Application Security Architect (Consulting) at West Monroe (Chicago, IL)

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West Monroe is looking for an Application Security Architect with strong engineering skills to join our growing Technology-Cybersecurity consulting practice and resolve some of our clients’ most complex security challenges. The architect will lead conversations with client CTOs, developers, and product managers to understand their technology/SaaS environment, gather requirements, and identify areas of weakness for solution opportunities. Projects will often involve collaborating with West Monroe cybersecurity experts to design, architect, and deploy solutions and/or new processes that mitigate application security risk, prevent data leakage, and ensure development teams adhere to Secure Development Lifecycle best practices when building new products. This is a rewarding opportunity to join a growing firm and work across various industries – Private Equity, Big Tech, Healthcare, and more – while enhancing technical, advisory, and leadership skills within the AppSec space.


  • Act as technical lead/SME in assessing client software products and environments, gathering requirements, identifying vulnerabilities, and deploying solutions that enhance application security
  • Utilize adept skills with contemporary programming languages and architectures to identify software vulnerabilities at the code layer
  • Evaluate software environments to advise client CTOs, engineering leaders, and development teams on implementing scalable processes that adhere to Secure Development Lifecycle best practices
  • Lead security architecture reviews and threat modeling for mission-critical software products, business applications, and cloud services
  • Design, architect, and lead the implementation of frictionless DevSecOps and SOAR practices, processes, and tools with an automation first mindset
  • Build out AppSec departments, strategies, and protocols from the ground up for clients lacking the function in current state
  • Guide Private Equity clients, startups, and SaaS companies in developing secure products to prepare them for GTM launch or M&A purchase
  • Mentor consultant teammates to further their secure software architecture/development skills and understanding of AppSec best practices
  • Author repeatable solution strategies, methodologies, and best practices to share and standardize across Tech-Cybersecurity and contribute to the AppSec Center of Excellence


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred, or equivalent experience required
  • Consulting firm/industry experience preferred
  • ~6-15+ years of experience in secure software development, information security, or cybersecurity
  • Strong software architecture skills with experience developing full-stack applications using modern languages: C#, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Go, etc.
  • Domain expertise in designing applications and architectures for enterprise grade systems to secure sensitive information and prevent data leakage
  • Adept skills in developing and implementing SAST, DAST, and/or IAST tooling
  • Well-versed in OWASP, Secure SDLC, DevSecOps, SOAR, and Agile development practices
  • Deep knowledge of authentication protocols such as OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML, and PKI
  • Skilled in technical leadership, project management, business analysis, and requirements gathering
  • Willingness to travel for out of town client projects – COVID-19 permitting

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

At West Monroe, our people are our business.

We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.

Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

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What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.


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What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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