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Sr. Director, Divisional CISO

Plano, TX, USA | Capital One

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Sr. Director, Divisional CISO

Cyber is essential to Capital One success and culture as we seek to safeguard and enable our customers and associates.As part of the Information Security Officer team for a line of business, you are passionate about security and risk management. You see security as an enabler and differentiator to enable the business through innovation, not a step in the compliance process.You work with the business and technology partners to achieve goals and objectives in a secure manner with a heavy forward lean on modern data and technology architectures. At Capital One, you will help advise on strategic initiatives, programs, and projects to create business value in a risk-based and agile manner.You are pragmatic and practical in your understanding of security and associated risks, but also willing to know when to pull in experts and escalate. You will lead a team of dynamic and talented Information Security professionals who want to learn from your experience and skills. You are an advocate in the value of data driven business decisions and products, as well as comfortable with big data and cloud based technologies and tools, proactive protective methods, and concepts like Apache Kafka, APIs, tokenization, encryption, machine learning/artificial intelligence and data analysis/modeling.


Execute Information Security advisory services for an enterprise wide multi-year data transformation strategy within cloud based environments

Lead a team of Information Security Consultants to provide subject matter expertise to both business and development teams, specifically in the areas of enterprise Data Management, Finance, and Risk & Compliance

Educate and influence executive leadership and associates to effectively leverage security capabilities and solutions to mitigate risks and emerging threats

Escalate and manage cyber security risk as the primary point of contact for a line of business area

Serve as an expert and thought leader in Capital One’s Information Security capabilities, solutions, policies, procedures and standards

Lean in as a change agent to shift security risk identification and solutions left in enterprise processes, through coordination and execution of proactive Information Security consulting practices

Drive innovation activity as an outcome; partner extensively with other Cyber organizations such as Security Engineering, to derive both novel and patent activity as outcomes

Provide regular updates to executive leadership with your line of business on the overall Information Security health and risk environment

Deliver Cyber agenda and integration of Information Security within business objectives for line of business area

Provide ad hoc support on special Information Security hot topics for the business

In addition to the qualifications listed below, ideal candidate should also have: Experience with data protection techniques and tools such as encryption, tokenization, cloud access security brokers, Experience with open source and big data platform technologies such as Hadoop, Kafka, SQL, ELK, Experience in data science tools and methods such as Python, Experience in Offensive and or Defensive Security techniques, Experience in a regulated environment, Financial services industry experience is a plus.

About You:

You have a desire to work in a very fast moving, forward leaning, modern computing environment

You have a deep passion for securing modern computing platforms

You have a strong desire to continually learn about new technologies

You possess strong conceptual thinking and communication skills

You are able to work well under minimal supervision

You are a demonstrated leader with team-oriented interpersonal skills and the ability to interface effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including business executives, technology leaders, and enterprise suppliers

You maintain calmness and clarity of thought under pressure and ability to maintain confidentiality

You have a deep understanding of strategic business objectives and the ability to drive results toward those objectives

You have the ability to describe the risks of a security exposure or vulnerability in business-impact terms

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree

At least 10 years of experience in Information Technology

At least 5 years of experience leading a technical security team  

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree or PhD

10+ years of combined experience with Data and/or Security Architecture, Data Security, and big data technologies

8+ years of experience performing security risk assessments, and security consulting 

5+ years of experience leading teams of information security professionals

5+ years experience with threat modeling

2+ yearsexperience in securing a public cloud environments and services (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure)

2+ years experience utilizing Agile methodologies within DevOps environments

Industry-recognized professional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), AWS Certified Solutions Architect


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