Teams and Services Business Development Managers in the identification and development of new security services businesses
  • Assist in the development of customer proposals and statements of work, accurately scope engagements as required

Required Skills:

This is a senior technical role, requiring a minimum of 10 years working experience in IT Security, IT Consulting, and systems integration working with large Enterprise entities.

Requirements include:

  • Deep technical expertise in two or more of the following: Network Security, Network Transparency, Segmentation, Endpoint Security, Threat Management, Cloud Security, E-mail Security
  • Specific expertise in multiple Cisco Security technologies including: Firepower NGFW, ISE, TrustSec, Stealthwatch, ASA, NGIPS, AMP, AnyConnect, ThreatGrid, Umbrella, Web Security Appliance, E-mail Security, Cloudlock, ACI, Tetration, and Meraki MX
  • Experience in implementing management and monitoring security infrastructure elements
  • Experience with preparing, planning, designing, implementing, optimizing, and operating network security solutions
  • Fluency in a wide range of infrastructure technologies such as routing and switching, infrastructure applications, voice, content networking, and wireless
  • Solid understanding of secure design principles such as availability, adaptability, scalability, dependability, and modularity
  • Ability to consult in operational disciplines such as systems management, monitoring, and change management
  • Experience with developing solutions and end-to-end architectures. Given a set of business requirements, can provide a complete technical solution for medium to large enterprise of moderate complexity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively with technical staff and executives
  • Ability to influence others and build trusted advisor relationships
  • Bachelor of Science, or equivalent
  • CISSP preferred
  • CCIE Security preferred

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here's how we do it.

We adopt digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we're "old" (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we're also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can't put us in a box!

But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

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