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Chief Security Manager
Ref No.: 12-00141
Location: Fort Lee, New Jersey
Start Date: 06/21/2012
Security Manager
Fastest growing Northern NJ-based company that provides trading technology solutions for the global financial community, including execution management and order management systems across asset classes and currencies.  Our clients include premier hedge funds and investment banks.
The Security Manager (SM) is responsible for the overall design and execution of our client security program. This will be first and foremost a technology-centric role but the SM will also be responsible for all security domains, including physical and staff security.  The SM will work closely with our client system architects, engineers and developers to ensure the security of our client products and infrastructure operate effectively at both the tactical and strategic levels. Consequently, the ideal SM will have deep technical knowledge while having demonstrated managerial and execution skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Set our client security vision and approach
  • Ensure our client existing and new technology meet a state-of-the-art security bar
  • Understand and analyze the business level risks and threats that our client faces
  • Manage vulnerabilities and design the right controls
  • Monitor and audit the program¿s overall effectiveness
  • Interface with clients to understand their product security needs and assist the development team to meet those standards
  • Goal Oriented ¿ Must be able to understand complex initiatives and drive toward successful completion
  • Synthesis ¿ Must be able to analyze requirements or needs while identifying the most appropriate solutions
  • Entrepreneurial ¿ Able to build from a green field, develop a vision and design capabilities
  • Execution ¿ Able to juggle and execute on multiple interconnected project streams
  • Strong Technical Aptitude ¿ Must be able to hold own with developers, architects, etc.  Computer Science or equivalent degree preferred. Experience with both Windows and Unix environments
  • Security Experience ¿ Candidate should be deeply familiar with security concepts and standard security controls.  Prefer candidates who started in technology/development then took on security, rather than vice-versa.  Should be able to quickly understand and address new security concepts/concerns (e.g., physical, staff security.)
  • Secure Coding Experience ¿ Candidate should be able to coach developers on best practices and review code to confirm it conforms to security guidelines and is free of vulnerabilities
  • Experience in Tech ¿ Held other technical roles and preferably in a senior technology security position for financial services organizations
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor¿s Degree and several years of relevant experience.  Financial services experience/interest is a plus.