Security Architecture & Application Security Director

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At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you'll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Position Overview:

Freddie Mac is currently seeking a Security Architecture Director to join our Information Security team! The Security Architecture Director will be responsible for the management of security architecture activities including crafting and updating security architectures and associated implementation patterns. Additionally, the Director will coordinate the operational activities related to the ongoing design and deployment of security solutions, as well as the management and assignment of security architecture and AppSec resources.

Our Impact:
  • Provide InfoSec domain expert (SME) support to LOBs and associated Project Teams
  • Collaborate with Project and Technical Teams to identify ISA involvement and associated level of effort (LOE) required to support project and core initiatives
  • Develop and execute secure software development strategy for the enterprise, including policies, standards and governance
  • Develop communications program for application threats and external and internal security events
  • Improve and expand application security risk posture and processes across the enterprise

Your Impact:
  • Actively participate under the direction of the CISO to support current and future business models, strategies, and processes
  • Lead, track, and assign security architecture resources
  • Manage a team responsible for conducting static code analysis, threat modeling and developer training program
  • Manage and design automation to integrate Application Security into various CI/CD across the enterprise

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, related field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 10-12 years of Information Security experience
  • Have a detailed understanding of at least one of the industry standard InfoSec control frameworks such as ISO 27001/27002, NIST, and CIS
  • Experience with software assurance best practices and solutions
  • Experience leading large technical teams
  • Industry certification (CISSP, CISM, CEH) preferred
  • Cloud Certifications (AWS, GCP, or Azure) preferred
  • Understand the concepts and applications of the following architecture and design principles and practices:
    • Cloud security (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) across multiple cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, and Google.
    • Network security and segmentation
    • Data security
    • Application security (Microservices, Multi-Tier Web and Client-Server)
    • End-Point Security (desktops, laptops, servers, etc.)
    • Mobile device security (smartphones, tablets, iPads, etc.), to include Bring Your Own Devices

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Executive presence with very strong leadership attributes, business acumen, analytical, problem solving and verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for leading change and ability to bring others along
  • Superb communication, negotiation, and influencing skills

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Information Technology

FLSA Status:Exempt

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