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Raymond James Financial, Inc. Lead Enterprise Security Architect in Tampa, Florida


Job Summary

The Lead Architect, Security takes a lead role in building detailed architecture blueprints and roadmaps to enable solving business problems of highest priority and complexity across the business groups. Provides comprehensive solutions to complex issues and problems. Defines, oversees, and maintains architectural integrity of the overall technology solution of a project, product, or system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Publish and Evangelize Security Reference Architectures across organization. Drives adaption of architectural patterns, design policies, code quality and resiliency across the organization

  • Assess and ensure conformance to architectural standards, reduction of technical debt, and adaption of enterprise assets (systems, services and information) for key programs.

  • Align with SDLC processes, product management and technology review groups to enforce IT check gates and Architectural Governance; Adept in Architectural frameworks and methodologies

  • Foster shared understanding of current and emerging security threats & risks. Identify security architecture capabilities and create security architectures & solution patterns to mitigate those threats & risks

  • Assess emerging technologies against security architecture to determine where they fill gaps, overlap with existing solutions or extend capabilities.

  • Implement technical proof of concepts that demonstrate how an architecture or design would be realized and prove out key technical concepts

  • Collaborates with Business / Information / Domain Architects and Developer Leads with bi-directional knowledge sharing.

  • Achieve security architecture compliance on requirements focused on finance domain, including Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI-DSS, data privacy requirements, as well as state and federal regulations

  • Builds conceptual architecture design for process and deployment architectural views.

  • Focuses on integration and interfacing with all architecturally defined layers.

  • Reviews architectural design to assess impact to overall solution architecture.

  • Designs and participates in the governance activities associated with ensuring compliance with the enterprise technical and/or solutions architecture.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • May work a non-standard shift including nights and/or weekends and/or have on-call responsibilities.


Qualifications -

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • All components of solution architecture and process.

  • The perspectives, interests, and agendas of others in the organization.

  • Basic graphical modeling approaches, tools, and model repositories.

  • Threat modeling techniques and approaches to protect data at rest and in-transit

  • Working knowledge of AWS security services and features of services to provide a secure production environment and an understanding of security operations and risks

  • Knowledge of the AWS shared responsibility model and its application; security controls for workloads on AWS; logging and monitoring strategies; cloud security threat models; patch management and security automation; ways to enhance AWS security services with third-party tools and services; and disaster recovery controls, including BCP and backups, encryption, access control, and data retention

  • Understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms, data-encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them, and secure internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to

Skill in:

  • Promoting the benefits of change and developing systems and/or procedures to effectively implement change.

  • Technical and analytical leadership.

Ability to:

  • Understand the organization’s working structure, politics, mission, and strategies.

  • Work well with all levels of management and associates.

  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills to convince others to accept ideas or goals (with or without the formal authority of a higher position.)

  • Establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence in the team’s knowledge of and concern for the customer requirements.

  • See the “big picture” and be future-oriented. Able to anticipate future trends and consequences accurately.

  • Passion for safeguarding organizations against an ever-changing adversary

  • Deep understanding of authentication, authorization, including multi-factor, step-up, and single sign-on. Password-less desired, but not required.

  • Strong understanding of encryption, specifically certificate and token based cryptology

  • Understanding of network protocols and topologies

  • Experience with defense-in-depth strategies, understanding of incident response

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate across a broad spectrum of technical and business constituents

  • Financial services experience desired, but not required, however ability to gain necessary relevant business acumen

Education/Previous Experience :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, systems analysis, or a related study

  • Two (2) years of hands-on experience in securing workload in public cloud environment (AWS) preferred

  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in software development and architecture


  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and training as approved by Human Resources


  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect or similar preferred

Job: Technology

Primary Location: US-FL-St. Petersburg-Saint Petersburg

Other Locations: US-FL-Clearwater-Clearwater, US-FL-Tampa-Tampa, US-MI-Southfield-Southfield, US-TN-Memphis-Memphis

Organization Technology

Schedule Full-time

Job Shift Day Job

Travel No

Req ID: 2302202