• Architect, IT Security

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    Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our team members’ commitment to our Mission and Values.  With over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 400 with revenues of $7 billion and growing! Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”!


    This is not a "check the box" IT Security team! If you enjoy solving hard problems and would love the challenge of designing the future of  IT Security for a Fortune 500 company, this is for you! This position is responsible for reviewing and driving technology plans to align with enterprise goals, business plans and business processes.  Additional responsibilities include technical leadership, mentoring other team members, and leading\reviewing projects.    



    1. Stay abreast of emerging technologies and market trends within the retail space and make recommendations to align with the business strategic initiatives. Develop and maintain the technology roadmaps that drive innovation within the organization.
    2. Translate business requirements into technical designs that ensure availability, stability, scalability, security, and recoverability. Accountable for the quality of the implemented solutions.  Work with business partners to ensure design meets desired outcomes.
    3. Provide oversight for the development of prototypes and setting technology direction.
    4. Define and promote processes, policies, standards and procedures to assure compliance with corporate and regulatory policies. Responsible for creating deliverables that are consistent with defined architecture principles, standards, methodologies and best practices.
    5. Develop and maintain artifacts in the Architecture Library.
    6. Govern the introduction of new technologies. Review, align, and drive technology plans with enterprise goals, business plans and business processes.


    Experience: 10 years of Information Technology experience required.  Superior knowledge and experience working with security solutions for network security (Palo Alto Networks, McAfee IDS/IPS, Lancope StealthWatch), Endpoint Security (McAfee ePO, Symantec DLP), and Vulnerability Management (McAfee MVM, Qualys, or Tenable Security Center).


    Education: Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field.  Any suitable combination of  education and experience will be considered.


    Professional Certifications: Technical certification in related field preferred.


    Other knowledge, skills or abilities:

    • Retail experience preferred.
    • Experience with software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodology.
    • Superior knowledge of application design methodologies and ability to drive security maturity within the software development lifecycle. Experience with third party application security scanning solutions (WhiteHat Sentinel, IBM Rational AppScan, HP WebInspect) and security code review capabilites (HP Fortify).
    • Superior knowledge in various information security areas, such as: Identity and Access Management, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Information Risk and Governance, IT architecture, Monitoring, Incident Response and Security Strategy.
    • Must have knowledge and stay up to date on the latest security and privacy legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts and vulnerabilities.
    • Superior knowledge of data security architecture, data classification, and policy writing.
    • Superior understanding of application vulnerabilities and remediation strategies leveraging industry best practices from enties such as OWASP.
    • Knowledge and familiarity with compliance frameworks such as Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, or ISO.





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