Director, Security & Information Technology

St. Louis, MO

Posted: 06/18/2019 Job Category: Software Dev. - General/IT Job Number: 139877

Are you looking for a new and challenging opportunity? Do you have experience with security program management? Technology Partners can help you make your next big career move a reality.

Our client is currently seeking a talented person for a Director, Security & Information Technology.

What You Will Be Doing:
You will create and execute strategies to improve the Cybersecurity Posture of the Company and its Divisions relative to its Risk Appetite. You will develop and manage the Cybersecurity Program and related policies, standards, guidelines, infrastructure and capabilities; including a comprehensive technical and operational security roadmap aligned with key business objectives. You will effectively architect and design information security solutions to meet regulatory requirements and align to the adopted security framework. You will partner with all other Security and Technology contributors to conduct security evaluations, assist with security architecture, engineering, design, and enhance security capabilities. You will monitor and advise management of industry changes affecting information security, working proactively to help the organization understand and implement appropriate changes. You will also ensure compliance in accordance with all Enterprise Security policies, processes, and procedures. You will develop and manage ongoing periodic vulnerability assessments and security audits, forensic and legal investigations, and risk mitigation procedures. You will manage a diverse team of security administrators, analysts and IT professionals. You will collaborate with other IT functional leaders to set overall IT direction and deliver projects that span business areas in a cost-effective way that complies with enterprise standards and processes. You will team up with peers and business leaders to manage an effective IT governance framework. You will act as a key liaison between Sr. Executive Team/ Security Governance Board and upper-level management, technical staff, security staff, and auditors. You will institute organization-wide training in security awareness, protocols, and procedures and oversee the execution of simulation testing to enforce training concepts. You will assess, test, select, implement, manage, and support security services, products, projects, and technologies necessary for the execution of Cybersecurity Strategy. You will analyze information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations. You will also regularly analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements. You will review performance data to monitor and measure productivity, goal achievement, and overall effectiveness to meet team, department, and company goals. You will innovate, plan, evaluate, and improve the efficiency of business processes and procedures to enhance speed, quality, efficiency, and output. You will recruit, interview, select, hire, and employ an appropriate number of purpose partners with proper skills to accomplish team, department, and company goals.

What We Are Looking For:
  • Experience with security program management, risk management, and compliance assurance activities including working knowledge of appropriate security frameworks, tools, governance, and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding security risks, identifying gaps and creating strategies, roadmaps, and architecture.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a risk-based approach to securing business services while supporting business objectives.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used in the installation, maintenance, and support of hardware, software, applications, databases, virtualization, and peripherals found in enterprise networked environments in relation to their related security risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of security strategies, analysis, protocols, tools, techniques, and accepted best practices. Strong knowledge of Industry Security Standards and governance.
  • In-depth experience in Incident Response, Data Protection, Identity, and Access Management, Network Security, Cloud Security, Application Security, and Endpoint Security.
  • Demonstrated success in leading, coaching, and developing all experience levels of talent.
  • Demonstrated success as a visionary, strategic, and analytical leader with strong relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent project management skills with a proven track record of managing global, cross-functional projects.
  • Exceptional communications skills and strong documentation and organization skills which include being detail-oriented and self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to be a strong problem solver and decision maker.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills and credibility to win support and align the organization; possess a high level of intellectual curiosity and analytic skills.
  • Bring substantial conflicts and disagreements to the surface and work in collaboration with others to build consensus in an objective manner and keep the best interest of the overall organization in mind.
  • Engage with others, including that outside of your direct team, to develop new ideas, and resolve issues or make changes.
  • Enable others to manage the implementation of change.
  • Create an environment where continuous improvement is valued and welcomed.
  • Think creatively and identify issues/solutions which can bring quantum leap improvements to existing processes.
  • Work to improve and reinforce the performance of others.
  • Take responsibility by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring constructive feedback is shared, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly.
  • Work with coaches and support purpose partners in developing knowledge, skills, and abilities in support of performance improvement and purpose partner's career development.
  • Education: Bachelor or Advanced degree related to Computer Technology/Management Information Systems/Programming/Development required.
  • Minimum 10+ years' experience working in IT; 5+ years' experience performing IT security related roles; and 2+ years managing IT security in an enterprise environment required.
  • Certification as an Information Security Manager (CISM) preferred, or minimum Professional(CISP) or equivalent other security-related certification required.

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