Principal Cybersecurity Architect

| North Suburbs

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At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Job Description:

Job Description

We are looking for progressive minded, innovative Cybersecurity Principal Architect, who can whiteboard a solution, as well as successfully deliver capabilities/solutions. The Cybersecurity Principal Architect will be part of the Cybesecurity Architecture Team focused on helping design and mature, innovative and cutting edge secure architecture capabilities. S/he will work with Product Managers to build strategic direction of multiple products and domain. S/he will be responsible for identifying business use cases for proposed capabilities and developing the value proposition for new products and capabilities.

Skills:

The ideal candidate will have business acumen, a sound understanding of the Cybersecurity with the ability to think, operate and balance priorities in extreme dimensionsstrategic and tactical, long-term and near-term The Architect will provide technical leadership for Application Security Product domain and must be able to solve complex security problems. This individual will be expected to work closely with management to build strategy, work closely with Cybersecurity engineering/delivery teams, users of Cybersecurity technologies, enterprise architects, developers and operators as well as business users to champion and help deliver and mature security solutions and services. As a Principal Cybersecurity Architect you may work on solutions that range from protecting our web properties via various commercial products to helping developers build secure application. You will threat model and drive requirements into reusable enterprise solutions. The Principal Cybersecurity Architect will proactively keep abreast of evolving technology landscape and business transformational practices as well as analyze threat landscape. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is a self-starter, assertive, team player, loves to solve problems and enable secure business practices.

Qualifications:

  • B.S in Mathematics, Computer Science or relevant field with 3+ years’ experience in Cyber-security
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; able to quickly digest any issue/problem encountered and recommend an appropriate solution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to author and present materials ranging from detailed technical specifications to high-level executive presentations
  • Ability to manage multiple deliverables and in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in building road maps, reference architectures, patterns, threat models, planning and managing work via standards and procedures
  • Have experience with SSDLC practices in DevOps, CI/CD environment is preferred
  • Ability to script/code (Python, Java, etc.) with previous experience as senior developer/architect preferred
  • Experience with multiple security technologies such as Cryptography Modules, Key and Credential Vault, Web Application Firewalls, Code Analysis Tools, Bot Mitigation, etc.
  • Experience or knowledge of Active Directory, LDAP, PKI, Cloud Provider IAM, OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML
  • Experience or knowledge of applying risk management concepts is preferred
  • Experience working with or strong knowledge of cloud based services including SaaS, PaaS (e.g. Kubernetes), IaaS(e.g. AWS, GCP) and understanding of effectively enabling business while securing these environments is a preferred
  • Knowledge payment compliance and standards (PCI DSS, FFIEC, NIST Security Standards and Frameworks) is a preferred
  • Industry certification such as CISSP, CISM, GIAC is preferred

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.

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Our headquarters is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we also have a downtown Chicago office which is known as the“The 606”.

An Insider's view of Discover Financial Services

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

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What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

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How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

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What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

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SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

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What are Discover Financial Services Perks + Benefits

Discover Financial Services Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers.Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
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Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
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When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
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Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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