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Allstate

GRC Cloud Lead Consultant

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

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Job Description
In addition to Irving, TX, we are open to candidates in the following markets to work from our local offices: Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, & Phoenix, AZ. Strong qualified candidates in other US geographic markets will also be given consideration as potential home-based professionals.

This is your chance to join the team responsible for helping to integrate security into the development of Allstate’s cloud-based applications that run and support the largest publicly held personal-lines insurer, which insures more than 17 million households with over 32 billion in annual revenues and 37,000+ employees internationally. The GRC Cloud Lead Consultant will be part of the Allstate Information Security – Assurance, Policy, Monitoring & Reporting (AIS-APMR) team, and lead Cloud Information Security Governance activities. This includes working closely with the product, software, and infrastructure development teams to implement best practices within the cloud-based environments. The individual will work closely with developers and system architects to diagnose, document, solution, and remediate any deviations from governance standards. Additional responsibility includes contributing to the evaluation, recommendations, and implementations of cloud security controls in an automated continuous integration/deployment environment.

In addition, this individual will have extensive client interactions relating to technical security controls with a wide range of technology-based functions and business groups. Relevant skills include an understanding of business/technology risk, thought leadership in designing and executing cloud / technology controls that mitigate those risks, and ability to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and potential cyber-threats.

A broad range of professional skills along with strong interpersonal skills will be required for problem-solving, collaboration with virtual cross-functional workgroups, along with tracking and reporting of critical gaps to closure & final resolution. He/she is expected serve as a trusted advisor that can clearly articulate Allstate security policies, standards, and guidelines to both technical and business audiences alike.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Application Development, Cloud, Governance, and Compliance teams to help formulate and implement a strategy for cloud-based security that is tailored to the specific risks facing the organization, including threat modeling and applications security advisement services.
  • Develop and maintain a balanced cloud security governance framework based on industry standards.
  • Ensure compliance with society, regulatory, and industry standards for cloud-based security.
  • Continuously evaluate the organization’s existing cloud security practices, define and measure security-related activities, and demonstrating improvements to the cloud programs within the organization.
  • Evaluate business strategies, requirements, and user needs, existing usage cloud platforms, technical capabilities, and overall cloud application maturity, and provides strategic guidance and best-practices based recommendations for implementing governance boards and proven best practices for cloud-based application/platform development, deployment, and support.
  • Support lead security consultants in promoting and consulting on the positions that help strengthen and secure the organization by either following standards or helping direct others on technology positions.
  • Help facilitate the review of changes in company processes, standards, and technology to ensure the effectiveness of security controls to meet compliance requirements.
  • Help consult with stakeholders on requirements for new and existing business / technology solutions to assure compliance to compliance frameworks and internal standards and governing policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for building effective working relationships, making sound decisions, successfully making changes, initiating action and achieving results as a trusted advisor.

Job Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience in secure application/platform development and security
  • 3+ years’ project management, consulting, and/or application security analyst experience
  • Relevant post-secondary education and/or industry standard certifications preferred (i.e., CompTIA, ISACA, ISC2, SANS Institute/GIAC, EMC, Amazon, VMware), AWS Certified Solutions Architect, CompTIA Cloud+ Certification, CISSP, Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
  • Strong understanding of cloud security governance & experience establishing cloud security governance across an organization
  • Practical understanding and use of cloud computing and cloud security tools
  • Strong self-starter who has the ability to operate independently and demonstrates complete ownership over assigned objectives
  • Strong understanding of IT security best practices by applying depth and breadth of expertise in multiple related disciplines
  • Understanding of Agile/XP/Scrum/Kanban, Test Driven Development built on User Stories and Continuous Integration/Testing/Delivery
  • Demonstrated success at leading cross-functional projects leveraging SDLC methodology. Basic knowledge of Security Analysis (manual and leveraging automated scanning tools)
  • Excellent oral/written presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively with senior executive leadership; proficiency in preparation of presentations, analytical reports, and documents regarding program operational status, achievement, and performance
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to effectively manage multiple, competing projects/priorities while achieving targeted completion results
  • Ability to stay up to date with current cybersecurity threat landscape to account for changing circumstances when evaluating security risks
  • Ability to maintain technical proficiency via self or formal training
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Project, Access, Visio) and SharePoint

Job Type:
C: 3.97