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Director, Senior Application Security Architect

Company: KPMG
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Business Title: Director, Senior Application Security Architect

Requisition Number: 111471 - 94

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: VA

City: Alexandria


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Seramount, Fair360 and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Director, Senior Application Security Architect to join our Global Information Technology Group which is part of KPMG International.


Engage with key stakeholders to understand the current state of application security, contributing to the security program to address gaps

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure systemic and holistic approach to security

Conduct threat modelling exercises to identify potential security threats and risks in applications

Perform code reviews, static and dynamic analysis to ensure the security of application codebase

Work closely with development teams to prioritize and address identified threats


Minimum ten years of recent experience with at least three of the following: Security Architecture, threat modelling experience, identity management and authentication, software development, cryptography, penetration testing, cloud security, mobile security, and network security

Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience

Advanced knowledge and understanding of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, or application security

Certifications such as CISSP, CISM, Azure Cybersecurity Expert, or equivalent are highly desirable

Strong knowledge of cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud and their security features; In-depth understanding of cloud security principles, best practices and industry frameworks including CSA, CIS, NIST, and ISO

Experience in the testing of applications built upon custom software products based on a modern technology stack (e.g., Docker, DynamoDB, Postgres, Spring Boot, Angular, REST/JSON/GRPC); background in programming with experience in Java, Python, JavaScript

KPMG complies with all local/state regulations regarding displaying salary ranges. If required, the ranges displayed below or via the URL below are specifically for those potential hires who will work in the location(s) listed. Any offered salary is determined based on relevant factors such as applicant's skills, job responsibilities, prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications and market considerations. In addition, the firm is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package, with options designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Available benefits are based on eligibility. Our Total Rewards package includes a variety of medical and dental plans, vision coverage, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plans, and a robust suite of personal well-being benefits to support your mental health. Depending on job classification, standard work hours, and years of service, KPMG provides Personal Time Off per fiscal year. Additionally, each year the firm publishes a calendar of holidays to be observed during the year and provides two firmwide breaks each year where employees will not be required to use Personal Time Off; one is at year end and the other is around the July 4th holiday. Additional details about our benefits can be found towards the bottom of our KPMG US Careers site at 'Benefits & How We Work ( '.

Honolulu Salary Range: Low: $155000 - High: $281000

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KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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