Information Security Architect – 23010047

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The Security Architect guides various information systems initiatives, projects, and systems to provide a secure computing environment. Provides design recommendations for new information security and information systems deployments and products.

  • Interfaces between security policymakers and Information Technology Services teams.
  • Assists with the design and deployment of business and technology solutions throughout the business.
  • Determines security requirements for the enterprise (including new and existing deployments).
  • Creates and maintains security policy as required.
  • Performs risk assessments of new hardware and software deployments.
  • Evaluates changes to major infrastructure, identifies issues and provides remediation plans as required.
  • Works with outside vendors to evaluate and recommended technologies.
  • Develops and maintains security processes.
  • Evaluates security posture of projects throughout the enterprise from conception to deployment.
  • Assists in conducting information security assessments and risk analysis of computing environment and in managing remediation efforts with Information Technology organization when vulnerabilities are identified.
  • Performs and maintains compliance efforts with various laws and industry regulations including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and HIPAA and Big Lots Information Security Policies.
  • Reviews application design and develops and recommends remediation plans as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in in computer science or related field or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of six years of experience in an Information Technology field with at least three years in an information security function required. Experience in a retail company preferred.
  • Experience writing security policies required.
  • System design and architecture experience required.
  • Systems administration and/or network/data communications experience required.
  • Experience conducting security assessments and knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems required.
  • Experience with software development or background with writing automated scripts preferred.
  • Knowledge of core internet and network protocols preferred (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP etc.).
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop alliances with key stakeholders preferred.
  • Ability to work extended hours, drive an automobile and travel as required.
  • MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, Security +, or CISSP certifications preferred.


We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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