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Perdue Farms, Inc. Security Architect in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. We were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything we do. Perdue Foods is a leader in Premium Proteins and Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top US grain companies.


Perdue Farms is looking for a Security Architect to lead our security architecture and technology. This role will provide input into security strategies and multi-year roadmaps for enabling security and business objectives. The security architect will conduct ongoing product rationalization and selection to ensure integration and optimization of security solutions. In this role you will work closely with IT technical leaders to govern, develop, and implement security practices to meet business needs in alignment with architectural standards. Additionally, you will have responsibility for designing and overseeing the implementation of enterprise security products, process and programs.

This position is eligible for a Relocation Package.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a security architecture aligned with business, technology and threat drivers.

  • Provide input into security strategy and roadmaps based on sound enterprise architecture practices.

  • Participate in application and infrastructure projects to provide security planning advice.

  • Design and oversee implementation of security solutions to meet business objectives and maintain compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

  • Conduct security assessments of internal systems, applications and IT infrastructure as part of the overall risk management practice of the organization.

  • Conduct ongoing product rationalization and selection to ensure integration and optimization of security solutions.

  • Guide the development of our security standards, process and baseline configurations.

  • Participate in governance processes and architectural reviews to ensure adhered to security principles and designs.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to security engineers for project implementation and execution.

Minimum Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Cyber Security, Computer Science or related discipline is preferred, however, equivalent years of experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in Information Security. A minimum of three (3) years in an IT Architect or Solutions Architect role.

  • Ability to think strategically, plan methodically, and execute tactically on a vision and mission for enterprise security architecture.

  • Experience leading enterprise security projects.

  • Preferred experience with one or more industry regulations such as, SOX, CCPA, PCI-DSS, HIPAA

  • Preferred experience in security design and configuration of public cloud services (Azure, AWS or GCP).

  • Preferred experience adopting and implementing industry framework such as, NIST CSF, ISO 27000.


  • Security, cloud, or architecture certifications preferred (e.g., ISSAP, CCSP, SSCP, CISSP, CCSK, GIAC)

Key Characteristics:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, self-confident, motivated, and capable of working with limited supervision.

  • A critical problem solver, detailed oriented, and highly motivated self-starter with a passion for constant learning and improvement.

  • Excellent communication skills, able to effectively and professionally collaborate with company stakeholders and business partners.

  • Able to organize and influence people to believe in a vision while creating a sense of purpose and direction.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.