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Senior Information Security Officer

Denver, Colorado;

Job Description:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Job Description

The Senior Information Security Officer will be a member of the Business Information Security Officer's (BISO) organization and work closely with the line of business Chief Information Officers (CIOs)/Chief Technology Officers (CTOs). In this role, you will be supporting a group/team to develop a deep understanding of the business in order to have specialized information security risk-based discussions. This relationship will ensure a focus on the right risk priorities. You will also provide guidance on information security topics, policies and controls.


  • Possess strong / experienced application development and/or application security background; with solid knowledge of SDLC from design, testing, deployment to post-production and the different risk elements associated with each step.

  • Serves as an Information Security subject matter expert and participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of information security for the line of business (LOB)

  • Provides guidance and advocacy regarding the prioritization of LOB investments that impact information security

  • Advises LOB management on risk issues related to information security and recommends actions in support of the bank's wider risk management and compliance programs

  • Monitors information security trends internal and external to the bank and keeps LOB leadership informed about information security-related issues

  • Partners with security, business and technology teams to triage and resolve critical security issues and/or vulnerabilities in a rapid response and cyber command center setting

  • Engages senior and technical third party security experts to evaluate and implement compliant and comprehensive security solutions to meet industry and Bank of America requirements

  • Manages quality control and reporting

  • Ensures compliance with policies and laws

Risk Management

  • Drives GIS/LOB risk deliverables

  • Collaborates with risk partners on info security critical priorities

  • Participates in senior LOB specific Risk Management & Business Continuity Routines

  • Identifies and measures global information security (GIS) controls on most critical business processes or channels

  • Partners to develop risk management solutions and/or remediation plans to address process or technical security defects


  • Has a deep understanding of security for computing platforms (PaaS)

  • Has a solid grasp of security in big data and other instructed large data structures

  • Ability to build strong Partner relationships with peer technology groups and supported LOB

  • Supports the triage process with the client and helps them understand the GIS support structure

  • Drives required risk culture and partnership with peer technology teams and supported LOB

  • Participates in key CIO operating routines to drive information security risk strategy

  • Ability to influence senior leadership, strategy and third party remediation to meet security requirements

  • Supports contract negotiations and escalations to facilitate third party onboarding and management

Required Skills

  • Information Security & Technology professional with 10+ years’ experience

  • 5+ years of risk management experience with proven ability to effectively apply risk principles to challenging business situations

  • 3+ years of security integration, governance or architecture or engineering on Amazon Web Services

  • Must have experience with requirements and certification for HIPAA, PCI, SOC 2, GLBA, Compliance

  • Expertise in Cryptography and key management across high volume transaction platforms

  • Security architecture of core payment systems (i.e. ACH, P2P, B2B)

  • AAA with modern authentication methods for consumer banking systems

  • Application development or systems engineer

  • Multi-cloud security management

  • Prior card network experience preferred

  • Network Security Controls 

  • DLP & Vulnerability Management

  • Familiar with Container security concepts

  • Subject matter expertise in application security, vulnerability testing and development of risk appetite

  • Experience evaluating cyber security controls and providing guidance for platform or distributed computing platforms (Cloud, PaaS)

  • Experience with information security for No SQL, Big Data , and unstructured data stores (Cassandra, Hadoop, and /or Teradata)

  • Knowledge in Windows, Midrange and Mainframe Platforms with emphasis on security and access controls.

  • Exceptional executive presentation and communication skills

  • Excellent influencing and problem resolution skills

  • Ability to be comfortable delivering messages across a wide spectrum of individuals having varying degrees of technical understanding

  • Strong leadership skills and qualities which enable you to work with peers and various levels of management

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field

This job will be open and accepting applications for a minimum of seven days from the date it was posted.

This job is responsible for partnering with leaders to balance the needs of the business while ensuring information security and organizational risks are appropriately identified and managed to drive uncompromising cyber security protection. Key responsibilities include leading in-depth information security risk-based discussions and acting as an integrated business partner with cross-functional leaders to provide blended security and business expertise to ensure appropriate management of information security risks.


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


Learn more about this role

Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Colorado pay and benefits information

Colorado pay range:

$141,700 - $206,100 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.


This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, access to paid time off, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.