• IT Architect

    Location US-IL-Northbrook
    Job ID
    2018-9895
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

     Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World.

    At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.

    Responsibilities

    The duties outline the tasks and goals for which the Information Security Architect is responsible. They include:

    • Design, build and implement enterprise-class security systems for a production environment
    • Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy 
    • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats   
    • Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge
    • Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements
    • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements

     

    Qualifications

    Five or more years’ experience in:

    • Security architecture, demonstrating solutions delivery, principles and emerging technologies - Designing and implementing security solutions. This includes continuous monitoring and making improvements to those solutions, working with an information security team.
    • Consulting and engineering in the development and design of security best practices and implementation of solid security principles across the organization, to meet business goals along with customer and regulatory requirements.
    • Security considerations of cloud computing: They include data breaches, broken authentication, hacking, account hijacking, malicious insiders, third parties, APTs, data loss and DoS attacks.  Knowledge specific to Azure security would be a plus
    • Identity and access management (IAM) – the framework of security policies and technologies that limit and track the access of those in an organization to sensitive technology resources.

    Experience with and knowledge of:

      • VB.NET, Java/J2EE, ColdFusion, API/web services, scripting languages and a relational database management system (RDBMS) such as MS SQL Server or Oracle.
      • Relevant National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards.
      • ISO27001 – specifications for a framework of policies and procedures that include all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organization’s risk management
      • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT)
      • Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission, a joint initiative to combat corporate fraud
      •  Windows, Linux

    General skills include:

        • Exceptional communication skills with diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
        • Strong leadership, project and team-building skills, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives in multiple departments
        • Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects
        •  The ability to be the enterprise security subject matter expert who can explain technical topics to those without a technical background

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