Architect, IT Security

Overall Job Summary

This position is responsible for reviewing and driving technology plans to align with enterprise goals, business plans and business processes.  This position is also responsible for technical leadership, mentoring other team members, and leading\reviewing projects. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Min 5%)

  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and market trends within the retail space and make recommendations to align with the business strategic initiatives. 
  • Develop and maintain the technology roadmaps that drive innovation within the organization. 
  • Translate business requirements into technical designs that ensure availability, stability, scalability, security, and recoverability.  Accountable for the quality of the implemented solutions.
  • Work with business partners to ensure design meets desired outcomes. 
  • Provide oversight for the development of prototypes and setting technology direction.
  • Define and promote processes, policies, standards, and procedures to assure compliance with corporate and regulatory policies. 
  • Create deliverables that are consistent with defined architecture principles, standards, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Develop and maintain artifacts in the Architecture Library. 
  • Govern the introduction of new technologies.  Review, align,and drive technology plans with enterprise goals, business plans and business processes. 

Required Qualifications

Experience: 8 years of Information Technology experience required. Experience with software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodology. 

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or related field.  Any suitable combination of education and experience will be considered.  

Professional Certifications: Technical certification in related field preferred.  

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of application design methodologies and ability to drive security maturity within the software development lifecycle. Experience with third party application security scanning solutions (WhiteHat Sentinel, IBM Rational AppScan, HP Weblnspect) and security code review capabilities (HP Fortify). 
  • Knowledge in various information security areas, such as: Identity and Access Management, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Information Risk and Governance, IT architecture, monitoring, incident response and security strategy. 
  • Must have knowledge and stay up to date on the latest security and privacy legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts, and vulnerabilities. 
  • Advanced knowledge of data security architecture, data classification, and policy writing. 
  • Superior understanding of application vulnerabilities and remediation strategies leveraging industry best practices from entities such as OWASP. 
  • Knowledge and familiarity with compliance frameworks such as Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, or ISO. 

Working Conditions

  • Normal office working conditions

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting
  • Standing (not walking)
  • Walking
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending
  • Reaching overhead
  • Lifting up to 20 pounds


This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position.  It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities.  A team member should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.


You must apply or refer a friend through our internal portal


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