Network Security Architect

Network Security Architect Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Network Security Architect to join our team.


  • Keeps technology and service managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential problems and conflicts;
  • Sells the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results;
  • Identifies and when necessary, proposes variances to the architecture to accommodate project needs;
  • Recommends changes that impact the strategic direction;
  • Consults with project teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure and services;
  • Coordinates architecture implementation and modification activities;
  • Analyzes the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements;
  • Develop infrastructure solution architectures at both the application and organization service levels;
  • Establish frameworks, process models and interactions with users and other systems;
  • Assist with hunts, translate them into iterative processes;
  • Create policies and procedures as needed;
  • Mentor fellow security team members;
  • Create well-defined Network Security Architecture for all of 8×8’s networks;
  • Act as the technical authority for assessment and approval of specifications for solution construction or change;
  • Work with customers to discover and gather technical and business requirements.


  • Experience in Vendor Selection;
  • Certifications: CISSP, ISSAP, GIAC, various vendor specific certs;
  • Strong analytical and technical skills;
  • Must work out of an office in Houston, TX;
  • Experience with multiple security vendors, such as Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, Fortinet;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or related field;
  • Travel up to 25% as required;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • B.S. in Network Operations, or Similar;
  • 5 Years’ Experience Managing Network Security Devices;
  • Experience with Netflow or PCAP analysis;
  • 7+ years of experience in a technical infrastructure or systems role prior to security experience within the network discipline;
  • Knowledge of the underlying logic that security alerts are built upon and apply them when analyzing raw logs and creating new dashboards and alerts;
  • A solid understanding of information security’s role in an enterprise business setting;
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.