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Prudential Financial

Vice President, Security Architect

Newark, NJ

Job Classification:
Technology - Architecture

Are you interested in building capabilities that enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability, and efficiency? The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA! When you join our organization at Prudential, you'll unlock an exciting and impactful career - all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world's leading financial services institutions.

Your Team & Role

The Global Technology organization at Prudential is seeking a Vice President, Security Architect. Reporting to the Chief Architect, the Security Architect will have deep knowledge of technology security and security frameworks, a strong passion around managing security vulnerabilities and risks and protecting enterprise assets, and the ability to work across, educate and influence many partners (e.g. Architecture domain peers, business and corporate function CIOs). This role will lead a team to establish and maintain enterprise security patterns and processes to adequately protect information and technology assets.

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Here is What You Can Expect on a Typical Day

  • Key thought leader, collaborator, and contributor, partnering across teams to define and maintain Architecture Patterns, Reference Architecture and processes to ensure information and technology assets are adequately protected by design and align with other Architecture domains (ie Data, Infrastructure) and with Prudential's go-forward vision and strategy.
  • Define target state enterprise security architecture and roadmaps.
  • Ensure new initiatives and related projects are aligned to organization-wide target state architecture strategy, including review and approval of key design documents.
  • In partnership with data architect, determine enterprise-wide strategy for data security, access and provisioning. Ensure technical data standards and data solution architecture designs align with security requirements and data governance policy objectives.
  • Review and approve significant architectural changes in support of security remediation.
  • Build reference architectures for use by CIO organizations and heavily influence teams across the enterprise to drive adoption.
  • Provide leadership, direction and oversight for a team, with a focus on growth and development; accountable for the performance of the team's function.
  • Provide solution architecture consultation and support for initiatives and product teams; educate business and technology communities across all levels of the organization on security architecture, including patterns, standards, trends, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Apply Application Portfolio Management practices; maintain disposition for security applications and identify opportunities for modernization and rationalization.
  • Demonstrate a talent mindset by evangelizing architecture transformation, influencing adoption of the transformation, and driving modernization goals across the enterprise.
  • Apply expertise in current /modern patterns and practices, across the security domain.
  • Study the market and industry to proactively identify tech-forward opportunities to solve complex new business and technology challenges and take advantage of the new opportunities that come with technology innovation.

The Skills & Expertise You Bring

  • Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • At least 10+ years of leadership and management experience in Information security and InfoSec architecture.
  • Foundational Technical & Conceptual Acumen:
  • Strong technical knowledge of Security frameworks, Security tools and encryption standards, Authentication and Authorization standards and infrastructure standards, while also having the ability to create and execute upon a clear enterprise strategic vision for target state architecture that supports all businesses and corporate functions.
  • Strong technical experience planning and building Enterprise cloud security services in AWS and Azure at scale.
  • Deep knowledge of business processes and business and technical capabilities, preferably in financial services industry.
  • Knowledge of agile methodology and practices.
  • Modern Architecture Thought Leadership: Strong knowledge of EA and Solution Architecture frameworks and best practice with awareness of current trends for new architectural patterns and concepts and the ability to apply those patterns and trends to help achieve business-focused transformation outcomes.
  • Influencing, Building Relationships & Communication Skills:
  • Objective, diplomatic team player with excellent collaboration, networking, and influencing skills, as well as credibility and commitment to building trust and developing relationships.
  • Ability to clearly communicate the vision and target state and influence the adoption of enterprise architecture principles, patterns, reference architecture and standards to demonstrate progress on technology maturity.
  • Prioritization Skills: Accustomed to managing multiple efforts across different areas. Experience managing projects, budgets and schedules to successful completion.
  • Outcome Management:
  • Demonstrated success of achieving specific, measurable, and concrete objectives aligned with business goals by tracking and reporting outcomes over a specified time.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, persistence, and resilience; comfort with and ability to thrive on and drive change while navigating ambiguity.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: continuous learning mindset with demonstrated aptitude for understanding strategic investments and new technologies.

You'll Love Working Here Because You Can

Join a team and culture where your voice matters; where every day, your work transforms our experiences to make lives better. As you put your skills to use, we'll help you make an even bigger impact with learning experiences that can grow your technical AND leadership capabilities. You'll be surprised by what this rock-solid organization has in store for you.

What we offer you:

  • Market competitive base salaries, with a yearly bonus potential at every level
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), and leave of absences, such as parental and military leave
  • Retirement plans:
  • 401(k) plan with company match (up to 4%)
  • Company-funded pension plan
  • Wellness Programs to help you achieve your wellbeing goals, including up to $1,600 a year for reimbursement of items purchased to support personal wellbeing needs
  • Work/Life Resources to help support topics such as parenting, housing, senior care, finances, pets, legal matters, education, emotional and mental health, and career development.
  • Tuition Assistance to help finance traditional college enrollment toward obtaining an approved degree, many accredited certificate programs, and industry designations.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Shares can be purchased at 85% of the lower of two prices (Beginning or End of the purchase period), after one year of service.

To find out more about our Total Reward package, visit Work Life Balance | Prudential Careers. Some of the above benefits may not apply to part-time employees scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week.

Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $224,500.00 to $303,700.00. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.

Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Client-provided location(s): Newark, NJ, USA
Job ID: Prudential-R-116635
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Health Insurance
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Pension
    • Stock Purchase Program