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Thrivent Financial Information Security Architect in Wisconsin, United States

Summary

We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.The Lead Information Security Architect will work under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer. The Lead Information Security Architect is a trusted advisor, influencer and thought leader whose Information Security expertise, IT expertise and business knowledge combines to translate business, legal and regulatory needs into appropriate security controls and risk awareness that deliver the capabilities needed to protect the business achieve business results. Influences technology strategy and advises senior leaders based on knowledge and perspective. Applies business, industry and technical knowledge (across multiple assets, domains, platforms, technologies, vendors, etc.) to lead the delivery of innovative solutions. Provides leadership to appropriately support and maintain technology capabilities. Collaborates across domains to understand business, information and system implications. Comfortable dealing with ambiguity while solving complex problems, drives innovation and strives for continuous improvement. Focuses on the broader Thrivent enterprise while collaborating with leaders, verbally and in writing, to align business and technical concepts in an understandable way.

Job Description

The Lead Information Security Architect is responsible for guiding and establishing the Conceptual Information Security Architecture for large scale projects and programs. The Sr Information Security Architect is also responsible for driving adoption and continuous improvement of architecture standards and best practices.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads development of architecture for current business solutions and future business needs

  • Acts as the subject matter expert for the assigned technology solutions

  • Experience with Information Security tools, methodologies, architecture development, implementation and operational support and documentation.

  • Design, integrate, and implement information systems security infrastructure.

  • Industry standard knowledge on technologies, tools and methods including Service Oriented Architecture, EAI, operating systems, application servers, application development, integrations, networking, networking fabrics, frameworks, databases, CI/CD, containerization (e.g., Docker, Openshift), cloud providers security and controls (Azure, AWS), SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS

  • Assess potential systems and process vulnerabilities to determine security infrastructure requirements.

  • Develop policies and procedures to prevent unauthorized access.

  • Educate and communicate information security requirements and procedures

  • Recommend and implement changes to enhance systems security and prevent unauthorized access.

  • Research security trends, new methods, and techniques used in unauthorized access of data to preemptively eliminate the possibility of system breach.

  • Provide guidance and direction on best practices for the protection of information.

  • Ensure compliance with regulations and privacy laws.

  • May oversee internal or external systems security (e.g., cloud services).

  • Experience interacting, reviewing and evaluating, providers and products for appropriate controls against industry standards, organizational policies and standards.

  • Knowledge and experience working with NIST 800-53, CSF 1.1, and risk analysis and methodology

  • Clear understand of perimeter security capabilities

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in MIS, Computer Science or related field

  • 5+ years of experience in Technology related field including prior lead experience

  • Advanced in-depth knowledge and experience in one or more of the following Information Security programs areas: Asset and Identity Management, Risk Management, Threat Management, Incident Management and/or Security Engineering & Operations Support.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, critical thinking and leadership skills

Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to human.resources@thrivent.com or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our customers. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.

For over 100 years, Thrivent has been helping people build their financial futures and live more generous lives. Today, it’s a Fortune 500 company that offers a full range of expert financial solutions, serving more than 2 million customers, as well as the communities in which they live and work.

Thrivent fosters a diverse workforce to serve our diverse clientele, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. If you’re intrigued about our work and the possibility of becoming part of it, we invite you to visit Thrivent.com to learn more. You won’t just build a career; you’ll be part of an organization focused on growing, innovating, and serving.

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