Security Architect

Date: Jun 18, 2024

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC 

***THIS IS A HYBRID POSITION (Remote & Onsite)***


***This position may be filled in The Woodlands TX, New Orleans LA, Jackson MS, or Little Rock AR. Other locations within Entergy’s service territory may be considered***


Job Summary

The Security Architect utilizes their knowledge of IT and Cybersecurity engineering to lead and/or participate in the development of assigned projects or solutions. The Security Architect focuses on implementing security requirements for assigned projects and solutions while maintaining compliance with internal and externals policies and regulations.


As a Security Architect for the Security Architecture team, you will be part of a team to protect business applications from security attacks by developing, inserting, and testing security components that make our applications more secure.


Key Responsibilities

  • You will work in a cross-functional and cross-organizational environment to facilitate and define solutions for improving Entergy's application security posture
  • Application security testing including SCA (Software Composition Analysis), SAST (Statis Application Security Testing), DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing) etc.
  • Establish application security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements.
  • Facilitating communication and working in partnership with multiple teams
  • Support the preparation of security releases.
  • Continually evaluate new threats in the  our network and DMZ, to identify the impact on Technology and Business to develop and implement security controls
  • Utilize Cybersecurity reference architectures to develop secure solutions and designs for projects
  • Provide input to policies, procedures, standards, processes, and templates that are consistent with the Cybersecurity strategy and roadmap
  • Participate in security and non-security projects to ensure that security requirements are defined and implemented
  • Perform assessments and threat modeling of existing and emerging technologies to ensure they meet Entergy Cybersecurity and compliance requirements
  • Develop technical solutions to security vulnerabilities.
  • Monitor emerging trends in Cybersecurity and technology and make or suggest changes to Entergy’s security posture as necessary


Experience needed

Security Architect: 3+ years of full-time dedicated experience in Application Security focused roles on delivering security on cloud native and on-prem platforms, distributed architectural solutions in complex environments


  • Experience in defining security standards and reference architectures used to guide technical resources in secure system implementation
  • Familiarity with predominant public cloud providers ) is a plus.
  • Understanding of Industry trends in application security
  • One or more years in a complex and highly regulated industry (e.g., utilities, financial services, healthcare, etc.)
  • Experience working with outsourced teams
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in working in partnership with colleagues throughout the enterprise


Education needed

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, cyber security, information systems, engineering or a related discipline or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree is a plus.


 Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities needed

  • Familiarity with technologies commonly utilized within an enterprise IT and OT environment
  • Strong knowledge of multiple information security domains with an emphasis in network security
    • Operating systems (*nix, Windows, IOS, etc.)
    • Networking and network security
    • APIs
    • Secure coding/application security
    • Vulnerability Management
    • SIEM
    • Identity and Access Management
    • Penetration testing
    • Scripting (Python, PowerShell, Perl, etc.)
    • Security process and control development
    • Endpoint protection technology
    • OT systems and protocols
    • Smart Grid technology
  • Some knowledge of Cybersecurity regulations and guidance such as NIST, FISMA & ISO27001
  • Familiarity with The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), Open Security Architecture, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cloud Computing Reference Architecture, or other architecture frameworks
  • Able to be hands-on with technical engineering and process management skills and the ability to advocate positive transformation within the broader information technology organization
  • Able to design & develop reference architectures
  • Able to design and develop an API based services layer for consistent integration with the security systems
  • Knowledge of security, risk, and control frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001 and 27002, SANS-CAG, NIST, FISMA, COBIT, COSO and ITIL
  • Strong writing and analytic ability
  • Strong ability to communicate across the enterprise concisely and effectively
  • Available to travel
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to manage and follow up on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Capable of meeting deadlines
  • Organizational and time management skills



  • ISACA or ISC2 certification, such as CISSP, CISM, CISA are a plus
  • OSCP is a plus




Primary Location: Arkansas-Little Rock Texas : The Woodlands || Arkansas : Little Rock || Louisiana : New Orleans || Mississippi : Jackson || Texas : Houston 
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 114858
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


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Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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