Security Solutions Architect

The Company:  Aflac Incorporated
The Location: 

Remote, US, 31999

The Division:  Global Security
Job Id:  6279

Salary Range: $80,000 - $185,000


We’ve Got You Under Our Wing

We are the duck. We develop and empower our people, cultivate relationships, give back to our community, and celebrate every success along the way. We do it all…The Aflac Way.


Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, is an industry leader in voluntary insurance products that pay cash directly to policyholders and one of America's best-known brands. Aflac has been recognized as Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity and as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies by


Our business is about being there for people in need. So, ask yourself, are you the duck? If so, there’s a home, and a flourishing career for you at Aflac.


Work Designation. Depending on your location within the continental US, this role may be hybrid or remote.

  • If you live within 50 miles of the Aflac offices located in Columbus, GA this role will be hybrid. This means you will be expected to work in the office for at least 60% of the work week. You will work from your home (within the continental US) for the remaining portion of the work week. Details of this schedule will be discussed with your leadership. 
  • If you live more than 50 miles from the Aflac offices located in Columbus, GA, this role will be remote. This means you will be expected to work from your home, within the continental US. If the role is remote, there may be occasions that you are requested to come to the office based on business need. Any requests to come to the office would be communicated with you in advance.


What does it take to be successful at Aflac?

  • Acting with Integrity
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Pursuing Self-Development
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Change
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations


What does it take to be successful in this role?

  • Windows Server Operating Systems
  • Distributed Processing
  • Internet Computing
  • Mainframe Computing
  • Software Evaluation
  • Schematic Architecture Design
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Entity-Relationship (ER) Diagramming
  • Data Integrity and Quality Assurance
  • Develop Design Specifications
  • Risk Management
  • Development Methodology and Procedures
  • Software Development Security
  • Engineering Systems Architectures
  • UML (Unified Modeling Language)
  • Communication and Network Security  
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Client Server Computing
  • AWS/Azure


Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security or a related field
  • Ten or more years of experience in multiple IT areas and two years of relevant security architecture experience
  • Advanced or expert knowledge and understanding of multiple IT areas (networking, software, data, Internet, operations) or security architecture and core business functions
  • Experience developing architecture in support of relevant regulatory and industry compliance frameworks (HIPAA, GLBA. PCI, etc.).

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Education & Experience Preferred

  • Certification in CISSP


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides architectural oversight to security engineering projects and architectural support for other information technology projects
  • Works closely with corporate architecture teams to ensure that security strategy and corporate information technology strategy are complementary
  • Participates in technical and business discussions relative to future security strategy; aligns architectural strategy with business goals and emerging threat landscape; represents information security on all relevant technology governance committees
  • Serves as business architecture subject matter expert for information security team; coaches peers and constituents on integrating security into strategic and tactical decisions
  • Researches and evaluates software/hardware products and industry trends to assist in project development and operational support activities
  • Analyzes the current architecture to identify weaknesses and to develop opportunities for improvements such as enhancing authentication and reducing attack surface
  • Participates in development of security technology roadmap and technology strategy for the information security organization
  • Ensures that new initiatives and solutions support established security principles; integrates security requirements into architectural requirements and framework strategy
  • Analyzes and evaluates current and proposed corporate application portfolio to validate enforcement of security principles, identify integration issues, and recommend adjustments to controls framework to maximize controls effectiveness
  • Assesses the security of network and/or platform facilities; works with appropriate teams on LAN/WAN designs and architectures by reviewing and recommending end-user, topology, physical, security, performance, and interoperability requirements
  • Works with security engineers to develop effective security principles and technical standards
  • Develops and presents “white papers” on current and future technology trends and their impact on the security of the enterprise
  • Performs other related duties as required


Total Rewards

This compensation range is specific to the job level and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to: education, experience, licensure, certifications, geographic location, and internal equity. The range has been created in good faith based on information known to Aflac at the time of the posting.  Compensation decisions are dependent on the circumstances of each case. This salary range does not include any potential incentive pay or benefits, however, such information will be provided separately when appropriate. The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $185,000.


In addition to the base salary, we offer an array of benefits to meet your needs including medical, dental, and vision coverage, prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending, dependent care flexible spending, Aflac supplemental policies (Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity offered at no costs to employee), 401(k) plans, annual bonuses, and an opportunity to purchase company stock.  On an annual basis, you’ll also be offered 11 paid holidays, up to 20 days PTO to be used for any reason, and, if eligible, state mandated sick leave (Washington employees accrue 1 hour sick leave for every 40 hours worked) and other leaves of absence, if eligible, when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. Aflac complies with all applicable leave laws, including, but not limited to sick and safe leave, and adoption and parental leave, in all states and localities.#DICE

Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA