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Security Architect

Boston, Massachusetts; Springfield, Massachusetts

Job ID: R10247

Thank you to our employees for voting us one of the top places to work in Massachusetts for five consecutive years!

Overview

A career with us means you’ll help our customers secure their future and protect the ones they love. It also means you’ll work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are at the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable, and ethical business.

Our culture embodies the idea that we all are stronger and better through our support for one another. By valuing people for who they are, how they think, and what they bring to the table, we’ve become a better, more innovative company.

We invite you to explore the possibilities.

What our employees say

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“Since our founding in 1851, mutuality has put our policyowners at the center of everything we do. At our core, we’re a company of people helping people in their time of need, and that spirit extends to the culture we’ve built at our company. Our employees support and rely on each other each day, collaborating to deliver the best solutions for our customers and help millions more secure their future and protect the ones they love.”

Job Description

  • The MassMutual Enterprise Architecture team in the Enterprise Technology and Experience organization is seeking an outstanding Enterprise Architect-security to join our team. 
  • The enterprise architect for security will be responsible for evaluating and benchmarking new critical risk-based security capabilities for data protection, authentication, and software both on-premises and in the public cloud. Security architecture will define implementation patterns for security services including key management, encryption, SSO, authentication, authorization, web and API enabling MassMutual to make high impact, long-term decisions around design, development and deployment of software applications supporting business capabilities at MassMutual.
  • This includes reference architectures, road maps, and patterns. This is a critical strategic architecture role to help drive digital transformation and create a competitive advantage for the company

Position Summary

  • As a Security Architect, you will be part of MassMutual’s team whose vision is to build an industry leading Enterprise Architecture (EA) function that creates alignment between technology and business strategy. Furthermore, you will have an opportunity to guide the process of planning and designing capabilities to maximize the value of IT and enable the company to make high impact, long-term decisions.
  • This will be accomplished through architecture strategies, blueprints and road maps that standardize technology stacks and create engineering speed and agility through the innovative use of data science, data analytics, cloud and API’s.

The goals and responsibilities for this role are as follows:

  • Build Enterprise security architecture strategy
  • Build Security Reference architectures
  • Build Security architecture patterns
  • Build Security integration patterns
  • Build Security platform architectures and designs
  • Own and lead security reference architectures, roadmaps, patterns and technical evaluations
  • Engage in SA problem solving, snapshots and full architecture documents
  • Actively publish deliverables, and utilizes multi-media to engage with community members
  • Specification and publication of standards around APIs, secure operations, data security, and software security
  • Partner with business executives and senior architects to identify security risks and process issues, then provides enterprise patterns to resolve the issues 
  • Provide recommendations on system options, risks, cost/benefit analysis, and impact on cross-domain systems, business strategy, goals and processes.
  • Partner with extended enterprise architecture, information security, compliance, business, and IT support teams to communicate and collaborate on architecture strategies, standards, and direction.
  • Review existing security architecture, identify design gaps, and recommend security enhancements.
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging security threats and design security architecture to mitigate them.
  • Stay abreast of emerging security technologies and integrate them into security architecture as needed.
  • Ensure alignment between security architecture frameworks and standards and overall business strategy
  • Achieve security architecture compliance on requirements, including, but not limited to, Sarbanes-Oxley, payment card industry standards, HIPAA/HITECH, global data privacy requirements and state and federal regulations

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years experience working with security technologies and standards (Cloud Security, Containers, IAM, WebAuthn, BigData, Security Data Management)
  • 5+ years performing research, security system design, experimentation, and benchmarking
  • 3-5 years of experience working AWS, Azure, and Kubernetes
  • 5+ years of experience using Python, SQL
  • Key and Secrest Management
  • Object oriented and functional programming
  • Extensive experience of providing architectural direction to project development teams or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities
  • Track record of designing architectural reference material
  • Extensive experience of providing architectural direction to technical team
  • Expert level certifications in security (CISSP, CCSP, ISSAP, TOGAF, AWS/Azure Certified)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, influencing and reasoning skills
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in existing security and IT systems, and an ability to keep pace with changing security and IT technologies
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on the ability to effectively influence others
  • A team-focused mentality with the proven ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of related IT Security Architecture and solution architecture experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience using Architecture Methodology (TOGAF, Archimate)
  • An understanding of the impact of emerging business and end-user technologies on information security requirements and architecture
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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MassMutual will accept applications on an ongoing basis until such time as a candidate has been offered employment.


Salary Range: $118,900.00-$156,000.00

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Award-Winning Culture

MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company operated for the benefit of our members and participating policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to provide financial well-being for all Americans. It’s more than our company structure—it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources and rely on each other when it counts.

We strive to embrace diversity in every sense, focusing on building a thriving community where everyone is valued, included, and feels that they belong.

At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

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Benefits for the whole you (and your loved ones)

There’s more to your life than your job and there’s more to your aspirations than a paycheck. We take a holistic view of compensation and benefits that provides the flexibility to create a healthy balance in your life for work, family, and community. We offer the benefits you’d expect, like medical, dental, 401(k), and generous vacation time, but we also offer ones you might not expect, like three paid days for volunteering, a $1250 annual wellness wallet, and up to 320 hours of caregiver leave.

Explore some of our offerings below. Full benefits details can be found here

  • In addition to generous vacation time, paid holidays, and flexible holidays, MassMutual offers 'take care' time to take care of yourself or someone you love—whether for physical illness or mental health.
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life, disability short-term and long-term insurance
  • Well-being wallet: $1,250 per year for a wide range of qualifying wellness expenses
  • Well-being support: Mindfulness, nutrition, fitness
  • Personalized mental health solutions
  • Adoption and surrogacy reimbursement programs
  • Competitive salary and bonuses
  • 401(k): Up to 10% total benefit, consisting of a 5% company match and a 5% annual contribution
  • Educational assistance program
  • Childcare support
  • Financial counseling
  • Caregiver Leave (up to 320 hours)
  • Maternity Leave (a total of 18 weeks, 10 maternity + 8 parental)
  • Parental Leave (8 weeks for all parents, birth or adoption, continuous or intermittent)
  • Bereavement Leave: Up to 15 days to mourn the loss of a loved one, and you define 'loved one'
  • Matching Gift: 100% match on employees’ charitable contributions to non-profits up to $5,000
  • Volunteering: Three paid days for employees to volunteer with eligible nonprofits of their choice
  • Matching time: MassMutual Foundation awards dollars to organizations for which employees volunteer
  • Qualified Commuter Program through which eligible employees can pay qualified workplace commuting expenses with before-tax dollars
  • Commuter wallet option for employees based at Boston and NYC campuses

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How we work

MassMutual’s flexible workplace approach combines the importance of connecting in person and the flexibility of working remotely. Our hybrid model puts collaboration first with employees coming in at least three days per week to our spectacular campus settings and also enjoying the flexibility of remote Fridays, company-wide remote weeks, and a bank of flexible remote weeks to use throughout the year.

   

  

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