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Information Security Architect

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

Company: Grainger Businesses


Primary Function:


The Security Architect serves as the senior most expert within the Information Security discipline.  Unlike traditional security functions, the Security Architect demonstrates a firm competence in the ability to evaluate security strengths and weaknesses across the broader enterprise, aligning to risk appetite, business requirements, and security control objectives. 


Principal Duties & Responsibilities: 


  • Security Consultation: Represent Information Security for IT projects and solutions
  • Security analysis and guidance: Work with Architects and Infosec members to continuously benchmark company security posture, capability, and maturity against Industry benchmarks.
  • Security Standards and Solutions; working with Architects and SMEs, establish security standards to prevent later re-work while driving maturity, efficiency, and effectiveness.


Preferred Education & Experience: 


  • Demonstrated experience in driving security maturity, effectiveness, automations, standardization, and efficiency across the technology environment.
  • 9+ years of IT Security Experience. Industry certifications are highly desired (i.e. CISSP, CCSP, CISSP / CCSK, or other vendor-specific offerings) 
  • Highly technical and analytical expertise, with a proven background in security technology design. This individual must be comfortable providing metrics, 
  • analysis, and quantitative/qualitative evidence.
  • Cloud security expertise across leading cloud providers such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud
  • Understanding of containers (e.g., Docker) and container orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker Swarm, Kubernetes), and microservices architecture
  • Understanding of CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, and other Infrastructure as Code solutions.
  • Comprehensive experience in security tools and services (Vulnerability Management, platform, cloud, infrastructure, etc)
  • Proficiency in frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK
  • Understand OIDC/OAuth/SAML architecture and use patterns.
  • Experience or background in NIST, ISO27001, NICE or other security-related control framework.
  • Capable of scripting in Python, Bash, Perl or Powershell ideal.






Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.