Security Architect



Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Do you want to be part of a team that encourages your growth, supports your ambitions and makes it a priority for you to reach your goals? Is helping people part of who you are? At MassMutual, we help millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection and plan for the future. We do this by building trust with our customers by being knowledgeable problem solvers and prioritize their needs above all else. We Live Mutual.



  • The MassMutual Enterprise Architecture team in the Enterprise Technology and Experience organization is seeking an outstanding Enterprise Architect-security to join our team.
  • The enterprise architect for security will be responsible for evaluating and benchmarking new critical risk-based security capabilities for data protection, authentication, and software both on-premises and in the public cloud. Security architecture will define implementation patterns for security services including key management, encryption, SSO, authentication, authorization, web and API enabling MassMutual to make high impact, long-term decisions around design, development and deployment of software applications supporting business capabilities at MassMutual.
  • This includes reference architectures, road maps, and patterns. This is a critical strategic architecture role to help drive digital transformation and create a competitive advantage for the company

Position Summary

  • As a Security Architect, you will be part of MassMutual’s team whose vision is to build an industry leading Enterprise Architecture (EA) function that creates alignment between technology and business strategy. Furthermore, you will have an opportunity to guide the process of planning and designing capabilities to maximize the value of IT and enable the company to make high impact, long-term decisions.
  • This will be accomplished through architecture strategies, blueprints and road maps that standardize technology stacks and create engineering speed and agility through the innovative use of data science, data analytics, cloud and API’s.

The goals and responsibilities for this role are as follows:

  • Build Enterprise security architecture strategy
  • Build Security Reference architectures
  • Build Security architecture patterns
  • Build Security integration patterns
  • Build Security platform architectures and designs
  • Own and lead security reference architectures, roadmaps, patterns and technical evaluations
  • Engage in SA problem solving, snapshots and full architecture documents
  • Actively publish deliverables, and utilizes multi-media to engage with community members
  • Specification and publication of standards around APIs, secure operations, data security, and software security
  • Partner with business executives and senior architects to identify security risks and process issues, then provides enterprise patterns to resolve the issues
  • Provide recommendations on system options, risks, cost/benefit analysis, and impact on cross-domain systems, business strategy, goals and processes.
  • Partner with extended enterprise architecture, information security, compliance, business, and IT support teams to communicate and collaborate on architecture strategies, standards, and direction.
  • Review existing security architecture, identify design gaps, and recommend security enhancements.
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging security threats and design security architecture to mitigate them.
  • Stay abreast of emerging security technologies and integrate them into security architecture as needed.
  • Ensure alignment between security architecture frameworks and standards and overall business strategy
  • Achieve security architecture compliance on requirements, including, but not limited to, Sarbanes-Oxley, payment card industry standards, HIPAA/HITECH, global data privacy requirements and state and federal regulations

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years experience working with security technologies and standards (Cloud Security, Containers, IAM, WebAuthn, BigData, Security Data Management)
  • 5+ years performing research, security system design, experimentation, and benchmarking
  • 3-5 years of experience working AWS, Azure, and Kubernetes
  • 5+ years of experience using Python, SQL
  • Key and Secrest Management
  • Object oriented and functional programming
  • Extensive experience of providing architectural direction to project development teams or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities
  • Track record of designing architectural reference material
  • Extensive experience of providing architectural direction to technical team
  • Expert level certifications in security (CISSP, CCSP, ISSAP, TOGAF, AWS/Azure Certified)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, influencing and reasoning skills
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in existing security and IT systems, and an ability to keep pace with changing security and IT technologies
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on the ability to effectively influence others
  • A team-focused mentality with the proven ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of related IT Security Architecture and solution architecture experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience using Architecture Methodology (TOGAF, Archimate)
  • An understanding of the impact of emerging business and end-user technologies on information security requirements and architecture
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one


Why Join Us.

We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve learned a few things about making sure our customers are our top priority. In order to meet and exceed their expectations, we must have the best people providing the best thinking, products and services. To accomplish this, we celebrate an inclusive, vibrant and diverse culture that encourages growth, openness and opportunities for everyone. A career with MassMutual means you will be part of a strong, stable and ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits. And your voice will always be heard.

Recognized as a 2020 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.