Sr. Security Architect
Zynga is currently seeking a Sr. Security Architect to focus on today's evolving cyber security threats. This individual will be a significant contributor to Zynga's Information Security team, responsible for leading comprehensive security assessments, researching, architecting and deploying technical solutions to provide a multi-layered approach to security. The right candidate for this position will be an experienced security practitioner with a wide range of expertise in multiple security disciplines and an ability to operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
This position will be based out of San Francisco, CA or Chicago, IL.
Tasks and responsibilities
Serve as an internal subject matter expert for information security issues, trends and leading practices, maintaining an in-depth holistic understanding of attack vectors, current threats, and remediation strategies
Strong ability to manage and report on multiple projects concurrently, prioritizing efforts, managing time effectively, and requiring minimal supervision in the execution
Conduct reviews on new and existing infrastructure to identify gaps and recommendations in current solutions and processes to remediate risks
Perform proof of concepts to evaluate technologies and be able to function as the top escalation point for Information Security controls and risk decisions
Identify emerging trends in the industry and establish strategic guidance related to best practice approaches for address those trends as they relate to Zynga
Contribute to the development and execution of Zynga's overall Information Security strategy focusing on identifying protection goals, objectives and metrics consistent with addressing trends, threats and opportunities
Participate in architectural and design discussions, providing technical engineering and architectural guidance to partner teams, studio contacts and senior management
Build complete security solutions by integrating off-the-shelf and custom security tools
Contribute to the development and maintenance of documented security solution run-book procedures and techniques
Required skills and experience
7+ years experience in information technology and/or network engineering with a minimum of 4 years information security.
Strong ability to manage and report on multiple projects / system deployments concurrently, prioritizing efforts, managing time effectively, and requiring minimal supervision in the execution
Demonstrated problem solving, analytical and investigative skills combined with the ability to develop creative solutions and navigate through ambiguity in a fast-paced, agile environment
Strong understanding or ability to rapidly learn the technology and social gaming industry and desire for expanding core competencies
Knowledge of cloud based security issues and related activities relating to threat detection, monitoring and response
Solid team player, collaborating well with others to solve problems in a team-focused dynamic
Excellent written and communications skills, as well as strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Self-starter, capable of working independently and in a team environment
Excellent meeting facilitation, presentation, report-writing and demonstrated attention to detail
Passion for continued professional development and ongoing learning
Desire to participate within the security community through events and conferences, supporting the sharing of information security knowledge and expertise
Recommended skills, experience and certifications
Sound knowledge and experience with administering and securing Windows, Mac OSX and Linux environments.
Prior experience with implementing and administering enterprise system and network security, including network architecture and security infrastructure placement
Professional information security related certifications
Experience in social media, technology, and/or gaming industry
Ability to thrive in a startup-like environment
Previous experience in a solutions engineering professional services role desirable