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Director, Security Engineering

Company: Transaction Network Services
Location: Reston
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

Director, Security Engineering

Position Description

The Director, Security Engineering has key responsibilities directing the operation of the Security Engineering group and developing clear roles and responsibilities of the team and team members. The Director, Security Engineering plays a critical role of ensuring documentation and processes are well defined so that the team mission, vision, and strategy are well understood by the team and the business.

Key Responsibilities:

--- Create and drive tactical plans to align with security strategy

--- Maintain support of the security technologies to include, but not limited to IDS, firewalls, HSMs, etc. which are used to protect, detect, and respond to security threats

--- Strong leadership skills that help unite team players and drive productivity. Mentor and recruit as required.

--- Ensure the efficient use of time across projects and maintenance activities with all engineer personnel

--- Work closely with Senior Management to define priorities, give direction and drive timelines and deliverables. Communicate clearly on progress, issues and concerns.

--- Identify key areas for improvement in the technologies used within the Security Department. Oversee architecture and ongoing assessment of next generation security products

--- Ensure tool effectiveness (vendor specification, configuration, and deployment requirements)

--- Build relationships with key IT leaders within TNS and external vendors to maximize budget efficiencies

--- Manage vendor relationships specific to proof of value engagements to ensure requirements are defined and communication is open during test windows

--- Ensure technologies are documented in TNS' asset management system and are accurately accounted for and tracked

--- Create and drive tactical plans to align with security strategy

--- Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity on all security matters within group.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Security, Information Assurance, Management Information Systems
    --- Experience leading technical teams; relevant technical and/or security certificates a plus

    --- Splunk experience a plus

    --- 10+ years of cyber security or IT architecture/engineering experience

    --- Strong interpersonal and excellent documentation skills are a must

    --- Strong attention to detail, organizational skills

    --- Excellent customer service skills required

    --- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally

    --- Knowledge of applicable industry standards, leading security practices, and compliance (PCI-DSS)

    We have been delivering industry-leading solutions for the payments, financial and telecommunications industries since 1990. We are the preferred supplier of networking, integrated data and voice services to many leading organizations in the global payments and financial communities, as well as a provider of extensive telecommunications network solutions to service providers.

    We are a privately held company with a healthy balance sheet, secure assets and a loyal customer base that includes some of the largest global blue-chip companies in the world. Many of the world's leading companies continue to count on us as their primary provider of a range of networking and communication services, enabling them to expand regionally, nationally and globally. We provide services to customers in over 60 countries throughout the world.

    We manage some of the largest real-time community networks in the world, enabling industry participants to simply and securely interact and transact with other businesses, to access the data and applications they need, over managed and secure communications platforms. Our existing footprint supports millions of connections and provide access to critical databases. Our network securely blends private and public networking to enable customers to utilize a single connection for "one-to-many" and "many-to-many"connections over a global platform.

    Since our launch we have helped our customers and communities of interest, requiring secure and reliable communications solutions, to evolve from legacy to leading-edge technologies. Today the company provides a full range of services from dedicated connections to managed IP network solutions, providing local support and global reach to medium and large enterprises and service providers.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants are encouraged to submit an electronic resume when applying for our positions. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.

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