Full Time Job

Security Architect


Irvine, CA 04-26-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at www.activisionblizzard.com or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission

Activision, the publisher of the hit Call of Duty franchise, is looking for a passionate system security / information security architect to join our Activision Blizzard King (ABK) Security Architecture team. If you are an avid gamer with a security and systems engineering background, come be a part of our team. The Security Architect will support ABK Security Architecture and other business partner teams to identify opportunities to improve the security posture of the various functions within the organization. You will take overall responsibility for both designing and testing new controls. You will develop in house proof of concepts and engage vendors to identify suitable commercial products. You will contribute to the overall information security risk analysis effort and establish and monitor security KPI's.

This role reports into the Director, Security Architecture and maintains strong relationships with all line-of-business technology groups. You will work closely with several key individuals and teams and will be part of a talented team of security engineers and architects who demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security across our enterprise. Qualified candidates will have a background in IT, computer, security systems analysis and engineering.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
• Providing leadership and decision making for all aspects of security architecture across IT programmes and solutions
• Identify gaps in our current processes, workflows and design architectures and recommend changes or enhancements as needed
• Work with other teams to drive new projects, product implementations configuration reviews, ensuring that best practice standards are maintained
• Determine project based security requirements by evaluating business use cases in line with overall security posture and risk tolerance.
• Prepare security related assessment reports with clearly documented findings and recommendations
• Oversee technology procurement choices for security systems and system controls in partnership with security research and findings
• Work closely with various teams to continually improve our security offerings while reducing our exposure to risk, including supporting the teams during security related incidents
• Perform security assessments and due diligence exercises on both in-house and third party systems/vendors and evaluate the findings, making ''go'' / ''no-go'' decisions as required
• Track and evaluate changes in the threat landscape, ensuring that prompt and proactive changes are made to our security systems and strategies when needed
• Act as an advocate for security and the team in all tasks and engagements, not just architecture specific

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:
• Proven work experience as a system engineer or information security engineer
• Detailed technical knowledge of operating systems and database security
• Solid understanding of risk-driven security architecture and zero trust architectures.
• Experience hardening clients, servers and networks services
• Deep knowledge about the current security threat landscape and common tactics, techniques and procedures used in offensive security
• Excellent knowledge of cloud security best practices and solutions in cloud security posture management and cloud security workload management.
• Experience defining Identity and Access Management frameworks
• Experience with network technologies, security, and monitoring tools
• Hands-on experience with log collection, normalizing, and management; security infrastructure and policies; and risk mitigation
• Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols
• Ability to problem solve independently and collaborate as a team to solve complex problems in support of the team's mission
• Proven experience in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows and/or UNIX/Linux based environments
• Knowledge of industry best practices for foundational security elements including network devices and system-level hardening

Extra Points:
• Knowledge of containerization software: Docker, Kubernetes
• Knowledge of shell scripting, Python, Perl
• Knowledge of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) products.
• Knowledge of Devops and Infrastructure as Code frameworks

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rev657-34-231-147-28-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.