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Domain Manager/Security Architect — Cloud & Virtualization Security

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NSS Labs

We are currently seeking a Domain Manager Security Architect in Austin, Texas who is intellectually curious and has a passion to improve the security landscape for enterprises. The Domain Manager SA is tasked to develop and evangelize the vision of the cloud & virtualization security domain within and external to NSS Labs. They will be tasked with providing the “so what” of the testing activities by anticipating and understanding the value the tests bring to the enterprise customer.

They will manage staff supporting multiple test streams within the domain who work directly with vendors to generate, analyze, and document performance and security metrics for many different security products. This position works closely with many functions within the company to develop new test concepts, oversee the build out and maintenance of new test environments, support execution and maintenance of existing tests and act as the externally facing NSS Labs point of contact and documentation support for the Cloud & Virtualization security domain. As the expert responsible for overseeing security technology test development from harness concept through to operation and maintenance, this individual will support the objective, scientific, fact-based approach to testing enterprise security technologies that the market has grown to respect and depend on.

Job Description

The Domain Manager Security Architect has responsibility for driving innovation and supporting the Cloud & Virtualization security line of business, focusing primarily on virtual machine security, cloud architectures, and virtual security appliances as examples. The Domain Manager SA is the functional security technology expert for their area of focus (Cloud & Virtualization). The Domain Manager SA is responsible for determining the right technologies and service offerings to be delivered by test engineers. Significant coordination with sales and vendor management organizations, research, product management and marketing, peer Domain Managers, and the CTO office is absolutely critical. This role will be responsible for documenting the technical aspects of the Cloud and Virtualization test areas to support external research components.  The Domain Manager SA is responsible for all aspects of test execution and assurance and is accountable for adherence to standard operating procedures and program schedules.

  • Work with Product Management, Research, and adjacent Domain Managers to determine the proper vendor technologies and service offerings to build domain capabilities
  • Provide input to and confirm viability of Test Talking Points developed by Product Management
  • Develop test schedules with the PMO and Test Engineers
  • Provide direction and oversight of methodology development – including Cyber Advanced Warning System™ needs and interactions, systems capabilities, and tool development
  • Provide oversight of test harness build-out, certification, and test execution
  • Accountable for Test Development Workbook/Project Management Outcomes
  • Assist with scorecard development and delivery alongside Test Engineers
  • Develop the “so what” of the result set – understand and present meaningful results to the enterprise
  • Analyze historic test data and to articulate market progress and test evolution
  • Drive incremental growth from new and existing tests within the domain
  • Interact with vendor customers to support the testing process
  • Analyze data to determine emerging technology vendors and technology opportunities and capabilities
  • Be the main point of contact for sales in support of delivery for the tests in the domain
  • Develop, promote, and implement best practices to deliver on and measure the effectiveness of testing
  • Stay abreast of solutions and developments in the advanced testing security space
  • Maintain utmost confidentiality on all documents, correspondence, research records, information, data, etc
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Develop, Mentor, Train, and support Senior Test Engineers and Test Engineers and others as assigned
Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Expertise with one or more of our core Technology Areas: Security Event Management, Content Protection (DLP, Encryption, Access Control), Cloud Security typically obtained in 3-5 years
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with security technologies, whether cloud applications, network, endpoint, or operational forensics
  • Expert understanding of virtual environments inclusive of major hypervisors and virtual networks
  • Deep understanding of functional cloud architectures, both private and public and the security controls available to secure them
  • Expert TCP/IP networking, networking architectures, and troubleshooting skills, including IPv6
  • Demonstrable packet analysis and network protocol dissection skills, using tools such as Wireshark/Ethereal
  • Expert knowledge of network device performance testing
  • Demonstrated experience configuring server hardware and deployment at scale
  • Extensive Amazon AWS, Windows Azure, or other public cloud hosting architecture design and deployment experience of both MS Windows Server and Linux machines
  • Awareness of SDLC and quality assurance and how these relate to product testing
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional presentation and communication skills
  • Comfortable working with third-party vendors

Preferred Skills:

  • Software development background
  • Good understanding of security software testing
  • Experience with network and security performance testing equipment, both hardware and software (e.g., BreakingPoint and other Ixia products, Spirent/Mu Dynamics, Tomahawk, etc.)
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance: GLBA, SOX, PCI, HIPAA and Assessment Services a plus
  • CISSP or other professional certifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) CIS, Engineering or Mathematics a plus
  • 5-10 years of experience as a security consultant
  • Deep understanding of the Cloud & Virtualization security space (VM security, container security, advanced log aggregation / pruning, Server IPS, Patch and Config Management, Secure Platforms, encryption, etc)
  • Deep experience with one or more cloud architecture providers
  • One or more of the following certifications a plus: CISSP, CISA, CIPP, CEH, and GIAC
  • Extremely effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Data-driven and methodical approach to measuring progress
  • Experience building business plans and driving ideas from inception to fruition
  • Management experience
  • 5 or more years of experience supporting, customizing and/or managing large, complex enterprise applications is required
  • Proficient with MS Office products including Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, MS Project, Visio and Outlook required
  • Adept in planning, leading change and multi-tasking
  • Strong problem-solving, time management, and work prioritization skills required
  • Able to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
  • Detail-oriented, thorough and quality oriented

At NSS Labs, we hire innovative and talented individuals with a passion for leading-edge technology. We have a culture of innovation, where quality, originality, and “thinking outside the box” are encouraged. Our leadership fosters professional growth and support, all within a fast-paced environment.

Located in Austin, Texas, NSS Labs offers its team members competitive compensation, medical and dental, and 401(k) benefits.