Principal Information Security Analyst – Archer Engineer

BNY Mellon
September 16, 2019
New York City, New York
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As a global investments company, BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments, and safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. Every day, our Technology employees make this happen while also seeking out new ways to do it more efficiently and effectively.

As part of BNY Mellon’s global Technology organization, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with some of the best and brightest, technology, business, and financial minds to find new and better ways to exceed our clients’ expectations and build the future of financial services. With more than 230 years of industry leading experience under our belts, you might even say that we are the original fintech. At BNY Mellon, cybersecurity is a top priority for both technology and the business. The members of the Information Security Division are on constant alert, using their creativity and knowledge of cybersecurity, technology and business processes to develop and deliver creative solutions. In this fast-paced environment, staff collaborate to respond to current risks, while identifying and anticipating future threats. Our cyber capabilities encompass the full spectrum of services from Cyber Operations (SOC, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability Management, Cyber Incident Response, Penetration Testing & Red Teaming, Cyber Analytics & Fraud, and Insider threat) to Cyber Architecture and Engineering (Network, Platform, Cloud, and Applications Security).  Together with the CISO and his leadership team, staff provide a robust set of cyber services that provide full scope protection and response capabilities across the BNY Mellon enterprise.  We help our businesses, the bank’s executive team, and our board of directors understand cybersecurity risk and the steps that must be taken to create and maintain a secure environment that drives innovation. Responsibilities:

This role will support activities for the Archer platform including:

  • Responsible for day to day technical administration of the RSA Archer platform including:

    • Own technical issues/problem resolution and request management

    • End User provisioning

    • Prioritize enhancements and use cases deployed to production

    • Develop subject matter expertise to enable more effective Archer support of process

    • Incident Management / Production Support

      • Provide on-call support when Production issues occur

      • Escalate Archer application defects to the vendor via RSA Customer Support

  • Change Management and Change Control

  • Requirements Definition

    • Translate business needs from key stakeholders into documented technical designs

    • Collaborate with teams in applying process and functional requirements to application design modifications

  • Technical Platform Support

    • Create operational and technical documentation
    • Participate in hardware and software upgrades for the Archer system

    • Participate in and support Archer version upgrades

    • Maintain data quality standards and Archer enterprise data

  • Tool Configuration and Design

    • Provide development / configuration support based on technical requirements to implement new use cases and solutions

    • Configuration and optimization of the Archer solution

    • Define / configure questionnaires / workflows / forms / reports / dashboards in Archer

    • Install, test and deploy new applications in Archer

  • Testing
    • Execute test cases and document them
  • Training
    • Conduct in-person and Webex training sessions for stakeholders as appropriate

  • Reporting
  • Ensuring delivery of Archer reports and metrics, as needed
  • Principal Information Security Analyst->> Consults on a senior level and provides professional support for major components of the company's information security infrastructure.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of security architecture, standards, procedures and guidelines for multiple platforms in diverse system environments.
  • Consults with the business and operational infrastructure personnel regarding new and existing technologies.
  • Recommends new security tools to management and reports and provides guidance and expertise in their implementation.
  • Reviews and analyzes highly complex data and information to provide insights, conclusions and actionable recommendations.
  • Defines, implements, and applies area-wide security and/or COB policies and standards by leveraging in-depth knowledge of globally accepted information security and/or COB principles.
  • Addresses high risk security concerns or incidents.
  • Recommends course of action to mitigate risk and ensures that appropriate standards are established and published.
  • Contributes to the achievement of area objectives.



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required, advanced degree preferred.

  • 10-12 years of experience in information security or related technology experience required

  • Experience in the securities or financial services industry is a plus

Ideal candidate will possess:

The ideal candidate will be able to architect solution designs, test, implement, integrate, maintain and be the go-to SME for all things Archer within ISD.

  Essential Skills:

  • 5-7 years of experience working in a technology organization within a fast paced, innovative, technology driven environment ideally in a regulated industry
  • Experience supporting, configuring and/or customizing RSA Archer 6.x is a plus

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills in application calculations and cross references.

  • Capable multi-tasker who can drive projects to completion while effectively collaborating and working across business and technical team resulting in high-functioning effective partnerships

  • Experience managing multiple priorities and leading the deployment of major cross-functional initiatives

  • Strong experience in the design and development of reporting of dashboard and iViews.

  • Extensive experience in integrating data feeds into Archer and the integration of 3rd party scanners and sensors.

  • Strong communication skills to provide context and rationale to business unit participants

  • Impeccable follow-up, strong delivery focus, positive attitude and collaborative style

  • 3+ years of RSA implementation and integration experience a plus

  • Experience working with databases and managing multiple data feeds

  • Experience integrating with other management tools

  • Professional certifications such as CISSP, CISA, CISM, a plus

  • Knowledge of security and audit topics: GLBA, PCI, and HIPAA a plus

  • Strong technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills

  • Superior attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent problem solving, research, and follow-up skills

  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently

  • RSA Archer Administration I Certification or 3+ years of experience working as a RSA Archer Administrator a plus

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