Here’s some actual proof that TJX is trying to do something about the security holes that allowed hackers to repeatedly access its network and steal data on some 45 million customers: A job posting listed on the IT Toolbox site is for an IT security architecture manager position at TJX.
The full-time gig is based in Framingham, Mass., and the retail giant wants someone with “very strong technical security background in both the mainframe and distributed environments.”
Why work for a company with such a battered security reputation? Here’s the TJX spin:
“With over $17 billion in revenues, eight businesses, more than 2,300 stores, and close to 120,000 associates, success is always in style at TJX. We at TJX understand that both our customers and the talent pool from which our Associates come are increasingly diverse. Our core values of respect, integrity and fairness are inherent in the relationships we build with each other, our vendors and our customers. We are committed to leveraging the differences among our Associates and customers to create both a diversified mix of talent within TJX and a diversified mix of merchandise within our stores. We consider the unique views and opinions of our associates to be the key to our growth and success in the future.”
There are two reasons this job may be worth going for: Given the company’s need to recover from its data breach, the pay is probably pretty decent. And there’s a chance to become the man or woman who turns the company’s security situation around.