Cybersecurity Solutions Architect

Overview

This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

For more information about Express, Inc. please visit www.express.com.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced Cybersecurity Architect to lead the overall planning, designing, and implementing of security capabilities and controls within the company. The successful candidate will be instrumental in identifying and addressing security risks throughout our technology lifecycle. The selected candidate will extensively collaborate with enterprise and solutions architects to promote a security and risk-based mindset through all technology initiatives. This candidate will have deep technical expertise as well as an understanding of business/technology requirements. This position can be a remote opportunity with occasional travel to headquarters as needed. This is a significant initiative for our Cybersecurity Department and this role will have the opportunity to positively influence company-wide technology efforts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as the company's lead security architect with responsibility for designing and leading security assessments on company applications/infrastructure, and providing recommendations on effective countermeasures
• Engage enterprise and solutions architects - and other relevant stakeholders - on embedding security controls throughout the technology lifecycle
• Develop strategies and security standards for on-prem, cloud, and mobile solutions
• Identify, research, select, and implement solutions that can positively impact our security maturity
• Establish security requirements for all IT assets, such as firewalls, VPNs, LANs, WANs, etc.
• Collaborate with stakeholders to assess security risks and mitigation strategies for business initiatives
• Coordinate with other members of the Cybersecurity Department to address security risks
• Understand stakeholders' business initiatives to help forecast the security resources needed to accomplish organizational goals

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

• 10 years or more experience as a cybersecurity engineer/architect
• Extensive experience working with cross-functional teams to address security and business needs
• Experience implementing effective security strategies and standards to on-prem and cloud technologies
• Experience instilling security standards into all parts of the DevOps and technology lifecycle
• Knowledge of leading EDR, IAM, network security, cloud security, and anti-phishing solutions
• Successful engagements with vendors to address security and technology needs. This includes collaborating with vendors from the initial requirements phase to final implementation
• Background creating security architecture standards, policies, and procedures to guide technology initiatives
• Understanding of vendor management, departmental budgets, and forecasting
• Relevant cybersecurity certificates (e.g. CISSP) are preferred

CRITICAL SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

• Possesses and demonstrates curiosity
• Ability to proactively identify opportunities for process and efficiency improvements
• Demonstrates excellent communication skills to both technical and non-technical personnel
• Ability to clearly articulate and drive alignment across multiple teams and departments
• Ability to create and describe project estimations with assumptions and risks
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple responsibilities
• Executes with limited to no supervision; self-motivated and self-directed

Closing

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

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