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Location: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Posted: Mar 10, 2022

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Principal Security Architect

$120,000 - $140,000 + bonus*

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Job Description

Granicus provides technology and services that empowers government organizations to create seamless digital experiences for the people they serve. By offering the industry’s leading cloud-based solutions for communications, content management, meeting and agenda management, and digital services to over 5,500 public sector organizations, Granicus helps turn government missions into quantifiable realities. Come see the impactful work we’ve done on communities across the country (and world!):

Granicus is looking for a Principal Security Architect. Granicus is the largest cloud solutions provider for government and provides technology that empowers government organizations to create better lives for the people they serve.

Principal Security Architect (PSA) will be responsible for driving secure design of Granicus technologies and systems, and continuing maturity of Granicus security capabilities. This will include working closely with technology teams across the globe to provide secure solution architecture design, ensuring that Granicus technology capabilities and products are architected to be compliant with relevant standards (e.g., NIST), and developing secure blueprints and standards. PSA will also work closely with CISO on ensuring that security strategy and roadmap evolve as necessary to secure and enable our fast growing, dynamic business.

Candidates for this role must be collaborative in nature, acting as a true enabler of the business and partner to technology leaders and teams, able to drive security outcomes through influence and partnership, and relentlessly focused on establishment of a security-first culture across the company. Additionally, candidates must have a strong, cross-discipline technical and security background, as well as a ability to seamlessly move from deep, technical conversations to executive level briefings, distilling challenging technical constructs in a digestible manner.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide architecture and solution design support for a complex, multi-cloud, global environment
  • Create secure patterns and drive creation/updating of security standards
  • Assist tech and security teams in evaluating new services and technologies
  • Participate in and/or lead security efforts related to M&A, including diligence, creation of integration playbooks and standards, and security roadmaps for acquired entities
  • Support needs of customer-facing organizations as appropriate, which may include review of contractual elements pertaining to security, joining customer calls to discuss security matters, etc.
  • Analyze threat environment and current security controls to identify gaps and recommend evolution in security strategy/control posture.
  • Actively participate in Risk Management program, including identifying and formulating cyber risks, recommending mitigation, and leading discussions with tech and business leaders, including executives.
  • Support compliance needs, including participating in audits and working with technology/product teams on establishing roadmaps to bring specific products closer to desired compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills & Requirements

Who You Are:

  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Technology, or related field
  • 10+ years of cross-discipline Information Security/Information Technology experience (e.g., Cyber, Network Security, IAM), including at least 5 years of hands-on experience at a senior/lead level.
  • Demonstrated experience of designing complex, enterprise-level solutions.
  • Broad knowledge across all relevant facets of a holistic, modern security program, including strong understanding of current and emerging trends and threats.
  • Demonstrated track record of efficient, scaled delivery as individual contributor or with small functional teams in a highly dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Strong understanding of common security and privacy frameworks and regulations (NIST 800-53, GDPR).
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to discuss complicated security/technical concepts with engineers
  • Demonstrated experience with representing security controls to external auditors and/or customers.
  • Excellent executive presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead through influence, including at executive levels.

Granicus is subject to the Executive Order requiring employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

*starting rate may vary by experience and/or location

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Benefits: At Granicus, we offer a competitive benefits package that allows employees to tailor benefits to their needs. Benefits listed below are for employees based in the U.S.

  • Flexible Time Off
  • Medical (includes an option that is paid 100% by Granicus!), Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with matching contribution
  • Tuition & Training Reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employer paid Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance
  • Group legal coverage
  • Transit and/or parking supplement for office based employees
  • Free snacks and drinks in our offices
  • And more!

Granicus is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants and employees will be considered for employment and advancement without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, sexual or affectional orientation, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, military or veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Granicus provides technology that empowers government organizations to create better lives for the people they serve.

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