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Information Security Analyst - PTF-NY

New York, New York
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description


Responsible for assisting with activities designed to systematically manage information security, such as security investigations, intelligence, assurance, and awareness, and/or other project oversight, including developing best practices for information security standards and managing IT controls and compliance with regulatory guidance. 

Organizational Context 

Works with technology and business partners across business functions/processes to ensure alignment, understanding and ongoing communication on security controls, compliance and information security risk management. Works individually and with teams on both structured and unstructured assignments. 

Key Responsibilities 

Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring compliance to AXP and Information security policies, standards and procedures, and other policies and standards as appropriate 
Enforces security policies by administering and monitoring profiles, reviewing violation reports and investigating possible exceptions; document controls 
Prepares materials (reports, presentations, spreadsheets, etc) on information security to help develop scenarios, response procedures, and to enable informed decision making; verify completeness, accuracy and relevance of data gathered 
Utilizes tools and documented processes to ensure consistency and optimization of information security processes; work in support of efforts to measure and improve information security processes 
Prepares status reports on information security, or other matters to help develop, track, monitor and report on projects and initiatives 
Consults on controls, processes, and procedures 
Facilitates meetings to gather and document products/services or generic process changes 
Maintains internal documentation library, ensuring that process and other documentation is regularly updated to reflect latest operational processes and requirements 
Provides root cause analysis assistance for incident management or post-implementation efforts 
Provides analytical support as needed for issue management, project assessments, and reporting 
Participates in the evaluation of products and/or procedures to enhance productivity and effectiveness 
Supports the analysis of underlying trends and action plans associated with information security and other domains 
Maintains records to allow for historical trending analysis 

Scope of Impact/Influence 

Accountable for ensuring security best practices, policies, and procedures are implemented and adhered to 

American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


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Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.



Education & Experience 

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field preferred (or equivalent work experience)
Certification may be required for specific functions
Up to 6 years of information security experience
Experience with gathering functional requirements, deployment of information security tools, and data analysis
In-depth experience with desktop software and office automation tools

High-performing Behaviors 

Analyzes complex information and identifies the most relevant details
Shows personal determination and resilience; is optimistic in changing circumstances
Continually seeks and learns from feedback
Is clear when explaining ideas and concepts to others - communication is structured,
compelling, and impactful, and creates a credible impression
Involves the right people to ensure the best decisions are made in a timely manner
Challenges the status quo and questions current approaches where appropriate
Continually looks for contingency options and proactively adapts plans and priorities
Takes the initiative to create clarity when changing circumstances cause ambiguity
Translates and interprets AXP business strategies to clarify direction for self and/or
team and to gauge impact on current plans


Strong work prioritization, planning, and organizational skills
Knowledge or awareness in information security, compliance, assurance, and/or other security best practices and principles. 

Passion for learning 

Technology Core Competencies 

Adaptive Communication
Agile Practices
Industry and Company Knowledge
Organizational Change Management 

Technical Acumen
Technology Industry Trends 

Game Changers • Adaptability
• Collaboration & Teamwork • Continuous Improvement • Courage
• Curiosity
• Ingenuity
• Servant Leadership
• Tenacity 

Role Core Competencies 


Emerging Technologies
System/Platform Domain Knowledge

Business Risk Management
Information Security

Analytical Thinking
Relationship Management

Business Case Development
Regulatory Compliance 

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.


ReqID: 18016081
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2018, 6:52:46 PM
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