Organization Unit Purpose (why does the unit exist? What are the results the unit is expected to deliver?)
The unit’s primary purpose is to Design, Engineer & eventually Embed practical & balanced cyber / information security
principles/patterns/controls into all products and platforms. Conduct security assessments, gap analysis, provide
remediation to the relevant squads / stakeholders.
Job Purpose (Why does the job exist? What is the unique contribution made by the job holder?)
Primary/General Job Purpose:
Encourage ‘Shift Left’ Mindset – Proactively embed security requirements, by influencing implementation of security & privacy patterns from the start of the development cycle
Implement via Influence – Influence stakeholders such as Product Owners, Solution Architects, Developers, Testers, Engineers & others to include security patterns into features, epics and stories in order to build secure, innovative & superior digital products for customers and employees
Assessments – Perform security assessment and perform gap analysis to provide appropriate remediations to
the teams for implementing the fixes.
Key Skills – Application Security, Security Code review, API security, Platform security, IAST, SAST,
DAST, Infrastructure security and Cloud Security – MS Azure
Tools and Technologies – Expertise in Azure Security Center and Azure Policies, Burp Suite, Nessus,
Check Marx, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, GitHub, OpenShift and good knowledge about microservice
architecture and pipeline driven security.
Experience with following Components:
. Technical Requirements
Experience with following Components:
- Azure Security Center
- Azure AD RBAC
- Privileged Identity Management
- Conditional Access Policies
- Azure Advance Threat Protection
- Azure Information Protection and HYOK
- Enterprise mobility with Intune MAM and MDM Policies
- Office365 ATP and Mail-flow
- Microsoft cloud threat intelligence
- Microsoft Cloud Application Security – CASB setup and monitoring
- Windows Defender ATP
- Policy configuration for One drive, Share point, Outlook, Teams and Office Pro Plus
- Azure AD Hybrid Join and Password Hash Sync
- Customer Lockbox and advanced compliance policies in Azure cloud
- AIP Data classification and reviewing DLP policies
Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and manage their expectations from a security perspective
Holistic thinking; must balance security and functionality using practical demonstrable examples.
Must also contribute to and implement “good architecture principles” to lower
Assertive personality; should be able to hold her/his own in a project board or work group
Superlative written and verbal communication skills; should be able to explain technical
observations in an easy-to-understand manner
Ability to work under pressure and meet tough/challenging deadlines
Influencer- must be able to convince various stakeholders (internal IT Teams, C-Level execs,
Risk & Audit) of why a certain observation is a concern or not
Strong understanding of Risk Management Framework and security controls implementation
from an implementer standpoint
Has strong decision making, planning and time management skills.
Can work independently.
Has a positive and constructive attitude.
Person Specifications (required to carry out the job, not what the current or recommended incumbent possesses)
Must have minimum 4 years of experience in an information
security function with good background in information
technology, stakeholder management and people management.
Minimum 3 years of experience, as a Security Engineer
especially in Cloud Native environments.
Knowledge & Skills
Deep foundational knowledge, understanding and application on all aspects of Information Security concepts from broad range of technical and non- technical areas (Technical)
Expert at the technology and frameworks in his/her area of expertise, and coach other architect on development standards and best practices.
Good understanding of enterprise level target architecture and public and private cloud platforms (IaaS/PaaS)
Good hands-on experience solutioning technology architectures that involve perimeter protection, core protection and end-point protection/detection & API /Micro services Security
Experience working in a DevOps environment with knowledge of Continuous Integration, Containers, DAST/SAST tools and building Evil Stories (Technical)
Good knowledge of the concerns and threats that revolve around Cloud Security and how those concerns can be mitigated (Technical)
The Analyst / Engineer has the skill to follow design principles and applies design patterns to enforce maintainable and reusable patterns, in the form of code or otherwise
The Analyst / Engineer can understand and interpret potential issues found in source or compiled code.
The Analyst / Engineer has automation skills/capability in the form of scripting or similar.
The Analyst / Engineer can attack application and infrastructure assets, interpret threats, and suggest mitigating measures . Ability to interpret Security Requirements mandated by oversight functions and ensure comprehensive coverage of those requirements, via documentation, within high level design and/or during agile ceremonies, via Evil Stories.
The Analyst / Engineer can propose options for solutions to the security requirements / patterns that provide a balance of security, user experience & performance.
The Analyst / Engineer has the skill to discuss and present solutions to other architecture, security, development, and leadership teams.
The Analyst / Engineer can interpret and understand vulnerability assessment reports and calculate inherent and/or residual risks based on the assessment of such reports.
Ability to articulate and be a persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the senior management team.
Good negotiation skills will be desirable.
Must have good judgment skills to decide on an exception approval
Ability to enforce improvements when necessary, using Influence rather than Policing measures
Superior written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate security threats and recommendations to technical or non-technical stakeholders
Knowledge of application of Agile methodologies/principles such as Scrum or Kanban.
- Influencer/Security Evangelist for the Team/Squad
- Positive & Constructive Attitude
- Autonomous worker / Decision Maker
- Good listener
- Patient & Calm during stressful situations
- High energy individual / Motivator
- Win-Win Attitude
- Hacker/Defense-In-Depth mindset
- Analytical thinking
- Team Player/Interpersonal Skills
- Eye for detail
- Persistent & Persuasive
- Organized / Structured
- Deadline oriented
- Competent and committed
- People’s Person; understands stakeholder management
- Passionate about architecting smart solutions
- Innovator/Out of the box thinker
- Collaborative Leadership style
- Confident Presenter