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Associate Security Solution Architect

Bethesda, MD $68-73/Hour Immediately Allows Remote Work

Job Number

  • Job Number MARJP00083784
  • Highlights

    • Job Number MARJP00083784
    • Location Bethesda, MD
    • Pay Rate $68-73/Hour
    • Date Posted Apr 9, 2024
    • Start Date Immediately
    • Number of Positions 4
    • Remote Position Type Allows Remote Work


    • Data Encryption
    • Risk Management
    • IAM



    NOTE:  This is a FLEX Associate Engagement  

    Position type: Full-Time


    The Senior Security Solution Architect provides comprehensive technical security guidance, serving as the subject matter expert across various technologies and project areas. They ensure adherence to company and industry security standards throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), identifying and addressing gaps while maintaining efficiency and scalability. Additionally, they oversee security accreditation tasks, act as a point of escalation for security issues, and contribute to the maintenance of security strategies and standards.


    Role Responsibilities/Duties:

    • Provide in-depth technical security guidance and act as the security subject matter expert (SME) for various technologies and project areas.
    • Ensure company security policies, standards, and industry standards are communicated effectively to program teams during the SDLC process.
    • Identify security gaps and collaborate with project teams to enhance security while preserving time-to-market, functionality, and scalability.
    • Assist with reviews and approvals for Security Accreditation tasks throughout each phase of the SDLC.
    • Serve as the project/program point of escalation for security issues and risks, providing timely resolution and mitigation strategies.
    • Contribute to the maintenance of security strategies, requirements, and standards for applications and platforms.
    • Possess broad knowledge in security areas including application security, IAM, infrastructure, and security vulnerability management.
    • Work as a dedicated embedded solution architect team member or across multiple projects/programs as required.



    • Bachelor's or Associate's degree in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity, or related field, or equivalent experience/certification.
    • 5-7+ years of Information Technology experience, with at least 5 years in security, conducting security reviews and accreditation.
    • 2+ years of experience in reviewing and developing Security Architectures, identifying security risks/gaps.



    • Experience securing CI/CD pipelines.
    • Direct experience or strong working knowledge of vulnerability management tools.
    • Proficiency in conducting threat-modeling exercises on new applications and services.
    • Knowledge of public cloud security (e.g., AWS, Azure, Alibaba Cloud, Oracle Cloud).
    • Full-stack knowledge of IT infrastructure, including databases, operating systems, networks, storage, and containers.
    • Strong understanding of IT service management principles (e.g., ITIL).


    Additional Experience and Skills:

    • Experience conducting independent research.
    • Direct interaction with cross-functional, sourced, or matrixed teams.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Hands-on experience or strong working knowledge of managing security infrastructure (e.g., firewalls, IPSs, WAFs, endpoint protection, SIEM).
    • Experience providing input to or developing Enterprise Security Strategies.
    • Familiarity with architecture methodologies such as SABSA, Zachman, or TOGAF.
    • Verifiable experience reviewing application code for security vulnerabilities.
    • Current information security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CISA, TOGAF, SANS GIAC).
    • Knowledge of industry standards such as NIST CSF, PCI-DSS, COBIT, CSA, MITRE ATT&CK, CIS Benchmarks, etc.
    • Ability to provide Security Requirements for areas including Cloud Computing, Application Development, IAM, and Infrastructure.
    • Proficiency in securing technologies such as SaaS services, Application Design, Container Platforms, Serverless, Big Data, Network, and Identity and Access Management.
    • Understanding of SDLC methodologies (Waterfall/Agile) and DevSecOps, along with knowledge of ITIL v3 Framework.
    • Proficient in performing quantitative risk management analysis.
    • Familiarity with using ServiceNow for tracking activities, tasks, approvals, etc.
    • Strong negotiating, influencing, and problem-resolution skills.
    • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks effectively in a high-pressure environment.
    • Experience in business systems and process planning, with knowledge of the hospitality industry.
    • Ability to translate information security objectives into strategic business strategies.
    • Demonstrated ability to assess customer/client needs and creatively approach solutions.


    Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.


    FLEX employees will accrue .03334 hours of paid leave for every hour worked and be eligible to receive minimum of 9 holidays annually.


    All locations offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, health care flexible spending account, dependent care flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance, adoption expense reimbursements, paid parental leave, 401(k) plan, stock purchase plan, discounts at Marriott properties, commuter benefits, employee assistance plan, and childcare discounts.  Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, which may include rules regarding eligibility, enrollment, waiting period, contribution, benefit limits, election changes, benefit exclusions, and others.


    Marriott HQ is committed to a hybrid work environment that enables associates to Be connected.  Headquarters-based positions are considered hybrid, for candidates within a commuting distance to Bethesda, MD; candidates outside of commuting distance to Bethesda, MD will be considered for remote positions.


    The application deadline for this position is 14 days after the date of this posting, April 23rd, 2024.

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