MassMutual Financial Group Information Security Solutions Architect in Springfield, Massachusetts

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We at MassMutual value diversity and inclusion. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

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Description

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The Information Security Solution Architect provides information risk and security thought leadership across the Enterprise Information Risk Management organization. As a strategist, they are responsible for translating strategic information risk assessment results into actionable roadmaps and providing mitigation recommendations to ensure a reduction in risk exposure. The strategist will continually assess and evaluate the effectiveness of information risk and security controls across the firm and must plan, analyze, and design processes and technology solutions that support MassMutual’s cybersecurity ecosystem.

The strategist must provide oversight to all the EIRM service offerings for service operations, project delivery, and security architecture. They will work horizontally across the organization to ensure all strategies are implemented to best practices while providing technical leadership and strategic direction to the services. The strategist must be up to speed on industry best practices, current threats and risks, and regulatory changes. This requires knowledge of MassMutual’s business systems, supporting applications and infrastructure across the various lines of business and affiliates.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, vision and direction on information security and risk strategy within Enterprise Information Risk Management and across technology teams. (30%)

  • Interface with and collaborate with Enterprise Architecture to ensure that technology systems and business systems are aligned to the necessary information security and risk management standards. (30%)

  • Stay informed on emerging information security threats and risks. Ensure that the proposed security architecture elements appropriately mitigates these threats as they emerge. Recommend and implement governance policies, standards, controls, and procedures across the organization. (20%)

  • Work with business areas, solution and technology architects to ensure that the proposed solutions balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements. Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements. (20%)

Basic Qualifications

  • 8 years' experience to include;CISSP Certification is a must.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Can balance information security requirements with business and customer experience needs, demonstrating an ability to apply creative solutions and challenge information security norms

  • Experience with risk management methodologies and strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong leadership qualities and business acumen able to deal with all levels of the organization

  • Relevant National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and the NIST Cybersecurity Fraemwork

  • 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

  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future.​

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years' experience

  • Sound business judgment and decision making skills

  • Able to drive and influence organizational change

  • Strong communication an interpersonal skills

  • Energetic self-starter

Ranked No. 77 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2017) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

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