Share this Job
Apply now »

Lead Information Security Enterprise Architect


We are Farmers!

Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world.

Job Summary

Designs and develops IT architecture strategy, standards and roadmap while creating architecture delivery (integrated process, applications, data and technology) in alignment with Enterprise architecture vision and direction. Regarded as the technical expert in Enterprise Architecture within the organization. Requires in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in Enterprise Architecture and broad knowledge of other related field within the business unit/function. Anticipates business and regulatory issues; recommends product, process or service improvements.

Essential Job Functions

•    Partner closely with infrastructure, integration, and application architect peers to design, build and implement enterprise-class security solutions for a nationwide production environment, spanning both on-premise data centers and multiple cloud platforms
•    Design the key security components of an application migration pipeline from on-premise to cloud, ensuring that workloads are scanned, redesigned, or sandboxed as needed to meet security and compliance guidelines
•    Lead the organization from a strategic perspective by defining and ensure enforcement of security standards, patterns, and frameworks which align to overall business and technology strategy
•    Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats, and design security architecture elements and artifacts to mitigate threats as they emerge
•    Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements
•    Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures, and recommend changes or enhancements to align to both industry and business standards

Physical Actions

Sits or stands for extended periods of time, up to a full work shift. Occasionally reaches overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping. Occasionally moves, lifts, carries, and places objects and supplies weighing 0-10 pounds without assistance. Listens to, interprets, and differentiates auditory information (e.g. others speaking) at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Visually verifies and reads information. Visually locates material, resources and other objects. Ability to operate a computer for extended periods of time, up to a full work shift. Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate keyboard and other office equipment up to a full work shift.

Physical Environment

This position operates in an open office working environment which will include normal and customary distractions, noise, and interruptions.

Education Requirements

•    One or more of the following
o    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
o    Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
o    Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
o    Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
o    Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP)
•    Bachelor’s Degree Required

Experience Requirements

8 years relevant experience in Enterprise Architecture required.

Special Skill Requirement

Key technical skills include five or more years’ experience in:
•    Security architecture, demonstrating solutions delivery, principles, and emerging technologies
•    Designing and implementing security solutions which includes continuous monitoring and making improvements to those solutions, working with the Farmers Information Security team.
•    Consulting and engineering in the development and design of security best practices and implementation of solid security principles across the organization, to meet business goals along with customer and regulatory requirements
•    Security considerations of cloud computing which includes data breaches, authentication, account hijacking, malicious actors, third parties, APTs, data loss, and DoS attacks
•    Identity and access management (IAM) – the framework of security policies and technologies that limit and track the access of those in an organization to sensitive technology resources.
•    Conducting software security testing and the ability to conduct protocol, application, authentication, and malware analysis
•    Experience with ethical hacking and penetration testing, networking protocols, application, and infrastructure architectures
•    NIST, ISO27001, COBIT, PCI, NACHA, and COSO frameworks and standards

Additional Qualification

•    Exceptional communication skills with diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
•    Strong leadership, project, and team-building skills, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives in multiple departments
•    Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects
•    The ability to be the enterprise security subject matter expert who can explain technical topics to those without a technical background

Job Location(s): US - MI - Caledonia, US - AZ - Phoenix, US - CA - Woodland Hills, US - MI - Grand Rapids, US - OK - Oklahoma City, US - RW - Remote Work - Farmers, US - TX - Austin

Want to learn more about our culture & opportunities? Check out farmers.com/careers and be sure to follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn!

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

Apply now »