Wintrust Financial

Information Security Specialist – General (2 of 2)

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Job Description

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team?

  • We are a dynamic and growing team that plays a critical role at Wintrust.

  • We foster a culture of collaboration, empowerment, responsibility and accomplishment.

  • We encourage and support a commitment to professional development.

  • We provide a safe and supportive working environment.

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 Sr 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.

What You’ll Do

  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of related experience

  • 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


From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago’s Bank® and Wisconsin's Bank®, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending 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, 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.

Job Summary

Rosemont, IL Location
Full Time Job Type
Wintrust Financial

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