Technical Cybersecurity Advisor, VP – Technology & Innovations

at myGwork
Published June 2, 2023
Location Miami, FL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Blackstone is the world's largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $975 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

Blackstone Technology & Innovations (BXTI) is the technology team at the core of each of Blackstone's businesses and new growth initiatives. Serving both internal and external clients, we work to build the next generation of systems that manage risk, create efficiency and improve transparency within the firm and across our broad community of investors and portfolio companies.

BXTI is nimble and entrepreneurial - our open, iterative design processes and rapid pace of development mean that everyone on the team has the opportunity to make an impact from day one. We are problem solvers who can take projects from idea to implementation. We believe in active mentoring and developing excellence. We collaborate to find the best answers for our customers and for Blackstone. We are critical to the firm maintaining its competitive edge.

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of cybersecurity and business. This role is designed to operate and continue to build a program that measures and advises on the security posture of Blackstone's global portfolio of companies.

As a senior member of the team, you will own relationships with business unit leaders and company executives in order to drive cyber improvements throughout their portfolio of companies and advise on investments. As a trusted advisor you will lead crisis response efforts, cyber due diligence, and share knowledge about our portfolio program and its methodology. Our work is a mix of hands-on program operations and advisory responsibilities that requires exceptional communication skills in order to interact with a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels of an organization.

Job Functions

  • Use our methodology to drive measurable cyber improvements across sections of the portfolio

  • Counsel and share knowledge about our methodology with senior executives and peers

  • Lead through crisis situations with the ability to interface with technical/non-tech stakeholders

  • Assess and articulate cybersecurity risk as part of investment due diligence

  • Provide opinion/subject matter expertise on investment opportunities in cybersecurity companies

  • Assess, interview, and advise companies across all industries about cybersecurity practices

  • Perform briefings about cybersecurity best practices to company leadership and technical teams

  • Interface with 3rd parties to drive ongoing cybersecurity initiatives across the portfolio

  • Use business intelligence tools to create reporting and maintain metrics using collected data

  • Own and drive select program functions and collaborate with teammates as assigned

Related Skills and Qualifications

  • 5 + years of experience in a mix of hands-on and advisory/leadership cyber role

  • Broad subject-matter experience and able to field discussions across the spectrum of cybersecurity whether technical or strategic

  • Demonstrated success executing across multiple initiatives, exceptional time management skills and comfort navigating uncertainty

  • Ability and desire to work as a mentor to clients and junior team members

  • Incident Response experience in either a technical, consultative, or leadership capacity

  • Prior consultative/internal experience with senior technical and non-technical executives

  • Ability to manipulate data with business intelligence tools (SQL and Tableau).

  • Strong understanding of data modeling, scripting/coding experience a plus.

  • Self-starter, ability to prioritize work, propose and implement improvements

  • Highly effective communicator both verbally and in writing

  • Strong time management skills and entrepreneurial attitude

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Cybersecurity, or related technology field. M.S. a plus.

The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion.

Expected annual base salary range:

$170,000 - $200,000

Actual base salary within that range will be determined by several components including but not limited to the individual's experience, skills, qualifications and job location. For roles located outside of the US, please disregard the posted salary bands as these roles will follow a separate compensation process based on local market comparables.

Additional compensation: Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits offered in connection with the advertised role.

Blackstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other class or status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. All Blackstone employees, including but not limited to recruiting personnel and hiring managers, are required to abide by this policy.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).

Depending on the position, you may be required to obtain certain securities licenses if you are in a client facing role and/or if you are engaged in the following:

  • Attending client meetings where you are discussing Blackstone products and/or and client questions;

  • Marketing Blackstone funds to new or existing clients;

  • Supervising or training securities licensed employees;

  • Structuring or creating Blackstone funds/products; and

  • Advising on marketing plans prepared by a sales team or developing and/or contributing information for marketing materials.

Note: The above list is not the exhaustive list of activities requiring securities licenses and there may be roles that require review on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with your Blackstone Recruiting contact with any questions.

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