Director, Cybersecurity Engineering & Architecture

Date:  Jul 14, 2024
Job Requisition ID:  1319
Company:  Hanesbrands Inc
Brand:  Corporate

Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27105


HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI) makes everyday apparel that is known and loved by consumers around the world for comfort, quality and value. Among the company’s iconic brands are Hanes, the leading basic apparel brand in the United States; Champion, an innovator at the intersection of lifestyle and athletic apparel; Bonds, which is setting new standards for design and sustainability; Maidenform, America’s number one shapewear brand; and Bali, America’s number one bra brand. HBI employs 48,000 associates in 29 countries and has built a strong reputation for workplace quality and ethical business practices. The company, a longtime leader in sustainability, has set aggressive 2030 goals to improve the lives of people, protect the planet and produce sustainable products. HBI is building on its unmatched strengths to unlock its #FullPotential and deliver long-term growth that benefits all of its stakeholders.


We are seeking an experienced and strategic-minded Director of Cybersecurity Engineering & Architecture to oversee the development and implementation of strategic and tactical leadership for designing, operating, and optimizing the cybersecurity engineering function. This role will support multiple disciplines and domains including network, application, cloud, and endpoint security.  The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring our systems and data are protected against evolving cyber threats and compliance requirements.



  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership for designing, operating, and optimizing the cybersecurity architecture and engineering function.
  • Create, maintain, and enforce enterprise security standards, policies, procedures, patterns, and documentation.
  • Engage with stakeholders in support of the organization and be an advocate for Information Security controls across the organization.
  • Develop and maintain the organization's cybersecurity architecture strategy and roadmap in alignment with business goals and industry best practices.
  • Lead a team of cybersecurity architects in designing secure and scalable solutions for networks, systems, applications, and cloud environments.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including IT, engineering, and operations to integrate cybersecurity requirements into architecture designs and development processes.
  • Define and enforce cybersecurity design principles, standards, and guidelines to ensure consistency and effectiveness across the organization.
  • Conduct risk assessments and security reviews of proposed architectures and technologies to identify vulnerabilities and recommend mitigations.
  • Stay informed about emerging cybersecurity technologies, trends, and threats to continuously improve the organization's security posture.
  • Provide guidance and leadership on cybersecurity architecture projects, ensuring timely and successful delivery of initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external cybersecurity vendors, partners, and industry peers to leverage expertise and resources.


Minimum Education/ Experience

  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years relevant work experience including prior management experience; 4+ years of equivalent work experience can be substituted for Bachelor's degree


Preferred Education/ Experience

  • Master's degree with 8+ years relevant work experience


Required Certification(s)

  • Network Security: CCNP, CCNA, CompTIA Network+ or equivalent


Preferred Certification(s)

  • Relevant cybersecurity certifications (e.g., CISSP-ISSAP, CCSP, SABSA) preferred


Specific Skills or Experience Required:

  • Extensive experience (8+ years) in cybersecurity architecture, design, and implementation, with a focus on enterprise-level environments.
  • In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity frameworks and standards (e.g., NIST, ISO/IEC 27001, CIS Controls) and their application in architecture design.
  • Experience in architecting and securing cloud environments (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and familiarity with containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Proficiency in security technologies such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPNs, SIEM, DLP, and endpoint security solutions.
  • Experience with OT/IIoT security specifically knowledge of ICS and SCADA protocols, including DNP3, ICCP, 61850, GOOSE, C37.118, ModBus+, ZigBee, 802.11x, RF
  • In depth knowledge of implementing Zero Trust, Software Defined Wide Area Networking and Secure Services Edge Architectures for global organizations


Job Specific Competencies:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex security issues and recommend effective solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and executive leadership.
  • Network and encryption experience, including virtual private networks (VPNs), IPsec, SSL/TLS, LDAP and public key infrastructure (PKI).
  • Capability to build risk models and analyze security weaknesses,
  • Experience with FAIR and/or SABSA a plus
  • Proven experience technical lead organizing and mentoring security architects.
  • Working knowledge of security compliance standards (NIST, GDPR, CCPA, ISO,PCI, SOC 2, etc.)


Core Competencies

  • Data Fluency
  • Written/verbal communication and listening
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Results orientation
  • Adaptability


Core Values

  • Play to Win - We expect to win, working together to drive results. We push ourselves to simplify and innovate. When we fail, learn from it.  We will break with the past when necessary to move forward.
  • Act Like Owners - We take action. We build relationships across functions so we can see the company holistically and seek out opportunities for improvement.  We’re willing to sacrifice in one area if that leads to our overall success.
  • Do What’s Right - We behave ethically. We are transparent. We share information about the factors influencing our actions. Our behavior aligns with our values. Our products make the world a better place.
  • Create Opportunity for All - With success comes opportunity.  Everyone is respected and included.  We provide opportunities for all associates to reach their Full Potential.


This position requires full COVID-19 vaccination. Applicants may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons by contacting


To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status


EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:  

Telephone: 877.999.5553


Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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