IT LEAD ENGINEER - APPLICATION SECURITY

| West Suburbs

The Ulta Beauty IT Risk Management team is looking for an Application Security Engineer.  This position is accountable for supporting security-related aspects of IT applications and infrastructure, with an emphasis on the BI Reporting platforms. This position interfaces with associates at varying levels of the organization and works closely with project managers and Application Development / Infrastructure / Operations personnel.  The overall mission of the ITRM Security Engineer is to ensure ULTA’s IT environment is protected against internal and external threats and in compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and all applicable state and federal privacy laws and regulations. 

REQUIRED JOB SKILLS

  • Security Administration - Monitors the application and compliance of security administration procedures and reviews information systems for actual or potential breaches in security. Ensures that all identified breaches in security are promptly and thoroughly investigated and that any system changes required to maintain security are implemented. Ensures that security records are accurate and complete and that requests for support are dealt with according to set standards and procedures. Contributes to the creation and maintenance of policy, standards, procedures and documentation for security.
  • Business Process Improvement: Analyzes business processes; evaluates alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches, typically seeking to exploit technology components. Evaluates the financial, cultural, technological, organizational and environmental factors which must be addressed in the change program. Develops business requirements for the implementation of significant changes in organizational mission, business functions and process, organizational roles and responsibilities, and scope or nature of service delivery.
  • IT Governance – Understands relevant standards and the principles embedded within them. Evaluates new business proposals and provides specialist advice on compliance issues.
  • Research - Leverages resources to gain an up-to-date knowledge of any relevant technology and security vulnerabilities.
  • Data Analysis:  Reviews and investigates corporate data requirements, and undertakes data analysis, data modelling and quality assurance techniques, to establish, modify or maintain data structures and their associated components.
  • Information Management:  Ensures that the business processes and information required to support the organization are defined and devises appropriate standards, processes and data architectures. Evaluates the impact of any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations on the organization's use of information and develops strategies for compliance. 
  • Problem Management: Ensures that appropriate action is taken to anticipate, investigate and resolve problems in systems and services. Ensures that such problems are fully documented within the relevant reporting system(s).  Leads the development of problem solutions. Coordinates the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures. Evaluates patterns and trends.
  • Relationship Management: Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans.  Negotiates with stakeholders at senior levels and ensures that organizational policy and strategies are adhered to. Uses feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management. Contributes to the development and enhancement of customer and stakeholder relationships.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (*Essential Functions)

  1. Responsible for all Ulta Beauty application security including user and role management with an emphasis on SAP BI Hana, Hana Database SQL Modeler and BI Cloud experience
  2. Provide input to Architect to designing highly available and scalable systems on cloud platforms
  3. Develop automation and processes to quickly and rapidly deploy, manage, configure, secure and scale cloud-based systems and stacks
  4. Implement methodologies and systems to automate and support application deployments
  5. Administer security requests for internal applications such as SAP ECC, PI, BI, BOBJ, CPI, S/4 Hana, Fiori, SuccessFactors, Hana database security and IBM OMS.
  6. Manages SAP GRC system configuration, workflow, emergency access management, User Access Reviews as well as other functions within the SAP GRC module.
  7. Participates in security design and development for projects for all applications.
  8. Identifies process improvement opportunities to streamline application security and contribute to developing a Role Based Access Control model.
  9. Ensure application role management meet Segregation of Duties and SoX compliance requirements.  
  10. Maintains and enforces security policies and standards
  11. Participates and contributes to information security-related internal / external audits
  12. Performs other duties as assigned

 


Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (or equivalent work experience)
  2. Minimum of ten+ years’ experience in a technology position with a broad knowledge of IT hardware and software, within an SAP environment.
  3. Minimum of five years’ experience in SAP BI/Hana and Hana database security administration
  4. Experience in SAP HANA Security Studio/Eclipse
  5. Knowledgeable as to IT security concepts, compliance, principles and tools
  6. Ability to understand business needs; ability to establish and maintain a high level of business partner trust and confidence in ITRM’s concern for end users and other stakeholders
  7. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both business and technical information
  8. Ability to follow-up, follow through and deliver timely results
  9. Retail industry experience preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Fast-paced, dynamic environment with new tasks changing daily/weekly
  • Dependability is essential
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Location

Our satellite campus is in Chicago at 120 S. Riverside Plaza with 100 workstations & conference rooms which associates can reserve.

