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Security Architect Resume

Chicago, IL


Seeking an Information Security Management or Consultant position that allows me to build on my experience and skill set, grow as a professional and add significant value to the organization


  • Over 15 years of experience includes expertise and focus in Information Security complementing an extensive background in software engineering and technologies
  • Diversified Information Security experience in various lead and hands - on technical roles including architecture, security process development/roll-out and implementation of security solutions
  • Experienced in leading the development of security processes and executing in highly regulated Financial and Telecommunication environments. Well-versed in industry best practices, standards and frameworks like ISO27001, NIST 800-30
  • Driven to learn and research, take courses, obtain certifications to better support business needs and stay current on market trends like cloud technologies, agile development, DevOps, predictive analytics, mobile apps
  • Consistently recognized by management for stepping up, taking charge and adding value and improvement on many occasions. Promoted to more senior roles. Nominated for & completed leadership development program.
  • Solid presentation & communication skills, customer and executive facing experience, demonstrated leadership qualities. Strong analytical and human relation skills
  • Thought leader, self-motivated, driven to accomplish goals and meet deadlines and a collaborative team player


Confidential, Chicago, IL

Security Architect

Information Security, GE Capital

  • Provide technical security architecture expertise on about 500 GE Capital’s business applications and infrastructure supporting a $100B lending and leasing business serving middle-markets
  • Significantly improved the IT application security posture by threat modeling high risk applications. Managed team of consultants (penetration testers) on the end-to-end effort and worked with application teams on fixes
  • Lead engagements with various counterparts to develop, implement and simplify processes. Work closely with Enterprise Architecture team within the business, corporate and headquarter Security Architecture and Operations teams.
  • Support application teams deliver cleaner, secure code when vulnerabilities would be identified in continuous security scans during application development from IBM AppScan, HP Fortify & WebInspect
  • Drive various initiatives around securing IT infrastructure like 100% remediation/resolution of high risk findings on servers from Qualys scans and create & present metrics to SLT to demonstrate progress
  • Simplified team’s risk assessment review process by eliminating steps improving cycle time by 38%
  • Supervise offshore team. Interview and hire staff and interns onshore. Coach, mentor and manage team performance.
  • Lead POC and evaluate security technologies like DB Activity Monitoring, Web app firewall, malware prevention software on endpoints. Compile recommendations for SLT based on research from Gartner/Forrester.

Confidential, Lake Forest, IL

Security Architect

Information Security & Risk

  • Responsible for security architecture of the Unix/Linux server environment of the bank’s critical applications.
  • Provided level-4 support on Solaris, AIX, SLES, Red Hat server environment (3000+ physical & virtual servers).
  • Managed environment security and vulnerability remediation with various processes and tools like Qualys, BMC Control-SA, CA Access Control, HP Server Automation (HPSA), RSA enVision of server.
  • Go-to person on the team for Python/Perl/Shell scripting and automation.
  • Collaborated with other enterprise architects globally to review and maintain technology roadmaps and stacks.
  • Analyze & remediate security findings and generate monthly metrics for SLT to highlight security KRIs.
  • Managed and trained Unix/Linux security onshore and offshore Level 2 and Level 3 staff.
  • Functional lead on identity and access management effort for high risk (SOX/Operational Risk) application and annually certify application user access and sensitive business transactions access.

Confidential, Schaumburg, IL

Security Analyst / Engineer

Information Protection Services

  • Developed a risk assessment process for the team using NIST SP 800-30 guidelines and Six-Sigma tools
  • Drove risk mitigation practices by identifying, evaluating & deploying vulnerability management tools/software applications (Foundstone, AppDetective, Webinspect) to secure critical databases and servers.
  • Engaged with IT teams to put in place technology and process controls around Oracle database and apps.
  • Participated in review and development of corporate security policies and IT security standards.
  • Interfaced with internal/external auditors/management to meet SOX and SAS-70 control objectives.

Finance IT Projects

  • Led awareness/training presentations and workshops to help users migrate to the use of secure tools like ssh, sftp. Installed and configured tools to enable encryption of PII data in automated processes/scripts. Enabled SSL on Finance IT web-based applications.
  • Scripted & automated business process to parse/transform corporate financial data using Perl and set up and ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) framework and automation (cron/batch) on Unix/Windows sourcing from MS SQL and Hyperion Essbase Finance servers to support the financial planning/reporting.
  • Led the development of BI Dashboards using Hyperion. Presented headcount and financial data for the CEO, executive team and HR. Managed projects from requirements to training including executive presentations


Software/System Engineer

Network Management Team

  • Designed, developed and supported software applications for the Radio Network used by several global customers like Verizon, Sprint. Customer facing experience during engagements at customer sites.
  • Engineered software applications participating in all phases of SDLC from requirement definition to deployment.
  • 24x7 Level-3 customer support experience performing root cause analysis, documenting solutions
  • UNIX/Linux system administration & support for the complex lab development, test and QA servers
  • Web development experience leveraging open source applications and databases

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