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Title:  Architect Enterprise Security


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101 Washington, DC, US, 20005 Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84121 Orlando, FL, US, 32827

Req ID:  53522
Category:  Information Technology



Position Title: Enterprise Security Architect, Identity Architect 


Position Summary

The Enterprise Security Architect, Identity Architect develops, documents, and disseminates information security architectural standards across all of JetBlue’s Information Technology groups. The Architect will support the full identity lifecycle management. The Architect provides direction to project teams on building the appropriate information security controls into systems in development. The Architect provides direction to system engineers on improving and maintaining the appropriate information security controls for production systems.  The Architect is responsible for driving the implementation and adoption of key Identity Management technologies and processes.  The ideal person for this position is deeply customer focused,

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and architecture of our identity landscape, ensuring robust and scalable solutions that align with business goals and security standards.
  • Apply your deep understanding of authentication and authorization concepts to develop strategies that safeguard sensitive data and grant appropriate access.
  • Design and implement multi-factor authentication mechanisms to enhance the security of our systems and protect user identities.
  • Implement federation technologies like OpenID Connect, SAML, OAuth, and WS-FED to enable secure single sign-on (SSO) experiences for users across multiple applications.
  • Leverage your knowledge of Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solutions such as Okta, Microsoft, OneLogin, etc. to seamlessly integrate identity services into our environment.
  • Develop strategies for managing the entire lifecycle of identities, including user provisioning, deprovisioning, and role-based access control.
  • Utilize your proficiency in modern cloud languages and scripting to automate identity-related tasks and enhance system efficiency.
  • Partner with multifunctional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into effective identity solutions.
  • Utilize your expertise to diagnose and resolve identity-related issues, ensuring the smooth operation of our systems.
  • Share your knowledge and expertise with junior team members, fostering a collaborative and learning-oriented environment.
  • Participates in Project Management activities and the enterprise architecture reviews to drive overall technology direction for JetBlue.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, or a related field; OR demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities with a High School Diploma/GED and at least four (4) years of previous relevant work experience
  • Three (3) years of Identity and Access Management, with a solid grasp of concepts like authentication, authorization, multi-factor authentication, and federation
  • Three (3) years of information security experience
  • Must be able to work in a team environment as a productive and cordial team player
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced multi-team environment
  • Ability to present to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work to deadlines with quick turnaround
  • Ability to handle confidential information with professionalism and diplomacy
  • Available for overnight travel (10%)
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located
  • Authorization to work in the US is required. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certified (or equivalent). Advanced IT security certifications may be advantageous
  • Any experience in building business applications for the aviation industry
  • Strong understanding of federation technologies like OpenID Connect, SAML, OAuth, etc.
  • Knowledge of identity lifecycle management
  • Understanding/Identifying Intruder Techniques - must be able to recognize known intrusion techniques based on the footprints or artifacts left by different types of attack in the incident reports.  Know the appropriate methods to protect against these known attack techniques and the risks associated with the attacks.  Analysis of and correlation between incidents to notice what has not been seen before.
  • Exceptional communication skills with diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership, project and team-building skills, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives in multiple departments
  • Excellent teaching, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice.
  • Able to maintain a professional appearance.
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft.
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
  • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards.
  • Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report (SAR))


  • Computer and other office equipment

Work Environment:

  • Traditional office environment

Physical Effort: 

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)


  • The base pay range for this position is between $105,600.00 and $150,400.00 per year. Base pay is one component of JetBlue’s total compensation package, which may also include access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, crewmember stock purchase plan, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, free space available travel on JetBlue, and more.

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JetBlue Airways is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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