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Director, IT Security Architecture

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Wilmington, DE 19806
Job Description

If you are ready to jump start your career, BTS is the place for you.

Berkley Technology Services (BTS) is a dynamic company committed to providing world class IT services. We offer a unique culture, enabling our team members to be on the cutting edge of technology while delivering high quality solutions. We are looking for outstanding individuals who will bring unique perspectives, insight and innovation to our teams. BTS, a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, has facilities located in Des Moines, Iowa and Wilmington, Delaware. Our functions include working with various third parties to develop, integrate, and support insurance systems of WRBC’s operating units. BTS strives to provide these functions in a holistic manner including helpdesk support, system connectivity, and operational support. Additional responsibilities include coordinating communications regarding best practices in the use of our supported systems and researching new technology. At BTS, there are opportunities associated with being a part of an established and empowering corporation while maintaining a positive personal working environment. Additionally, we provide a competitive compensation and benefits package including a casual dress code. BTS is constantly growing and expanding to meet the changing demands of one of the most successful insurance organizations in the world. Visit us at to learn more information.

Primary responsibilities will be leading, designing and implementing security solutions (both technologies and processes) for W.R. Berkley companies, with the goal of maturing the company’s security frameworks and reference architectures. Work closely with infrastructure architecture / engineering / operations / compliance / business segment leads to identify risks to the business and drive solutions to mitigate those risks. Lead team of Security Architects and Consultants to partner with security and technology efforts across the firm.

The right candidate for this position will have an inherent curiosity and drive in the security space and will know how to work autonomously within the technical, project management, regulatory and stakeholder management responsibilities with an eye towards developing secure solutions through sound architecture and engineering practices. This position will require a roll-up your sleeves approach with someone that is not afraid to work hard and work in multiple different capacities across the technology, process and people aspects of the business and technology requirements while also leading a team of SMEs.

Key Accountabilities:

+ 10+ years of progressive Security and IT Risk experience in security technology, architecture and engineering space with a thorough understanding across all Security domains

+ 5+ years of leading Security Architecture and or Engineering functions.

+ Serve as the Security Lead in the design, implementation and integration phases of WRBC products to meet client and firm security requirements, address corporate risks and exposures in on-premise and cloud-based solutions

+ Serve as a liaison and primary point of contact between WRBC Security and Risk and WRBC Technology on security related matters

+ Interact and consult with clients, project teams, WRBC partners and other senior members of the firm to provide advice on security and assist with compensating control alternatives where security requirements cannot be met

+ Serve as the Security expert across security architecture functional areas; credential management, access provisioning, authentication and authorization, data loss prevention (DLP), application security, infrastructure security, data security, security monitoring, operations security, cloud services, web application firewall (WAF), cloud access security broker (CASB), vulnerability management, vulnerability remediation, Office 365

+ Serve as escalation for the risk assessment team as it relates to outstanding security risks

+ Problem management – diagnosis, root-cause elimination activity, escalation, tracking and permanent resolution of complex incidents

+ Regularly collaborates with business partners to define Security solutions to mitigate ongoing threats

+ Coordinates the security planning and delivery of multi-year, multi system solutions for multiple businesses/operating units

+ Regularly and proactively introduces security procedures, technologies to assertively protect internal and external business threats. Knowledge and/or experience with application development

+ Provide technical security expertise around communicating security architectural decisions, benefits, risks and other activities include vendor reviews, security requirement definition and facilitation of security testing and management of residual risk

+ Prepared to document and memorialize recommendations, root cause analysis efforts, risk assessments and manage remediation efforts where downstream work is required

+ Review new technologies for implementation by the security, technology and business functions

Soft skills:

+ Excellent leadership/stakeholder management qualities – able to engage with credibility, influence and effectively collaborate with business and technical staff at all levels

+ Highly organized and detail oriented – able to function under pressure, trouble shoot, emplace structure where necessary and prioritize between competing activities

+ Approachable and outgoing with excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Takes ownership and maintains accountability

+ Proven self-starter with energy, passion and drive

+ This role will suit a candidate with experience working for smaller organizations where they have been highly visible to the business and where initiative and pro-activity are key

+ Emotional intelligence and ability to get on with people and to get the best from them

Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience/Certification/Skills):

+ 10+ years of progressive experience in computing and information security, including experience with Internet technology and security issues.

+ Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent.

+ Typical Certifications: CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, GISP,

+ Experience with SIEM Technologies – ArcSight, QRadar

+ Experience with advanced next generation Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools – Carbon Black, Cy

+ Experience with metrics and dashboarding capabilities in or other tools

+ Experience with CASB, DLP, and other common security tools

+ Experience with firewall capabilities – CheckPoint, Cisco ASA

+ Experience with Vulnerability management program and technologies -Qualys, Tenable

+ Experience with building and maturing Secure-SDLC, pen testing and vulnerability management capabilities and programs

+ Experience consulting with business and technology stakeholders to build and implement secure solutions

Job ID: 2019-2887

Name: Berkley Technology Services LLC

Name: PA, Philadelphia – 1880 JFK Boulevard

Name: IA, Urbandale – 3840 109th Street

Street: 101 Bellevue Parkway

Post End Date: 3/6/2020

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