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IT Security Architect

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: TEC1630-2201

Radio Free Europe is looking for the IT Security Architect. Reporting to the IT Security Director, and closely interacting with the IT, Network, and other technology departments, s/he will be responsible for design and architecture of IT security aspects of RFE/RL information systems and technology solutions as well as for checking that provided services are set up with high security standards. Additionally, the role reviews current security measures, identifies weaknesses, recommends enhancements, and contributes to the overall information security continuous monitoring program.


Your responsibilities:

  • Play a lead role in designing and developing IT security architecture which supports technology solutions.
  • Participate in designated projects and business initiatives as the security subject matter expert.
  • Review security requirements and assess the security posture to identify gaps or improvements.
  • Support the development and implementation of security and compliance legislation, such as GDPR or FISMA.
  • Review business processes from security perspective and identify threats, risks, and solutions accordingly.
  • Attend and participate in projects and change management committees. This includes interacting with business units and technical teams to understand what is coming and how their projects can be more secure from the beginning.
  • Contribute to RFE/RL security standards, guidelines, and policies.
  • Work with other teams to provide repetitive validation testing prior to production while allowing for a continuous cycle of system development followed by security assessments.
  • Document security findings with reasonable methods to secure.
  • Remaining up to date with the latest security systems, standards, authentication protocols, and products.               


Your profile:

  • Preferably a university degree in IT or relevant technical discipline.
  • Experience in an IT Security role with an overall responsibility for IT Security architecture design and implementation.
  • Security certifications.
  • Experience with security protocols and authentication.
  • Knowledge of current IT risks, security implementations, operating systems, and computer software.
  • Interest in cyber security topics and continuing development in the domain of IT security.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and teams.
  • Team oriented, with the ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.
  • Strong command of English is required.
  • Czech or other languages a plus.


Nice to have:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft security best practices, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps (Microsoft Cloud App Security) incl. Office 365 Cloud App Security, Microsoft 365 Defender (Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps), Exchange Online Protection, servers and applications hosted in Microsoft Azure, Data Loss Prevention, Conditional Access App Control, etc.
  • DevSecOps experience.
  • Knowledge of operational models, business continuity and disaster recovery planning.


What we offer:

  • Unique workplace with a meaningful mission:
  • Opportunity to use one’s IT security expertise to support that mission.
  • Friendly, inclusive working team.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Employment benefits (5 weeks of vacation, 13 sick days, Retirement Savings Contribution, Fitness Benefit, Meal Allowance, Public Transport Contribution, Life Insurance, Language Courses, Summer Allowance, Medical Care on Premises).


This is a locally recruited full-time position on a one-year assignment initially, with the possibility of extension for an open-ended contract after one year. The opportunity is open preferably to applicants with the legal right to work in the Czech Republic, who are expected to work in RFE/RL Prague’s office in a hybrid working model of a blend of in-office and remote work in the Czech Republic.

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Appointment against this post is on a local basis only. Please note that for the locally advertised positions preference will be given to those with a work permit and/or a valid residence status in the Czech Republic. Locally recruited employees should reside within commuting distance of Prague, Czech Republic, or be willing to move to take up work. They are not eligible for allowances applicable to candidates who are internationally recruited. Rather, they receive statutory benefits as per Czech labor law. Salary scales for locally recruited employees are based on the best prevailing local conditions. RFE/RL does, however, cover the costs of interview travel and, upon appointment, some relocation costs.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.

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