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Security Architect

Chicago, IL 60606

Category: Security Job Number: 20819

Job Description

As a member of the Enterprise IT Cyber Security team, this role is responsible for assisting in developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive information security program.

The Security Architect will serve as a senior member of the cyber team and will be responsible for reviewing cyber protections across all cyber services to ensure adequate protections are maintained and implemented. This person will be a security subject matter expert for the Enterprise and will consult with over 200 IT Business leaders on security architecture and cyber networking recommendations.

The Security Architect is expected to be fully aware of the enterprise’s security goals as established by its stated policies, procedures, and guidelines and to actively work towards upholding those goals. This person will be responsible for researching and recommending new cyber security solutions, participate in the creation and or maintenance of policies, standards, baselines, guidelines, and procedures. In addition, the Security Architect will develop and implement threat hunting procedures to protect the environment.

This position requires strong organizational and communications skills to work with both a technical and non-technical audience at all levels. The applicant must also demonstrate an advanced ability to analyze, support, and resolve issues regarding cybersecurity, risk, and compliance. This position will be part of a high-performing team delivering best-in-class IT services to the business.

Please note: This role will require 4 days onsite in N. Chicago. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the planning and design of enterprise security architecture, under the direction of the IT Security Operations Manager, where appropriate.

  • Participate in the creation of enterprise security documents (policies, standards, baselines, guidelines, and procedures) under the direction of the IT Security Operations Manager, where appropriate.

  • Perform the deployment, integration, and initial configuration of all new security solutions and of any enhancements to existing security solutions in accordance with standard best operating.

  • Develop a strong technical understanding of all enterprise solutions and services with a keen eye on their security issues and challenges.

  • Recommend additional solutions or enhancements to existing cyber security services to improve overall enterprise security.

  • Maintain operational configurations of all in-place security solutions as per the established baselines.

  • Monitor all in-place security solutions for efficient and appropriate operations.

  • Respond to and, where appropriate, facilitate resolution of reported security incidents

  • Review cyber security incidents to identify themes and trends

  • Participate in Critical Incident Response Planning through testing and maintenance of our plans

  • Meet with 3rd Party Vendors to review threat factors and activities and ensure prompt, thorough follow up

  • Lead the team responsible for monitoring system logs, SIEM tools and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret such activity and make recommendations for resolution.

  • Develop a strong working relationship with the technical operations team to efficiently collaborate on potential security threats, incidents and mitigation efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, Business, or a related field. Applicable Cyber Security certifications are a plus.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience working in an Information Technology role with at least 5 years of experience involving cyber security

  • High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.

  • Strong ability to lead and influence indirectly without formal authority.

  • Ability to work under pressure; work concurrently on multiple initiatives in different stages and pay attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to enable effective security incident and problem resolution.

  • Ability to conduct research into IT security issues and products as required.

  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.





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