Title:  Security Solution Architect - Remote

Job ID:  3882


Category:  Information Technology

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 


The Security Solution Architect will perform security assessments and technical evaluations for existing applications and new technology initiatives. Based on security best practices, this individual will provide guidance and hands-on experience to teams in design, development, and maintenance of technology solutions. This role will include continuous improvement of security architecture policies, standards, and procedures for various types of solutions residing in public/private/hybrid infrastructure or for SaaS-based solutions. This individual will provide technical leadership and consulting to teams across DFIN who are implementing, modifying, and maintaining technology solutions. The individual will align emerging solutions across the enterprise to DFIN’s Zero Trust Strategy.

Tools and Soft Skills:


  • Perform Security Architecture Reviews for new or modified software or technology solutions being developed, including DFIN products, supporting systems and tools, infrastructure and security solutions
  • Analyze business requirements to develop technical security solutions and their framework.
  • Participate, lead, and jointly deliver security evaluation reports on cloud providers (Azure, AWS), cloud native platforms (PCF, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.), Platform as a Service solutions and Software as a Service solutions.
  • Establish security requirements for cloud-based solutions by evaluating business strategies and requirements, in accordance with cloud infrastructure security standards such as ISO 27000 series, NIST CSF, and CSA
  • Provide domain expertise in both public and private cloud and enterprise technology.
  • Provide recommendations for improvement and risk reduction by assessing security posture and act as a change agent with organizations to oversee the vulnerability improvements with our application teams.
  • Drive continuous improvement for DFIN network and network security architectures, assessing business and application requirements and recommending optimizations accordingly.
  • Develops technology roadmaps including on-prem infrastructure and cloud infrastructure.
  • Directs the team to adhere to established standards, policies, procedures and configuration guidelines for Network and Network security solutions.
  • Develop Functional, Nonfunctional and Business requirements documentation for new security initiatives. Actively review architecture ensuring adherence to security standards and policies.
  • Develops and implements the zero-trust architecture. Guides and enforces adoption of zero trust guidelines across the organization.

Tools and Soft Skills:

  • Provide recommendations to continuously drive optimized spending and ensure maximum value for solution investments. Develop business cases that justify adoption of appropriate security and infrastructure tools and solutions.
  • Ensure communication of process and procedure changes to key stakeholders.
  • Lead the identification, development, and collection of KPI metrics for CISO org.
  • Research current industry technology to better facilitate vendor and partner communications.
  • Cross functional collaborator who proactively drives security posture adoption and architectural alignment throughout the enterprise.
  • Develop and deliver cross-training to other members of the team. Participate in and encourages a knowledge-sharing environment both within and outside the department.


Business Partnership:

  • Establish and maintain strong partnership with the technical, business, customers, associates and sourcing stakeholders and vendors as necessary.
  • Identify process improvement areas and lead the process improvement initiatives.


  • Proven track record of driving overall security posture improvements in alignment with zero trust principles.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related technical / business areas or equivalent experience is required.
  • Any Security relevant certification is preferred but not required – CISSP, CCIE, CCDP, AWS/Azure certs, etc
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Network and Security with focus on security architectures and designing security focused architecture.
  • Minimum 5 years of Zero trust, zone-based architecture, defense in depth, SASE, SSE, and micro-segmentation

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong expertise of IT risks, cyber security, Cloud components, Routing Protocols, Security protocols and tools.
  • Familiarity with Identity solutions, CI/CD tools, configuration and automation techniques, scripting languages, containers and orchestration solutions.
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Expertise with network security products – Firewall, WAF, LB, DDOS.
  • Expertise with networking products – Routers, Switches.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS delivery models’, key technologies include Azure, Office365, AWS, Google Cloud, container services, and CASB solutions.
  • Knowledge of security best practices in hardening and protecting cloud environments, networks, servers, endpoints, applications, and databases
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with experience presenting to leadership teams with the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

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