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BMO Financial Group Enterprise Security Architect in Scarborough, Ontario

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3550 Pharmacy Ave

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Technology

Enterprise Architecture plays a vital role within the BMO technology organization . Based on our enterprise reference architectures , we lead the development and implementation of innovative , secure and cost - effective information technology target architectures , feeding into multi - year investment plans, solutions and operational environments that support and enable BMO lines of business to meet their defined strategies. This includes:

  • Timely creation of Reference and Target Architectures, describing capabilities needed for BMO Engineering solutions, delivered in advance of solution implementation

  • Definition of security capabilities to be incorporated into Targets, Solutions, and Patterns, to drive a “baked-in” security mindset for solution design and engineering teams and s afeguard our environments, data, intellectual property, and operati ons within BMO’s risk appetite.

  • Definition of operational capabilities , including security operations, to be included in the solutions to meet the business requirements of availability performance , and information security risk management .

  • Define the principles, standards, patterns and guidelines regarding the proper use and deployment of technology within the Enterprise

    The Infrastructure Security Architect contributes to creating the strategic enterprise architecture for the bank, with a specific focus on security specific target architectures and capabilities for implementation into BMO’s infrastructure designs. The Infrastructure Security Architect defines the principles, standards, patterns and guidelines regarding the proper use and deployment of technology within the Enterprise , creates the policies, processes, and procedures around technology governance by assessing the appropriate evolution of architecture in both a business and a technology context , and advises the business regarding the use of technology in providing overall value to the Enterprise . This includes performing the required research to understand both the current state of the financial industry and threat landscape to define immediate needs and looking forward to emerging threats to identify the appropriate, modern, cloud-native capabilities to add to our architectures to mitigate those threats.

    As a n Infrastructure Security Architect , here’s what you will do:

  • L ead the definition and development of architecture, patterns and guidelines for security to accelerate cloud adoption (AWS and Azure) and modernize on-premise infrastructure

  • Provide leadership in technical guidance and counsel to Development, Engineering and Operation teams to ensure that their processes and deliverables align with the Architecture of the Enterprise

  • Define the security controls for a variety of cloud and on-premise workloads, by closely working with Information Security.

  • Research, i dentify, document, and socialize ( via formal governance and through ad hoc meetings) security capabilities to be built into both security specific target architectures and broader target architectures to protect BMO’s networks, systems, and data

  • Be accountable for developing the roadmap to implement secure capabilities by working with application owners and other architects.

  • Partner with our Information Security (IS) team to ensure alignment between Enterprise Architecture and IS on the infrastructure security capabilities needed to maintain BMO’s security posture

  • Work across EA teams to ensure security capabilities are understood and consumed in application and data focused target infrastructures

  • Contribute to the definition and implementation of technology governance activities (e.g., reference architecture, standards and guidelines) to ensure that project teams adhere to industry best practices and standards

  • Identif y and define new process es and/or process improvement opportunities to integrate security capabilities into BMO engineering and application designs

  • Research and monitor industry trends and technologies to recommends technology direction. Provide leadership to project teams to capitalize on these technology opportunities.  Evaluate and recommend emerging technology capabilities to further enhance BMO’s security posture.

  • Research emerging technologies and attend relevant professional courses/conferences to maintain currency of skill set

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with peers across the T&O organization.

    What makes you a great fit?

  • You have a university degree (BA) or higher in computer science, engineering, or a related discipline

  • 10 + years of work experience in IT or business environment focused on the security of information systems

  • Experience in guiding cloud adoption with appropriate security, understand ing both the opportunities and challenges . You take a balanced approach to risk based on the requirements of the data or system in question

  • K nowledge of IT security management practices obtained through formal training and/or work experience.

  • Advanced knowledge of the business of a large Enterprise, the financial services industry, as well as development and/or IT Operation specialties

  • Deep knowledge of all aspects of technology and of architecture concepts and practices; capable of driving from strategy to architecture to design & implementation as needed

  • You have a good understanding of functional aspects and techn ical behavior of the foundational technologies supporting BMO’s banking systems systems : operating system s, networks, security , compute, storage, and cloud

  • Deep knowledge of architecture frameworks, methodologies, and tools (e.g., The Open Group Architecture Framework [TOGAF], Zachman Framework)

  • CISSP or equivalent required, industry certifications on Cloud (AWS, Azure, M365) and Agile Development are ideal

    What technical skills do we look out for? [MODIFY /SELECT BASED ON JOB REQUIREMENT – HM TO PROVIDE ]

  • Relevant IT infrastructure & platform knowledge in one or more of the following domains:

  • Networking – TCP/IP, UDP, routers, switches, firewalls, ports & protocols , Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Distributed/server – security capabilities and best practices for hardening Windows and Linux platforms

  • Workplace Technology – security capabilities and best practices to secure Windows and Apple devices , including UBA/UBEA capabilities

  • Unified Communications and Collaboration – knowledge of security capabilities and best practices to manage real time communications using tools such as Microsoft Teams, and to manage collaboration and file sharing using SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Teams Channels

  • Data security – knowledge of security capabilities and best practices to secure data within on-premise systems and in the cloud

  • Growth mind-set and positive attitude towards fast-evolving technologies and their security.

