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Compass Group The Americas Division
Security, Architect, Architecture, Engineering, IT, ISO, Management, Risk Management
Full Time

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Posted Date: Nov 12, 2021

A family of companies and experiences

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you've been hungry and away from home, chances are you've tasted Compass Group's delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 225,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states. Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!

great people. great services. great results.

Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar.


The Security Architect is a key technical contributor in the Cyber Security department, reporting to the Security Architecture and Engineering leadership. The Security Architect will provide security expertise as a service to all areas of IT operations, including cloud operations, network architecture, application development, database management, end user computing, systems management, as well as internally to cyber security. Leveraging partnerships forged across the technology department, security architects identify opportunities to improve security and manage risk in order to jointly deliver secure solutions to the business.

The ideal security architect is a bit of a generalist in the field of security, with solid experience in a wide range of IT operations, able to quickly identify and assess security concerns while working jointly with teams to develop, implement, and maintain controls to appropriately manage risk. A well-qualified candidate will feel comfortable jumping into a given scenario, asking the right questions, escalating where necessary, and collaborating with all available resources to find the best solution for the situation.

Public cloud security experience is highly preferred.


  • Provide technical leadership for team members and colleagues to enable effective and timely delivery of security designs, solutions, tools, practices, and processes across the enterprise.
  • Facilitate effective design, development and delivery of technical security solutions that consistently meet industry standards and user requirements
  • Plan, oversee and participate in projects related to all security disciplines, including, policy, procedures compliance, governance, architecture, applications, networks, and systems
  • Perform analysis of systems to understand limitations and weaknesses, identify cybersecurity challenges, inefficiencies, and opportunities for improvements
  • Stay current on industry developments to identify emerging security technologies, risks and trends to ensure our systems keep pace with security technology and risk landscape evolution
  • Partner with and coach product owners, developers, IT, and business teams to instill security processes and practices from planning, through to deployment of Compass Group technologies, services, and products
  • Experience and technical familiarity with the following data privacy and information security global compliance frameworks: PCI-DSS, SOC 2, GDPR, CCPA, ISO 27001
  • Define and lead the strategy and roadmap to remediate existing technologies against an auditable set of security controls


  • 8+ years of experience with technical architecture, cybersecurity, and information technology
  • 4+ years of experience with architecting security controls within Cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform) preferred
  • Security Engineering or Operations experience (i.e. traditional security controls and technologies, such as antivirus, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, public key infrastructure, etc.)
  • Experience with assessment, development, implementation, optimization, and documentation of a comprehensive of security technologies and processes, application security, data security, cryptography, key management, identity and access management (IAM), network security in IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud environments
  • Experience in working with cloud security and governance tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and server virtualization technologies
  • Leverage common cybersecurity frameworks such as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) to provide a standardized approach to security authorizations for Cloud Service Offerings, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), US CERT Operational Resilience, Open Group Architecture Framework, Business Reference Model cybersecurity categories, or others
  • Ability to demonstrate current knowledge of cyber threats, as well as maintain awareness of emerging threats
  • Ability to provide oversight on major transformation projects and successful transitions to support teams
  • Experience and technical familiarity with the following data privacy and information security global compliance frameworks: PCI-DSS, SOC 2, GDPR, CCPA, ISO 27001
  • Experience with multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments, including hybrid cloud and on-premise environments
  • Knowledge of modern authentication protocols, cybersecurity, and all components of a technical architecture
  • Knowledge of cloud computing technology business drivers and emerging computing trends
  • Experience multitasking especially prioritizing competing tasks and communicating with stakeholders when priorities change

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)

Associates at Corporate are offered many fantastic benefits.
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID: 925016

Compass Corporate

Danita Blake

Company Information

Compass Group USA

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group North America is building a family of experiences for all of our customers. Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. We strive for the highest quality results, while treating our associates, suppliers, and the local communities we engage with respect.

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Dice Id : RTL90032
Position Id : 925016
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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