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Cybersecurity Principal Architect


A Principal Architect (PA) performs the following general duties:

  • Must be able to engage at CISO or VP level to clearly communicate Gotham's Cybersecurity capabilities and service offerings in response to customers' needs.
  • PA will need to engage with Gotham's preferred Cybersecurity solution vendors to clearly understand their technology and value propositions.
  • PA will support Gotham's sales force in developing new business for current and future offerings.
  • PA will write Statements of Work for project-based, managed services, and technical resident service delivery.
  • PA will provide leadership and oversight for technical resources on Gotham projects.
  • PA will take a lead role in refining/renewing existing offerings and in developing new offerings to bring to market.

Gotham’s Cybersecurity practice offers targeted services designed to help our clients understand business and technology risks, determine acceptable levels of exposure, evaluate regulatory compliance, implement controls, and provide ongoing measurement and monitoring of the risk environment.

Required Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Strong background in Information Technology and Cybersecurity in order to apply cybersecurity principles, techniques, and standards for networked operating systems including Windows, Unix, and various internetworking platforms.
  • Strong background and understanding of Cybersecurity methods and technical elements to protect customer information: e.g., access controls in the operating system, application and network environment, identity management, cloud security, firewall, IDS, VPN, DMZ, encryption tools, monitoring tools, and experience implementing these solutions.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements and challenges that affect cybersecurity programs such as SOC2, SOX, GDPR, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, State and Federal privacy laws, and SEC regulations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Cybersecurity and privacy principles, industry standards, and frameworks.
  • Experience performing Cybersecurity gap assessments or privacy gap assessments and producing executive management reports on current practices that expose an organization to privacy or security risks. Experience conducting audits of an organization's privacy/cybersecurity due diligence efforts when entering into third party relationships or merger & acquisition activities.
  • Experience and ability to development policies or procedures to support an organization's cybersecurity and compliance program.
  • Experience planning and leading cybersecurity technology deployments.
  • Ability to understand client requirements, both business and technical, client strategic direction, and existing architectures in order to provide reasonable and confident feedback as to the strength of the data protection programs of Gotham's clients.
  • Ability to prepare written reports at the executive, engineering, and staff levels.
  • Ability to clearly and authoritatively provide recommendations for cybersecurity improvements, based upon industry-standard sources.
  • Provide support to account managers in presales activities and maintain SLA for response times.
  • Provide oversight to Gotham service delivery team on cybersecurity projects.
  • Manage third party services relationships to enable just-in-time project staffing, and expand the Gotham services capability matrix.

Desirable Skills

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Experience with projects that impact policies, processes, stakeholders, and systems across the enterprise is a plus.
  • Exposure to international data protection requirements, website privacy policy creation, and website privacy seal programs is a plus.
  • Experience in healthcare industries, financial services industries, or multi-national organizations is a plus.
  • Experience implementing data classification schemas and assigning assurance levels to information assets based on risk and/or value.
  • Have the ability to develop strong customer relationships and build trust that will enable future business.
  • Recognize and communicate opportunities to sell additional services to clients.
  • Assist, contribute and develop Statements of Work, proposals, level of effort, project estimates, and work breakdown schedules.
  • Participate in the development of both current and future practice offerings, methodologies, and communications/marketing strategies.


The competences listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill sets, and abilities desired in order to be successful in this role:

  • BA/BS (information technology or related field preferable but not required)
  • Minimum 10+ years working experience with cybersecurity /controls and/or information protection in a variety of roles, such as:
    • Cybersecurity management
    • Compliance management
    • Privacy management
  • Strategic cybersecurity or privacy consulting
  • Prior business development, marketing, or sales experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Industry certifications:
    • CISSP
    • CISA
    • GIAC
  • Knowledge regarding building cybersecurity solutions around some or all of the following technologies:
    • Palo Alto Networks
    • Check Point
    • CyberArk
    • CrowdStrike

Gotham Technology Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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