IT Architect

Date: Feb 26, 2021

Location: San Juan-Cupey, PR


A leading financial institution setting the pace through its commitment to corporate values and a superior client satisfaction, seeks a qualified candidate to join its POPULAR team of successful professionals in Puerto Rico for the following position:

General Description

We are looking for a Security Architect under the Information Technology Division. In this position you will be determining security requirements, preparing security standards, architecture patterns, blueprints, and procedures and mentoring team members in alignment with Enterprise Architecture and Cyber Security. We are seeking an experienced Cloud Security Architect to help in the effort to define our cloud strategy, validate requirements commensurate with risk and to design security controls for our cloud environments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and development of security architectures for protecting systems and data deployed into the cloud.
  • Contribute to the overall enterprise cloud architecture strategy and the security vision and strategy around IaaS/PaaS/SaaS cloud deployments.
  • Define and implement cloud security threat and risk mitigating controls aligned to best practices, addressing operational enablement including monitoring, automated alerting and actionable remediations.
  • Work with support teams across business teams to ensure all cloud deployments and resources are aligned with security controls and best practices.
  • Serve as an authoritative point of contact for all matters related to cloud security controls, implementation, and enforcement.
  • Continually reviews and evaluates cloud security solutions, practices and gaps with applied controls.


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or related field.

At least 10 years of professional experience in information security including enterprise security design and architecture for cloud environments, network, systems and related services such as DNS, Directory and operational management technology and procedures.

(Preferred) Certificates and Licenses:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CCSP: Certified Cloud Security Professional

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Hands-on experience implementing various security solutions, systems security and deploying security controls in cloud-based environments.
  • In depth understanding of enterprise cybersecurity standards, frameworks and best practices.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and to translate strategic directives into pragmatic tactical initiatives.
  • Demonstrated hands on expertise securing public cloud environments.
  • In depth understanding of cybersecurity benchmarks for cloud technologies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds, levels, and technical expertise.
  • Knowledge of networking, engineering, including DNS, Active Directory, firewalls, load balancers and other common core services.
  • Familiarity with cloud native technologies, automation and best practices.
  • Knowledge with the cloud security and other cybersecurity industry frameworks and configuration standards.
  • A working understanding of code and script such as: Python, Node.js. and JSON/YAML.
  • Experience with software development methodologies and secure coding practices



Analytical Discipline

Business Excellence

Change Agent


Collaboration & Teamwork

Customer Centric


Important: The candidate must provide evidence of academic preparation or courses related to the published job.

As Puerto Rico’s leading financial institution, we reaffirm our commitment to offer essential financial services and solutions for our customers at all times, including during emergency situations and/or natural disasters. Popular’s employees are considered essential workers, whose role is critical in the continuity of these important services even under such circumstances. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that Popular may require your services during and immediately after any such events.


Popular Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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