LG&E and KU Energy IT Security Architect in Louisville, Kentucky

Title IT Security Architect

Requisition ID 4133BR

Address 820 West Broadway

City Louisville

State Kentucky

Company Paid Relocation - External Not Provided

Job Function Information Technology

Position Purpose Provides high-level expertise in shaping security standards and architecture for the enterprise, to include business area technical leadership and technical leadership stakeholders in Information Technology, Operational Control Systems Technology (SCADA/Operational Technology/Internet of Things) in business operations and support functions. Provides guidance on IT Security architecture necessary for regulatory compliance and in support of enhanced business capabilities. Collaborates with other IT and OT groups in the development of Technology Roadmaps and in the introduction of new technology.

Education & Experience Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. CISSP required. Minimum ten years of experience in a dynamic business and IT environment, to include at least eight years of technical security experience and five years of technical architecture experience.

Expert knowledge of information security standards, principles and practices required. Must understand and be knowledgeable regarding emerging security trends and marketplace solutions. Must be proficient in architecture formulation, including requirements discovery and analysis, application of abstraction, formulation of solution context, solution alternatives identification and assessment, technology selection, and architectural configuration.

Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree preferred. Technical security certifications highly preferred. Operational Technology security expertise preferred. Business certifications related to auditing, compliance, and risk a plus. Analytics in a big data environment a plus.

Ability to engage and influence technical experts, as well as senior business executives. Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to share technical knowledge in layman’s terms. Strong analytical, documentation, decision making and interpersonal skills. Ability to work well with ambiguity. Strong organization and resource management skills.

Job Description Top level technical contributor with superior expertise in IT Security and regulatory compliance. Guides and influences critical security architectural priorities.


  • Collaborates with the Enterprise Security Team, IT Enterprise Architect-Infrastructure, IT Application Development Architects, Operational Technology Architects (SCADA) to develop an agreed architecture that best suits LKE Business Strategies and Risks, as well as specific business unit strategies and risks. Formulates architectural approaches that enable business objectives and mitigate risks.

  • Performs new technology assessments for software/hardware or external data vendors to ensure they fit within the organizations IT Security framework.

  • Reviews applicable regulations; designs and provides guidance on deployment of the security architecture and processes necessary to achieve and maintain compliance.

  • Identifies new technology which can enhance security. Investigates emerging security technologies - selects and recommends those that hold promise. Informs and educates IT and the business regarding potential benefits and applications.

  • Maintains expert knowledge of Security technology, spanning IT, OT, and physical domains, including vendor products, infrastructure, application architectures and development methodologies.

  • Establishes and leads an integrated global Security Technology roadmap for projects and multi-year technology investments. Ensures alignment with corporate IT standards, architecture planning, and best practices for IT Security. Ensures recommendations delivered are cost effective, reliable, accurate and consistent with the overall corporate strategy.

  • Assists in drafting and enforcing IT Security standards, policies, and processes.

  • Work with IT Security leadership to develop strategies and plans to enforce security requirements and address identified risks.

  • Additional duties as assigned

Work Conditions Normal office environment with some visits to fields locations.

Physical Effort Primarily sitting with optional standing/walking and moderate lifting.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

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