Software Security Architect

  • Avtec, Inc.
  • Lexington, SC, USA
  • Dec 04, 2018
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Success Factors: The successful Security Architect will become our security Subject Matter Expert (SME) in driving Avtec products to be more secure from an architectural and design perspective.   S/he will have a strong technical systems security knowledge and will continually stay abreast of new security vulnerabilities and mitigation steps.  The candidate must be self-motivated and capable of providing security focused guidance in a matrixed organization. This individual must have strong internal and external customer interfacing skills since s/he will share their knowledge and expertise with others.  

General Purpose of Job: Responsible for maintaining and advancing the security of our products along with sustaining Avtec’s security compliance programs.  Leverages his/her knowledge internally and with Avtec partners and customers.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  1. Works with other Software Architects and Developers to ensure security vulnerabilities are addressed in new SW architectures and designs. 
  2. Provides technical guidance to other Software Architects and Software Developers on how to resolve security vulnerabilities.  
  3. Assesses security of existing products and develops mitigation/remediation plans.
  4. Selects, reviews, and coordinates the application of security controls with the engineering team.
  5. Advises the engineering team on development roadmap efforts necessary to meet security requirements.
  6. Assists with and/or conducts vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.
  7. Analyzes scan/pen test results and develop mitigation/remediation plans.
  8. Identifies other security standards and publications that are strategic for Avtec product compliance.
  9. Prepares system architecture diagrams and other documentation related to organizational and system security deliverables.
  10. Collaborates with Product Management to define the security roadmap for Avtec products. 
  11. Actively participates on Avtec’s Security Cross Functional Team / Security Council. 
  12. Provides security related pre-sale consultation to our sales team and customers on an as-needed basis.
  13. Support Avtec objectives to be thought leaders in security.
  14. Limited travel; less than 20%. 

  Interpersonal/Soft Skills:

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well both in groups and independently.
  • Ability to scope effort and coordinate work to meet internal and external timelines.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Strong ownership, personal accountability and interpersonal skills a must.
  • A can-do attitude with desire to learn, grow and contribute to the security posture of Avtec products and services.
  • Growth mindset constantly looking to better oneself.

  Technical Skills:

  • Minimum Required:
  • Experience in Visual Studio. ·        
  • Experience with security techniques using .NET framework ·        
  • Experience in database security techniques. ·        
  • Experience in communication protocol security techniques. ·        
  • Experience in software architecture and design with a focus on security / cybersecurity
  • Working knowledge of LAN/WAN networks.        
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft operating systems. ·        
  • Working knowledge of PC hardware. ·        
  • Technical writing experience.

  • Desired/Preferred:
  • Working knowledge of voice communications systems. ·       
  • Experience in an environment with mission critical voice communications dispatching systems.   
  • Experience analyzing results from security passive and active scans and pen tests.
  • Establishing remediation recommendations. ·        
  • Understanding of secure communications, encryption mechanisms, and related standards  
  • Understanding of virtualization and cloud technologies. ·        
  • Experience or exposure to software development methodologies (SDLC) or development environments. ·        
  • Experience in external communication; customer presentations, whitepapers.  


  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Systems Security, Cybersecurity, Information Technology or related area preferred.
  • Preferred Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).


Five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent experience.