Director - IT Security Architecture

Risk Management
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Business Unit: Global Chief Risk Office
Department:  Technology Risk Mgmt (TRM)
Job Family: Architecture and Technology 
Job Title: Security Architect
Corporate Title: Director
FLSA Code (US Only): Exempt

Business Unit Description:

DTCC Risk Management teams work to safeguard our systems, our clients and the global financial markets. This essential function cuts across all areas of our business to focus on identifying, measuring and monitoring a variety of risks, including financial, operational and technology. And with cybersecurity as a key focus area across all fintech industries, the need for qualified Risk Management professionals has never been more critical. When you join the Risk Management group, you will play an integral role in protecting a market infrastructure that processes more than 100 million transactions every day —developing the strategies and plans that keep our enterprise resilient. 

Position Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for providing highly advanced technical and analytical skills to the Technology Risk Management (Information Security) Office. Under the supervision of the lead Director, will assist in the collection of requirements and contribute Subject Matter Expertise (SME) advice in the areas of Cloud security architectures, designs, policies, and control standards with a special emphasis on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Works with project teams to ensure technical quality of cloud security focused deliverables and adherence to security standards, governance and controls practices.  Incumbent should be considered a security and technical expert in cloud security technology, architecture, designs, systems implementation and integration, with deep, specialized knowledge of Amazon Web Services. Conducts technical research when necessary to contribute to setting cloud security direction and strategy.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides Cloud Security SME advice and guidance related to all DTCC activities including Information as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) initiatives, projects, plans, and reviews with a specialized focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Works cross functionally to evolve cloud based DTCC products while adhering to DTCC’s Information Security Policies and Control Standards
  • Assists project teams during system design and project lifecycle to:
    • Define time tables and project plans, including milestone definitions and progress tracking
    • Draft logical architectural and design models with a focus on cloud security
    • Consult with application development teams to determine cloud security requirements and for planning and delivering cloud based business solutions
    • Promote the efficient deployment of IT assets to cloud environments in a secure and policy compliant manner.
    • Ensure compliance with security policies, guidelines, standards, controls, and governance
  • Participates in working groups of subject matter experts for definition and review of security standards, guidelines, principles, governance and controls
  • Actively contributes SME advice to TRM members, cross-functional application development teams, various councils and committees and architecture roundtable meetings
  • Works closely with Chief Information Security Architect to ensure a shared vision across DTCC for cloud architecture and security
  • Contributes to overall strategy and cloud development by designing, developing, and implementing new cloud security technologies as necessary to support DTCC business and solutions
  • Defines, publishes and maintains processes for security governance (i.e. compliance to principles, guidelines and standards)
  • Coordinates the monitoring of the life cycle of specific cloud security assets
  • Identifies, understands and documents extensions to, and variants from, cloud security and architecture standards
  • Mitigates risk by following established procedures, spotting key errors and demonstrating strong ethical behavior.

Leadership Competencies for this level include:

  • Strategic Thinking: Effectively translates the vision into specific business objectives, thinks of different ways to do things and through all angles to provide insights and develop strategies that guide future decisions.
  • Organizational Savvy: Understands DTCC’s products and service offerings, as well as key stakeholders, and demonstrates the ability to form and cultivate internal networks that will help navigate getting things done.
  • Leading Change: Embraces and adapts well to changing circumstances, identifies areas of needed change and employs many methods to drive those activities to meet organizational goals.
  • Financial Acumen: Understands business financials and has the ability to work with complex data and information, and adopts practical and workable approaches.
  • Coaching: Understands and anticipates people's needs, skills, and abilities, in order to coach, motivate and empower them for success.
  • Inclusive Leadership: Values individuals and embraces diversity by integrating differences and promoting diversity and inclusion across teams and functions.


  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience in cloud security architecture, designs, integration, and large enterprise cloud migrations
  • Deep knowledge and experience of cloud computing infrastructure, application development methodologies, best practices, and available and emergent services in several cloud provider environments including
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure
  • Bachelor's degree preferred with Masters or equivalent experience

About DTCC:

With over 40 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. From operating facilities and data centers around the world, DTCC automates, centralizes, and standardizes the processing of financial transactions across the trade lifecycle and mitigates risk for thousands of institutions worldwide.

At DTCC we value on our clients' interests and partner to deliver superior results with excellence and innovation and lead with integrity. We proactively develop your potential and invest in your career.

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