Solution Architect II (Security Architecture & Information Management)

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The security architect II will have a broad view of security, governance, risk management and enterprise IT, and be able to engage internally within Ross IT and business teams as well as externally with service providers (hardware, software, services)

Members of the Security Architecture job family is responsible for aligning information security to business goals and objectives to meet security requirements. Engage application, information/data architects, to contribute to the development of security requirements based on input from application and information/data blueprints

Security architects also keep track of market trends of new security technologies and applicability to the retail environment. They focus on developing roadmaps and provide thought leadership around key components of the security for Enterprise IT solutions

The Security Architect II is responsible for working on projects, assignments, and issues that impact design success and future technologies. He or she will exercise wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments and may direct the activities of other associates. Areas of focus include strategic IT alignment and security architecture and information management activities.

  • Facilitate technical analysis of all systems, including the security governance framework, architecture, and business continuity
  • Participate in strategic projects by designing and leading projects intended to improve the enterprise security
  • Design security delivery processes and tools
  • Define and develop security controls, including those required to internal / external compliance / regulations
  • Work on improvements for provided security services including the development of new tools and supporting assets
  • Review and define requirements for information security solutions
  • Perform current-state Security assessments through gap analysis, and standard assessment techniques and tools
  • Facilitate security vision and roadmap development, manage business case deliverables, deliver workshops and presentations
  • Maintain difficult and uniquely complex areas of the Enterprise Security Architectures principles, policies and standards
  • Manage the Security Architecture solution peer review process
  • Maintain technology and/or application security architecture standards required to operationalize business needs for difficult and uniquely complex new services
  • Clearly articulate Security solution Architect blueprints / plans to IT leadership in other key functions

  • Technical Competence / Expertise
  • Analytical Thinking / Decision Quality
  • Strategic Agility
  • Influencing and Persuasion
  • Communication and Presentation
  • Leadership and Teamworking
  • Business Acumen
  • Planning

  • Minimum 10-12 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 8 years and a Master's degree; or equivalent experience
  • Experienced in Security Governance and Risk Management
  • Experienced in Enterprise Security Architecture and Design
  • Good understanding of technological aspects of security
  • Good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and PCI, SOX Compliance
  • Proficient in any of the Enterprise Architecture methods such as: TOGAF, SABSA, and the Zachman Framework
  • Good understanding of the System Development Lifecycle and the role security plans in it
  • Any relevant Security Certifications (e.g. CCSP, CISSP)

  • Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
  • Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
  • Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
  • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
  • This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

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