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Company Overview
Fanatics is the ultimate one-stop sports fan destination that ignites and harnesses the passion of fans and maximizes the presence and reach for preeminent sports partners globally. Leveraging long-standing, often exclusive relationships with more than 900 sports properties, a database of more than 90 million consumers worldwide and a trusted brand name, Fanatics is furthering its innovation across the sports landscape by building the leading global digital sports platform, complete with offerings including e-commerce and licensed merchandise, physical and digital trading cards and collectibles, and online sports betting and iGaming.
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Fanatics Collectibles, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end physical and digital collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform.
As a market leader with more than 10,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support.  We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.   

The Security Architect reports to the Senior Director of Information Security and will lead efforts in assessing cyber risks to our technology strategy and in building and maturing the Fanatics Holdings Inc (FHI) Secure Architecture programs. The Architect will help to strengthen and mature Fanatics’ defensive posture, and that of its subsidiaries, to protect its proprietary data and systems from internal and external threats.
The Security Architect will also be responsible for proactively protecting information assets from unauthorized or inappropriate access, throughout our M&A processes and assisting with such transitions to ensure a secure design and integration is achieved for new subsidiaries.  The Security Architect will also work closely with our subsidiary security teams and our IT and Operational Technology teams to improve our Industrial Security to address emerging threats.  The Architect will also be asked to perform successful threat hunts with a goal of improving threat intelligence while reducing cybersecurity risks across our evolving technology landscape.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develops an understanding of FHI’s current and forward-looking threat profile using requirements to improve the FHI Information Security Program.
  • Responsible for partnering with subsidiary Information Security teams to lead an intelligence driven Cyber Defense Architecture.
  • Partners with Operational Technology teams to identify improvement areas to reduce likelihood of impact from Cybersecurity risks such as ransomware in our industrial environments.
  • Partners with FHI and its subsidiaries to identify and remediate gaps in our security posture, including within new or emerging technologies across areas such as blockchain, NFT’s, and connected devices (IoT).
  • Partners with FHI and its subsidiaries to ensure secure implementation of new systems, secure integrations, and segregation of companies during M&A activity and develops associated standards for such.
  • Ensure threat models are understood and adopted and will be responsible for developing and maintaining metrics for threat models.
  • Protects valuable information and maintains the confidentiality and integrity of data through:
  • 1) Knowledge of security management, network & protocols, data, and application security solutions 
    2) Knowledge of industry trends and current and emerging risks
  • Collaborate with peer functions on design, analysis, architecture, implementation, security reviews and process enhancements.
  • Identify and implement appropriate controls based on industry standards to drive cloud and customer security solutions framework based on business risk and cloud-native threat.
  • Reviewing current system security measures and recommending and implementing enhancements.
  • Partner with Technical teams (Architect, Engineers) to assist in creating solutions that balance business requirements with information and cybersecurity requirements in alignment with company's standards and risk appetite.
  • Planning of security systems by evaluating network and security technologies and developing technical security standards and requirements for security devices such as routers, firewalls, and related security and network devices.
  • Participate in the review of design principles and controls relating to third party solution providers.
  • Provides expertise, guidance, and advice related to all information security issues. 

  • Required Education and Certification:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Management Systems, or related field preferred.
  • Security certifications such as GICSP – Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional, CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional, and Security Architecture (SABSA) are highly desired.

  • Required Skills:
  • Strong command of Cybersecurity organization practices, operations risk management processes, principles, architectural requirements, and engineering threats and vulnerabilities, including incident response methodologies.
  • Excellent architecture life-cycle design and documentation skills.
  • 6+ years of progressive Information Security experience including 4+ years of securing architecture for information systems, network services, and cloud services.
  • Understanding of Operational Technology Security and best practices, including PLC’s and SCADA technology.
  • Expertise in Information Security best practices and implementing Information Security Architectures.
  • Operational experience with firewalls with a clear understanding of the architecture behind secure networks, DMZ’s, NAT’s, rule placement, VPN setup, and system maintenance.
  • Experience securing cloud environments and applications with demonstrated knowledge of cloud solutions and eCommerce.
  • Experience leveraging threat modeling frameworks.
  • Detailed knowledge of global cyber threats, threat actors and the tactics, techniques and procedures used by cyber adversaries.
  • Impeccable presentation and communication skills.
  • Clear experience & success negotiating competing demands across a variety of stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams and develop meaningful relationships to achieve common goals.
  • Global experience preferred.
  • Ability to travel globally as needed.
  • The salary range for this position is $185,000 - $250,000. When determining base pay, as part of a final compensation package, we consider several factors such as location, experience, qualifications, and training. 

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    Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

    Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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