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Enterprise Security Architect

Zions Bancorp/ZMSC Job Titles
Enterprise Technology Operations
051928 Requisition #

Join our revolution. As a large, well-established company, Zions Bancorporation’s technology division is about to revolutionize technology in ways smaller companies can’t. We’re making unprecedented changes for technology that the banking industry has never seen, all with the gorgeous backdrop of Utah’s Silicon Slopes.

At Zions Bancorporation we are currently looking for an Enterprise Security Architect to be a key member of the Enterprise Architecture team within the Enterprise Technology Operations division.  We need an architect that thinks like an attacker.  This individual will be a part of ensuring that security is embedded into key banking transformation solutions.

As a contributor of the Enterprise Architecture team, you will:

  • Be responsible for the definition and maintenance of security reference architectures that provide roadmaps and design guidance for key security domains such as application, infrastructure, data-center, cloud platforms and products, IAM integration, data privacy and enabling services.
  • Architect and design information security solutions to protect company assets; address regulatory requirements and align to the adopted security framework.
  • Serve as an information security advisor to key technology and business stakeholders, establishing trust relationships through active engagement and collaboration.
  • Ensure IT solution implementations align with enterprise security standards, policies and procedures.
  • Review modern technologies to validate alignment to the organization’s security requirements.
  • Identify business requirements that affect the enterprise security architecture and provide solutions that integrate into the overall architectural vision and strategy.
  • Provide guidance and expertise in the development of security standards, architectural governance, design patterns, and security best practices that align with Zions policies and ever changing cyber security marketplace.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.
  • 10 plus years of related experience in enterprise level security architecture.
  • Experience and expertise in the following areas:
    • Identity and Access Management, Governance, and Assurance – biometrics, privacy, privilege management, attestation.
    • Application Security – secure software coding practices and OWASP: Open Web Application Security Project.
    • Information/data security – encryption, obfuscation, tokenization and PKI.
    • Network Security –defense, forensics, security data analysis, penetration testing, network device monitoring, intrusion detection and patching and perimeter defense.
    • Cloud and Mobile Security Services and Architectures
  • Experience defining security design patterns that map to regulatory guidance, security standards and policies for cyber compliant solutions as well as validation of existing security controls.
  • Experience embedding security into business solution design as a Security Solution Architect.
  • Familiarity with information security technologies and their application to customer challenges.
  • Ability to identify threats, vulnerabilities and consequences and design appropriate responses.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity architectures and tools and financial regulatory guidance and industry best practices.
  • Understanding of Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) assessment tools.
  • Knowledge of NIST Cyber Security Framework processes and associated standards and policies.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills.
  • CISSP (or equivalent): Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • One or more of the following certifications preferred:  SABSA, TOGAF, SANS GIAC, CISM, CompTIA Security+ CE

A combination of skills and experience may meet requirements.

Pay Range: $145,000 - $165,000

Bonus: This position will be eligible for a discretionary bonus.

At Zions Bancorporation, we seek team members who can get the job done and do it with enthusiasm. As a company, we are always striving to make the business better so we can make our customer's lives easier. Are you passionate about making a difference for people in your community? As a corporation comprised of community banks, we need people like you, who can make positive change.

Zions is full of people just like you who share the same values and work ethic. Our diverse workforce offers endless opportunities to expand your skills and gain valuable experience that will help you advance your career. Let’s talk about how we can help one another succeed.

Zions Bancorporation’s Enterprise Technology and Operations (ETO) team is transforming what it means to work for a financial institution. We operate in a fast-paced, information-driven environment, which means we need people who bring diverse experiences, perspectives, and expertise to meet the ever-changing demands of a technology-driven world. We are grounded in the belief that “improving the work is the work” as we drive to create simple, easy, and fast solutions for our customers. Your ability to adapt, learn, and innovate helps increase revenue, reduce operational costs, and mitigates risk.

ETO provides opportunities for you to own your career growth through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Women in Technology, and Workforce of the Future initiatives that allow you to network across the organization, volunteer in our community, and build your technical and soft skills. Together we are building a culture that values diversity and creates a space of belonging for all our team members. We believe that investing in your success is an investment in our customers and our business. Our people are what sets us apart and make us great.

Zions Bancorporation is the second largest hirer of technology professionals in the Salt Lake City area. Learn more about our enterprise technology group and how we’re shaping the future of banking. At Zions, our difference is our people, so we’re dedicated to helping you grow in your career.

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Zions Bancorporation and its affiliates and divisions (“Zions”) is an equal opportunity employer which prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment. Zions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and employment candidates and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Zions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Zions will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Zions encourages applicants of all ages.


It is Zions’ policy not to discriminate because of a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran. This includes spouses and other family members. Also, Zions will safeguard the fair and equitable treatment of protected veteran spouses and family members with regard to all employment actions and prohibit harassment of applicants and employees because of their relationship or association with a protected veteran.


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