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Bank of the West Sr Cybersecurity Architect in Olympia, Washington

Sr Cybersecurity Architect


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Our Application Security Architect team is looking for a seasoned team member to support our growing team. The ideal candidate we are looking for include those with a strong background in Information Security with at least 5-7 years of active application testing – Dynamic and Static analysis testing, experienced in Web Application Penetration Testing, Source code review/Secure code review. The candidate should also have several years of experience in providing security requirements, design, and integration to architect secure systems. Mobile application security testing (Android & iOS) is highly desired. Evaluates threats and vulnerabilities to determine and recommend safeguards for system or application owners. Design correction plans, mitigations, and full remediation actions. Understands and communicates attack chains to management and other stakeholders. Develop sustainable processes, and controls, as required for the Cybersecurity program. Work on Cybersecurity Projects and Activities as needed.

Industry certifications like OSCP, OSCE, GWAPT, GMOB, GXPN, or GPEN are highly desired for this role.

This role:

  • Leads business and technical partners with expert knowledge of relevant security system technologies.

  • Elicits and translates business requirements to systems specifications for securing complex business systems; ensures security specifications align with business requirements.

  • Prepares and analyzes detailed systems specifications for complex security systems that fit with the Bank's system architecture standards.

  • Collaborates with business functional groups in analyzing and evaluating business requirements; develops and manages the security aspects of the logical and functional design.

  • Reviews departmental and bank processes or procedures related to supported security controls and/or systems and proposes relevant changes/updates.

Other Job Duties

  • May evaluate system parameters and formats to determine direction of upgrades, enhancements, development, and maintenance of various security systems.

  • May assist in developing complex test plans and test conditions of business systems and interface applications to ensure proper implementation of security controls.

  • Provides support as an information security subject matter expert to department or business units for relevant business or system processes.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Previous project management experience highly desirable.

  • Ability to work with little guidance.

  • Experience in a regulated industry highly desirable; financial services preferred.

  • Knowledge of enterprise architecture.

  • Ability to design mixed-technology solutions.

  • Ability to conduct ROI and gap analysis for potential and existing products.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills; must be resourceful, creative, innovative, results driven and adaptable.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Working Location Statement

This position has the option to work in one of our key hubs (San Ramon, CA, Tempe, AZ, Omaha, NE) or to work remotely as long as it is in within our 27 state working footprint which includes AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY, NY.

Job: Security

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Other Locations: United States-Minnesota, United States-Wisconsin-General WI, United States-Missouri-General MO, United States-North Dakota-General ND, United States-Colorado, United States-Kansas-General KS, United States-Nevada-General NV, United States-California-Newport Beach, United States-California-San Francisco, United States-South Dakota-General SD, United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-California-City of Industry, United States-Illinois-Chicago, United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-Washington-General WA, United States-New Mexico, United States-Oklahoma-General OK, United States-California-San Ramon, United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Idaho-General ID, United States-Utah-General UT, United States-Wyoming, United States-Iowa, United States-Oregon-General OR, United States-Ohio-Cleveland

Requisition ID: 057638