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Title:  Architect IT Security


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  23504

Position Summary

The Architect develops, documents, and disseminates information security architectural standards across all of JetBlue’s Information Technology groups. 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 information security tools. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design, build and implement enterprise-class security systems for a production environment
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats and design  security architecture elements around threat informed defense
  • Create solutions that balance business requirements with cyber security requirements
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues; preparing cost estimates.
  • Plans security systems by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for LANs, 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.
  • Verifies security systems by developing and implementing test scripts.
  • Upgrades security systems by monitoring security environment; identifying security gaps; evaluating and implementing enhancements.
  • Prepares system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Participates in Project Management activities and the IT Architectural Review Board to drive overall technology direction for JetBlue.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Four (4) years information technology experience.
  • Four (4) years information security experience.
  • Experience delivering comprehensive architecture specifications
  • Experience providing data protection and web application firewalls
  • 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
  • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • CISSP certified (or equivalent). Advanced IT security certifications may be advantageous.
  • Any experience in building business applications for the aviation industry
  • Understands the concepts of and techniques for secure programming.
  • Knowledge of security vulnerabilities/weaknesses - fundamental causes of vulnerabilities through which most attacks are exploited. 
  • A strong working knowledge of current IT risks, security implementations, and computer operating and software programs.
  • Knowledge of network applications and services – expertise in the purpose of the application or service, common usage, secure configurations, and threats or attacks against the application or service, as well as mitigation strategies.
  • Host/System Security Issues – expertise in security issues at a host level for the various types of operating systems (Windows and UNIX). Experience in using the operating system (user security issues) and some familiarity in managing and maintaining the operating system as an administrator.
  • Malicious Code (Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horse programs) – expertise in not only how malicious code is propagated through some of the obvious methods (disks, email, programs, etc.) but also how it can propagate through other means such as PostScript, Word macros, MIME, peer-to-peer file sharing, or boot-sector viruses.
  • 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
  • Well groomed and 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)

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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