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Director, Information Security (Application Security) - REMOTE

Company: Travelers Canada
Location: Providence
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Director, Information Security (Application Security) - REMOTE Company SummaryTaking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.Job CategoryTechnologyTarget Openings1Job Description SummaryTravelers Claim Technology seeks an Information Security / Application Security Leader. This role will report to Sr. Director of Claim Technology Risk and Security, working closely with architecture, developers, agile teams, business and enterprise counterparts. This position will lead Security Management within Claim Technology.

This leader is responsible for the critical role of evolving and maturing our Security Capabilities. This role nurtures key partnerships with Enterprise functions such as Enterprise Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Architecture, Claim Legal and CBIA.

We are seeking an energetic, accomplished, leader with a strong technology and delivery acumen. He/she will have a track record of delivering security projects, risk management as well as strategy and roadmap development and execution.

The ideal candidate must be comfortable working in a large, complex business and technology environment. This individual must be recognized as a thought leader and trusted advisor, able to make decisions using sound judgment and being seen as a driving force for cross enterprise collaboration and execution within Claim Technology.

This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices.Primary Job Duties & ResponsibilitiesKey Responsibilities -

  • Shares highly complex information related to areas of expertise.
  • Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives.
  • Provides leadership with a strategic direction for the function, ranging from planning to execution, expounding the value of information security
  • Provides high level security consulting within Claim Technology
  • Work with the Business to develop processes and procedures to ensure information security policies and standards are integrated
  • Provides direction and oversight for application security engineering team, including system security testing, security scans, and secure design.
  • Represents Claim in review and approval of the enterprise Information Security Policies and Standards
  • Reports Information Security non-compliance issues to the Business as applicable with appropriate documentation
  • Provides support in validation of security controls
  • Implements security solutions according to Security Policy and Practices established by Travelers
  • Determines the appropriate levels of controls to safeguard sensitive data and validates those controls are being implemented
  • Leads further development of Security Strategy and Roadmap improving maturity level
  • Partners with Cybersecurity on suitable information security awareness, training, and educational activities
  • Supports Business Resiliency work by partnering with Enterprise Cybersecurity, Infrastructure and Claim Business
  • Works in close collaboration with Enterprise Information Technology Risk Manager supporting Risk Assessments, policy changes, and general Risk Management practices
  • Supports Risk Assessments whenever technical expertise is required
  • Works in close collaboration with Cybersecurity BISO.
  • Coordinates, leverages, and influences technology partners
  • Possesses written and verbal communication skills that translate from technical team level up thorough to Senior Management
  • Directs assigned staff to implement and/or maintain systems of medium to high complexity and/or assigned project(s).
  • Manages to the tactical and operational plan and budget for assigned information systems and/or projects of business unit significance.
  • Provides input to the Senior management team on the development of the operational plan.
  • Advocates the use of technology to develop and/or redesign the organization's processes.
  • Understands cost benefit analysis as the key driver for enhancement and/or project prioritization.
  • Has awareness of Enterprise strategies and impact on the line of business or functional area of responsibility.
  • Provides key project stakeholders and IT leadership with timely status updates and/or system performance updates.
  • Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects and/or enhancements.
  • Accountable for directing team to achieve deliverables.
  • Manages team direction and the day-to-day work of direct reports.
  • Responsible for providing consistent performance feedback/coaching and completing formal performance reviews. Minimum Qualifications
    • High School diploma or equivalent required.
    • 5 years of technology or business related experience required. Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
      • Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, Business Management, or related field or equivalent experience required.
      • CISSP certification preferred.
      • At least 8+ years of full-time work experience in information security management and/or related functions (such as IT audit and IT Risk Management)
      • 3-5 years of people management experience required.Licensing or Certificates
        • CISSP, GCIH, GPENJob Specific Technical Skills & Competencies
          • Technical Knowledge: A solid understanding of current technology capabilities, and a keen interest in staying abreast of emerging technology trends and opportunities. Key skills need to include: strategic planning, application security testing, security software architecture, software architecture design, data security including identity and access management, data masking/data encryption and patterns for structured and unstructured data, cloud security, mobile security, DLP and web security. Solid understating of security controls (i.e. NIST background) vulnerability management life cycle, continues integration and DevOps as well as understanding of security investigative techniques and processes.
          • -Business Knowledge: Working knowledge of the Property & Casualty insurance industry especially the key business drivers of business intelligence and analytics and the ability to propose and deliver solutions that produce business results.
