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Senior Director, Security Architect

Requisition #: 49636

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Director, Security Architect to join our Digital Nexus technology organization.


  • Design and ensure successful implementation of secure cloud-native applications, platforms, core services, and security controls across multiple public and private cloud environments including and drive implementation efforts in a highly matrixed environment (specifically, deliver cloud computing architecture, technical design and implementations including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and containerized delivery models across multiple different cloud vendors); meet demands of security related regulatory requirements, i.e., NIST, PCI, ISO 27001, and HIPAA
  • Serve as an internal senior trusted advisor providing security consulting services across multiple technical domains to project teams, the firm's partners, and other senior members to provide advice on security and assist with compensating control alternatives where security requirements cannot be met
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with multiple public and private cloud vendors to advocate for product enhancements to meet the firm’s needs and inform internal stakeholders of forthcoming features of interest
  • Integrate efforts and extensively collaborate with the CIDO, CDO, DN CTO, Enterprise Architecture, Federated CTOs, and 2nd line of defense to move with greater speed and accuracy; promote and foster collaboration and standardization across multiple internal federated technology groups based on common technology interests and priorities
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and deep subject matter proficiency in the Cybersecurity space through industry forums, corporate events, and customer events; identify, develop, and maintain a highly influential ecosystem of cybersecurity professionals, thought leaders, and solution architects/managers within alliance partners and large enterprise customers across the sales geography
  • Establish and maintain a repository of emerging c papers, reference architectures, deployment best practices & lessons learned to drive efficient business development initiatives and continuously explore ways to shorten time-to-revenue while monitoring emerging business and cybersecurity trends and proactively identify emerging cybersecurity use cases and drive innovation opportunities


  • Minimum ten years progressive experience leading complex cybersecurity architecture programs in a decentralized operating/organization structure; financial service experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university; Master’s degree preferred
  • Deep understanding of the enterprise information security architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices with an experience in a mature, advanced cloud environment; multi-cloud and hybrid cloud experience a plus; comfortable with new disruptive digital technologies and application to business strategies
  • Understanding of the threat landscape specifically within a multi-distributed, decentralized business model on a global scale, while having a strong familiarity with the US regulatory environment as well as familiarity with global regulators and global privacy and data laws (e.g., GDPR)
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, collaboration, negotiation, and influencing skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and teamwork with an ability to direct, motivate and empower
  • Prior knowledge in enterprise risk management, forensic investigations, FBI, CIA, Government, Law enforcement or related areas highly desirable; hands on experience in Latin America and Spanish and/or Portuguese language proficiency preferred

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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