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IBM Network Security Architect in St Louis, Missouri


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Are you looking for the next big challenge in your career? Come work for the office of the IBM Chief Information Security Officer and help meet the challenges of keeping our global enterprise secure.

We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative team members to join us as we design and deploy our next generation, secure network architecture.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design our next generation, secure network architecture by applying contemporary security practices and modern networking techniques on a global scale.

  • Leverage your existing technical skills and develop new cutting-edge skills as you develop innovative solutions to address unique network security challenges.

  • Enhance IBM’s security through the creation and development of secure, scalable, network security architectures and security models.

  • Actively contribute to the creation of a world-class network security architecture review and governance process to evaluate the security of current and proposed network security architecture and designs.

  • Actively participate in the governance review process by evaluating network security architectures and designs to ensure that existing and proposed network architectures meet business and security requirements such as:

  • Enterprise LAN/WAN

  • Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud

  • Containers, Microservices and Cloud native


  • Self-motivated and able to excel in an Agile, collaborative environment.

  • Possess and effectively apply technical and analytical expertise while balancing competing requirements.

  • Intellectually curious and dedicated to life-long learning – able to learn and apply new technologies quickly.

  • Ability to solve complex problems while effectively communicating technical concepts.

  • Motivated to mentor teammates and peers.

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience in networking and information security, including

  • Hands-on experience with network security topics including; architecture, routing, switching, VPNs, proxies, firewalls, AAA, internet protocols and technologies, security zones, cloud networking and common network protocols such as HTTP, TLS, SSH, DNS, DHCP and SNMP.

  • Good understanding of common operating systems (Windows, Linux, macOS, UNIX)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Relevant security certifications such as CISSP or CCSP.

  • Network security certifications such as CCNP, PCNSE or comparable.

  • Experience in enterprise network security engineering and design.

  • Experience and certifications in Cloud technologies such as IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, or GCP.

  • Experience with network automation and orchestration using Python, Bash, or similar.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, networking, engineering, information assurance, MIS or related field, or equivalent experience.

About Business Unit

IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.