          • Communication: Effectively written and verbal communication from technical team direction to senior management presentations and demonstrates an adaptive style for gaining the engagement, cooperation and commitment of others.
          • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Demonstrates outstanding analytical and diagnostic skills when dealing with complex issues and uncertainty, and the ability to make sound decisions quickly while carefully evaluating risks and alternatives before taking action. Possesses strong negotiation and collaboration skills, and effectively consults and communicates with key stakeholders regarding critical decisions.
          • Leadership and Team Orientation: Defines and manages objectives and priorities, establishes clear accountabilities, and effectively delegates and enables resources. Builds and maintains productive partnerships across the enterprise and is able to positively influence management, peers, and staff. Exhibits an open and objective attitude, invites and welcomes feedback, shares bad news as quickly as good news, and puts successful business outcomes above individual interests.
          • Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.
          • Has thorough understanding of staff responsibilities, abilities and development needs.
          • Business Knowledge & Partnership:
          • Creates an atmosphere where business partner's issues are dealt with professionally and in a timely manner.
          • Suggests solutions that make sense and are in line with future technology direction.
          • Communicates openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience.
          • Demonstrates an adaptive style that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of others.
          • Problem Solving & Decision Making:
          • Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined and/or conflict with available information. Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions.
          • Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions.
          • Is very good at identifying the problem versus the symptom.
          • Deals increasingly with problems that require involvement of others to solve.
          • Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly.
          • Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action.
          • Optimizes the use of all available resources.
          • Team Orientation:
          • Maintains effective partnerships across the organization and is able to influence senior management, peers and subordinates through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities and knowledge.
          • Balances team and individual responsibilities.
          • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views.
          • Gives and welcomes feedback.
          • Puts success of team above own interest.
          • Leadership:
          • Manages functional objectives and priorities supporting multiple assigned business units.
          • Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using generally accepted guidelines.
          • Results are reviewed with next level manager for clarification according to predefined objectives.
          • Planning and Project Management:
          • Develops operational plans and provide task resource estimation planning.
          • Proposes action plans that are timely, realistic and positive.
          • Sets appropriate goals for the area and monitors progress against the plan.
          • Delegates to maximize organizational effectiveness.
          • Knowledge of Agile methodology and ability to apply them to projects. In the Agile environment the director level typically performs as an experienced Scrum Master or Kanban Master.
          • Financial Awareness:
          • Develops a portion of an overall divisional budget subject to review and is responsible for expense control for the units assigned.
          • Demonstrates sound cost-effectiveness.
          • Failure to achieve objectives can result in delays or inefficiencies resulting in readjustment of resources and/or staff.
          • Responsible for important and confidential information.
          • Human Resource Management:
          • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills by displaying an understanding of the needs and perspective of others.
          • Able to balance the workload of team members and supervise individuals of varying abilities.
          • Able to identify the talents of others and match them to the tasks that will best suit the area goals and/or provide growth for the individual.
          • Able to assess and identify employee skill development needs and put together a training program for the individual. Coaches staff to stimulate their professional growth.
          • Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of staff performance evaluations and development planning.
          • Recruits and retains effective staff members.
          • Demonstrates a capacity to recognize, value and respect differences across a diverse work force.Environmental / Work Schedules / Other
            • Travel Requirements: Travel OccasionallyEmployment PracticesTravelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences. -
              If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.
              Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting. To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/ .
              • Travelers has 30,000 employees in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil. > > Explore life at Travelers .
              • We have 8 diversity networks, employee-led organizations dedicated to fostering the development and success of our employees. > > Discover diversity and inclusion .
              • Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment. > > Explore benefits .
              • Travelers has been recognized by organizations such as Forbes, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and Military Times. > > Read more about recognition .
              • Our employees are valuable assets to their hometowns, giving more than 100,000 hours of their time toward important causes each year. > > Learn about community involvement .

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