Sr. Information Security Analyst - Architecture

Silver Spring, Maryland-Silver Spring
Jun 27, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Full Time
Your north star: design and build the systems and tools needed to defend Children's National and our patients, families, and staff against cyber attacks.

Position summary
The Sr. Information Security Analyst will protect Children's National by continually reviewing our security architecture, identifying gaps and enhancements to close those gaps. We are seeking a dynamic analyst who excels at taking ownership over challenges and implementing novel solutions. She or he is a doer who is equally comfortable overseeing partners, mentoring junior staff, influencing colleagues, and rolling up his/her sleeves and executing.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree in a computer science, math, engineering or another relevant discipline (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
5+ years of experience in cybersecurity with a focus on systems architecture or engineering (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Knowledge of relevant security technologies and architectural best practices
Experience selecting, deploying, integrating, and tuning a wide array of security technologies and solutions, preferably in a healthcare organization
Background in buy v. build and benefit cost analysis
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; interpersonal and collaborative skills; and the ability to communicate information risk-related concepts to technical as well as nontechnical audiences
Familiarity with architectural solutions to meet compliance requirements, including but not limited to: Sarbanes-Oxley, payment card industry standards, HIPAA/HITECH, global data privacy requirements, as well as state and federal regulations

Functional Accountabilities

Core areas of responsibility that fall under this role include:
1. Analyzing attack vectors and developing solutions for emerging threats
2. Owning the cybersecurity implementation projects and identifying requirements needed to meet our security and risk management objectives
3. Staying abreast of emerging security technologies and integrating them into security architecture as needed
4. Tracking current and emerging security threats and designing security solutions to mitigate them
5. Ensuring alignment between security architecture frameworks and standards and overall business strategy
6. Coordinating with business units, and across other stakeholders (including technology, legal, risk, compliance, and privacy, and ecosystem partners) to assess, implement, integrate, and tune security technologies
7. Managing the trade-offs between adding tools to the security technology stack and improving the tuning and configuration of existing tools

Organizational Accountabilities
To be successful in this role you will need to be:
1. A team player who excels at supporting colleagues and focusing on shared results
2. An innovator who knows what it takes to execute and has a history of setting and meeting ambitions goals
3. A highly dependable "doer" who can work with little supervision while being resilient to change
4. A good listener who can check your ego at the door, allowing you to receive and provide candid feedback and criticism
5. Kind
6. An individual of high personal integrity who is able to act calmly in high-pressure and high-stress situations
Organizational Commitment/Identification

1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things


1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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