IT Security Architect at Discovery Direct-to-Consumer

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Description: 

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company’s mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Overview

 

*This role can sit in Knoxville, TN, Sterling, VA, Bellevue, WA, or New York City.*

The IT Security Architect is a critical technical role responsible for ensuring the secure design and compliance of Discovery enterprise architecture to effectively and securely support the organization in meeting specific business technology needs.  This candidate will be considered a technical expert. Ideal candidates will have the following expectations, execute architecture design reviews to evaluate security controls and identify opportunities to enhance the security posture of Discovery business environments, build relationships with infrastructure architects and engineering leads to disseminate and explain secure design methodologies and policies. Ideal candidates will also understand the landscape and components of cutting-edge architectures and the methods to securely deploy them.

 

Responsibilities

•    Provide technical leadership and consultation for infrastructure architects and engineers to ensure the secure deployment of technology.
•    As part of a team, ensure the adoption of security architecture and engineering initiatives in order to effectively and securely support the organization in meeting specific business technology needs.
•    Drive consideration of cybersecurity tools and datasets to enhance detective and preventative control sets.
•    Understand technical security issues and the implications to Discovery businesses and be able to communicate them to management and other business leaders.
•    Understand emerging security technologies and determine the appropriate use within business applications.
•    Maintain and enforce Discovery’s cybersecurity policies and secure design documentation.
•    Execute and improve on Discovery’s Security architecture review process and ensure compliance for all business initiatives.
•    Architect global programs that deploy strong security patterns and controls across applications and computing environments, while addressing security, business resiliency, privacy and compliance frameworks
•    Identify security vulnerabilities and guide developers and engineers in addressing these issues
•    Improve architectural adoption through automation and efficiently use security tools to solve challenges at scale.
•    Validate reference architectures for security best practices and recommend changes to enhance security and reduce risk, where applicable
•    Collaborate with our corporate functions including Internal Audit, Legal and Compliance, Privacy, and Sourcing to ensure that Discovery maintains a strong cybersecurity posture.

Requirements

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related discipline or 6+ years of previous technical experience, specifically security architecture experience.
•    Security certifications are a plus. (CISSP, CISM, CISA, SANS, Security+, etc.)
•    Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, specifically the ability to communicate within the context of the intended audience, whether that be senior executives or highly technical engineering resources.
•    Detailed understanding of the threats faced by direct to consumer and digital platform organizations.
•    Working knowledge of at least one programming language (Python, Go etc.)
•    Proven hands on experience securing cloud infrastructure
•    Proven hands on experience securing global hybrid architectures from both a compute and network infrastructure perspective
•    Proven hands on experience securing operating systems (Microsoft, Linux, MacOS etc.)
•    Proven hands on experience with application security topics such as the OWASP top 10 and technical remediations required
•    Detailed technical experience supporting and implementing SIEM & logging tools (Splunk, Kibana, Qradar) and the ability to extract actionable intelligence from large volume aggregated log storage.
•    Thorough understanding of Network and Compute architectures and, specifically the security aspects thereof.
•    Thorough understanding of compliance and regulatory frameworks and how they affect architecture designs and reviews.

•    Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Location

Located right in Downtown, with countless eateries and shops nearby, and a couple blocks away from the lush Downtown Park
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What are Discovery Direct-to-Consumer Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Annual Impact Day where the office volunteers together. Opportunities to volunteer through People Portal. New Hires are given $25 to donate to cause of their choice. Discovery offers matching programs
Partners with Nonprofits
RISE, Turn Up Fight Hunger, Adopt a Family, Oceana, Discovery Project CAT, Give a Little TLC, Inspire a Difference, Building a Difference, Talent Unlimited.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Discovery Women's Network, ableDisability, Multicultural Alliance, Discovery PriDe, Parents at Discovery, Discovery GreenD, Generation D, Discovery Veteran's Association.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Discovery Women's Network, ableDisability, Multicultural Alliance, Discovery PriDe, Generation D, Discovery Veteran's Association.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Diverse slate required for leadership roles.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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