KPMG Associate Director, Architecture in St Louis, Missouri

Associate Director, Architecture

Montvale, New Jersey

Requisition #: 28106

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Atlanta, GA; Grand Rapids, MI; St Louis, MO; Montvale, NJ; Dallas, TX

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Architecture to join our KPMG Technology Organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical design and architectural leadership, including documenting and diagramming the logical, physical, and process views

  • Facilitate organizational change by defining strategies for the Firm with respect to technology domain standards and design goals

  • Develop and maintain roadmaps, which include product selection, versions, upgrades, projects and milestones

  • Conduct research focused on identifying emerging technology solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiencies, provide more value, provide more capabilities, reduce risks, and increase security

  • Lead efforts for technology evaluations, which involves identifying a weighted feature matrix for a specific need and evaluating and scoring products against the desired features; Research activities include readings, proof-of-concepts (POCs), and lab testing

  • Communicate leading practices by giving presentations, working with project teams, and authoring content aimed at educating others about standards, strategies, and otherwise defined leading practices; Work individually and collaboratively with team members to ensure breadth and granularity of strategies, standards and reference architectures for consistency and integration

Qualifications:

  • Eight years experience in Network Security Design and Engineering, managing and supporting large scale projects and network automaton, preferably within a professional services firm or similar environment

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or relevant work experience; Cisco CCIE, CCNP, CCDP, CCSP or CISSP certification preferred

  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing network security architecture and reference architectures; from business requirements gathering to technology rollout oversight, including capacity management, definition of scoring methodologies for technology selection, integration of multiple tools and technical documentation

  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP and Routing & Switching technologies; Cisco ACI and related other data center products; Remote access technology; Ability to program with one or more `scripting' languages

  • Experience with configuration management system, CFEngine, Salt, Chef or Puppet; Knowledge or Hands-on experience with public cloud deployments like AWS, Azure is a plus; Good knowledge of Network function virtualization Virtual router/Switch, Virtual FW, Virtual Load Balancers

  • Strong verbal/written communication, with ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority; Must be able to prioritize, delegate and foster the development of high performance teams to lead/support an environment driven by customer service and team work; Strong trouble-shooting and organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; Ability to participate in resource planning processes based on defined organizational plans

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, personal appearance, family responsibility, matriculation or political affiliation, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

Our Benefits

Health

KPMG offers a range of medical insurance options to meet your needs as well as prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending accounts, and dependent day care flexible spending accounts.

Personal Time Off (PTO)

Up to 30 PTO Days per year (depending on job classification/level/years of service).

Financial

  • 401(k) and Pension Plans

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Mortgage Assistance Program

  • HomeBenefits@Work Program

  • Hyatt Legal Plan

  • Benefits vary by employment status.