Sr. Analyst, Information Security

Alliance Data Columbus, OH
The Senior Analyst, Information Security is responsible for the day-to-day security operations within Card Services for security related applications, databases, and other system environments within Information Security. This person is expected to champion processes and technology as a subject matter expert in various areas and to demonstrate this ability at a senior level. The position reports to the Manager, Information Security and works closely with teams in other Information Security disciplines, infrastructure, and operations areas to help provide superior protection to Card Services information assets.

Essential Job Functions

* Analyze and evaluate requirements in the implementation of key IT projects and initiatives as they pertain to the organization's long-term security strategy.

* Understand the various tools and technologies commonly associated with Information Security.

* Serve as the subject matter expert in various technical Information Security disciplines and mentoring junior staff. Demonstrate self-learning in gaining knowledge of new technical developments and ensure they are shared appropriately and applied as applicable within the department.

* Lead various projects in the Information Security space, as assigned by leadership.

* Identify areas of improvement where processes do not currently exist and drive the development and delivery of new processes to address these gaps.

* Lead the creation of and the maintenance of relevant documentation.

* Assist with development and delivery of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) through the understanding of the tools and deliverables and by helping to develop, maintain and mature the associated reporting structure.

* Applies knowledge from previous roles and jobs to current responsibilities

* Comprehensive understanding of the Information Security team's strategy and vision and actively works as a change agent to support these initiatives both within the Information Security team and the broader organization.

* Ability to identify when to partner with leadership to resolve issues, risks and/or obstacles.

* Builds consensus for delivering results while finding common ground for collaboration and partnership.

* Effectively partners with peers within the department to include them in key projects, risks or issues.

* Performs consistently at or above the expectations of leadership in delivering good quality work and delivers work accurately and on time.

* Perform other duties as assigned by leadership.

Preferred Education/Certifications

* Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Networking or Information Technology with equivalent experience considered in lieu of degree.

* One or more field related professional technical certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM, Security ) or able to complete within 12 months.

Preferred Work Experience

* 4 Information Security, IT audit, Risk Management or other related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Experience leading and/or coordinating projects; broad range of skills with different technical platforms (servers, networks, storage, security, Internet and cloud based technologies, etc.) .

* Special consideration for experience with Mainframe and Cloud environments.

* Working knowledge of NIST security standards.

* Working knowledge of various regulatory compliance requirements including PCI DSS and SOX.

* Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism.

* Possess analytical, problem-solving, project management skills, and a working knowledge of core banking platforms and FFIEC/FDIC requirements.

* Ability to work in a team-fostered, fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.

* Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills as well as issue resolution and negotiation skills.

Alliance Data card services business

Alliance Data's card services business develops market-leading private label, co-brand, and business credit card programs for many of the world's most recognizable brands. Through our branded credit programs, we help build more profitable relationships between our partners and their cardmembers, and drive lasting loyalty. We uphold our Know more. Sell more.® promise by leveraging unmatched customer insights, advanced analytics, and broad-reaching innovative capabilities. It's how we deliver increased sales to our partners, build enduring loyalty to their brands, and provide more value to our cardmembers.

* Alliance Data offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).

* All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of credit and background checks.

* Alliance Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

* Alliance Data will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

* Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for Alliance Data.

* Alliance Data participates in E-Verify.

* Alliance Data will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal and credit histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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