IT Enterprise Architect Senior - Security Governance, Risk & Compliance Management, Austin, Texas

Employer City of Austin, TX
Created 06/11/2021
Reference 434082
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Information/Computer Science, Business, Engineering, or related field, plus six (6) years of experience in an architecture-related field, including two (2) years in a lead or supervisory capacity.

  • Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years.

Notes to Applicants
The City of Austin's Information Security Office ( ISO ) is seeking an experienced leader and detail-oriented self-starter to establish and maintain an industry leading security Governance, Risk and Compliance ( GRC ) practice, develop, and mentor a team, and develop policies, standards, risk management processes with metrics to comply with business and regulatory requirements and build resilience in people, systems and data to enable the City of Austin to reach strategic goals and objectives in the face of evolving cyber threats. Successful applicants will have a high level of commitment and personal motivation and have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of IT and OT security controls and control models. Responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the citywide security governance, risk, and compliance function
  • Provide leadership in development of security solutions architectures and roadmaps in alignment with enterprise architecture practices and principles
  • Drive City-wide security architecture and operations governance through the City's Information Security Committee and IT Governance framework
  • Oversight of technology and service contracts delivering citywide security capabilities
  • Provide team leadership and direction for the ISO Governance, Risk and Compliance team
  • Demonstrates capability to understand the security implications of complex business operations and how they are linked to technological or process solutions that provide practical risk mitigation and business enablement
  • Engaging the cybersecurity vendor ecosystem to understand capabilities and limitations to drive improvements in the security posture of current products

Application Instructions:
In your cover letter, please include any additional skills and interest you would like to share.
When completing the City of Austin employment application:
The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.
  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates.
  • A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.

This position requires a Criminal Background Check.

Pay Range
$53.04 - $70.27

Monday - Friday.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours may vary due to operational needs.
Evenings/weekends/holidays may be required.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Information Security Office
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 1104 West Avenue
Preferred Qualifications
  • CISSP , CIPP , or comparable cybersecurity, privacy, and/or technical certifications
  • Experience guiding the design, implementation, and operation of secure solutions architectures across diverse stakeholder groups
  • Experience leading security requirements and controls in alignment with regulatory standards (for cloud and on-premise services)
  • Experience with National Institutes of Standards and Technology ( NIST ) security and controls and the Risk Management Framework ( RMF )
  • Broad understanding of diverse technologies
  • Experience leading and mentoring less-experienced personnel
  • Experience with architecting defense-in-depth enterprise security strategies
  • Experience with risk management which includes processes, assessments, analysis
  • Experience leading and mentoring less-experienced personnel
  • Experience leading in complex regulatory environments and guiding diverse stakeholders to bring problems to a successful resolution
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, able to interact with a broad cross-section of personnel to explain risks and enforce security measures
  • Knowledge of data classification, security policies and standards, strategic threat intelligence, threat modeling, vulnerability management, risk assessments, third party risk programs, risk management techniques, risk registries, regulatory compliance, security awareness training and testing, security metrics, security enforcement, and other relevant GRC areas of practice

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Serves as lead IT Enterprise Architect and collaborates with the City of Austin Chief Enterprise Architect to implement enterprise architecture practices and principles.
Leads and coordinates the pursuit of technical business information needs, governing principles, and solution architecture viewpoints.
Works with business partners and IT to develop and track strategic technology roadmaps.
Develops and oversees architecture implementation including documentation of an enterprise architecture framework.
Leads enterprise architecture team to identify and analyze business needs for future innovative technology, develops solution architecture requirements, and determines potential impact of technology solution.
Ensures governance structure and compliance activities are in place to allow multi-stakeholder participation and agreement in finding solutions.
Analyzes current business and IT environments and recommends solutions for improvement.
Leads and facilitates the creation of governing principles to guide solution decision-making.
Socializes the enterprise architecture practice within the department through collaboration, communication, and training across all business units.
Develops long term partnerships with department business units and vendors to facilitate collaboration in the development strategic business plans.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Local laws, ordinances, and policies.
  • Knowledge of enterprise architecture practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes.
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and architectural language models.
  • Knowledge of basic graphical modeling approaches.
  • Skill in developing IT strategies.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, and managing workload.
  • Skill in facilitating collaboration with customers.
  • Skill in analyzing complex business and IT systems and data.
  • Skill in effectively consulting and negotiating multiple projects.
  • Skill in communicating clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to translate business needs into enterprise architect requirements.
  • Ability to collect and analyze user IT needs.
  • Ability to understand, advocate, and support business and IT strategies.
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of enterprise architect alternatives.
  • Ability to develop reports, presentations, schedules, and other relevant materials.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines and objectives.
  • Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems.
  • Ability to facilitate work in a team environment with diverse skill sets.
  • Ability to lead and mentor less-experienced architects.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional partnerships at all staffing levels.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The IT Enterprise Architect Sr. position requires graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Information/Computer Science, Business, Engineering, or related field, plus six (6) years of experience in an architecture-related field, including two (2) years in a lead or supervisory capacity. Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* Please describe how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
(Open Ended Question)
* If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
  • Yes
  • No
* List all security, privacy, and/or technical certifications that you hold.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience and successes in working with executive leadership in managing security Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) issues, and/or addressing security GRC measures across the organization.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience guiding the design, implementation, and operation of secure solutions architectures across diverse stakeholder groups, including essential tools, skills, and frameworks used.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience leading security requirements and controls in alignment with NIST and other regulatory standards.
(Open Ended Question)
* With specific examples, describe your experience with risk management, including processes, assessments, and analysis.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your knowledge of data classification, security policies, and security standards.
(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

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