Cloud Cyber Security Architect


Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.



This role is Hybrid based (only 3 days per quarter required in the office and the rest are work from home)

Office Locations: Lebanon, NJ (New Jersey), Jersey City, NJ (New Jersey) or New York, NY (New York City)


NYL is looking for an experienced IT Security professional to fill a role as an experienced Cloud Security Architect.  This role requires a strong technical understanding of all security domains to help secure a large-scale IT environment (including Cloud), focusing on maturing the ability to protect assets and applications with applying controls around the four pillars of prevent, detect, respond and remediate.   


Some of the key responsibilities are:

  • Assist Application and Business Owners in designing and building solutions considering Security best practices, company’s controls environment, threat landscape, and information security policies and standards.
  • Act as a security liaison and present security architecture along with Application Teams in periodic Security Review Board meetings.
  • Act as a security liaison and present security architecture along with Application Teams in periodic Architecture Review Board meetings.
  • Review of Security Review Board approved exceptions
  • Serve as a subject-matter expert on designing secure, including cloud solutions   
  • Participate in Security review of solutions presented in Security Review Board meeting and provide visibility into security gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Responsible for answering technical and procedural questions for technical teams supporting business, cybersecurity team, including guiding team members.
  • Determining security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements.
  • Researching information security standards, conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments, reviewing architecture and platforms, and identifying integration issues.
  • Reviewing current system security measures and recommending and implementing enhancements
  • Developing project timelines for ongoing security projects and system upgrades
  • Participate in security reviews to ensure all personnel have access to the IT system limited by need and role
  • Provide guidance on integrating systems with security operations, assist in responding to security incidents, and provide input on thorough post-event analyses
  • Provide supervision and guidance to a security team, including answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members, teaching improved processes, and mentoring team members.
  • Identify and deliver appropriate controls based on industry standards (e.g., CCM) to drive cloud and customer security solutions framework based on business risk and cloud-native threat
  • Determining security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements, researching information security standards, conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments, studying architecture and platforms, and identifying integration issues.
  • Partner with Technical teams (Architect, Engineers) to assist in creating solutions that balance business requirements with information and cybersecurity requirements in alignment with company’s standards and risk appetite
  • Planning of security systems by evaluating network and security technologies, developing technical security standards and requirements for security devices such as routers, firewalls, and related security and network devices.
  • Integrating systems with security operations, responding to security incidents, and providing thorough post-event analyses



  • 6+ years of experience in Cybersecurity
  • 4+ years of experience in architecting security solutions
  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field is highly desirable, but not required.
  • Advanced security certifications such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) , CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional, Security Architecture (SABSA) are highly desired
  • Understanding of industry framework (e.g., NIST, CIS) and standards for cybersecurity (e.g., OAuth)
  • Knowledge and understanding of key differences between most popular cloud provider solutions and cloud orchestration tools (e.g. Azure, AWS, GCP, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, BOSH, Kubernetes, Docker, etc.)
  • An understanding of IT disaster recovery procedures and conducting breach of security drills.
  • Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance and reliability
  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorization and security
  • Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions
  • Experience implementing multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, identity management or related technologies
  • Ability to interact with a broad cross-section of personnel to explain and enforce security measures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills






Salary range: $132,500-$197,500 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 86227




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