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EY Lead, Cybersecurity Solution Architecture in Minneapolis, Minnesota

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Global Lead, Security Technology Services, Solution Architecture

Today’s world is fueled by vast amounts of information. Data is more valuable than ever before. Protecting data and information systems is central to doing business, and everyone in EY Information Security has a critical role to play. Join a global team of almost 900 people who collaborate to support the business of EY by protecting EY and client information assets! Our Information Security professionals enable EY to work securely and deliver secure products and services, as well as detect and quickly respond to security events as they happen. Together, the efforts of our dedicated team helps protect the EY brand and build client trust.

Within Information Security we blend risk strategy, digital identity, cyber defense, application security and technology solutions as we consider the entire security lifecycle. You will join a team of hardworking, security-focused individuals dedicated to supporting, protecting and enabling the business through innovative, secure solutions that provide speed to market and business value.

The opportunity

The STS Solution Architecture Lead is a role for passionate, high-energy candidates who are ready to take their cybersecurity careers to the next level. This opportunity extends the prospect of making a discernible difference on an international scale in the context of honing leadership skills while mentoring and enhancing a global team of first-rate solution architects. A person in this role will have end-to-end insight and influence into global security architectures while working with leading market suppliers often at the executive leadership level in a firm which places a high degree of importance on security to safeguard business & client data while protecting the reputation of the EY brand.

As the solution architecture lead, you will be working with globally disperse teams of IT professionals, guiding security architecture for the global EY firm. This includes owning & facilitating solution architecture development, reviewing architectures, providing feedback and guidance on architecture design, providing input on global initiatives, engaging in complex challenges, and helping the business of information security prioritize work. As the lead you will drive security technology solutions for the firm towards outcomes that align with strategic targets and objectives.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Act as an inspiring leader, cultivating excellence, leadership, and empowerment

  • Continually find new ways to improve team performance, processes, and solutions

  • Mentor team members, providing insights into better ways of leading & driving projects

  • Provide knowledge & experience of cybersecurity and large-scale enterprise practices

  • Collaborate with architects and engineers across EY Technology, aligning cross-functional and cross-product requirements, ensuring they are secure, technically sound and fiscally reasonable

  • Build and champion a professional stakeholder network

  • Lead conversations with key stakeholders to track technology trend & business demand

  • Act as trusted advisor providing leadership in support of strategic targets

  • Present and collaborate with senior leaders, engineers, operations, and services team

  • Work with the enterprise architecture team to ensure solutions are aligned to target

  • Demonstrate technical security leadership in interactions with all partners

  • Build and maintain relationships with internal & external parties for threat awareness

  • Promote shared understanding of current and emerging security threats and risks

  • Identify security architecture capabilities to mitigate those threats and risks

  • Serve as information security subject matter expert; provide advisory services as needed

  • Stay abreast of new security technologies and recommend where appropriate

  • Provides technical risk mitigation input to the firm’s information security policies

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities

  • Understand the wider threat landscape and consider how to apply people, process, and technology to create effective defense-in-depth mitigations

  • Weigh the value proposition of mitigations against the cost, effort, and feasibility

  • Gauge solution effectiveness from a leadership perspective and provide effective team guidance to increase the likelihood of successful implementations

  • Attention to detail and quality of

Supervision Responsibilities

  • Perform typical counselor-related leadership functions

  • Track team utilization and triage incoming work

  • Maintain high level awareness of the team’s project-related activities

  • Ensure effective running of architecture engagements, i.e., technology selections, proof of concepts, production planning, and implementation oversight

  • Ensure solutions are ready for implementation teams to use them

  • Ensure that unforeseen deployment circumstances are fed into architecture updates

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Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Excellent management and leadership skills cultivating impactful purpose fulfilling team culture

  • Soft skills: Storytelling, presenting, leading conversations, adaptability, patience, facilitating difficult situations

  • Understanding of threat mitigation technologies across most of these domains: data security, network security, endpoint security, email security, application protection, cyber defense, and security management

  • Understanding of cloud architectures, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models

  • Understanding of on-prem architecture concepts across various technology domains

  • Proven experience in providing architecture guidance and advisory services for various environments and systems, including architectures, roadmaps, optimization, and threat mitigation

  • Solid understanding of security architecture and standard methodologies

  • Knowledge of the application of risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies

  • Must be knowledgeable in general aspects of Information Security

  • Ability to effectively communicate and advocate well-formed key security requirements

  • Familiar with the practices and methods within IT Services, specifically IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture

Desired skills include

  • Should have some experience working with many of the following: DLP, CASB, CSWG, MTD, security scanners, email gateways, NDR, IDS, firewalls, ZTNA, VPNs, segmentation, CSPM, WAF, LB, DB, networking concepts, CSPM

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure is a significant plus

  • Experience with AWS, GCP, Inventx, OTC, IBM, Oracle, Alibaba

  • Conceptual understanding of Zero Trust and Zero Trust Architecture(s)

  • Familiarity with IAM technologies, i.e., AD, SAML/Federated identities, PKI

  • Prior engineering experience

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Other Requirements

  • Self-motivated leader with a passion for cybersecurity technology

  • Deep critical thinking skills demonstrating analytical and systematic approach to problem solving

  • Experience working in a global virtual environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Good judgment, tact, and decision-making ability

  • Ability to understand and integrate cultural differences & motives and to work with cross cultural teams

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and change, and exercise appropriate time management to meet timelines

  • Ability to work autonomously but also within a team environment where necessary

  • Some travel may be required to participate in vendor briefings, project meetings, and/or education opportunities

Basic Qualifications

  • High proficiency in the English language, including technical and general writing skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT-related field

  • 12+ years of professional experience in the IT field

  • 8+ years of direct information security experience

  • 5+ years of architecture experience (solution architecture or enterprise architecture)

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in IT-related field

  • A security industry certification including but not limited to CISSP, CISM, SANS GSEC, SANS GIAC, ECSA

  • TOGAF

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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