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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Enterprise Architect, Information Security in Boston, Massachusetts

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This senior security technologist will provide oversight, leadership and guidance to the BCBSMA Information Security Team. He / She will be responsible for the envisioning and realization of our enterprise security architecture. This person will need a wide range of experience in the security domains of Security Operations, Risk, Compliance and Identity Management and the tools and philosophical approaches associated with each. He/She will be a subject matter expert for all aspects of the Information Security Program and be a leader on the Architecture Review Board, ensuring initiatives introduced meet business objectives and are aligned with our security architecture. This will also be required to act as a change agent within the department and throughout BCBSMA by continually implementing industry standards and best practices. Contributes to security architecture and business strategic planning by providing objective feedback, insight, and recommendations. Actively contributes to staff development and internal departmental process improvement, acting as a role model and mentor to colleagues.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Member of Architecture Review Board, weighing in on new products and initiatives.

  • Reviews technology and security projects, making recommendations with regard to product selection, configuration and design.

  • Remains informed and intimate with current technology solution trends and approaches.

  • Remains informed and intimate with current threat landscape and how it impacts our enterprise current state.

  • Acts as a point of escalation to individual contributors and Information Security leadership team.

  • Delivers dashboards and reports to a wide audience demonstrating our current program state and adherence to framework standards.

  • Understands current enterprise technology architecture and business processes with the goal of addressing issues and providing an informed opinion to leadership teams.

  • Use the information generated by our governance tools to assist in driving awareness and change to stakeholders.

  • Provide guidance and requirements to Information Security technology teams with the goal of defining standard processes, documentation, key controls to monitor and metrics to gauge effectiveness.

  • Prepares, evaluates and presents security solutions and recommendations to senior leaders.

  • Recommends, coordinates and implements technical controls to ensure policies and processes are performing as intended.

  • Assist in Business Needs Assessments and feasibility studies establishing clear program and associated IT information security program goals

  • Act as an Information Security gatekeeper for enterprise projects and proposed changes.

Key Competencies

  • Technically competent

  • Deep understanding of information security frameworks, security operations, standard IT processes and challenges.

  • Intimate with technical security solutions, their common uses and capabilities.

  • Adaptability & Growth

  • Adapts leadership work style to fit environment needs.

  • Develops and demonstrates intimacy and understanding of the BCBSMA environment.

  • Capable of working with others to follow through on cross-functional tasks.

  • Analyzing Needs & Proposing Solutions

  • Owns problems and solutions as a creative problem solver.

  • Considers the implications of the recommended solution in light of the culture and context of BCBSMA.

  • Creative designer of enterprise grade solutions with standard architectural approaches.

  • Fostering Teamwork & Collaboration

  • Seeks and develops suggestions from others, drives partnering relationships.

  • Uses appropriate influencing techniques to gain genuine agreement.

  • Building Trust

  • Understands and represents multiple perspectives so that others understand positions and policies.

  • Acts as champion for the perspectives of different partners even in the face of resistance.

  • Effective change agent and serves as a role model for others.

  • Communicating Effectively

  • Overall effective communication skills providing a crisp, concise message, specifically tailored for the intended audience to maximize impact and drive change.

  • Recognized as business unit expert in external communication, serves as a role model for others.

  • Effective skills in influencing & negotiating.

  • Able to advocate for effective solutions while acknowledging diverse viewpoints.

  • Acting with Urgency

  • Regularly takes actions that go beyond requirements to achieve objectives

  • Provides leadership and direction for project execution

  • Provides expertise to identify potential problems and executes adjustments to project timelines, tasks and resources allocation as required.

  • Leadership Responsibilities

  • Works cross functionally to facilitate and organize actions to meet division and corporate goals.

  • Assumes a lead role in collaborating to influence actions and decisions to positively impact business and financial results.

  • Supports development and implementation of sound business initiatives across the division and BCBSMA.

  • Champions process improvements fostering ownership and empowerment across the project teams, IT and the organization.

Background and Experience

  • BS in Technology or Computer Science (Master’s Degree preferred) related field with 7+ years of experience required.

  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification required.

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification preferred.

  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification preferred.

  • Other Information Security and Risk certifications considered.

  • Expert knowledge in operating within a standard industry recognized framework.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience managing a security engineering or security operations team in a large, complex enterprise.

Experience in the role of enterprise or security architect, delivering effective solutions in a large, complex enterprise.

LocationBoston, HinghamTime TypeFull time

Voted as the highest in member satisfaction among Massachusetts commercial health plans by JD Power, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We have been a market leader for over 75 years, and are consistently ranked among the nation's best health plans. Our daily efforts are dedicated to effectively serving our 2.8 million members, and consistently offering security, stability, and peace of mind to both our members and associates.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. We are dedicated to creating a refreshing and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path. We take pride in our diverse, community-centric, wellness-focused culture and believe every member of our team deserves to enjoy a positive work-life balance.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's legal duty to furnish information.