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Security Architect, Department of Information Resources - Austin, TX

Austin, TX · Information Technology
Security Architect, Department of Information Resources - Austin, TX

Agency: Department of Information Resources (DIR)
Address: William P. Clements Bldg, 300 W. 15th Street, Suite 1300, Austin, Texas 78701
ITSAC Level Description: Security Architect    
ITSAC Technology Type: CoreSolicitation Number: DIRITSAC202004
Duration: November 2020

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) requires the services of one Security Architect, hereafter referred to as Worker(s), who meets the general qualifications of ITSAC Security Architect Category, Core Technology Type and the specifications outlined in this document for the Texas Department of Information Resources.

All work products resulting from the project shall be considered “works made for hire” and are the property of the DIR.  DIR may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Workers) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by the Texas law. DIR will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Worker(s).

Assists the Statewide Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Program Manager with the development, implementation and deployment of a Statewide Multifactor Authentication solution and any related technologies and services, such as Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Single Sign On (SSO).  Responsible for the overall technical implementation development & support of the MFA solution and its associated processes. The individual in this role will be focused on assisting the State and its customers (State Agencies) with adoption of an approved MFA solution and potentially assisting with the integration of these functions across the State. Integration activities will cover a wide array of services including areas such as federation, access management, authentication & authorization, security, single sign on (SSO) and potentially provisioning identity data. 

Strong technical skills, project management and technical writing ability will be necessary.  This role will be providing technical assistance with customer adoption of MFA solutions and will need strong technical skills to understand and integrate MFA with IAM processes across the State.  May be required to architect solutions for customers that have an existing MFA solution and/or those who do not.  The ability to understand cloud environments and make strong recommendations for securing on-premise and cloud environments will be required.  Solid understanding and experience with O365 and active directory will be required.  Must be able to work with disparate IAM processes and workflow across a diverse customer base within the frameworks that customers use to include but not limited to TAC 202, NIST, and the Agency Security Plan.  Will be required to provide briefings with leadership and technical teams that will be utilizing the MFA solution.  Will be required to thoroughly document processes and provide white papers and step-by-step instructions and assistance for MFA implementation.  

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in information technology security, computer information systems, computer science, management information systems, or a related field
  • Additional years of experience may be used to substitute for each year of formal education. (High School diploma or equivalent certificate required.)

  • 12 yrs, Information Technology
  • 8 yrs, Hands on Technical Experience Integrating and Operating Enterprise Systems
  • 7 yrs, Information Security
  • 5 yrs, Consulting
  • 3 yrs, Multifactor Authentication (MFA), Identity and Access Management (IAM), Single Sign On (SSO)
  • 3 yrs, Cloud Security
  • 3 yrs, TAC 202

Work will begin as soon as possible and go through November 30, 2020.  Total estimated Worker hours shall not exceed 1840 hours.  This service may be amended, renewed, and/or extended providing both parties agree to do so in writing.

Debbie Pedigo
Senior Staffing Consultant
210.401.4501 o
210.845.3348 c
Pedigo Staffing Services
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