EES | Information Security Specialist (Remote)

Skokie, IL, United States

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate USD 68K - 120K *


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Information Security Specialist – Risk Assessments

Experian Employer Services (EES) is seeking a dynamic professional to join its Data & Enablement team as Information Security Specialist for Risk Assessments.  This new position will be instrumental in evaluating existing processes for enhanced improvement opportunities while harmonizing data quality assurance practices of acquired companies providing Employer Services. We seek a candidate eager to join a start-up atmosphere, someone who can adapt readily, instill confidence in internal and external partners and drive results. Comfort with ambiguity and a high aptitude for adaptability are necessary.



Job Description

As the ideal candidate, you’ll need to be able to track requests in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, and have a strong drive for accomplishment. You must be comfortable with prioritizing simultaneous requests in a professional manner, communicate technical concepts effectively and precisely both verbally and in writing to a diverse team of internal and external partners.  The ability to raise issues before they turn into problems is critical.  Strong organization, time management, problem solving, and communication skills are essential.  The ideal candidate also brings creative and strategic solutions to the table to help solve complex problems and is someone who acts as a change agent to evolve processes and challenge current thinking.

In this role, the ideal candidate will have a strong drive for results, interpersonal skills, positive attitude and be comfortable managing and coordinating cross-functional teams. This individual must have a strong business acumen to collaborate with key stakeholders to support strategic business, data, and enablement initiatives. You’ll need to be able to negotiate with stakeholders on priorities, have a strong drive to provide excellent service to business partners, and represent Experian’s policies and procedures with uncompromising accuracy. You will be asked to represent business processes and product features across the product suite. You must be comfortable with seeking clarity when presented with ambiguity, shifting priorities and be a world class problem solver, working across functional units to ensure client satisfaction. You will be accountable for building exceptional experiences for the EES portfolio of capabilities.  You should be excited to partner with a broad array of internal stakeholders including other members of our world-class Security, Development, Product, Sales, Legal, Compliance, and Marketing teams.

Key Responsibilities:

·Comprehension of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics related to financial industry cybersecurity

·Be familiar with inherent risks, controls, and residual risks as applicable for companies in the technology industry

·Knowledge of risk frameworks (NIST, ISO, COSO, etc.)

·Appreciation of basic security testing methods and technologies, including penetration testing, web application security assessments, vulnerability assessments, etc.

·Respond to client risk assessments, report status, and escalate as needed for each assessment

·Determine if responses to auditors and assessors accurately represents risk

·Maintain a database of responses to common questions as found in risk assessments

·Work with business partners to streamline data collection process

·Assist with tracking and remediating control gaps

·Ensure documentation provided to clients is current

·Assist with coordination and negotiation of internal and external audits to minimize business disruption

·Support development of security processes and procedures to ensure that security controls are managed and maintained

·Drive efforts to ensure consistency of controls across the business unit

·Assist in identifying potential risks that might negatively affect the business or security of data

·Act as a liaison between different clients, stakeholders, and business owners to ensure accurate risk and control information is being documented

·Developing a comprehensive understanding of operational processes and business strategies.

·Strong collaboration and self-management skills.

·Ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-changing environment that requires a high degree of multitasking

·Build relationships with key stakeholders across the organization to ensure buy-in, maintain compliance, identify improvement opportunities, and expand or reduce activities as needed.

·Demonstrate subject matter expertise across the organization by exuding deep knowledge to drive collaboration with internal stakeholders as well as clients and partners.

·Mentor teammates on processes, best practices, prioritization, and issue resolution.

·Flexibility to be a utility player where needed as this business evolves.



·1-3 years previous experience in risk, vendor management, audit, or equivalent -- preferably with a technology company or financial institution

·1-3 years previous experience working with SaaS solutions

·Excellent problem solver, who can resolve issues effectively and creatively while maintaining a high level of integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism.

·Action-oriented team player with strong communication, prioritization, operational, and planning skills

·Ability to listen intently, read policies and technical descriptions, and analyze information

·Conscientious self-starter, with a work attitude that exhibits flexibility, initiative, good judgment, and dependability.

·Consensus-building abilities with a proven track record of coordinating and mobilizing resources productively.

·Outstanding presence and solid communication skills, both written and verbal, who effectively communicates at all levels of the organization.

·Proven success navigating large, matrixed organizations.

·Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities

·Collaborative associate who excels at building relationships across all levels.

·Enterprise-level B2B experience working on a cross-functional team.

·Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Preferred Experience:

·Industry certifications such as CISA, CRISC, or equivalent

·Ability to balance strategic thinking with attention to detail and pragmatic execution.

·Enterprise-level B2B experience working on a cross-functional team.

·Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

·Knowledge of human capital management systems and/or HR/Payroll/Tax related product offerings.

·Confident in managing relationships across sales, business, and technical teams, both face-to-face and remotely.

·Experience working at a technology company or consulting firm.

Additional Information


  • 15 days of vacation accrual annually, five sick days and two volunteer days (plus twelve paid holidays). 
  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package, with a bonus target of 15%. 
  • Flexible work schedule and relaxed dress code.
  • Employee stock purchase program and 401K matching.

Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work. For us, this is The Power of YOU and and it reflects what we believe.  See our DEI work in action!

Please contact us at to request the salary range of this position (please include the exact Job Title as it reads above in your email). In addition to a competitive base salary and variable pay opportunity, Experian offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, life and disability insurance, generous paid time off including 12 company paid holidays and parental and family care leave, an employee stock purchase plan and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

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Tags: Application security Audits CISA Compliance CRISC NIST Pentesting Risk assessment SaaS Security assessment Vendor management

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Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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