Security Architect

IT Yarmouth, Maine Plano, Texas


The Security Architect is responsible for both designing and maturing the security posture of Tyler’s corporate environment. They are responsible for oversight of Tyler’s enterprise compliance with applicable security regulations, frameworks, standards and client commitments. In addition, they will play a key role in helping to administer and enforce the core components of Tyler Technologies Enterprise Information Security Program in the efforts to ensure the security and integrity of the company’s infrastructure and critical assets.

The Security Architect is responsible for driving architectural principles into audit compliance, steady state security operations and organization improvement opportunities. The Security Architect is responsible for assisting with evaluation and recommendation of appropriate solutions to management and will work with parties across the entire enterprise to ensure policies and procedures are implemented correctly and consistently across all parts of Tyler’s business, with a focus on Tyler’s corporate environment.
The Security Architect will be actively involved with internal and external teams in architecting existing and upcoming technologies across the enterprise ensuring a focus on compliance and security. The Security Architect will serve as a security proponent and leader throughout the corporation. The Security Architect will be at the forefront of any operational security issues/events, discussions, and used as an enterprise resource to assist with configuration and compliance for mandated audit requirements as set forth by Tyler Technologies management and governing or regulatory entities.


  • Consults with business and technical leadership to ensure that data, processes and technology are designed for data protection and compliance 
  • Drive creation of information security policies and procedures and assist with the related security awareness programs to both end users and technical staff
  • Oversees the development, evaluation and implementation of governance and compliance and processes to mitigate cybersecurity risk and ensure protection of company assets and information
  • Standardize and streamline annual and ad-hoc information security audits and assessments in compliance with FedRAMP, CJIS, SSAE-18 SOC 1 and SOC2 and other requirements as necessary
  • Assist in the coordination of third parties to help complete the assessments when relevant
  • Assist in the monitoring and enforcement of compliance to security policies
  • Assist with contract and vendor management issues related to security requirements and projects
  • Researches and interprets current and pending laws and regulations, industry standards and client and vendor commitments to understand and communicate compliance requirements
  • Monitors investigations and documentation of information security compliance issues
  • Provide leadership and technology guidance to Tyler business units on security matters
  • Review architecture of products and infrastructure designs


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, MIS or equivalent or comparable experience
  • Requires 10+ years of progressively increasing responsibility in the areas of information security architecture, information security engineering, risk management or information technology.
  • Strong experience architecting secure distributed infrastructures for medium to large enterprises.
  • Experience with multiple operating systems, devices and databases including Windows Server, Active Directory, virtualization technology, network routing and switching, network segmentation, and use of enterprise class security platforms (F5 Networks, Gemalto, IDS/IPS, Anti-Virus, etc.) is required.
  • Understanding of complex local and wide-area networks that focus on the use of segmentation and protection across all layers of the OSI model.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have and maintain one or more Security Assurance certifications such as (ISC)2 CISSP, ISACA CISA, ISACA CISM or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of common information security and privacy frameworks, such as FedRAMP, CJIS, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, SSAE 18 SOC 2, HIPAA, CCPA, etc.
  • Strong understanding of information security standards, concepts, controls, testing techniques and technical risk assessment.
  • Working knowledge of industry software security testing procedures such as the OWASP Top 10 that includes but not limited to thick client, web client, and API security testing.
  • Experience with enterprise architecture and working as part of a cross-functional team to implement solutions.
  • Excellent customer service, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced, technical environment
  • Some travel (approximately 2-3 trips per year) may be required.
  • Required to undergo and satisfactorily pass a fingerprint background check in accordance with CJIS requirements.
  • The Security Architect must be able to:
    • Understand information security concepts such as Security Architecture and Design, Information Security Standards and Technical Security Risk Assessment
    • Translate security control language into natural human language to aid in speed and accuracy of implementation
    • Provide seamless integration to department and company resources
    • Perform process development, consolidation and optimization at an enterprise level
    • Independently gain knowledge on new and emerging trends