KPMG Security Architect in New York, New York

Business Title: Security Architect

Requisition Number: 64308

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest: Information Technology

State: NY

City: New York


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KPMG is currently seeking a Security Architect to join our KPMG Spectrum Organization.


  • Provide technical security expertise to the development teams under KPMG Spectrum including communicating security architectural decisions, benefits, risks and other activities include vendor reviews, security requirement definition, and facilitation of security testing and management of residual risk

  • Serve as the Security Lead in the design, implementation and integration phases of KPMG Spectrum business products to meet client and firm security requirements, address corporate risks and exposures in cloud-based solutions

  • Serve as a liaison and primary point of contact between KPMG Technology Security and Risk and KPMG Spectrum on security related matters

  • Interact with clients, project teams, KPMG partners and other senior members of the firm to provide advice on security and assist with compensating control alternatives where security requirements cannot be met

  • Serve as the Security expert across security architecture functional areas; credential management, access provisioning, authentication and authorization, application security, infrastructure security, data security, security monitoring and operation security

  • Serve as escalation for the risk assessment team as it relates to outstanding security risks under KPMG Spectrum


  • Minimum eight years progressive experience in IT security, with minimum of five years of performing IT security risk assessments and five years of leading security architecture efforts that requires close collaboration with project teams and business stakeholder

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university and CISSP certification; CISM, CISA, CRISC, CIPP, CGEIT or ITIL certifications is preferred

  • Experience in software development and delivery for market facing products

  • Strong understanding of cloud computing architecture, technical design and implementations, including Infrastructure as s Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as Service (SaaS) delivery models; strong knowledge of secure development and general software development methodologies and practices

  • Experience with security related regulatory requirements, such as NIST, PCI, ISO 27001, HIPAA compliance

  • Excellent verbal/written communication, collaboration, analytical and presentation skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and team work; ability to facilitate communications to business stakeholders and interact with all levels of management; ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and comfortable with ambiguity

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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