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AI Security Architect



Software Engineering, IT, Data Science
Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

As an , you will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and maintaining the security architecture for artificial intelligence and machine learning systems within Pearson. Your primary focus will be on ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive data, algorithms, models, and infrastructure used in AI solutions. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, software engineers, and IT professionals, Software developers, Product Owners, Business partners to integrate security measures seamlessly into the AI development lifecycle.


  • Develop, maintain Pearson Secure AI Framework for securing Applications using AI/LLMs

  • Develop key security requirements for using LLMs, validating requirements are met and provide technical feedback to development, technology, and business teams.

  • Develop and implement security architecture and strategies for AI and ML solutions, considering potential threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Identify security requirements for AI projects and translate them into effective technical solutions.

  • Design secure data handling, processing, and storage mechanisms for AI models and datasets.

  • Design and implement security controls such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems and access control lists to protect AI systems

  • Conduct threat assessments and risk analysis for AI systems to identify potential attack vectors and vulnerabilities.

  • Create threat models and contribute to risk assessment processes, ensuring timely mitigation of security risks.

  • Design and implement security controls, such as access controls, encryption, authentication, and authorization mechanisms, within AI systems.

  • Collaborate with development teams to ensure security measures are seamlessly integrated into the AI development process.

  • Implement security validation based on OWASP Top LLM risks, NIST and other standards, contribute to internal core group on security best practices.

  • Collaborate with Governance Risk, Enterprise Architecture, Security operations to build road map for AI security.

Skills Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, Information Security, or a related field.

  • Proven experience (10+ years) in cybersecurity and/or information security roles, with a focus on securing AI and ML systems.

  • Strong understanding of AI/ML concepts, algorithms, and frameworks.

  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and their security features.

  • Knowledge of common security protocols, cryptography, and authentication mechanisms.

  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Relevant certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) are a plus.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 13140