Principal Cybersecurity IAM Architect at Discover

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Discover. A brighter future.

With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.

Job Description  

We are looking for progressive minded, innovative Principal Cybersecurity IAM Architect, who can whiteboard a solution, and possess strong engineering skills to help deliver business outcomes. The Principal Cybersecurity IAM Architect will be part of the Cybersecurity Architecture Team focused on helping design and mature, innovative and cutting edge security architecture capabilities and build-in practical security in enterprise initiatives. As a Principal Cybersecurity Architect you will provide technical thought leadership for Identity and Access Management product domain, assist with vision and strategy and is expected to solve complex security problems. You will be integral in ensuring security is designed and integrated into hybrid cloud services, aligning business needs with technology and doing so in a manner which ensures security is built-in. You will participate in the decision-making processes related to particular security domain and relevant cloud services, have an opportunity to influence implementation of sound architectural and engineering principles and best practices. S/he will be responsible for identifying business use cases for technical capabilities, reducing technical debt, leading and conducting hands-on evaluations and developing value proposition for new products and services. You will lead initiatives designed to share knowledge across teams. S/he will act as the ambassador and technical representative for Cybersecurity while engaging with other technical leaders throughout organization to design and implement digital transformational solutions.

This individual will be expected to work closely with Cybersecurity Product Managers, Product Owner, Engineers, and users of Cybersecurity technologies, Domain Architects, Software Engineers as well as business users to champion and help deliver and mature security posture. The ideal candidate will have also have business acumen, a sound understanding of the risk management practices with the ability to think, operate and balance priorities in extreme dimensions—strategic and tactical, long-term and near-term. This individual will also be a strong proponent and practitioner of infrastructure as code practices.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is a self-starter, strong proponent of building in user experience in IAM designs, results oriented, loves to solve problems, and loves to enable secure business practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the principal advisor to upper management in Cybersecurity matters, and protection, detection and threat prevention capabilities. Creates Cybersecurity architecture strategy in alignment with business and technology objectives.
  • Provides oversight and technical leadership across all Cybersecurity functional domains to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all systems. Articulate cybersecurity architecture vision, security strategies and risk implications to key stakeholders to guide leadership decision-making
  • Researches, designs and integrates new cybersecurity solutions, and determine scope, legal and criticality impact in the environment
  • Validates and certifies current and future state architectural models to assess potential impact across all enterprise systems.
  • Works closely with management and the engineering groups to define the strategic direction of the department and promote resilient engineering and data analytics practices
  • Oversees Cybersecurity engineering projects, initiatives and analytics to ensure complete and timely delivery of key department objectives .
  • Provides guidance and advocacy regarding project prioritization and technology investment direction for Cybersecurity.
  • Provides guidance and advocacy regarding project prioritization and technology investment direction for Cybersecurity.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with management, peers, project managers and internal customers.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of engineering next-gen designs, and security trends and threats. Prepares reports, technical presentation and analytics visualization for management decision-making. Resolves and remediates security issues and/or vulnerabilities. Ensure compliance to audit, regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Sets direction, organizes and enable collaboration across cross-functional departments. Provides strong leadership and direction to team members. Coaches and mentors other professional staff members.

     

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 8+ years of experience in information security or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in information security, information technology, or related field
  • Strong designing and engineering several of the following modern hybrid-cloud based Identity and Access Management solutions covering Identity and Directory Services, Privileged Access Management, Identity Lifecycle, Identity Governance, Multi-Factor Authentication, Credential Management, etc.
  • Strong experience with several authentication and directory services protocols (e.g. FIDO, OIDC, SAML, LDAP/HDAP, ADFS).
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; able to quickly digest any issue/problem encountered and recommend an appropriate solution.
  • Possess ability to envision IAM capabilities needed based on business drivers and capabilities gaps.
  • Have experience working in DevOps environment, automation first mindset, ability to script/code in Python or similar languages and familiarity working with APIs.
  • Experience in executing Zero Trust Authentication strategies.
  • Have strong knowledge of IAM capabilities in AWS, GCP, and Azure.
  • Have experience of building current and future state architectures, threat models, leveraging agile methodologies.
  • Knowledge of container platforms and service mesh.
  • Knowledge payment services compliance and cyber security frameworks (NIST SP800-63, PCI DSS).

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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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We're headquartered in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and have a downtown Chicago office known as “The 606.”

An Insider's view of Discover

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

Hiba

AWS Cloud Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Platform

How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

George

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

Kumar

SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

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What are Discover Perks + Benefits

Discover Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers. Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

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Discover’s business is built on helping people, and we invest in the community (Blessing Backpacks, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Sisters) to demonstrate our commitment to a brighter future.
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
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Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
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Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
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Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
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You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
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Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
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The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
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Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
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Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
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