Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. Security Advisor in Plano, Texas


Information Security Advisor

The Information Security Advisor will join a team charged with providing technical

guidance to support the Information Security program. The advisor will work with all

areas of the business as needed, including information technology, product, compliance,

audit and legal to ensure that information assets and process are protected at all levels.

Job Details:


  • Review and contribute to design of security controls to cover key information technology applications, infrastructure and capabilities, including: identity & access management; endpoint and server protections, network security, database security, mobile device security, data protection, cloud security and solution development.

  • As directed, partner with all areas of the Information Security team and Enterprise Architecture to maintain security standards across the enterprise.

  • Build solid working relationships with Information Technology, Legal, Compliance and other business stakeholders, to maintain and improve processes to support security requirements.

  • Educate and inform Business Technology Services leadership about upcoming information security industry and regulatory changes, emerging threats, and the latest security trends.

  • Contribute to the information security knowledge base by maintaining records of collaboration and review exercises, recommendations, findings and other observations gained during consulting activities.

  • Contribute to information security policies and standards, procedures and other documentation as needed to improve information security capabilities.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Deep technical knowledge and experience of at least two of the following information technology and security control areas: business applications (web and non-web), system platforms, storage, directory services, end user computing, and network (physical, virtual, internal, cloud).

  • Experience collaborating with globally-positioned offices or business partners.

  • Demonstrated strength in organized written and verbal communications.

  • 4+ years experience in Information Technology / Enterprise Information Security

  • 2+ years experience performing security assessments for a large enterprise

  • 3+ years SME level work experience in related areas of Information Security Engineering, Architecture, Security Design, Application Development, Security Operations and/or Cloud Security.

  • Working knowledge of security standards frameworks (FFIEC, PCI-DSS, GDPR, COBIT, NIST, OWASP, CSA)

  • Understanding of financial services industry highly desired. Payment Card experience preferred.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the organization.


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Preferred: Advanced degree

  • Professional security or technical IT certification preferred (examples may include: CISM, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, MCSA, CCNP, RHCE, RHCA, others accepted)

Preferred Qualities

  • Adaptable

  • Motivated self-starter

  • Superb communicator

Travel 0 - 25%

Location(s): Atlanta, Plano

We are an EOE F/M/D/V.

Global Payments, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Nearly 90 percent of our employees rate Heartland a great place to work. More than just a job, we offer a career with a company you can believe in. From IT to customer service to sales and corporate, we have a wide range of opportunities. And with locations across the country, we may be in your own backyard. Heartland Payment Systems is a Global Payments company.

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our technologies, partnerships and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 8,500 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with merchants and partners in 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil.

Why Work for Global Payments?

  • Corporate citizenship is fundamental to our values

  • Real opportunities to grow professionally

  • Collaborative, friendly work environment

  • Relaxed, casual dress code

  • Competitive benefits