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Security Architect (Cloud Infrastructure)

Progress Rail Services Corp.
Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States

PRS Facility Location:

Winston Salem, NC - 329

Job Purpose:

A Security Architect is responsible for designing, building, testing, and implementing security solutions within an organization's IT environment. A Security Architect will also monitor environments for security weaknesses and breaches and continually improve the security posture of the organization. A Security Architect is expected to have a thorough understanding of complex IT systems and AWS cloud environments and the related security risks, solutions, and best practices. A Security Architect will stay up to date with the latest security standards and systems, as well as security best practices.

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Company Description:

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs.

Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow on Twitter and YouTube.

Education / Training:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field.

Job Title:

Security Architect (Cloud Infrastructure)


Winston Salem

Key Job Elements:

Plan, research, design, and implement security architecture for IT systems with a focus on AWS cloud environments;

Anticipate possible security threats and identify areas of weakness;

Review current system security measures and recommend, design, and implement enhancements;

Document, implement, and monitor the execution of security policies, processes, and procedures as part of an Information Security Management System (ISMS);

Conduct regular system tests and ensure continuous monitoring of environments;

Develop project timelines for ongoing system upgrades and security initiatives;

Establish, test, and evolve disaster recovery procedures;

Promptly respond to all security incidents and potential breaches and provide thorough post-event analyses;

Cultivate a culture of security awareness, and arrange continuing reviews of security related topics, processes, and procedures to ensure all personnel are aware of and always adhere to security policies;

Determine security protocol by evaluating business strategies and requirements;

Update job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging security practices and standards.

Qualifications and Experience:

5 or more years in the IT architecture or information security field with progressing levels of enterprise level accountability;

Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance, and reliability;

Solid experience designing and implementing security solutions and security best practices for AWS environments;

Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorization, and cybersecurity;

Good working knowledge of current IT risks;

Ability to interact with a broad cross-section of personnel to explain and enforce security measures;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as business acumen and a commercial outlook.


Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance along with flexible spending and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits

Job Category:

Information Technology

Work Location Options:

Fort Worth, TX; Chicago, IL or Winston Salem, NC


North Carolina

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