Senior Cyber Security Architect II (Remote US Location)

Website Staples

Staples is business to business. You’re what binds us together.

At Staples our Digital Solutions team is more than a traditional IT organization. We are a team of passionate, collaborative, Agile, inventive, customer-centric, results-oriented problem solvers. We are intellectually curious, love advancements in technology and seek to adapt technologies to drive Staples forward. We anticipate the needs of our customers and business partners, and deliver reliable, customer-centric technology services. If you want to be on the front lines, driving one of the greatest technology transformations of the 21st Century, you should join our team!

Staples’ Cyber Security team is a collaborative partner and revenue accelerator for Staples. We combine our unique expertise and knowledge of the business with innovative technology and risk-based, customer-focused solutions to protect our infrastructure and secure our assets.

What you’ll be doing:

Responsible for designing and implementing information systems that will adequately support the cyber security of the organization. Analyzes system requirements and defines system architecture that will meet business needs, including server infrastructure, capacity planning, storage requirements, and networking protocols. Ensures that architecture project roll-outs meet security standards and be effectively integrated with current applications. Works on the largest and most complex infrastructure architecture projects. Works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. Works autonomously. Goals are generally communicated in solution or project goal terms. May provide a leadership role for the work group through knowledge in the area of specialization.

What you bring to the table:

Designs and oversees implementation of enterprise information security architectures and solutions
Recommends modifications to application development, database design, networking, or infrastructure architecture with the goal of complying with internal information security policies and standards
Monitors emerging products, technologies, or best practices that will improve security for the organization and its stakeholders
Assists senior leadership in the development of security policies, standards, and strategies
Performs or participates in security audits, identifies security gaps, and develops and implements risk mitigation solutions
Possesses expert knowledge of subject matter
Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to junior associates
Typically reports to a department head or manager
Competencies: Ability to work as part of a team. Customer/client orientation. Problem/situation analysis. Technical expertise. Computer skills. Detail oriented. Project management skills
Ability to execute analytical problem decomposition and solution design
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to influence and educate application development teams, product management, and leadership

Qualifications – External
What’s needed- Basic Qualifications

10+ years strong development and architecture background
Experience developing web/mobile applications using common web technologies (Java, Javascript)
Expert in application security and secure coding practices
Experience working with Agile development methodologies
What’s needed- Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors Degree
We Offer:

This role can work virtually
Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups and resources such as the Social Justice Resource Center
Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule (7 observed paid holidays), Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more!

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