Information Security Architect (Remote/Work from Home)

Highmark Health

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Execute a process to develop a security architecture that processes information of various levels of sensitivity. This role will involve heavy emphasis on Identity & Access Management (IAM) technologies and process for both data center and cloud environments.  Identity & Access Management represents the perimeter defense of the Highmark cyberspace and is critically important.  This security architect will work to maintain parity with technological innovation, emerging threats, and contribute toward the optimized security technology portfolio.  Work efforts will include alignment & optimization of provisioning processes between on-prem and cloud deployments, with attention to  non-person accounts such as application IDs and Service Accounts; alignment & optimization of Secrets Management technologies and processes across multiple Privilege Access Management (PAM) tools and cloud deployments; reusable architectural patterns for RBAC and ABAC implementations; strategy and guidance on automating manual processes, ensuring they fit into a cohesive architecture; and strategy and guidance on modernizing/migration SSO and Web Access Management technologies and processes.


  • Enhance security team accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.
  • Determine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; identifying integration issues; preparing cost estimates.
  • Plan security systems by evaluating network and security technologies.
  • Implement security systems by specifying intrusion detection methodologies and equipment; directing equipment and software installation and calibration; preparing preventive and reactive measures.
  • Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • May begin to provide leadership and mentoring in the areas of expertise and architecture to  peers, developers, management and business users including technical expertise, coaching, and ad-hoc training.
  • Support assurance compliance to required standards, procedures, guidelines and processes.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Security, or Engineering, or relevant experience and/or education as determined by the company in lieu of bachelor’s degree
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience architecting solutions      
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience in Information Security    
  • Experience communicating with business partners


  • Experience in Sailpoint, Cyberark, and/or Azure AD(Entra ID) ideal
  • OAM, MFA, SSO, SAML and OAuth knowledge is desirable


  • Business communication skills, both written and verbal and able to solve unconventional problems
  • Understanding of the TCP/IP protocol stack, application protocols such as SMTP, DNS, SSL VPNs, SSL/TLS protocol knowledge
  • Detailed knowledge of web, mobile, and client application security vulnerabilities, attack methods, and countermeasures
  • Experience with common information security management frameworks, such as HITRUST, ISO 27001, CobiT, ITIL, FedRAMP
  • Knowledge of ubiquitous encryption technologies (PGP, SSH, SSL, etc.) and common protocols (RADIUS, LDAP, KERBEROS, SAML, etc.)
  • Participate in evaluations and recommend solutions to support enterprises security controls including: networking, firewalls, IDS/IPS, data loss prevention, application security, infrastructure security, and data security


Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), etc.


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Compliance Requirement: This position adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements. 

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