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Lead Cybersecurity Architect

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Location: Merrillville, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00933645-OTHLOC-275

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Lead Cybersecurity Architect

Full Time Perm

Shift: Hybrid – 2 days onsite 3 days remote

Location: Columbus, OH

The Cyber Security department at NiSource ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of NiSource assets to achieve the company mission. This team performs various measures to protect the company with a wide range of technologies to combat the latest threats in an ever-evolving landscape.

This team interfaces with business units and various stakeholders to ensure NiSource and Industry standards are considered and implemented throughout the various stages of the projects Lifecycle. The team is also responsible for collaborating with Enterprise and Solution Architects to ensure a holistic solution aligns with the most up to date enterprise architecture and Cybersecurity standards and technologies. 

The Lead Cybersecurity Architect reports to the Director, Enterprise Architecture and works closely with the Architecture, Security, Infrastructure and Application Development teams to provide overall architectural leadership for Security across NiSource. 

This role will be responsible for providing technology direction for Security using Enterprise Architecture standards.  This Security Architect must possess deep technology experiences in Security to build out the architecture vision, strategy and capability roadmap for his or her area of expertise. 

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Defines and executes the architecture vision, strategy, and capability roadmaps for: Identity Management, Identity Authentication and Authorization, Directory Services and single sign on, Threat and Vulnerability Management, System Audit, Security Architecture Assurance, Availability, Asset (Information) Protection, Fraud Prevention, Detection and Response, Integrated Governance, Compliance and Risk Management

  • Identifies and analyzes the Security business drivers to develop Security architecture requirements

  • Develops the Security architecture governance structure based on business and IT strategies

  • Develops and executes a communication plan (including education) for Security architecture standards

  • Builds and manages relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to effectively socialize and manage the Enterprise Security Architecture

  • Publishes and effectively uses Security Architecture standards, frameworks, patterns and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years of experience in SOC, incident response, IT forensics, IT audit and compliance, or related cybersecurity field

  • 2+ years of experience working with NIST, CIP, NERC, FERC or other industry security standards and frameworks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with designing and developing security architectures for IT, OT, IOT, SCADA, and cloud/hybrid-based environments 

  • Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) preferred

  • Security+ certification


This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

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Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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