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TIAA Lead Info Security Architect in Chicago, Illinois

The Senior Information Security Architect reviews information security architecture, while ensuring consistent and effective information security administration procedures and processes. Working under limited supervision, this job oversees security configuration and the installation of security services, along with helping to design security models and craft the overall information technology (IT) vision within the organization.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Reviews the design and development of security models, along with establishing the procedures and guidelines for hardware, software and network security that support information security policies.

  • Overseeing security awareness programs; educating and communicating to staff about information security polices, procedures, and practices.

  • Crafts the organizational technology vision and information security principles and standards to ensure that the information security needs of the business are met.

  • Reviews and implements the design for security solutions and champions them through the architectural portions of the software development life cycle process.

  • Advises the selection decisions of security tools for use by various security teams and in the architecture review as the voice of security in the governance of the software development process as it relates to architectural elements.

  • Serves as an internal information security consultant on the standards, complex issues and best practices to the organization.

  • Coaches and delegates work to lower level professionals to ensure high-quality and timely completion of projects while managing select projects and processes.

Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) Preferred

Work Experience

  • 5+ Years Required; 7+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level


Required Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of experience in Information Technology

  • 2 or more years of experience in Cybersecurity

  • 2 or more years of experience with IT Architecture​​

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with risk modeling tools and methodologies

  • Knowledge of various architecture frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, etc.)

  • General information security certification (e.g., CISSP, CISM, etc.)

  • Technical information security certification (e.g., CCNP, MCSE, MCITP/MCTS, etc.)

  • Experience working with Cloud technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure)

  • Knowledge of modern enterprise and security architectures, their challenges, common approaches to overcome their challenges, and their inherent security strengths and weaknesses

  • Knowledge of various platform security tools (e.g., AV, HIPS, firewalls, DLP, etc.)

  • Knowledge of various network security tools (e.g., firewalls, NIPS, WIPS, VPN, DLP, etc.)

  • Knowledge of various database security tools (e.g., activity monitoring, etc.)

  • Experience working in an Agile environment


Potential Salary: $143,900.00 USD

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).

Company Overview

TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

COVID-19 Vaccination

TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

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