Cybersecurity Director

at Vaco Technology
Location Seattle, WA
Date Posted December 23, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Vaco Technology is currently recruiting for a Cybersecurity Director for a leading financial data and software company located in Seattle, WA. This position is a permanent one with a competitive salary and great benefits package. This position follows a hybrid work model where the member will work both remotely and onsite. In the event a selected candidate needed to relocate compensation would be provided.

In this role, you would lead the security vision, strategy, and execution of products and data platforms in support of business objectives. Your cybersecurity team will work with cross functional teams to protect data assets and information systems form threats while providing cyber risk management. You will provide leadership to cybersecurity engineers and analysis, helping to build and refine security capabilities.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Cybersecurity engineering and analysis operations, strategies, standards, and practices across the organization, working closely with engineering leadership, product management, and business risk management to craft roadmaps and success criteria
  • Devises technology systems that advance protections from cyber risks, builds adaptive response and recovery processes for cyber incidents, and supporting engineering excellence across the organization, in portability, usability, maintainability, scalability, recoverability, availability, extensibility, and security
  • Creates, evangelizes, and organizes DevSecOps culture, integrating security seamless into product, engineering, and operations through structure, collaboration, enablement, and automation
  • Aligns information security and cyber risk programs with the organization's overall mission and corporate compliance requirements
  • Provides security assurance and due diligence for management, customers, and 3rd party stakeholders
  • Leads cybersecurity engineering and cybersecurity analysis including, threat management, vulnerability management, data security management, cyber security incident response, and information security GRC
  • Drives learning and adoption of new standards in cloud security practices, application security practices, and secure software development lifecycle


  • M.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related
  • 7+ years in architect or senior Security Engineering, Security Operations, Security Analysis, Cloud Security, Application Security, or DevSecOps, roles within a medium or large enterprise
  • 3+ years in a leadership role responsible for department- or company-level Security Engineering, Security Operations, Security Analysis, Cloud Security, Application Security, or DevSecOps
  • Extensive background in modern cloud security practices, application security practices, secure software development lifecycle, and cyber security incident response
  • Strong skills in threat management, vulnerability management, data security management, and information security governance risk and compliance
  • Experience with common security frameworks (SOC2, ISO 27001/2, NIST CSF, CSA CCM), common privacy and data protections (GDPR, CCPA, SOX, 23 NYCRR 500), and common corporate compliance requirements
  • Familiarity with AWS, GCP, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS solutions, Rapid7 or similar tools, Splunk or similar tools, IDS/IPS systems, DLP and NAC technologies, and federated IAM
  • Successfully built and executed on multi-year strategic initiatives, with a strong metrics focus
  • Holds at least one professional cybersecurity-related senior certification (CISSP, CISM, CCISO, or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. You're a polished presenter. You can effectively read the situation and adjust your communication style to the audience
  • Experience with DevOps, Infrastructure-as-Code, Terraform, Docker, or Kubernetes (Preferred)


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