  • Innate curiosity, high energy, and problem - solving ability

  • Willingness and ability to build relationships with members of other teams to ensure effective collaboration and architectural designs that can be implemented within BMO

  • Advanced communication skills, both written and oral, able to influence application owners along the cloud journey and guide the developers with appropriate guardrails

  • Strong influencing skills to sell the architectural ideas to business partners

  • Demonstrates advanced consulting and client management skills

  • Solid relationship and managerial leadership abilities

  • Energetic, self-motivated, and achievement- and outcome-oriented

  • Knowledgeable and experienced with:

  • Technology and solution design and configuration

  • Identify and access management design and implementation (OIDC, OAuth2 , AD)

  • PKI, key management and encryption architectures and solutions

  • Cloud security – Azure, AWS, and M365 in particular

  • Security posture diagnosis , threat analysis and remediation design

  • Impact of security decisions to infrastructure components and operations

  • Functional and technical behavior o f network protocols

  • Virtualization, server design, administration and troubleshooting.

  • DevOps and Agile deployment concepts

  • Security requirements for Operations/Run

    How do you apply?

    Click the link to apply online. Have a copy of your resume, cover letter and transcript ready. Please indicate your location preference in your application.

    We’re here to help

    At BMO we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the centre of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank.

    As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

    To find out more visit us at https://bmocareers.com.

    BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    Page Break Creates a visionary IT architecture roadmap and organizational strategy to align business needs with technologies. Leads and facilitates the design and implementation of repeatable technical solutions and processes related to technology architecture. Defines and documents efficient and transparent architectural principles, standards, and guidelines regarding the proper use and deployment of business applications, data, and technology within the Bank. Partners with broader internal stakeholders to define architectural possibilities and futures. Works with business and development teams to recommend processes or system design enhancements. Ensures that systems are functionally appropriate, technically sound, and well-integrated. Provides immediate response to critical production program-wide problems to evaluate solutions, coordinate applicable recovery, and ensure resolution.

  • Manages people and leads a team capable of delivering the desired business results.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to senior leaders for making business decisions and implementing strategic initiatives.

  • Develops an expert understanding of business/group challenges.

  • Networks with industry contacts to gather competitive insights and best practices.

  • Works with senior leaders from various groups to provide architectural recommendations and guidance and executive-level, enterprise presentations.

  • Leads and facilitates the design of technology projects and applications.

  • Participates in planning and implementing a 3-year engineering / technical roadmaps for one or more architectural layers.

  • Participates in architecture review / Board meetings to align the organization and architecture with the enterprise business model; provides architectural direction and communicates architectural decisions, plans, goals, and strategies.

  • Delivers architectural initiatives that drive revenue and improve efficiency to align with business strategy.

  • Develops and maintains current and planned state architectural blueprints.

  • Manages resources and leads the execution of strategic initiatives to deliver on business and financial goals.

  • Acts as the prime contact for internal/external stakeholder relationships, which may include regulators.

  • Solves complex system issues/failures and helps to determine root causes and designs solutions.

  • Ensures that chosen technology is updated or replaced, as needed; understands and balances the complete lifecycle of technical choices.

  • Identifies and develops operational plans across technologies and/or across systems.

  • Ensures that the right people from across the enterprise participate in technical design and vendor selection for projects.

  • Creates and manages key architecture assets for the designated portfolio and business scope.

  • Ensures sound and robust architecture and provides sufficient guidance for the successful implementation of solutions to mitigate negative enterprise technology and budget impacts.

  • Identifies risks or issues with technology solution and design that may impact realization of project benefits, and guides and supports stakeholders in making good decisions that proactively resolve or mitigate potential project risks/delays.

  • Participates in the system specification review process to ensure system requirements can be translated into valid software architecture.

  • Identifies and researches relevant technologies, performs proofs of concept / prototypes, and recommends the applications of such technologies for future product architecture.

  • Provides input into the preparation of business case.

  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability of the technology organization (e.g. sharing architectural expertise to promote technical development, mentoring employees, building communities of practice and networks).

  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities, and individual learning.

  • Provides architectural expertise and domain knowledge to advise and guide senior leaders.

  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a senior specialist resource across BMO.

  • Influences how teams/groups work together.

  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to multiple, interdependent, complex problems.

  • Communicates abstract concepts in simple terms.

  • Fosters strong internal and external networks and works with and across multiple teams to achieve business objectives.

  • Anticipates trends and responds by implementing appropriate changes.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

    Qualifications:

  • Typically 10+ years of work experience in IT or business environment and/or BSc/BA or MBA/MS in computer science, engineering, information systems, math, or business.

  • Expert knowledge of computer or network systems hardware and software theory, practice, concepts, and technologies.

  • Sufficient business knowledge to assess impact of applied technology on customer business processes.

  • Knowledge of project management methodology and its applicability to successful delivery of technical change.

  • Understands the strategic technical direction of: middleware, continuous Integration, and continuous deployment, testing, systems management, enterprise data and access layers, and pertinent styles of computing.

  • Possesses a deep understanding and problem solving ability of various complexities.

  • Expert knowledge in the techniques that go into producing designs of complex systems, including requirements discovery and analysis, formulation of solution context, identification of solution alternatives and their assessment, technology selection, and design configuration.

  • Seasoned expert with extensive industry knowledge.

  • Technical leader viewed as a thought leader for innovation.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - Expert.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - Expert.

  • Influence skills - Expert.

  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - Expert.

  • Able to manage ambiguity.

  • Data driven decision making - Expert.

We’re here to help

At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

To find out more visit us at https://jobs.bmo.com/ca/en.

BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.

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