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Senior Security Architect

Company: MIDCONTINENT INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR INC
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Location: REMOTE with 25% travel or office locations in Carmel, Indiana; Eagan, Minnesota; Little Rock, ArkansasMISO's Security Architect will build security architecture for business solutions that ensure the reliability of the energy grid for 45 million people. You share a passion for security, risk, compliance, and securing systems in an environment that fosters cloud architectures, agile processes, and modernizing technologies. The ideal candidate enjoys driving standardization, security standard methodologies, evaluations, and problem-solving through collaborating with other teams and thrives working in a multifaceted environment!MISO's Security Architect is encouraged to advocate for security requirements and objectives while ensuring that security architectures and practices do not impede the needs of the business. Specifically, the security architect will serve as a technical sounding board for the Technology Advisory Group (TAG), Cloud Community of Excellence (CCOE), CISO's interaction with service line (SL) constituencies at MISO, and other groups that require security advisory services. This individual will evaluate new services, vendors, applications, and security tools, among other items, from a technical perspective, and translate the risk characteristics of these activities and functions into enterprise risk terms that the CISO can communicate to colleagues in the organization.As our Enterprise Security Architect, you will:

  • Collaborate with business and technology partners across MISO to conceptualize to-be architecture designs that achieve desired trade-offs across technology strategy, business goals, and security outcomes
  • Develops pragmatic security strategy plans and roadmaps based on sound enterprise architecture practice
  • Develop and maintain security architectures in alignment with the Reference Architectures
  • Determines baseline security configuration standards for cloud, on-prem, operating systems (e.g., OS hardening), network segmentation, and identity and access management (IAM)
  • Understand security threat vectors of various solution architectures
  • Lend insights to the practices, technologies, and procedures for security best practices and security architecturesWe are looking for:
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience, with 7-10 years of security experience, and 3+ years of Security Architecture experience
    • Direct, hands-on experience or a solid grasp of leading security infrastructure - e.g. firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), web application firewalls (WAF), endpoint protection; SIEM and log management technology
    • Deep knowledge of Security Frameworks (NIST 800-53, ISO 27002, COBIT)
    • Familiarity with Cloud Security Frameworks (i.e. FedRAMP, Cloud Control Matrix)
    • Risk modeling methods (CIA, FIPS 199)
    • Solid understanding of application threats and their mitigations
    • Extensive knowledge of security assessment methods and techniques
    • Relevant technical and/or architecture certifications are preferred (TOGAF, CISSIP, AWS, Azure, etc.)Appropriate level will be determined based upon experience and knowledge.Transformative innovation is happening in the electric industry from digitalizing homes and distributed resources, to renewable energy and a constantly evolving grid. MISO manages the electricity superhighway in the Central U.S. and through the use of groundbreaking research and sophisticated technology, our highly skilled employees ensure power flows reliably to 42 million Americans. Operating the electricity grid, running a robust energy market, planning for a bright future - it's what our immensely hard-working and dedicated team does every day.We are proud to offer #workfromhome options to our employees. MISO offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package available on your first day of employment. #hiringMISO Energy
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