Data Security Architect - Risk and Controls

Position: Data Security Architect - Risk and Controls

Job ID: 167250

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: TCHP Information Technology

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Founded in 1996, Texas Children’s Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. We provide STAR/Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to pregnant women, teens, children and adults in Houston and surrounding areas. Currently, the Health Plan has more than 375,000 members who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.

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We are looking for a Data Security Architect - Risk and Controls. As part of the GRC team within Information Services department, the Data Security Architect will be responsible for facilitating risk management functions, and assessing controls in place to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of Texas Children’s IT ecosystem, and patient care. This position requires the ability to use industry frameworks / standards such as NIST, to develop and promote Information Security Strategic Plan, Information Security Policies, compliance with defined security policies, and lead remediation initiatives.


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

H.S Diploma or GED and 11 years experience 
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information assurance or a related field with 7 years experience.
7 years’ experience in GRC and/or Information Security 
CRISC, CISA, CISM or CISSP certifications highly desired
Significant experience with SOX and/or MAR (AFRMR), NIST CSF, NIST RMF and/or COBIT


Develop Security Policy and Provide Compliance Reporting.

Develop Information Security Strategy. Coordinate Security implementations across IS Disciplines and user departments.
Assists in implementation of processes and procedures for Cybersecurity reporting and metrics activities
Develop, review, update, and communicate IT security related policies and procedures


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