Information Security Specialist at Wintrust Financial Corporation (Chicago, IL)

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Founded in 1991 with the idea to be the alternative to the big banks, Wintrust has since grown into a financial services company with more than $45 billion in assets, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. Through our multiple companies and divisions, we provide traditional community banking and commercial banking services, wealth management solutions, commercial and life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, and short-term accounts receivable financing and certain administrative services, such as data processing of payrolls, billing, and treasury management services. We provide community-oriented personal and business banking services to customers located in the greater Chicagoland area, northwest Indiana, and southern Wisconsin through more than 175 community bank locations.
Position Overview
This is a cross-functional role, supporting Information Security, Corporate Security, Identity & Access Management and Fraud (ISCSF). The Information Security Specialist reports to the Senior Information Security Manager and works other management and executives to provide operational support for the coordination and execution of Wintrust's ISCSF projects and programs. The position assists in the performance of various programs, metrics development, communication initiatives, and security projects. This position requires the ability to effectively collaborate within his/her department and across broad parts of the enterprise.
Areas of Responsibility and Accountability
  • Responsible for assisting with the development and deployment ISCSF Programs so that the Programs' policies, procedures, and objectives are met.
  • Responsible for initiating, documenting and completing ISCSF Projects.
  • Responsible for collaborating with the Information Security leaders and all lines-of-business leaders to manage and monitor programs and document metrics and performance.
  • Responsible for the creation, maintenance and deployment of ISCSF related information, policies, standards and training.
  • Responsible for the performance of organization of assigned business tasks.
  • Responsible for other duties and responsibilities as assigned based on Wintrust's needs.

  • General knowledge (or better) of Information Security and Information Security concepts and practices
  • Experienced in working on multiple programs or projects with conflicting timelines
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in performing within a business team
  • Works well in a fast growing environment with the ability to deliver on time
  • Exhibit a strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing needs and demands dictated by business and requirements
  • Familiarity or exposure to project management basics with a sensitivity towards organization, structure and documentation
  • Ability to "think through" a problem and be "solution driven"
  • Must be self-directed, have excellent initiative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven track record of meeting commitments with the highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Exposure to IT best practices

Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.
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