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AVP Information Security Manager

Rosemont IL Wintrust Financial

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 Summary

Identity Access Administration is a sub-discipline within Identity Access Management (IAM), Information Security. This role is responsible for providing leadership direction for identity security controls and ensuring proper access is provided to the right person, at the right time, and for the right reason. The Manager – Identity Access Administration is tasked to successfully execute a variety of daily tasks with proper prioritization for both a team and as an individual with the primary responsibility of day-to-day user access operations.

What You’ll Do
Player/coach role managing a team of Tier 2 Identity Access Analysts across various deliverables:

  • Reviewing and fulfilling various access management requests and escalations and identify opportunity for automation

  • Defining and enforcing SLAs for multiple Access Management processes

  • Manage and address escalation patterns from tier 1 IAM support team

  • Drafting IS-IAM policy aligned responses to regulatory audit findings in partnership with the IGA manager.

  • Delegating action items to direct team with a shift-left mindset

  • Deliver meaningful metrics to identify process gaps and provide recommendations for continuous improvement

  • Build, manage, and lead an experienced operations team 

Assist the project IAM Engineering team in:

  • Planning roadmap activities that are aligned with current IT-IS standards & policies

  • Recommending new or update existing role-based-access controls to align to business risk appetite and technology advantages

  • Selecting or updating identity management & governance tools and standards that meet business and regulatory compliance requirements

Advance the Identity Access Administration team by:

  • Developing and reviewing relevant KPI/KRI dashboards and identify macro trends

  • Representing Access-Management remediation activities

  • Demonstrating advanced understanding of business process, risk management, and access governance controls

  • Assisting the Privileged Access Management team with account access incidents on PAM tool


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience

  • Solid understanding of IT/IS standards and policies

  • Intermediate-to-advance experience in Identity tools such as Sailpoint Identity IQ, Sailpoint IdentityNow or equivalent

  • Intermediate experience with ServiceNow or equivalent

  • Manager-level communication skills

  • Advanced understanding of user lifecycle management


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.

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