IT SECURITY ENGINEERING DIRECTOR

Location: Irving, TX
Date Posted: 03-05-2017
The Director of Security Engineering is responsible for providing a combination of leadership and hands-on technical expertise to provide solutions to complex security issues with a team of security engineers and analysts. Delivery of actionable designs and implementations based on security architecture and policy, ensuring all security controls are underpinned by an appropriate operations model, attracting and retaining top talent, and building a cost effective and manageable security infrastructure solutions.
The ideal candidate will have previous leadership experience. He or she will have a strong technical aptitude and be credible as a leader in a technical organization. He or she will be able to drive schedules and deliverables through influence and leadership rather than direct authority.
This leader will have had great success in integrating disparate teams into a unified, mission driven organization. This leader will have a reputation for being an excellent conduit of information for stakeholders and internal customers.
Duties & Responsibilities:
· Establishes, maintains and provides strategic direction of security engineering and compliance planning and support to the company, and leadership and direction to the hosted operations IT team
· Consults with Security and Technology Architects, internal IT operations and business operations to determine environment, application and systems requirements in accordance with security policies
· Researches and evaluates current and future technologies for use in building, maintaining, and enhancing the security solutions
· Plans, directs and executes strategic roadmap of security initiatives
· Lead and manage information security resources, including the security team, vendors, and contractors
· Opex, Capital, and Budgetary Expense estimation and planning
· Significant contributor to defining and delivering the IT security architecture, framework, roadmap and patterns
· Responsible for delivering security solution design and engineering, prioritized to reflect the threat and vulnerability landscape
· Serve as an expert advisor in the development, implementation, and maintenance of information security policy and control framework
· Develop and execute Threat and Vulnerability Assessments as part of the security design and solution engineering process
· Monitor developments in the information security industry including vendor strategies and communicate on the potential impact on or applicability to the organization
· Build rapport, credibility, and cohesion across all business unit teams and IT teams in the course of leading the projects
Minimum Requirements Needed:
· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management or related field or equivalent experience
· 5+ years direct interaction with compliance/audit activities
· 10+ years of information technology/security experience
· Demonstrated management/leadership of elevated responsibility in a fast paced, high priority environment
· Working experience with industry frameworks (CSF, ISO, COBIT, etc.)
· Experience with a broad range of security technologies, including NextGen Firewalls, DLP, NAC, IDS/ IPS, IdAM, Certificate Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, Anti-malware, vulnerability management
Highly Desired Skills & Experience:
  • CISSP certifications preferred
  • Financial industry background within compliance preferred
  • Prior experience with SaaS security operations
  • Prior experience with Cloud / SaaS / IaaS environments and related security solutions
  • Knowledge of Business Resiliency practices
  • Experience in migrating enterprise companies from traditional data center infrastructure, application and data designs to hybrid or fully-cloud enabled practices
  • Experience researching and evaluating impacts of new technologies
  • Experience working within an international environment
  • Experience with Unix/Linux and Windows system administration
  • Well-rounded background in network, host, database, and application security
  • Professional IT Accreditations (CISM, CCSA, CCSE, CCNA, CISSP)
Competences and Behaviors:
  • Customer orientated
  • Builds relationships with customers, other team members
  • Effective and timely communication to Management, co-workers, customers and peers.
  • Effective communication, presentation and negotiations skills
  • Able to express technical and non-technical concepts in a clear and crisp manger, both verbal and written
  • Passion to create working artifacts/documentation outlining security programs, operations and architecture environments
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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