Security Architect



Category:  Information Technology

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The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.


While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.


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As the Information Security Architect, you will play a vital role in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our organization's information assets. You will be responsible for designing and implementing secure solutions that align with our business objectives, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you will assess risks, develop security strategies, and lead the implementation of robust security architectures.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to apply your deep knowledge of information security principles, technologies, and frameworks to enhance the overall security posture of our organization. Your expertise will guide the design and implementation of secure systems, networks, and applications while ensuring that security controls are integrated seamlessly into our technology landscape. Additionally, you will be part of the organization’s architectural community, partnering closely with other architects and a member of the design authority. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement comprehensive security architectures, frameworks, and strategies to protect our organization's information assets, both on-prem and in public cloud.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into effective security controls and measures.
  • Conduct risk assessments and vulnerability assessments to identify security gaps and recommend remediation actions.
  • Participate in DevOps model for code review, SDLC, API’s, and the overall secure deployment of code.
  • Design and review security controls for systems, networks, and applications, ensuring they are aligned with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead the evaluation and selection of security technologies, tools, and services to support the organization's security objectives.
  • Stay current with emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and industry trends, and provide guidance on their potential impact and mitigation strategies.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to integrate security requirements into the software development lifecycle, infrastructure projects, and operational processes.
  • Provide guidance and support to the incident response team during security incidents, conducting forensic investigations as necessary.
  • Stay informed about the latest developments in security standards, frameworks, and best practices, and recommend improvements to enhance the overall security posture.
  • Partner with other Architects and participate in Design Authority committee.


Skills Qualifications


  • In-depth knowledge of information security principles, practices, and frameworks (e.g., ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework).
  • Strong technical background as an Engineer or similar function. With working experience in networking protocols, infrastructure systems, cloud, authentication standards, security technologies, & encryption methods.
  • Proficiency in conducting risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and threat modeling.
  • Working experience with cloud security architecture and related technologies (e.g., AWS, Azure).
  • Experience in designing and implementing secure solutions for web applications, mobile applications, and network infrastructure.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to balance security requirements with business objectives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex security concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Exposure to business applications such as ERP, DXP and CRM systems
  • Strong attention to detail, along with solid organizational and time management skills. Can prioritize and meet deadlines.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Security, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Certifications are not required, but a plus. Azure, AWS or other cloud security certifications. Other security related certifications such as CISSP, CISM, GSEC, or SSCP.
  • 10+ years overall industry experience with at least five years of proven experience as an Information Security Architect or Engineer.


The wage range for this role takes into account a broad array of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to: skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.  The range below applies as long as the work is performed in Connecticut; the Knights of Columbus reserves the right to adjust the wage range if the position is performed in another location.  At the Knights of Columbus, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $126,100-220,500.

Authorization to work in the United States is required

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.


Employee benefits include:


Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.


Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.


Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.


Health and Wellness:


  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program