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Security Architect - GRC - Pittsburgh, PA

Location: Sheetz Corporate - PITTSBURGH, PA



The Security Architect is responsible for designing, building, testing and implementing security systems within an IT network. Responsible for identifying strengths and weaknesses within the computer systems. The Architect is expected to have a thorough understanding of complex IT systems and stay up to date with the latest security standards, systems and authentication protocols, as well as best practice security products.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)
  1. Create and maintain Incident Response playbooks.
  2. Design and architect security / threat mitigation processes and elements that align enterprise security architecture frameworks and standards with overall business and security strategy.
  3. Perform security assessments, identify gaps in existing security architecture, and recommend changes or improvements
  4. Work with product owners to develop secure business requirements, develop the security architecture, and integrate into our longer turn platform strategy.
  5. Define solution level security architecture for projects; perform reviews for conformance to Sheetz's Information Security standards
  6. Document security requirements and controls for protecting information, systems, and technology assts.
  7. Provide appropriate consulting and direction to Sheetz departments and executives on security matters, including current and emerging security threats.
  8. Define and document how the implementation of a new technology impacts the security posture of the current environment
  9. Provide evening and weekend “on call/issue” support as needed. Sheetz is open 24/7/365 and as such, our internal and external customers may require support at any time.
  10. Act as the single point of coordination (incident manager) in the event of a cyber incident.
  11. Approve Incident Response Playbooks; coordinate and conduct Incident Response table top exercises as needed / required.
  12. Lead / Mentor a risk, information security, and compliance team; maintain adequate people, process, technology, and service offerings to support business objectives effectively and efficiently.

REQUIREMENTS: (Equivalent combinations of education, licenses, certifications and/or experience may be considered)

    A four-year degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field required.
  • Minimum of 8 years total experience in Information Technology or cyber security required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Security Architecture required.
  • Experience in identifying gaps in existing architectures preferred
  • Experience in designing security architectures to mitigate threats preferred
  • Experience working with technical and operational teams with strong meeting management, relationship building and negotiating skills; able to gain trust of diverse stakeholders preferred
  • Work experience in cybersecurity designs for systems, networks, and multi-level security requirements or requirements for processing multiple classification levels of data preferred
  • Experience with Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems preferred.
    Maintain a continuous personal professional development program; this level requires CISSP certification and commitment to pursue additional training or certifications in risk, security, governance, compliance (e.g., CISSP-ISSEP, CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSMP, GICSP, GMOB, GCIH, CRCMP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CRMA, CORP, advanced degree)
Tools & Equipment
    General Office Equipment


Sheetz, Inc. is a fast-growing, family-owned, food/convenience company that has been in business since 1952. Sheetz has over 600 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.

Our mission at Sheetz has been to meet the needs of customers on the go. Of course, things have changed over those nearly 70 years. Life is faster and busier, and customers expect us to be there when they need us most. One thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate. Sheetz donates millions of dollars every year to the charities it holds dear.

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Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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