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Chief Security Architect

Function: Technology
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 6/7/2019 12:16:53 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1064448
The Chief Security Architect will play a crucial role in setting the strategy and technical direction applied to ensuring that our data and applications throughout the Staples corporate and eCommerce environments remain secure. The role will be responsible for working with our CyberSecurity team to ensure that all Staples platforms and services conform to disciplined, industry best practices for information security. This highly visible position will be front and center as we work to continuously modernize our solutions and change the way we apply technology across our systems. A successful candidate for this position must possess both a deep and wide background in information security being applied across a wide breadth of technologies spanning both solutions built on traditional platforms and more modern deployments on "open" technology stacks. 

As leader of the Security Architecture team, the candidate should be comfortable with driving technical ideas and communicating clearly with technical as well as non-technical audiences. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Gain an understanding of our Current State and Target State Architecture and then working to define a strategy for our technical direction around security
  • Gather and analyze requirements from product and service owners and corporate functions
  • Develop Security Architecture for highly scalable and fault-tolerant applications that adhere to expected standards and discipline from a security posture
  • Provide technical and architectural oversight for systems and projects that are required to be reliable, massively scalable, highly available (99.999% uptime), and maintainable
  • Introduce best practices and principles to enable consistent delivery and enable alignment with long-term direction
  • Lead and mentor other team members
  • Foster development best practices within the team
  • Identify and drive process improvements
  • Facilitate communication with cross-functional groups
  • Work with our product and service organizations to develop secure business requirements, develop the security architecture and integrate into our longer-term platform strategy
  • Define solution-level security architecture for project and work with CyberSecurity team on reviews and conformance to Staples security standards
  • Work directly with project development teams to enable successful project implementation applying the recommended security tools, technologies and techniques
  • Provide expertise to project team engineers as needed.
  • Stay up to date on new tools & techniques in the information security space
  • Conduct proof-of-concept activities with key business users in support of advanced use cases

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related degree from an accredited university
  • 15+ years experience architecting, designing and developing large-scale security solutions utilizing a mixture of hardware and software technologies
  • Experience building security architectures for applications deployed on or with the following technologies: IBM Mainframe, HP NonStop/Tandem, Java, .Net, Linux, Microsoft Windows, SQL Server, Mongo DB, Big Data Ecosystem (Hadoop)
  • Working experience with network security
  • Experience as technical lead organizing and mentoring junior- and intermediate-level engineers/architects
  • Working knowledge of data security best practices: At Rest, In Flight, In Use
  • Expert-level experience with encryption technologies and techniques
  • Ability to build risk models and analyze security weaknesses in complex technology deployments
  • Experience working with product teams on specifying secure application requirements
  • Experience with payment processing or Financial Services systems is considered a plus

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • strong customer focus and ability to manage client expectations
  • Ability to effectively adapt to and apply rapidly changing technology to business needs

Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits!

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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