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Application Security Architect

Job Description

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at
The Cybersecurity organization within JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides security services to all lines of business (LOB) across JPMC. The objective of Cybersecurity is to balance both business alignment and the centralized delivery of core products and services including Security Standards, Monitoring & Protection, Assurance & Awareness, and Security Operations. Cybersecurity is designed to address the JPMC global security needs across all LOBs and the demand to leverage economies of scale across the firm.

The Cybersecurity Enterprise Architecture Team translates security requirements into system qualities (e.g., tenets) and then into repeatable design strategies and patterns. The Team designs architectural models of solutions and describes how those solutions integrate into the broader technical infrastructure of the firm. In partnership with development teams, the Cybersecurity Enterprise Architecture Team drives architecture standards into delivered solutions.
We are seeking an Application Security Architect to collaborate with the application development community across JPMC to integrate cybersecurity services. The successful candidate will be a strong technologist with pragmatic view and creative mind, and a natural collaborator with LOB security architects, engineers, developers and senior management. The Application Security Architect is expected to lead through influence, communicate effectively through clarity of thought and demonstrated understanding of business and technical requirements.
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, or a related discipline
  • 7-10+ years of experience (both a detailed technical knowledge and hands-on practice) working in security architecture, application security, and/or secure software development
  • Direct experience with secure application development and application security risk mitigation techniques--knowledge of the common application layer vulnerabilities and the ability to explain these risks to developers
  • Knowledge of tiered application architectures, web front-ends/server-side apps, application servers, and relational databases
  • Experience working in devops, continuous integration and Agile, including design of security solutions, including creating artifacts, models, and strategy presentations
  • Exposure to cloud-agile applications is a plus
  • Detailed understanding of and experience with application deployments in corporate environments
  • Experience leading or participating in setting the System Architectural strategy and defining the architecture roadmap
  • Ability to evaluate technical and functional specifications early within the software development process, and identify possible threats or areas of weakness
  • Thorough understanding of the standard network model and the risks present at each layer and the functions of network equipment such as switches, routers, firewalls, proxies, VPN, and load-balancers
  • Advanced knowledge of web architectures, web applications, APIs, mobile applications, desktop applications, Unified Communications (including VoIP and SMS), and the underlying technology of cloud infrastructure
  • Experience securing platform web APIs
  • Experience bringing security designs and secure development practices into Agile development environments, QA teams, and Product, through implementation (use cases, technical specifications, verification and testing methods, etc.)
  • Expert knowledge and implementation of secure application architectures, encryption technologies, cryptography and key management, and authentication and control of application permissions
  • Previous programming experience, and experience working with product managers, QA teams, and application developers
  • Active professional security certifications (e.g., CISSP or other similar industry qualification)
  • Strength in both business and technical requirements analysis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid technology background with the ability to challenge or validate technology decisions from a position of knowledge and experience
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate business strategies and apply creative problem solving solutions
  • Experience working in a matrixed organization, achieving goals through partnership and collaboration
  • Proven track record of executing on a strategic technology roadmap
Req #: 160031222
Location: Jersey City, NJ US
Job Category: Technology
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 5000 US Dollar (USD)

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