Madison, Wisconsin

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R19944 Product Security Architect Lead - Open to Remote (Open)


The Product Security Architect Lead is responsible for driving IT security programs, projects and frameworks that ensure enterprise product platforms are proactively protected from cyber-security threats. Immersed in evaluation, development, implementation and operational aspects of security standards, procedures, and guidelines for multiple platforms and diverse systems environments. Applies expert level knowledge of a broad spectrum of technologies including cloud computing, identity and access management, encryption, network architecture and platforms to advise and influence technology practitioners across the enterprise to deliver efficient security strategies that align with the needs of the business. The Product Security Architect will lead and provide expertise for highly complex IT security assessments to formulate recommendations or solutions, development of security architecture that successfully mitigates threats, define standards and practices related to secure configuration management, participates in disaster recovery planning and strategy development, and contributes to the development and implementation of enterprise IT security standards.

Depending on qualifications, will consider candidates at any level.

•Offer to selected candidate will be made contingent on the results of applicable background checks.
•Offer to selected candidate is contingent on signing a non-disclosure agreement for proprietary information, trade secrets, and inventions.
Job Description:

Job Level Summary
  • 7-10 years experience in required discipline.
  • Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in own job discipline or field.
  • Leads others to solve complex problems.
  • Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations.
  • May lead functional teams or projects.

Primary Accountabilities
  • Design, develop, integrate, and test cyber products.
  • Research, engineering, and integration of new security solutions. Applies service-oriented security architecture principles to meet the organization's confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements. Performs cyber defense incident triage, including determining scope, urgency, and potential impact, identifying the specific vulnerability. Makes recommendations that enable expeditious remediation.
  • Design, develop, and maintenance of the security systems and solutions.
  • Manage key internal and cross functional and stakeholder relationships to ensure expectations and opportunities to collaborate are transparently communicated.
  • Identify, design and implement automated solutions to enable security needs.
  • Transforms business requirements into technical specifications. Designs and develops system-security measures to ensure Cybersecurity is fully integrated. Validates current and future-state architectural models to assess impact across all Cybersecurity technology systems.
  • Establishes process, procedures, solutions and security artifacts based on Internal Controls criteria required to demonstrate adherence to compliance.

Education & Licenses
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information assurance, MIS or related field, or equivalent work experience.
Travel Requirements
  • This position requires travel up to 10% of the time.
Specialized Knowledge & Skills Requirements
  • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of software engineering architectures, system/software designs, and system deployments.
  • Working knowledge and of Cyber Security, Cyber Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical / Computer Engineering.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of security technologies and application development methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience performing cyber threat analysis, incident response, forensics analysis, penetration testing, and ethical hacking.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of directory services and identity stores.

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Madison, Wisconsin

For more than 85 years, American Family Insurance has built its reputation on sound principles. We strive to provide you industry-leading service, exceptional claims experience and products that build long-term relationships. This is accomplished by treating policyholders fairly in a helpful and caring way and making it easy and convenient to work with us. We know our customers like family.  American Family Insurance thrives by conducting its business in accordance with the highest ethical standards and the law at all times. Integrity is part of our culture and always has been. The reputation we enjoy and trust-based relationships we have built with our customers are determined by the example set by management and the character and good judgment exercised at all levels of our organization. It’s a way of doing business that our customers have come to expect from us and a standard that we continue to live up to.  1-800MYAMFAM (1-800-692-6326)

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