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Senior Information Security Architect

San Jose, CA
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Job Title: Senior Information Security Architect 155715

Primary Location United States-California-San Jose
Job: Information Technology
Schedule: Full-time

Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies - from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others. Xilinx's core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore's Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI).

Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative and creative people to help us lead the industry transformation to build an adaptable intelligent world. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, striving for excellence in all that we do, and working together as a unified team, we can accomplish anything. Come do your best work and live your best life as part of the ONEXILINX team!

Xilinx World Wide IT, is looking for a Senior Information Security Architect who will be responsible for all aspects of security architecture within the Information Security and Security Operations domains.
This critical role will also include Identity & Access Management (IdM) and Privileged identity management architectural and roadmap responsibilities, and will be a member of the Information Security team. This role is an advanced level Enterprise Security Architect and will include responsibilities for the Identity Governance & Administration (IGA) discipline and leading the Identity Access Management and Privileged Access Programs. The IdM Program will enable continuous efficiency and effectiveness of IdM related services, in particular Federated Identity (SAML), and Role Engineering. The Privileged Access Program will focus on securing and reporting on privileged access, providing on demand privilege management solutions for Windows and Linux and Providing Threat Analytics on the use of Privilege. 
This position requires that you work with minimal supervision as a liaison between technical staff and business unit subject matter experts to develop the vision, roadmap, architecture and business cases for ongoing Security projects at Xilinx.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Influence security posture by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards and advising business & technology partners.
  • Partner with WWIT Enterprise Architecture working groups to develop and approve architectures and strategies.
  • Conduct industry and market research and maintain a working knowledge of technologies and emerging trends in the Information Security discipline.
  • Be responsible for the three-year security strategy and associated roadmaps, in alignment with the CIS Critical Security Controls
  • Be part of the development and life-cycle management of the services related to IdM services (e.g. demand management, roadmap development, technical design, architecture, SLA definition, optimization, and innovation).
  • Securing Cloud (external and hybrid) environments (SaaS, IaaS & PaaS).
  • Future security posture planning to address developing Cybersecurity threat landscape.




  • Bachelor’s degree in information security or information technology or related field
  • 10 years of information security or information technology experience.
  • Security certifications are a plus.

The successful candidate will have current Security Architecture/IdM experience in a Corporate Enterprise Environment.
Key skills include:

  • The ability to improve and implement project and process change
  • Ensure WWIT services meet our customer’s needs
  • Vendor management

Furthermore, effective collaboration with first-line IT support staff, end users, and other IT teams is expected.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Extensive and demonstrable experience with cloud providers (AWS, Azure) and cloud security architecture, governance and security add-ons (e.g. CASB, logging services, Transit VPC’s, cloud identity management tools) is a must.
  • Strong background in multiple security disciplines and technologies, including network and endpoint security, identity and access management, end-user security services, SIEM, and security automation/orchestration, including deployment in public cloud (AWS, Azure) environments.
  • Experience developing and running multiyear, complex technology initiatives and programs in a large enterprise environment.
  • Exceptional communication and interfacing skills with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Track record of garnering executive level sponsorship and support for large scale technology programs.
  • Proven ability to influence people across the enterprise to adopt changes to the current security and technical environment to optimize functionality, efficiency, and availability.
  • Familiarity with compliance regulations and CIS Critical Security Controls frameworks and standards.
  • Proven consulting and relationship management skills and the ability to leverage key working relationships with business units, vendors, and WWIT staff.
  • A proven ability to articulate recommendations effectively to customers, vendors and management with varying levels of technical/security knowledge.
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a high performance team.
  • Ability to manage projects using appropriate tools and communication methods.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks (many are complex) simultaneously and to bring activities to closure.
  • Ability to analyze and develop security and technology control solutions from an end-to-end perspective (across platforms, application, data and networks).
  • Expert knowledge of federated identity systems, directory services, role-based engineering, multi-factor authentication, and SSO.
  • Knowledge of standards (e.g. SAML, NTLM, LDAP, Kerberos, PKI, etc.).
  •  Must be highly creative, curious and a strong networker.
  • Knowledge of Privilege Management Systems (Super User Privilege Management, Vaulting, Application Control)

Job Posting: Jul 27, 2018, 7:27:00 AM

Xilinx is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Applicants and employees are treated throughout the employment process without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender Identity or sexual orientation. The self-identification information requested is not gathered for employment decisions. It is used only for compliance with US Federal laws. Your responses are strictly voluntary, and any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose not to "self-identify", you will not be subject to any adverse treatment.


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