• IS Security Architect

    Work Location US-MI-WYOMING
    Job ID
    1300 GEZON PKWY SW
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    Nearest Metro Area
    MI-Grand Rapids
  • In the rapidly changing digital environment, organizations are increasingly vulnerable to information security threats and have to respond accordingly.  As such, the Enterprise Information Security team at Gordon Food Service is growing.  We are seeking an energetic leader to oversee the operations of the enterprise's security solutions.  This leader will be responsible for managing the day to day activities of the security operations team while also helping to develop strategies to protect our valuable information assets.

    Position Summary:

    Provide leadership to product selection, vendor management, standards, and tracking and reporting production information with the GRC / Security area through coordination with the GRC team and other IT Projects and Teams to ensure a consistent and secure IT environment.


    Your Work Day May Consist of:

    • Collaborating with IT Project teams to determine GRC/Security requirements and design.  This includes (but is not limited to) SOX, PCI, IAM, and Security.
    • Fulfilling the role of Lead Engineer on all GRC/Security projects.
    • Providing Incident Response documentation for any Security Incidents.
    • Participating on the PCI Team (collaboration with Marketplace).
    • Providing assistance with the development/maintenance of IT Policies and Security Employee
    • Awareness program.
    • Coordinating with the GRC Team Manager to develop and maintain the GRC roadmap of products and projects.


    Leading Candidates Will Have:

    • Five or more years’ experience in:
      • Security architecture, demonstrating solutions delivery, principles and emerging technologies - Designing and implementing security solutions. This includes continuous monitoring and making improvements to those solutions, working with an information security team.
      • Consulting and engineering in the development and design of security best practices and implementation of solid security principles across the organization, to meet business goals along with customer and regulatory requirements.
      • Security considerations of cloud computing: They include data breaches, broken authentication, hacking, account hijacking, malicious insiders, third parties, APTs, data loss and DoS attacks.
      • Identity and access management (IAM) – the framework of security policies and technologies that limit and track the access of those in an organization to sensitive technology resources.
    • Experience with and knowledge of:
      • VB.NET, Java/J2EE, ColdFusion, API/web services, scripting languages and a relational database management system (RDBMS) such as MS SQL Server or Oracle. These are some of the technical elements needed to build security into an organization.
      • Relevant National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards. A system that is not in compliance with the standards set by NIST, along with ISO27001, COBIT and COSO (below), will lack both compliance and adequate security architecture.
      • ISO27001 – specifications for a framework of policies and procedures that include all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organization’s risk management.
      • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT).
      • Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission, a joint initiative to combat corporate fraud.
      • Windows, UNIX.


    General skills include:

    • Exceptional communication skills with diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
    • Strong leadership, project and team-building skills, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives in multiple departments
    • Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects
    • The ability to be the enterprise security subject matter expert who can explain technical topics to those without a technical background



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, or a related field is required
    • Five to eight years previous technical solutions experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
    • In lieu of the specified education and experience requirements, a proven capability to perform the essential functions of the job, as demonstrated by an equivalent combination of education, training and/or relevant work experience may be considered.

    Be part of an amazing culture where what matters to you, matters to us!


    Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce.  To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.  



    We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service.  Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not! 
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    Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

    If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

    All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.

    Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.  


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