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Bank of the West Cybersecurity Architect in Topeka, Kansas

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

Responsible for reviewing, analyzing, evaluating and defining security solutions in relation to development and support of simple to moderately complex security systems and business applications, specifications and procedures. Partners with assigned business lines on security controls and auditing/monitoring processes for said controls. Solutions must conform to regulatory obligations, Bank of the West security policy and Enterprise Information Security (EIS) security standards.

Essential Job Functions

  • Informs business and technical partners with strong knowledge of relevant security system technologies.

  • Reviews, drafts, and outlines moderately complex security systems specifications and architecture design.

  • Partners with IT functional groups to specify the hardware, software, and network connectivity for production and test environments. Develops the physical design of the system.

  • Ensures systems specifications, security controls and related auditing/monitoring align with business requirements and meet regulatory obligations, Bank of the West security policy and Enterprise Information Security (EIS) security standards.

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

  • Participates with business, technology, and vendors to deliver information security systems solutions.

  • Provides support as an information security subject matter expert to department or business units for small/less complex business applications or system processes.

Other Job Duties

  • May support development of test scripts and participate in functional testing to ensure proper implementation of security controls.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Required Experience

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

  • May have practical knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 5 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-New York-New York, United States-Nevada-General NV, United States-California-Newport Beach, United States-Michigan-General MI, 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-Florida-General FL, 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-Idaho-General ID, United States-California-Sacramento, United States-Wyoming, United States-Iowa, United States-Oregon-General OR, United States-Ohio-Cleveland

Requisition ID: 057640