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Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering Director



About the job:


Nouryon’s Houston, TX location is looking for top candidates to fill the key role of Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering Director. This position is essential to:

  • Define cybersecurity requirements throughout the Nouryon technical environments based on business needs, asset criticality, and risk profile.  Develop architectural patterns and implementation plans to maintain security vigilance.  Assess existing environments for nonconformance and recommend remedial actions.  Adapt industry frameworks and drive implementation efforts.  Develop and communicate current state, future state targets, roadmaps, and resource needs.  
  • Develop technical security controls to meet business needs and adhere to standards. Select, procure, deploy, and provide tier-3 support for cybersecurity tools and solutions.  Review existing technical environments for areas of improvement, and engineer enhanced capabilities where applicable.  Publish standards, plans, procedures, and playbooks to support existing governance requirements.
  • Support continuous monitoring, detection, and response processes.  




In your future role as a Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering Director, you will:


  • Provide advanced Subject Matter Expertise to all applicable areas of the CISO Office, information technology asset owners, and business leaders throughout the company.  Promote improved technical awareness through intentional training efforts.
  • Train, lead, mentor, coach, appraise and develop cybersecurity architecture & engineering workforce.  Support the CISO Office strategy and operations planning activities.  Participate in annual budget development.  
  • Establish and foster relationships with leaders and relevant individual contributors in peer and internal customer organizations.  Exhibit expert communication skills by translating complex cybersecurity concepts into common language.  Provide consulting services, furthering the mission of the CISO Office throughout Nouryon.  Gathering risk information from asset owners and other parties, and then ensuring the Risk Management processes are followed. 



We Believe You Bring:



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related field
  • Cybersecurity certifications such as CISSP-ISSAP, CRTSA, CNDA, GDSA, CSSA
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in active, highly-technical cybersecurity engineering & architecture efforts, including secure baseline configuration, vulnerability management, network security, intrusion detection/prevention, endpoint controls, anti-malware, incident response, and cybersecurity solution development.
  • Strong leadership experience, including team leadership and project management.
  • Multi-platform technical experience, including Microsoft OS, VMware, Azure, zero trust, email security gateways, firewalls.
  • Familiarity with OT systems architecture, operations, and security.
  • Cybersecurity architecture development experience, using SABSA, TOGAF, etc.
  • Knowledge of internationally recognized cybersecurity frameworks and standards, including ISO 27001, SOC2, NIST CSF, and the NIST 800 series



Great If You Have:



  • Good analytical skills with the ability to understand highly technical topics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, influencing, persuading, entrepreneurship, result oriented, negotiation, problem solving
  • Strong strategic and conceptual skills with ability to execute and follow through
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement of the processes, policies, standards
  • Good communication and presentation skills in English both verbal and written
  • Open to innovation, change and ability to work in a flexible work environment
  • Able to impart knowledge and learn quickly



We Believe You Are:



  • Building Consensus: Ability to influence others and build consensus. Indirectly drive site personnel by earning their respect and displaying empathy
  • Driving for Results Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work
  • Interacting with People at Different Levels: Comfortable interacting with people at all levels of the organization; adjusts style of conversation based on the audience; uses words and messages appropriate given the background and interests of the people he/she is talking to
  • Working Safely: Respects and follows safety policies and regulations; scans the environment for things that may pose a safety risk; encourages others to utilize safe and healthy work practices
  • Acting with Integrity: Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
  • Managing Political Situations: Sensitive to how his/her actions may be interpreted by others; looks at things from other people's point of view; takes care to communicate so actions are perceived positively; diplomatically handles disagreements and conflicts



Good to know:

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer – Office of the CISO, based in Houston, TX.  


Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit: nouryon.com/careers/how-we-hire/  


We look forward to receiving your application! 


We kindly ask our internal candidates to apply with your Nouryon email via Success Factors.  

About Nouryon:


We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today. 


If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 


Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.  





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We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or staffing companies. 


Nouryon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.



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