Sr. Technical Specialist, Security Architect

Orlando, Florida
Apr 12, 2022
Jun 11, 2022
IT, Security, Theme Park

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Technical Specialist, Security Architect provides strategic direction for Universal Parks & Resorts (UPR) in support of Universal's new park construction. This role partners with other cyber security teams and UPR stakeholders to support the design, development, and deployment of secure solutions by understanding the technical aspects of the business problems and technical guidance across many different technology stacks and platforms. As a member of the Information Security Architecture team in the IT Governance & Information Security (Gov & InfoSec) organization, the Senior Technical Specialist, Security Architect functions as a strategic thought leader and subject matter expert for cyber security. This includes helping to identify gaps in capabilities, evaluating new tools, and working with senior leadership to define strategy.


  • Support UPR in designing, implementing, and deploying secure systems; validate designs as requested by the business; ensure the UPR network is secure.
  • Solve complex technical and integration issues with creative and secure solutions.
  • Participate in creating and defining security practices for UPR networks using an intelligence and threat-driven defense model.
  • Identify and communicate key risks and security posture to senior leadership; build effective relationships across UPR business units; mentor junior security engineers and architects; build and contribute to communities of excellence as appropriate.
  • Lead initiatives to ensure the technology vision is realized.
  • Collaborate with other cyber security teams to define and document 3-5 year security technology vision and roadmap.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences, Information Systems, or Cyber Security required
  • Master's degree preferred; or combined applicable work experience.


  • 7+ years of demonstrated experience working in a technical area as part of a large team required (Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, DevSecOps, Infrastructure, Networking, Cyber Security, Architecture).
  • Experience in large-scale networks, routing protocols, and network security components
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) experience is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with applicable data security, compliance and privacy legal and regulatory frameworks preferred.
  • Ability to produce high quality technical documentation
    ;Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • This position is based in Orlando, Florida and may require travel to other NBCUniversal parks and properties on occasion.
  • Project deadlines/business needs may require additional time outside of normal business hours
  • Flexible and adaptable to learning and understanding new technologies
  • Strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills; highly collaborative; personally, and professionally self-aware; ability to and interested in interacting with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment, as well as sound business sense with a strategic, conceptual and operational orientation

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