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Senior Risk Expert



Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Walmart’s Information Security group covers and supports all of the businesses in the Walmart extended environment. In particular, our team within InfoSec is called “CyberX” with a primary mission of working with new, acquired, and incubated businesses that are new to the Walmart ecosystem to better understand the Information Security landscape and improve their cybersecurity posture and maturity.

To that end, our CyberX / M&A Team is responsible for overall governance of the Information Security Programs for and with newly acquired or developed business units. This work docket includes Assessment, Prioritization, Roadmapping and Governance of all Cybersecurity matters for these new organizations. For our CyberX group, the “Senior Risk Expert” is an essential front-line role that works every day to plan and execute the Information Security plan for new and innovative business organizations as they positively disrupt the traditional retail space and help Walmart deliver on its core enterprise initiatives. The Senior Risk Expert in this role will have tremendous access and opportunities to influence Leaders, Management and Peers in the fields of technology and cybersecurity.

About Team:
At Walmart, we prioritize innovation and data security. Our team is dedicated to maintaining a secure operating environment and preserving the trust of our customers, associates, and stakeholders. We combine a range of services and expertise to prevent fraud, detect threats, and manage digital risk and access. Our focus is on proactively planning, teaching, executing and reporting on the progress for new/developing business organizations as we work with them on their Cybersecurity journey as we remain the words Most Trusted Retailer. At any given time, we have a portfolio of 20-30 businesses where we actively advise and counsel on cybersecurity and the protection of data, systems and other business assets.

What you'll do:

Reporting to the Group Director of CyberX (M&A for InfoSec), you will be a key contributor to the assessment of business organizations and groups that are new to the Walmart technoilogy ecosystem and corporate environment. As such, you will have significant daily interaction and impact with these organizations as we help them mature their cybersecurity posture and overall program – all while enabling them to securely service customers and internal teams reliant on their technology innovations. You’ll make an impact by:

  • Being responsible for the assessment of a the current state of cybersecurity at in-scope businesses;
  • Working hand-in-hand with the businesses to plan and execute on a cybersecurity strategy and roadmap to ensure the protection of those businesses, the Walmart environment, and Customers;
  • Being a Servant Leader in the area with an understanding of both Business Goals and Cybersecurity Goals and how to influence, negotiate and achieve success across that landscape perspective;
  • Successfully build relationships with Tech/InfoSec peers but also gaining the trust of the business units; and
  • Working across teams and pillars to bring understanding, transparency, and visibility to combined business and cybersecurity positions, strategies, and prioritized roadmaps (and reporting on success or opportunities).

What you'll bring:

  • You experience in an Information Security domain and appreciation for business goals
  • You have a background in performing and reporting on “Assessments” or audits
  • You have an understanding of security frameworks (NIST, FISMA, ISO 27001, ISO 27002)
  • You have experience in cloud technologies (Azure/GCP)
  • You have an understanding of technical architecture
  • You hold an information security certification (CISSP, CCSP, CISM)
  • You have a customer-centric mindset
  • You have compliance experience or understanding (Privacy, SOX, HIPAA, PCI)
  • You have a strong leadership experience

About Walmart Global Tech

Imagine working in an environment where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people. That’s what we do at Walmart Global Tech. We’re a team of software engineers, data scientists, cybersecurity expert's and service professionals within the world’s leading retailer who make an epic impact and are at the forefront of the next retail disruption. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations. We are people-led and tech-empowered. We train our team in the skillsets of the future and bring in experts like you to help us grow. We have roles for those chasing their first opportunity as well as those looking for the opportunity that will define their career. Here, you can kickstart a great career in tech, gain new skills and experience for virtually every industry, or leverage your expertise to innovate at scale, impact millions and reimagine the future of retail.

Flexible, hybrid work:

We use a hybrid way of working that is primarily in office coupled with virtual when not onsite. Our campuses serve as a hub to enhance collaboration, bring us together for purpose and deliver on business needs. This approach helps us make quicker decisions, remove location barriers across our global team and be more flexible in our personal lives.


Benefits: Beyond our great compensation package, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based bonus awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more.

You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable.

For information about PTO, see https://one.walmart.com/notices.

Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam's Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor's degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart.

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms.

For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.

The annual salary range for this position is $90,000.00-$180,000.00

Additional compensation includes annual or quarterly performance bonuses.

Additional compensation for certain positions may also include:

- Stock

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Option 1: Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, information systems, cybersecurity, or related area and 3years’ experience in cybersecurity risk or related area at a technology, retail, or data-driven company.
Option 2: 5 years’ experience in cybersecurity risk or related area at a technology, retail, or data-driven company.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Certification in Security+, GISF, GSEC, CISA, CISSP, or CCSP, Master’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, information systems, cybersecurity or related area and 1 year’s experience leading information security or cybersecurity projects, We value candidates with a background in creating inclusive digital experiences, demonstrating knowledge in implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 AA standards, assistive technologies, and integrating digital accessibility seamlessly. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of accessibility best practices and join us as we continue to create accessible products and services following Walmart’s accessibility standards and guidelines for supporting an inclusive culture. CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor - Certification, CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional - Certification

Primary Location...

805 Se Moberly Ln, Bentonville, AR 72712, United States of America