Information Security Architect

at Wintrust Financial
Published September 12, 2023
Location IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team?

  • We are a dynamic and growing team that plays a critical role at Wintrust.

  • We foster a culture of collaboration, empowerment, responsibility and accomplishment.

  • We encourage and support a commitment to professional development.

  • We provide a safe and supportive working environment.

Position Overview

A Security Architect at Wintrust is a technical leadership role to develop strategic and technical solutions to drive maturity of Wintrust's security program. A Security Architect is responsible to develop, review, and guide in implementing information security solutions across all business units at Wintrust. You will work with business leaders, infrastructure and development organizations, and risk and governance to infuse information security controls into business and technology processes. In addition, you will be threat modeling products and services to identify risks and participate in architectural reviews of products in internal development and 3rd party providers.

What You'll Do

  • Understand, research, and help design and implement security solutions with the Wintrust product and services offerings across all business units, driving security architectures and supporting a security strategy tailored to enterprise needs
  • Guide in the development and validation of authentication & authorization security configurations when applicable to Wintrust applications, 3rd party SaaS and PaaS platforms, and integrated multi-vendor environments

  • Adapt hands-on approach with the Wintrust products and services implementation to define and deliver information security requirements and architectural solutions

  • Develop and deliver product security roadmaps to support the progression of information security services within Wintrust

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on cloud technologies and security with responsibilities to ensure enablement of robust security controls


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • 10 + years of engineering or software security expertise

  • Experience in designing and building security architecture and engineering environments on an enterprise level

  • Experience with secure architecture principals, secure SDLC, security device installations, configuration and troubleshooting (e.g., firewall, IDS, etc.)

  • Knowledge and applied a subset of common Industry Standards (ISO27001/2, NIST, COBIT, CIS, DISA, FIPS) and Industry Regulatory Standards such as SOX, PCI, GDPR.

  • In-depth familiarity with security policies based on industry standards and best practices

  • Working knowledge of a broad range of security technologies

  • Great customer service skills

  • Advanced technical writing skills

  • Ability to lead and communicate efficiently within an enterprise level environment

  • One or more of the following certifications or a willingness to acquire within 6 months: CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSEP, CISSP-ISSMP, CSSLP, CCSP, CISA, or CISM. Other industry certifications will be taken into consideration.

From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago's Bank and Wisconsin's Bank , we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

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