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Executive Director, Security Engineering & Operations


This is a Full-time position in Dallas, TX posted March 4, 2021.

Executive Director, Security Engineering & Operations – 201886 – Dallas, Tampa

Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities?

Join our DTCC family, and you’ll grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life.

Why you’ll love this job:

The Executive Director, Security Engineering and Operations acts as a leader in Information Technology (IT) and is responsible driving the security engineering and operations services to the enterprise.  This position is a strategic technical people leader who will focus not only on looking ahead to mature the security services but also on building security talent within the teams.  This leader is responsible for building strong relationships across the enterprise, keeping a pulse on feedback from stakeholders to remove pain points and driving a Security-First culture.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Assume full responsibility for the Security Engineering and Operations organization and consistently demonstrate breadth of knowledge of Information Security pillars (Application & Network Security, PKI, Vulnerability Management, IAM, etc.).
  • Assess security talent within the team, coach, and implement improvements to develop a strong bench of engineers & security leaders.
  • Partner closely with the Security Architecture team to document the security capability roadmaps & drive for delivery.
  • Build reusable security patterns across the IT security services.
  • Identify, advocate and design security solutions that advance our ability to deliver new business capabilities to the market, quickly, securely and in a risk aware manner.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership in private and public cloud services across multiple channels and become a trusted advisor to senior decision makers within DTCC.
  • Serve as a “Change Agent” who brings a sense of urgency and can mobilize resources and execute initiatives on time.
  • Bring a passion for security & technology, know the questions to ask, and be able dig into the details.  
  • Assess how to build efficient operations team, using Site Reliability Engineering principles, with a strong focus on cybersecurity risks
  • Develop a strong partnership with business line leaders, IT members, and the operations team.  Understand the business/process to ensure the technology delivery is seamless.
  • Ability to influence Information Security policies and standards that align with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Communicate technical issues to a non-tech audience and to be an effective bridge from business to technology.
  • Effectively plan and track multiple large and/or complex projects and communicate status to management and project teams.  Identify problem areas and alternative solutions.
  • Listen, learn, adapt, share, and advance ideas that support the vision of world-class security services.  
  • Foster a risk management culture through implementation and demonstration of processes and procedures which identify and mitigate risk

Talents Needed For Success:

  • 15+ years minimum or related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with Masters or equivalent experience
  • Experience with leading a global Information Security Engineering or Operations team in a complex, multi-faceted IT environment
  • Information Security hands on experience in Vulnerability Management, Identity Access Management, PKI, Application Security, and Network Security preferred
  • Strong experience of IT engineering best practices and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
  • Prior Financial Services experience is highly preferred.  Alternatively, must have prior experience or appreciation for working in a regulated environment (i.e. financial services, insurance, healthcare, etc.).  This includes a track record of successfully partnering with industry regulators.
  • Proven ability to manage and maintain a very strong control environment
  • Demonstrated track record of applying technology to solve business problems
  • Combination of excellent leadership/management, technology, analytical, organizational, and communication skill

About DTCC
DTCC safeguards the financial markets and helps them run efficiently, in times of prosperity and crisis. We are uniquely positioned at the center of global trading activity, processing over 100 million financial transactions every day, pioneering industry-wide, post-trade solutions and maintaining multiple data and operating centers worldwide. From where we stand, we can anticipate the industry’s needs and we’re working to continually improve the world’s most resilient, secure and efficient market infrastructure. Our employees are driven to deliver innovative technologies that improve efficiency, lower cost and bring stability and certainty to the post-trade lifecycle.

Our work environment favors openness and gives people freedom to do their jobs well, by encouraging diverse opinions and emphasizing teamwork. When you join our team, you’ll have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions at a company that is recognized as a thought leader in both the financial services and technology industries. A DTCC career is more than a good way to earn a living. It’s the chance to make a difference at a company that’s truly one of a kind.

The IT Governance and Assurance Department focus on advancing organizational goals through the effective and efficient use of IT, by ensuring IT has the necessary capabilities and controls to enhance the stability of DTCC products. The department will also be responsible for maturing core IT business management and governance capabilities.

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