Digital Security Architect (Retail) Houston, Texas

Tuesday 12th of June 2018

Founded in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1999, Prosource.IT is a privately held managed IT services provider focusing on infrastructure, operational, and project requirements across the corporate enterprise market with global locations across North America, Europe and the Middle East. Our growth has been 100% organic and founded upon the solid principles of "doing the right thing” for the customer. This has led to great customer retention, repeat projects and a reputation for delivery. We have the global reach, capacity and experience to manage IT infrastructure needs in various industries, regardless of scale and geography, boasting a track record of delivering in hostile and challenging locations.

Our workforce is comprised of elite professionals specializing in IT and project management and we are always looking to add talented individuals to join us. We strive to provide our employees with the best employment experience, recognizing that each employee contributes to the organization's success.

Role synopsis

Cyber threat is one of our highest priority risks and therefore are continuously improving our cyber security strategy.  A key part of the overall Cyber Strategy is to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our Retail operation across 18000 locations worldwide.

The Retail Security Architect designs, builds, and oversees the implementation of cyber-security strategies and solutions required to defend operation. The Security Architect is expected to deliver the solution architecture for key security projects/initiatives for Retail areas including PCI DSS.

The role is part of the Enterprise Security Architecture team within the Strategy, Architecture, and Planning organization.

Key accountabilities

  • Own the security architecture for key Digital Security projects and initiatives in the Retail space.
  • Agree and create all architecture deliverables
  • Ensure that organizational standards, security policies and reference architectures are followed to mitigate security risks.   
  • Interface with architecture, network, operations and business stakeholders to ensure that proposed designs address organisational needs.
  • Develop or assist with the development of security reference architectures and strategies that lay the foundation for current and future Retail, PCN, and IOT security solutions.
  • Plan architecture changes, help make project management recommendations, and document solution security procedures.

Essential Education

  • College degree education or equivalent experience

Essential experience and job requirements

  • This role will require excellent collaboration skills and will require the ability to build effective partnerships with vendors, peer architects, security teams and Operational Service lines.
  • Delivering compelling architectural solutions in complex organisations, engaging stakeholders and high-quality deliverables and presentations.
  • Experience successfully defining and implementing security architectures/solutions in a Retail environment.
  • Good understanding of system functionality and network connectivity in retail environment.
  • Strong knowledge of PCI DSS.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability and drive to own and deliver a work package with minimal guidance and support.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience with IOT Security and an understanding of the unique challenges IOT brings for security architectures.
  • Familiarity of solutions and/or security for applications hosted in different types of cloud (IAAS, PAAS and SAAS)
  • CISA, CISSP, GICSP, or other relevant certification
  • TOGAF Certification

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV/Resume to making sure to reference Digital Security Architect (Retail) Houston, Texas

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