An Insider's view of Ulta Beauty

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Ulta’s workplace has dashes of colors, roomy cubicles, tastefully done décor, and desk drops of free products. Being in the IT side @Ulta, it also enables me to work on new technologies and learn new things almost daily. We also believe in open and honest communication amongst various teams. Our management also encourages these traits.

Sampath

Lead Analyst - IT Merchandising

What projects are you most excited about?

Since I joined Ulta as Lead IT Analyst for QA Team, I have been part of great expansion initiatives like opening 3 new DCs, new stores in Hawaii, and now excited to be part of opening a Fast Fulfillment Center in Florida!
These complex projects have strengthened my leadership skills and allowed me to be critical part of Ulta’s impressive growth!

Anita

Lead IT Analyst - Supply Chain

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Ulta Beauty 14 yrs ago as an IT Assoc. supporting all technologies in the store. Having worked on several large projects, it allowed me to progress my career from Developer to Enterprise Architect. Ulta Beauty has provided opportunities for career development and advancement; it’s up to the individual that determines how far you go.

Derek

IT Architect, Enterprise Architecture

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Ulta empowers its leadership and associates to question the norm and constantly improve. In IT specifically, we leverage and utilize the emerging technologies to meet business needs. Ulta’s leadership understands that technology satisfies the needs of our guests and gives us a competitive advantage.

Tony

Senior Director, IT Data Center & Infrastructure

How does the company support your career growth?

My firm and team understand the importance in giving employees the chance to take initiative & lead projects or improvements. Providing these opportunities not only empowers us to develop our skill sets and push boundaries but also fosters continuous innovation at Ulta.

Heather

Lead IT Risk Assessment Analyst

What are Ulta Beauty Perks + Benefits

Ulta Beauty Benefits Overview

Being rewarded for your hard work never goes out of style. With a number of options to choose from, you can select benefits that meet the needs of you and your family. And benefits begin on your first day of active employment.

In addition to the competitive benefits outlined, we also have a generous Associate Discount of 25% off on retail products and 50% off on salon services.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Ulta Beauty partners with After School Matters and Skills for Chicagoland's Future.
Partners with Nonprofits
Ulta Beauty is proud to partner with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress for Success and Save the Children through the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation.
Intracompany committees
Ulta Beauty has a variety of Corporate Associate groups, such as the Ulta Green Group.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Ulta Beauty is committed to ensuring our "Champion Diversity" value and "Inclusion" competency are part of who we are and the decisions we make.
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Ulta Beauty associates can contribute up to the IRS limits of $2,700 annually to their Health Care FSA and up to $5,000 to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
All benefit-eligible associates are provided with company paid short-term disability & long-term disability insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental critical illness and accident coverage.
Dental Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers dental insurance to eligible associates and their dependents.
Vision Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers voluntary vision insurance.
Health Insurance Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers health insurance to eligible associates and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Ulta Beauty provides all benefit-eligible associates with company paid basic life insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental term life insurance and supplemental AD&D insurance.
Pet Insurance
Ulta Beauty offers voluntary pet insurance.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Ulta Beauty associates can save for their retirement by participating in the 401(k) plan administered by Fidelity, following 60 days of service.
401(K) Matching
Ulta Beauty matches 100% of the first 3% and 50% of the next 2% of eligible compensation deferred and is 100% vested immediately.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth parent and provide 2 weeks of paid leave for the non-birth parent.
Flexible Work Schedule
Ulta Beauty provides associates with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and summer hours.
Family Medical Leave
All Ulta Beauty associates are eligible to apply for a leave of absence, which will be reviewed for any federal (FMLA) or state protected leave eligibility.
Adoption Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides adoption assistance reimbursement and paid-time off.
Company sponsored family events
Ulta Beauty participates in National Bring Your Child to Work Day.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We believe each associate should have time off from work each year. Ulta Beauty provides the following paid time off: vacation days, personal days, sick days and paid holidays.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Ulta Beauty provides paid sick days to associates.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Teams within Ulta Beauty host company outings semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides relocation assistance where eligible.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Ulta Beauty offers associates professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Ulta Beauty provides financial assistance to active, full-time associates with at least one year of service for tuition-related expenses.
Lunch and learns
Ulta Beauty hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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