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Data Protection Architect

Applied Materials

Applied Materials

Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Enterprise Data Protection team is responsible for the structured and unstructured data protection across the data landscape in the organization. The job role would involve managing and maintaining information/data protection services within the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as an interface with multiple sub-groups within a business unit or functional area for the purpose of business technology alignment, solution discovery, solutions delivery, project portfolio management, and relationship management.

  • Architect and design complex business process/ application solutions to address cross functional needs and convert design to functional and technical specifications.

  • Drives team during outages and provide resolution of outages, completion of root cause analysis, coordinating with infrastructure and technical teams, service providers and vendors.

  • Drives implementation of corrective and preventative actions. Evaluates/recommends/plans life cycle for patches, point releases, and major upgrades.

  • Delivers project and support services within area of responsibility within allocated budget.

  • Develops understanding cost model and cost drivers for service(s) and recommend service area budgets and cost optimization activities. May be responsible for timely renewal of maintenance and subscription contracts.

  • Ensures adherence to GIS project management, service management, change management, RCA and other relevant compliance, processes, standards, governance and controls.

  • May need to take part in the execution of sox controls & ISO audits and to support internal and external audits.

  • Negotiate with customers to design solutions to address complex cross functional needs. Identifies BKM's for integrated solution design and standards; Keeps abreast of technologies in the market and preform technology evaluations, as required. Works with multiple vendors for high quality resources and competitiveness.

  • Provides and/or oversees support services to GIS customers for specific IT service or set of services. Adheres to service management processes and procedures to meet customer service level agreements and maintain customer satisfaction. Completes root cause analysis of outages or incident trends (often working with managed services partner). Recommends preventative actions.

  • Plan and manage projects to ensure effective and efficient execution in line with established processes and guidelines and guardrails of scope, timeline, budget and quality.

  • Mentors and trains team members in product functionality, development and testing guidelines, tools, and methodologies

Functional Knowledge

  • 10 -14 years of work experience in IT Industry

  • Minimum 5 – 8 years of experience in Information Protection/ Security, Data/ Cloud Security area

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience in Cloud Security Technologies

  • Familiar with information security industry standards, trends and emerging technologies

  • Design and implementation experience on Proxy, DLP, DRM, IRM solutions

  • Design and implementation experience on UEBA/SIEM & CASB solutions

  • Design and implementation experience on Database security solutions

  • Experience in Insider Threat hunting, IoCs, MITRE Framework etc.

  • Knowledge on Cloud solutions - O365, Azure & AWS

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view.



Bachelor's Degree (Required)




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information

Time Type:

Full time

Employee Type:

Assignee / Regular


Yes, 20% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.