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KPMG Manager, Cyber Architecture and Engineering in Houston, Texas

Business Title: Manager, Cyber Architecture and Engineering

Requisition Number: 112624 - 90

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: TX

City: Houston


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Seramount, Fair360 and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Manager, Cyber Architecture and Engineering to join our Enterprise Security Services organization. This is a remote work opportunity.


  • Apply a thorough knowledge of IT security and architecture to manage day-to-day operational responsibilities of a comprehensive information security program that aligns with the firm's goals and objectives, and effectively addresses the evolving threats to the firm's environment and data; serve as an internal trusted advisor providing security consulting services across multiple technical domains to project teams and other professionals; provide advice on security, explain security risk trade-offs, and solve problems through identification of compensating control alternatives while enabling the business

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with multiple internal technology groups to keep alignment on strategies; promote and foster collaboration and standardization across multiple internal federated technology groups based on common technology interests and priorities; become a go-to subject matter professional to others within the firm to achieve the required goals and objectives

  • Participate in internal skills development activities for information security personnel on new technologies, controls, practices, techniques, and threats; build and maintain effective working relationships with multiple public and private cloud vendors to advocate for product enhancements to meet the firm's needs and inform internal stakeholders of forthcoming features of interest

  • Research and develop information security controls, security configuration baselines, and security design patterns that support risk assessments and support the development of secure (or cloud-based) architectures and/or application development

  • Stay abreast with emerging trends and technologies in information security, participating in the continuous improvement of the organization's security posture; participate in internal skills development activities for information security personnel on new technologies, controls, practices, techniques, and threats

  • May oversee work product(s), contribute to staffing decisions, and supervise the work performed by more junior staff; provide coaching, mentoring and feedback to such individuals and may also serve as a formal performance manager of a team of junior employees


  • Minimum five years of recent security architecture experience, preferably within a professional services firm or similar environment

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred; certifications requirements: CISSP and either CCSP or CCSK, or equivalent industry experience; other certifications of importance: AZ-500 - Microsoft Azure Security Technologies, Google Professional Cloud Security Engineer, AWS Certified Security - Specialty MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, AWS Certified Solutions Architect

  • Technical expertise across multiple technical domains, including application development, cloud computing, security, identity and access management, IT infrastructure, and emerging technologies such as Generative AI

  • Experience in both designing and securing solutions in a complex and regulated enterprise environment to offer solutions in an 'as-a-service' model; demonstrated ability to enforce security requirements through collaborative architecture and engineering ensuring that security is integrated into all aspects of the solution design and implementation process; experience with security related regulatory requirements, such as NIST, PCI, ISO 27001, HIPAA compliance

  • Understanding of cloud computing architecture, technical design, and implementations, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as Service (SaaS), and containerized delivery models across multiple different cloud vendors; experience with modern solution delivery methodologies including Agile and DevSecOps and incorporating security into the overall system development lifecycle; proven capability to define and document technical security standards such as: cloud security best practices, operating systems security best practices, application security best practices, wireless network security best practices

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, with ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority; strong trouble-shooting and organizational skills and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously

KPMG complies with all local/state regulations regarding displaying salary ranges. If required, the ranges displayed below or via the URL below are specifically for those potential hires who will work in the location(s) listed. Any offered salary is determined based on relevant factors such as applicant's skills, job responsibilities, prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications and market considerations. In addition, the firm is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package, with options designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Available benefits are based on eligibility. Our Total Rewards package includes a variety of medical and dental plans, vision coverage, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plans, and a robust suite of personal well-being benefits to support your mental health. Depending on job classification, standard work hours, and years of service, KPMG provides Personal Time Off per fiscal year. Additionally, each year the firm publishes a calendar of holidays to be observed during the year and provides two firmwide breaks each year where employees will not be required to use Personal Time Off; one is at year end and the other is around the July 4th holiday. Additional details about our benefits can be found towards the bottom of our KPMG US Careers site at 'Benefits & How We Work (https://www.kpmguscareers.com/why-kpmg/#benefits) '.

Follow this link to obtain salary ranges by city outside of CA: https://kpmg.com/us/en/how-we-work/pay-transparency.html/?id=3179_9_24

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/us/pdf/2018/09/eeo.pdf) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them.

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