Security Architect Expert

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Nov 20, 2020
Jan 19, 2021
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The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, you’ll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

Position open to full time Home Based Worker. 

The Architect- Expert serves as the expert in IT systems architecture, undertaking complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge. The Architect-Expert  makes decisions on complex or ambiguous IT architecture issues, coordinating with users to determine requirements, and ensuring system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored, finding ways to increase efficiency

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply reference architectures and positions toward the design, deployment and support of highly complex systems that deliver business functionality.  
  • Involve Director and Associate Vice President level leadership from business and technology disciplines to present and deliver highly complex solutions as needed.  
  • Consult on the application of reference architecture, strategic direction of enterprise technology, and serve as subject matter expert with contextual knowledge of the business model.  
  • Utilize or develop reusable patterns, practices, and enterprise reference architectures that fit within the overall Allstate architectural blueprint.  
  • Drive requirements analysis activities and develop the design of highly complex architectural solutions involving multiple logical and/or physical dimensions.
  • Oversee the production and present documentation for these components.  
  • Maintain awareness of current complex architectures and business drivers and guide their application to initiatives as appropriate.  
  • Identify opportunities to enhance existing architecture.
  • Assist with drafting the business case including identification of potential business/customer benefits.
  • Advocate effective architectural designs and optimize current architecture and processes.    
  • Influence clients and partners to prioritize for enterprise benefit and risk reduction and assist in driving the adoption of technology solutions that leverage existing patterns, practices and reference architectures.  
  • Recommend when tactical solutions should be replaced or incorporated into sunset and refresh strategies for assigned application(s), project(s) or discipline.

Job Qualifications

  • Over 7 years’ of direct experience in Information Security Technology across multiple disciplines and domains including but not limited to Security Architecture, Managing Cyber Risk and People Management
  • 5+ years of recent Enterprise Information Security Architecture and Cloud/Kubernetes experience
  • 5+ years of management experience; should include accountability for all aspects of leading an organization including people processes, client/partner relationships, work processes and delivery of work products.      
  • Serves as a security expert in application development, database design, network and/or platform (operating system) efforts, helping project teams comply with enterprise and IT security policies, industry regulations, and best practices.
  • In depth knowledge of cybersecurity defense-in-depth best practices including infrastructure architecture, engineering, operations, DevOps, cloud networking architecture, cloud operations, security, automation and orchestration.  
  • Experience with common application security architecture and vulnerabilities (e.g. OWASP Top 10), attack techniques and remediation tactics/strategies.  
  • Experience with common enterprise infrastructure (OS platforms, directory services, networking infrastructure, appliances, middleware, common security infrastructure) 
  • Executive communication skills, both written and verbal - Ability to tailor communication of complex and technical issues to cross functional audiences for executive decision making 
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a call-to-action focus  
  • Self-starter with an ability to work independently in a "semi-structured" environment 
  • Experience with enterprise level program/project management  


    Job Qualifications-Cont


    • Full stack security architecture or experience working as an enterprise level senior security consultant with large scale/complex environments 
    • Relevant post-secondary education and/or industry standard certifications (i.e. ISACA- CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT; ISC2- CCSP, CSSLP, CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP; SANS Institute/GIAC; AWS Certified Solutions Architect; PCI SSC ISA/QSA/PCIP; SABSA; EC-Council CNDA)
    • Proficiency with PCI DSS 3.2, HIPAA applicable security / privacy controls, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404, ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, NIST 800-53, NIST cybersecurity framework, and COBIT 

    The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


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    As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.


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