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Senior Security Architect

Apply Location: Northbrook, Illinois

We inspire purpose-filled living that brings joy to the modern home. With a team of more than 8,000 associates spanning 130 store and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, we achieve together, drive results and innovate to inspire. Drawn together by a shared passion for our customers and a spirit of fun, we deliver high-quality home furnishings that are expertly designed, responsibly sourced and bring beauty and function to people’s homes. From the day we opened our first store in Chicago in 1962 to the digital innovations that engage millions of customers today, our iconic brand is nearly 60 years in the making—and our story is still unfolding.

We’re here for it. We think you should be too. We’re looking for a driven professional with an inclusive mindset to join our team as a Senior Security Architect...

The Senior Security Architect role is a highly specialized role that will interface with the business and IT in order to ensure “secure by design” for enterprise projects and initiatives. This role will provide the Enterprise Project Teams with security design and advisory services, secure solution options, and security requirements/standards. This role will mitigate enterprise risk by implementing a proactive approach to security (instead of reactive).

What You'll Do...

  • Solution, architect, design, build, perform POC’s (Proof of Concepts), and implement enterprise-class security solutions and technologies for the enterprise.
  • Project leader and security SME who will lead and drive security architecture and secure design solutions for enterprise business projects and implementations.
  • Must understand and have a wide range of experience within a variety of environments such as cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure), on-premises and hybrid infrastructure. Will be tasked to design secure integrations on a wide range of technologies, applications and platforms,
  • Must keep current on latest Security Technologies and make recommendations on secure design or mitigating controls is security architecture standards cannot be met due to system limitations or business deadlines.
  • Must have a deep understanding of how technologies integrate including Application Architecture, Infrastructure Architecture and Cloud Architecture. Including deep understanding of Identity and Access Management, Network Engineering, Infrastructure technologies (AIX, AS400, Linux, Windows servers, API security, OAuth, SAML, SSO, MFA, SFTP and OWASP Top 10.
  • Project leader and SME for all security projects. The Security architect will design, document and implement new security tools and processes as well as manage and administer after implementation.
  • Security SME and project leader who will work with the business and IT to evaluate new technologies and processes to ensure they meet minimum security and compliance requirements, policies and standards.
  • Participate in Enterprise Business project RFP’s to provide security architecture requirements and identify, communicate and mitigate vendor security risks.
  • Critical member and dotted line to the “IT Architecture” Team that will review and approve all major changes to enterprise architecture to ensure risks are identified and addressed.
  • Create, evangelize, educate and help implement security architecture standards for the enterprise.
  • Design solutions that ensure “Zero Trust” architecture. Ensure that Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability are taken into consideration to reduce cyber risk to the organization while still meeting business objectives.
  • Ensures compliance to Government regulations, Data Privacy and Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards.

What You'll Bring..

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent work experience or security certifications
  • A minimum of 8 years of cybersecurity experience
  • Prior experience with NIST/ISO/PCI/Privacy Security standards and Frameworks
  • Experience extending across multi-applications/platforms: i.e active directory administration, Amazon Web Services, Google (G-Suite, GCP), identity management, Linux, Microsoft (Azure, Exchange, Office, SharePoint, Windows OS), Firewall and Network Security, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) appliances
  • Knowledge of architecture frameworks such as TOGAF
  • Expertise in internal project consulting, new products and vendor assessments/evaluations and providing security requirements and recommendations for secure project implementations/secure solution architecture
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to technical and non-technical business personnel
  • Expertise in internal project consulting and providing security requirements and recommendations for secure project implementations
  • Experience with identity and access management and cloud environments
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Visio or similar
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)



Job ID 2022-14330 Date posted 09/03/2022 Position Type Full-Time

Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a dynamic group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click https://jobs.crateandbarrel.com/benefits.

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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