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State of Massachusetts Security Architect in Boston, Massachusetts

Overview A&F IT is a unit under the Executive Office for Administration & Finance (A&F) and is overseen by the A&F IT Chief Information Officer (A&F CIO). A&F IT is comprised of over 200 employees working on IT systems and applications for 22 various A&F agencies, to include the Department of Revenue (DOR) which manages Commonwealth taxes and child support. A&F IT is looking to fill the role of Security Architect that will report directly to the A&F IT Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). The Security Architect is responsible for providing designing, building and driving aspects of the information security program. The successful candidate will work closely with a broad range of constituents, serving as a security subject matter expert on various projects. The successful candidate will be part of team responsible for enhancing the maturity and effectiveness of the DOR Information Security program and adapting it for broader applicability to A&F IT. The Security Architect will report to the CISO and have no direct reports. Duties and Responsibilities The successful candidate will be responsible for: * Providing cybersecurity oversight and consultation to projects and control changes; * Driving enhancements to the A&F IT and DOR Information Security Program; * Designing, building and executing components of the program; * Facilitating and supporting security incident response; * Supporting end-user training and awareness; * Ensuring operating environments are secure in accordance with regulatory requirements and best practices; * Conducting control effectiveness testing; * Defining Information Security Policies and Standards. The successful candidate must have: * Deep technical information security expertise; * A thorough understanding of threat tactics, techniques and procedures; * Solid experience with successful implementations of information security related programs; * Broad knowledge of the full spectrum of information security controls; * Experience working with NIST 800-53; * Knowledge of best practices and IT security operations; * Ability to communicate with staff and leadership to understand business needs, technology capabilities and limitations, and build consensus on solution design. This individual must have: * Excellent written and verbal communication skills; * Exceptional attention to detail; * Interest in and ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of people; * Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask; * Great problem-solving and decision-making skills; * Skilled in the use of office equipment and technology for the job, including technology critical for remote work (e.g., Zoom, Outlook Calendar, Teams, etc.); * Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; * Ability to be discrete and keep sensitive information confidential. This position is assigned to A&F IT CISO, located at 1 Ashburton Place, Boston and MITC, 200 Arlington Street, Chelsea, Massachusetts. This individual will work on site and remotely (as approved by their supervisor). First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Please see Preferred Qualifications. Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Information Systems and Technology* *Organization: Exec Office of Administration and Finance *Title: *Security Architect Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place Requisition ID: 210008P4