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Security Engineering Director

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Job Category:   Information Technology|Technology Consulting
Line of Service:   IFS
State & City:   CA-Los Angeles|CA-San Francisco|DC-Washington|FL-Tampa|GA-Atlanta|IL-Chicago|MA-Boston|MI-Detroit|MN-Minneapolis|MO-Kansas City|PA-Philadelphia|TX-Dallas|TX-Houston|VA-McLean|WA-Seattle
Travel Requirements:   0-20%
Position Type:   Director
Req ID:   103180BR
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Job Description
PwC is driving major change across information and cyber security by building a centralized model to provide security services across the entire member firm network.

Mandated at the network level, Network Information Security (NIS) operates outside Information Technology (IT) and is responsible for this major program initiative, from definition of the security strategy to the execution of the global Cyber Readiness Program, moving from local to globally-provided services.

Our mission is to identify, control, and reduce the attack surface across the member firm network while increasing our adversaries’ cost of attack.

In order to deliver the Cyber Readiness Program, the NIS team is structured into the following Pillars:

Information Security Risk and Compliance (ISRC)
Chief Information Security Office (CISO)
Security Architecture, Engineering, Innovation and Transformation (SAEIT)
Cyber Security Services
Strategy and Alliances
Chief of Staff

NIS is building the first global cyber security function at PwC. Our mission protects 223,000 PwC members across 157 member firms worldwide, as well as our global clients.

If you are seeking an exciting career with the scope to grow your cyber security skills through major change on a global scale, then NIS will empower you to do so.

The SAEIT pillar within NIS is responsible for the following services:
Security Architecture
Security Engineering
Security Transformation
Application Security

If you love designing and building security technology this is the place to be. Within SAEIT we work closely with the business to define the NIS 5 year security roadmap. Gathering business requirements to combine PwC’s goals with conceptual long term security trends to create a target architecture for NIS to deliver against. From this future state plan the Security Engineering team break down long term goals into manageable projects and look to technical security solutions to solve business problems. Designing and building security technology that span the wider PwC network of firms. Once security technologies are built the security engineering team work closely with Cyber in order to highlight the capability of the technology to ensure maximum impact as it is transitioned into an operational environment.

The Security Engineering team is responsible for the following tasks:
- Working with Security Architecture to break down high level roadmap into manageable project solutions over the medium term;
- Definition of solution design for enterprise security technology;
- Execution of hands on build of security technologies on a global scale;
- Engaging technology stakeholders at all levels to explain complex security technologies & manage deployment & implementation pipelines; and
- Engage with Cyber to discuss & hand over service transition and management of implemented security technology.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 8 years in progressive professional roles involving information security and/or IT management.

Minimum Degree Required: High School Diploma or GED

Degree Preferred: Bachelor's degree

Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates thought leader-level knowledge with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in the following areas:

- Understanding of Security Engineering and related functions, applied in creative ways in the support of and integration with key business and strategic priorities;
- Leading the formal development of intellectual capital within the function and support integration of intellectual capital across multiple functions;
- Translating the NIS vision and the Security Engineering business strategy and plan by leading or managing others and performing work with a high degree of independence;
- Influencing others internally or externally through both direct and indirect reports;
- Building, deploying, and developing teams or projects within a function or across functions;
- Understanding security technology at an enterprise and solution level; and
- Leading team to generate a vision for Security Engineering and executing against the overall strategy.

Skills Preferred:
Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in security engineering with enterprise security technology including the following areas:

- Engaging business and technology stakeholders at all levels to gather long term goals and requirements;
- Mapping long term business requirements to complex security architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, SABSA, Zachman etc.;
- Influencing others internally or externally through both direct and indirect reports;
- Designing and building security technology solutions aligned to a global central service environment;
- Transitioning technology from a local focus to a central technology service organization;
- Working in a complex, matrix organization; and
- Working with multiple stakeholders across functional and technical skillsets.

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