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Security Architect- Product Security

Req ID:  5036
Remote Opportunities:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

Job Summary

We're seeking a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Security Architect to lead the security architecture and best practices as it related to the internet of things (IoT) solutions. You will act as an expert to secure architectures, related to smart devices and smart applications and establish the overall structure to protect products and applications and all the related components by incorporating secure design guidelines and principles.

You will conduct and/or support security testing and develop appropriate risk mitigations for improving product security and meeting security compliance requirements. You will also assess and recommend technologies related to cyber-security detection and/or prevention of evolving threats. 


  • Design secure system architecture of smart products and solutions to achieve visibility, embed appropriate control and gain compliance
  • Conduct security assessments of those devices, products, application and solutions and their associated software using industry-standard practices and techniques to evaluate the security posture of these solutions and identify vulnerabilities. You will assign appropriate risk ranking of identified threats to prioritize mitigation and remediation activities
  • Assess the security of backend cloud services used by devices and applications, including all communication and API interactions
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to create detailed technical requirements and functional specifications by ensuring secure development and testing new and current products
  • Participate in the architecture of applications including interface and database design, process flow, networking, cloud infrastructure, protocol communication, security and appropriate technology use. 
  • Work closely with product management to prioritize the improvement tasks based on security risk and priority
  • Engage with sales and marketing team to address customer queries and to build repeatable sale collateral. Research and evaluate vulnerabilities, attack vectors, and associated risks to our systems, applications and technology. 

Education (minimum education required)

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science

Experience (minimum experience required)


  • 5+ years of experience in the security domain and 8+ years of experience in the IT/networking field
  • Good knowledge of smart platforms including radio communications, Edge gateways, Mobile Applications and Cloud components
  • Good understanding of vulnerabilities and attack methods, with the ability to explain security issues such as privilege escalation, buffer overflows, SQL injection etc
  • Security certification, such as CISSP, CISM, is desirable
  • Application and Web based Security, IoT Security, Networking Protocols
  • Experience with Cloud Service Providers (Azure and/or AWS) is a must
  • Communication skills to create documentation, videos and conduct training classes
  • Ability to conduct architecture security reviews and define standard system security architectures

Preferred Experience (i.e. industry experience)

  • Some software code knowledge and application testing experience is a plus.

We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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