• Sr. Application Security Architect

    Apple Seattle, WA 98194

    Job #2282960709

  • Sr. Application Security Architect

    Seattle,Washington,United States

    Software and Services

    • Proven experience in application architecture and security. Deep understanding of services oriented architecture, building internet-scale, distributed and critical services.

    • Extensive knowledge of Java and the Java Ecosystem. Proficiency with Python, Javascript and other scripting languages.

    • Extensive knowledge of security issues faced by internal/external facing applications and ability to articulate their impact on technical and business users

    • Experience with architecture and security reviews, threat modeling applications and identifying areas of risk.

    • Experience securing infrastructure in public cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud), cloud security/governance tools and cloud native platforms

    • Experience implementing strategies to support secure and compliant architectures. Knowledge of network architectures, topologies and concepts (Firewalls, LB, WAF, CDN, VPC, ACL)

    • Excellent written and verbal communication. Ability to scale by evangelising your work to leadership and engineers including writing requirements and solid technical guides.

    • An affinity and experience with an automation and development based approach to security.

    • Ability to collaborate with multi-functional teams located in different timezones to drive fixes and alignment to established policies.

    • You thrive by identifying meaningful work and doing it without explicit direction.


    As a Security Architect you will partner with other security leads to define the org's security program, measure adherence, suggest/implement changes, and present to steering committees and engineering teams. We partner closely with engineering teams and other security teams to build a consolidated roadmap of security improvements. We work with multiple engineering teams during design to build secure services and conduct security architecture reviews of the application stack, including applications built on cloud and emerging technologies. We provide SME support, security guidance and mentoring, and help others evaluate new platforms, technologies, and patterns. As an architect you will work with other architects and engineers to design/develop tooling and framework components to allow easy adoption of security best practices e.g. auth, transport encryption, tracing. We also have a close partnership with the central information security team to prioritize and address open issues and plan for security initiatives, red teaming and compliance audits. You will be expected to proactively stay on top of industry trends and threats/vulnerabilities, research the latest security standard methodologies, trends, threats and vulnerabilities, and technology frameworks. As a security architect you will apply your expertise to reason about risk in a complex, multi-tier platform environment.

    Education & Experience

    Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

    Additional Requirements

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