Data Security Architect (Compliance)

Position: Data Security Architect (Compliance)

Job ID: 150059

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: IS - Security

Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8-5

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Data Security Architect - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll ensure the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the integrated delivery system assets and protect them from unauthorized disclosure, modification, and destruction. You will develop and promote the information security strategic plan and information security policies, audit compliance, and lead mediation initiatives, as well as manage vendor risks, enterprise risks, application security, exceptions, risk register, eGRC deployment/integration, security architectural review, and security awareness training. Additionally, you will publish quarterly vulnerability reviews for IS management where you will identify, track, and manage outstanding vulnerabilities. Finally, you will build trusting relationships, solve problems, initiate action, and complete work standards.


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Responsibilities :

    • Develop, review, update, and communicate policies related to information security
    • Develop security specification and certification methodology for all systems to assure that systems are implemented according to security policy, as well as develop a monitoring and compliance strategy to ensure security policies are followed
    • Conduct periodic inspections of computer systems to ensure compliance with security policies and procedures
    • Lead remediation of non-compliant systems, investigate policy violations, and resolve issues to bring into compliance
    • Publish a monthly security briefing for the Chief Information Security Officer
    • Outline long-term technical security requirements assimilating governmental regulations, evolving technical threats
    • Help develop the IS strategic plan and identify possibilities to advance the strategic plan within IS security
    • Plan and initiate projects related to the design and implementation of security infrastructure
    • Implement monitoring and enforcement tools as well as a toolkit and methodology for forensic analysis
    • Work with outside departments to achieve specific security compliance required for statutory and/or regulatory requirements
    • Work with internal and external auditors and consultants to explain security related to their reviews
    • Develop and promote educational guides, presentations, and FAQs for employees




  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information assurance, or a related field
  • 4 years’ of related experience may substitute for a bachelor’s degree
  • 7 years’ experience in information security
  • CISSP and SANS certification preferred
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and security frameworks (PHI/HIPAA, PCI, IS027001, NIST, HITRUST)

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