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Kaiser Permanente Director of Architecture- Information Security, IAM in Atlanta, Georgia

This managing level role is responsible for directing the evolution of the enterprise cyber security architecture program by leveraging networks with various information security groups, enterprise architects, and business stakeholders to define the security architecture function to support KP's strategic business direction and priorities. This includes overseeing the development of custom and contextual attributes, architecture frameworks, controls methodologies which are aligned with KP's business processes, culture, and IT function while being flexible to adapt to the emerging people, process, and technology landscape.In addition, this position collaborates across the enterprise to support adoption and maintain alignment across leaders and managing adherence to governance and management policies of data across the enterprise

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Directs the operation of multiple units and/or departments by identifying customer and operational needs; analyzing resources, costs, and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; gaining cross-functional support for business plans and priorities; translating business strategy into actionable business requirements; obtaining and distributing resources; setting standards and measuring progress; removing obstacles that impact performance; guiding performance and developing contingency plans accordingly; and ensuring products and/or services meet customer requirements and expectations while aligning with organizational strategies.

  • Demonstrates continuous learning and maintains a highly skilled and engaged workforce by aligning resource plans with business objectives; overseeing the recruitment, selection, and development of talent; motivating teams; preparing individuals for growth opportunities and advancement; staying current with industry trends, benchmarks, and best practices; providing guidance when difficult decisions need to be made; and ensuring performance management guidelines and expectations drive business objectives and results.

  • Directs efforts to develop and maintain the enterprise IT technology direction by ensuring technology direction is leveraged properly to develop target state architecture and drive decision making.

  • Directs the development and management of strategic architectural direction.

  • Oversees the process for defining, communicating, and implementing architecture standards, guidelines, and statements of direction.

  • Guides research on industry standards and technologies to ensure business needs are met.

  • Ensures the establishment of architectural best practices that guide the design of technology solutions.

  • Directs the program for development and maintenance of enterprise-level IT architecture across the organization by shaping the architecture strategy within assigned domain(s).

  • Facilitates architects and business leaders in the definition of target state architectures aligned to technology direction across areas (for example, application, data, security, infrastructure).

  • Ensures architectural change requests or exceptions are managed appropriately.

  • Oversees the development of architecture designs in accordance with IT delivery processes and governance requirements.

  • Ensures processes are in place to drive the adoption of new technology which includes identifying organizational and financial impacts of proposed technology strategies.

  • Partners with IT and business senior leadership to influence technology and business investments.

  • Champions innovative technologies to improve productivity and drive new opportunities.

  • Provides guidance and direction to assigned domain(s) in the adoption of architecture practices by communicating and educating others throughout the organization, including senior leadership, on the architecture methodologies, governance, and standards.

  • Provides direction to ensure the continuous improvement of the company's architecture practices and drive consensus in adopting changes to these practices.

  • Directs the development and execution of an architecture communication plan to influence stakeholders inside and outside IT on the benefits of architecture practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum six (6) years experience in information security, including at least Minimum three (3) years in security architecture for a medium to large size organization.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience translating solution requirements into technical architecture requirements.

  • Minimum four (4) years supervisory experience.

  • Minimum two (2) years managing operating budgets and/or project financials.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, Engineering, Business, or related technical field and Minimum eight (8) years IT experience delivering technical solutions, including at least Minimum three (3) years in IT architecture. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years experience working with and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g., PCI, SOX, HIPPA) for enterprise IT solutions.

  • Four (4) years information security experience as a subject matter expert working across two or more technology layers (e.g., application, network, platform, data).

  • Four (4) years experience designing security architecture for current and emerging technology landscape (e.g., enterprise email, network, cloud, big data, wireless, etc.).

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or other comparable security certification.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.


TITLE: Director of Architecture- Information Security, IAM

LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.