Senior Information Security Specialist

Details: Senior Information Security SpecialistWe’re EA—the world’s largest video game publisher. You’re probably familiar with many of our titles—Madden, FIFA, The Sims, Need for Speed, Dead Space, Battlefield and Star Wars, to name a few. But maybe you don’t know how we’re committed to creating games for every platform—from social to mobile to console—to give our consumers that anytime, anywhere access they demand. What does that mean for you? It means more opportunities to unleash your creative genius, be inspired by those around you and ignite your path in any direction you choose.The Senior Information Security Specialist is a key member of the Global Security and Risk Management (SRM) team which provides information security and risk management support for EA’s business worldwide. This position is focused on all aspects of Information Security within the context of the SRM service portfolio. Information Security has a particular emphasis on all aspects of IT, application, and data security, including consultancy type services as it relates to protecting EA. The work of the Information Security team supports business by defining what good looks like from a security perspective, prioritizing innovative, security initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future security technologies. This position works closely with the various EA business units and technology departments, and requires the ability to balance business needs with security and corporate standards. The successful candidate will provide the expertise required to provide effective high-quality and timely subject matter expertise, input, and guidance on Information Security. This role is ‘business facing’ and ‘consultative’ in nature as well as being ‘hands-on’ in terms of delivery. To that end, the successful candidate must demonstrate an aptitude toward building lasting partnerships, relationships and trust within EA’s business units and, at the same time, be equipped to talk with authority around a wide range of technical and procedural matters pertaining to Security and Risk Management. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of technology offerings, including emerging technologies, and should have hands on experience in implementing and using technology and security platforms/solutions. The candidate will also be familiar with secure application architecture/design and development. This individual must be detail and process oriented, and must demonstrate problem-solving abilities. In addition, the candidate must have a strong security background with knowledge of current leading security practices. The successful candidate will work alongside colleagues spanning the globe. This position requires occasional national and international travel. Primary Responsibilities: Serve as an information security advisor to our business and IT partners, establishing trust relationships through active engagement and collaboration. Provide security thought leadership through establishing/defining what good looks like from a security perspective based on leading/common security practices and related work experience. Shape business needs into solutions that enable the business in a secure manner. Lead and assist in the evaluation, architecture, design, planning, implementation, and support of security solutions. Provide guidance and architecture review of proposed security and business functions or practices. Assess and communicate all security risks associated with any and all practices performed by the company. Identifies security issues and provides the appropriate resolution or may make recommendations to Sr. Management on how escalated issues can be resolved. Creatively and independently provide resolution to security problems in a cost-effective manner. Produce written technical reports and/or develop presentations on security activities. Participate in the creation of global security documents (policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures), as well as the design and implementation of associated processes. Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry, including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors. Remain informed on trends and issues in the security industry, including current and emerging technologies and regulatory and compliance issues. Advise, counsel, and educate executive and management teams on their relative importance. Participate in the incident response process as necessary including investigating suspicious behaviour. Participates in periodic information systems risk assessments. Provide governance and due-diligence within the IT helpdesk ticketing system to approve security related changes within the EA environment. Foster a sense of community with other team members through open communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.

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