Willis Towers Watson Retirement Systems Information Security Analyst in Arlington, Virginia

Retirement Systems Information Security Analyst

Date Posted: August 14, 2018

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Retirement Systems Group has a significant footprint within the WTW framework regarding the number of applications used internally and externally. Clients require compliance with certain information security standards and as well as other standards such as SOC2. As a result, we must ensure security guidelines and requirements are adhered to. The Information Security Analyst will act as the department’s spokesperson and must understand each application function and purpose, how they are accessed, how data is stored and used, etc.

This role sits within the Development and Framework group and plays a key part in managing the security questionnaires, managing disaster recovery testing, managing SOC2 audits and owning the internal controls for penetration testing for each of the client facing applications within the Retirement Systems Groups North America applications. You will work closely across all product team developers and managers to help coordinate best practices for disaster recovery as well as encryption and access.

WHILE THE PREFERENCE IS FOR THIS ROLE TO BE BASED IN WASHINGTON OR PHILADELPHIA, WE WILL CONSIDER QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FROM ANY OF OUR U.S. BASED OFFICES. HOWEVER, THIS COLLEAGUE MUST BE ABLE TO WORK DURING EASTERN TIME ZONE HOURS.

The Role

  • Work directly with client management and security teams as well as third parties and auditors is required.

  • Consult with all levels of internal and external clients.

  • Answer client questions on security for multiple applications. Work with development teams when standard responses are not present.

  • Engage/Coach managers outside of the department. E.g., Enhance WTW Account Directors’ knowledge about security of our applications so they can present these standards to clients

  • Write standardized documents on application security reflecting our security standards.

  • Work with WTW Information Security Client Support team to timely respond to client requests

  • Play an active role in managing the various disaster recovery exercise projects annually

  • Assist in the management of the annual SOC 2 audit as well as on-demand company requested audits

  • Initiate and manage penetration testing on client-facing applications

The Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience working IT Security.

  • Additionally, some consulting experience with direct client engagements, preferably reviewing documentation and evangelizing with clients on technical and security aspects of applications. Ability to build relations with internal and external clients for long term collaboration

  • Experience working at one of the big accounting firm, or as part of corporate with internal audits is plus

  • Experience in supporting, responding to or conducting IT audits – internal and external

  • Security assessments of network infrastructure, hosts and applications – another element of risk management

  • Ability to understand and communicate all aspect of Software Development methodology. Excellent report writing and communication

  • Collaborate with different type of stakeholders ranging from – developers, product managers, project managers, marketing and sales teams, legal department and Account Directors

  • Ability to analyze large technical documents, and provide feedback on them. Ability to strategically write responses to cover our liability during contract negotiation

  • Understanding TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching – an understanding of the fundamentals: the language, protocol and functioning of the internet is a plus

  • The ability to work well independently

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related technical program

  • Information Systems certifications is a plus (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CISA)

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

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  • Location:Arlington, VA, USPhiladelphia, PA

  • Date Posted:August 14, 2018