Security Architect

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association - Chicago, IL4.1

ContractEstimated: $140,000 - $170,000 a year
The Security Architect will be a technical expert with deep knowledge of various security domains as well as expert knowledge of underlying technologies. This position will be a proven technical leader in the security industry capable of driving security architecture discipline across the organization.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Participate in development and implementation of security architecture principles and standards. Drive adoption and compliance of these standards across development and infrastructure teams both inside of and under contract with BCBSA.
Serve as a core team member of the security architecture function developing functional and technical security requirements and seeing them through the project lifecycle.
Provide security consulting including design, reviews and recommendations for various IT projects and initiatives.
Provide hands-on engineering support for technologies owned and operated by the security organization.

Required Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent experience required
7+ years of experience in various security domains including security engineering
Technology Experience Preferred: Java and the J2EE Environment, strong UNIX administration skills, scripting and automation experience (Perl/bash/ruby/python), strong understanding of cryptographic algorithms and principles, PKI, strong understanding of networking fundamentals, addressing, TCP/IP, protocol and network analysis
Subject matter expertise in web application security
Expert in application security and development processes
Possess an understanding of systems programming, graphical user interfaces and control languages
Technical domain knowledge in three or more areas of concentrated technical expertise

Preferred Basic Qualifications:
MBA or MS degree
Ability to present to top management, corporate committees, and workgroups and to communicate information security and risk management concepts
Demonstrated ability making operational decisions, monitoring progress and reporting results
Equal Opportunity Employer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristics