MassMutual Financial Group Security Solutions Strategist Architect in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Position Summary:

The Security Solutions Strategist will work as part of the Program Office of the CISO within Enterprise Information Risk Management. Accountable for constructing sound, pragmatic and contemporary Security technology solutions for current and emergent business needs within the context of, and in order to advance, the conformance to established information security policy and standards. At a broader level the Security Solution Strategist is involved in defining a security technology capability and/or solution roadmap and facilitating the implantation of this roadmap. The Security Solution Strategist works with the Enterprise and Solutions Architects, BISOs and EIRM Global Business leads for strategic direction (both conforming to, and helping to define) and plays a key role as a growth/innovation driver and advocate for good design where: The work focuses on the overall architecture, design, build, and integration of security solutions or platforms spanning multiple security / technical and/or business capability domains with cost / strategic implications as a primary driver.


  • Develop and maintain an information security technology strategy and roadmap in collaboration with Enterprise Architecture, including cost estimates, in response to information risk and security requirements and business strategies and requirements. Conducts enterprise security and vulnerability analyses and threat assessments as part of the Information Risk Management lifecycle. Collects, analyzes, and summarizes information risk & security data and trends. Informs the evolution of non-functional security requirements and control procedures in line with policies & standards and line of business objectives.

  • Plans security systems and controls by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related security and network devices; designs public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards.

  • Implements security systems by specifying intrusion detection methodologies and equipment; directing equipment and software installation and calibration; preparing preventive and reactive measures; creating, transmitting, and maintaining keys; providing technical support; completing documentation.

  • Partners with Business Information Risk Officers, Business leads and Technology work Cells to verify security technology implementation and quality assurance – Includes creation and execution of test scripts and prepares system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

  • Enhances security team accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.

  • Updates job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging security practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Eight years of experience in information security systems architecture, controls design and implementation.

  • Strong subject matter expertise with industry standard information security authoritative sources e.g. COBIT, ISO , NIST and associated architecture control and design methodologies

  • Has a deep understanding of Information security for computing platforms

  • Ability to deal with the ambiguity associated with working in a fast paced and changing environment

  • Demonstrated success with developing a risk-aware culture through partnership with peer technology teams and supported LOB(s)

  • Proficient problem-solving skills using data analytics and risk quantification – FAIR risk analysis experience or equivalent preferred

  • Demonstrated success in guiding, and influencing sound risk and security remediation strategies aligned with core business objectives and risk appetite

  • Strong leadership qualities and business acumen able to deal with all levels of the organization

  • Sound business judgment and decision making skills

  • Able to drive and influence organizational change

  • Strong communication an interpersonal skills

  • Strong collaboration skills

  • Energetic self-starter

  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future

  • Information security engineering and architecture a plus

  • Experience or knowledge in life insurance and/or financial services products and services

  • Ability to translate information security and technical controls into Business terms that are easily understood

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in information security/technology or associated discipline and CISSP required; Preferable Certifications: CRISC

  • Minimal Travel

  • Work in Springfield/Enfield Office/ Boston Office

  • Flexible work arrangement is an option

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