Cybersecurity Architect

Cybersecurity Architect

03 Nov 2023
Texas, Arlington, 76014 Arlington USA

Cybersecurity Architect


Opportunity to work in a hybrid model: Potential to work 4 days onsite and 1 day remote

Why GMF Cybersecurity?

Our Cybersecurity team is tasked with the security engineering, regulatory response, third party risk, and incident response capabilities necessary to secure GM Financial, the captive auto finance subsidiary of General Motors. Reporting directly to the CEO, our Cybersecurity team enjoys unprecedented support to deliver the highest level of security capabilities using cutting edge technologies and automating mundane tasks, allowing our teams to focus on interesting and rewards security work. As a part of GM, you'll have the opportunity to work on Cybersecurity projects across financial services, automotive, manufacturing, high-tech, and military industries. We are looking for team players who want the freedom to innovate leading edge capabilities to join our growing Cybersecurity team.


About the role:

You will be responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive Cybersecurity program to assure that information created, acquired, or maintained by GMF is used in accordance with its intended purpose and to protect GMF information, applications, and infrastructure from all threats. Additionally, the program will comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements for information protection, privacy, and cybersecurity. Key responsibilities include: Developing and designing comprehensive security processes and controls into the IT infrastructure Designing and maintaining a secure development life cycle Proactively engaging with other GMF departments to define initial requirements by analyzing threats and risks, facilitating security reviews to identity vulnerabilities, and testing and validating security requirements' alignment for new and redesigned deployments Analyzing the threats and risks to consider malware analysis, vulnerabilities, and known exploits Working with the application teams and IT groups by providing information on Cybersecurity practices, risk assessments, and supporting incident response in the investigation of incidents Working with internal and external groups to validate the proper Cybersecurity policies and standards are effectively operating Assist in the articulation and implementation of the Cybersecurity Strategy across GMF departments and organization


What makes you a dream candidate?

  • Work with IT departments, IT Architects, data custodians, and governance groups to develop and update GMF Cybersecurity controls, requirements, processes, procedures for secure infrastructure and application architecture
  • In depth, hands-on understanding in application architecture and technology including web applications, mobile technology, and identity and access management
  • Possesses knowledge in various information security areas, such as: Identity and Access Management, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Information Risk and Governance, IT architecture, Cloud Architecture, Monitoring, Incident Response, and Security Strategy
  • Determine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security, vulnerability analyses, and risk assessments; reviewing architectures and designs; identifying integration issues; and preparing cost estimates
  • Provide function and business requirements for security solutions, initiatives, and identified areas to improve GMF's security posture
  • Recommend and implement changes in security policies and practices in accordance with changes in regulatory or financial services industry cybersecurity practices
  • Provide input to Engineers and Developers for additional configuration of application firewalls via IT project management and change management
  • Manage the efforts to conduct Cybersecurity control assessments for systems which store customer or sensitive information whether hosted internally or cloud based
  • Assess, advise and communicate security risks associated with development practices in place at GMF
  • Assist Cybersecurity Management in creating, reviewing, and updating the Cybersecurity Strategy on a periodic basis
  • Plan security systems by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related security and network devices; designs public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards
  • Monitor adherence to standards in architecture, application design, development, and testing frameworks
  • Partner with infrastructure, application, and other stakeholders to ensure deployed solutions minimize security and privacy risks
  • Act as a mentor providing guidance to all team members on security issues
  • Collaborate on the development and delivery of an education and training program on Cybersecurity and privacy for employees, contractors, and other authorized users


  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Information Security, Information Assurance, Information Management in related field or equivalent work experience required
  • Experience with the financial industry and regulations required
  • Experience with firewalls, IDS, log management and troubleshoot network devices required
  • Experience with managing infrastructure through CI/CD pipelines required
  • 7-10 years experience in Information Technology or Cybersecurity as an Architect or Engineer with Security knowledge and skill preferred
  • 2-4 years of experience securing cloud deployments on common platforms like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform preferred
  • Experience with securing container deployments, Kubernetes, managed Kubernetes PaaS services, Agile environments, and DevOps environments preferred


  • Certification in one or more Cybersecurity disciplines (CISSP or CISM) or equivalent experience required
  • Certifications in Cloud Cybersecurity (eg, CCSP, CCSK, or cloud provider specific) preferred

What we offer: Benefits effective your first day, 401K, Bonding leave for new parents (12 weeks and 100% paid), Pet insurance, training, certifications

Our Culture: Our team members define and shape our culture - an environment that welcomes new ideas, fosters integrity, and creates a sense of community and belonging. Here we do more than work - we thrive.

Compensation: Competitive Salary

Work Life Balance: Flexible hybrid work environment

Benefits Package: Generous benefits package



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