Director, Global Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering

Posting Number 2020-7506
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/15/2020 1:37 PM)
Location : Location
Office of Information Security
NYU IT (WS1170)
Compensation Grade
Band 54

Position Summary

The Director, Global Security Architecture and Engineering is the key resource to lead the critical components of cyber security architecture, strategies, and design of engineering plans at the enterprise level. This role requires collaboration with all levels of NYU's leadership, management, and technical teams across NYU's global geographic locations. Direct interactions with IT leaders, functional architects and engineers is required to plan the design of secure computer systems, networks, and applications; and, to serve as a leader and advisor for the translation of those plans into requirements for the engineering teams to implement. The Director, Global Security Architecture and Engineering is expected to lead the development of a team of cyber security architects, engineers, contracted workers, consultants and students to support related efforts to deliver a set of optimally functional global solutions. In this role the Director, Global Security Architecture and Engineering engages all technical teams within the schools, international campuses, and study abroad sites and, NYU-IT, and team members in the Global Office of Information Security, to identify and implement technical improvements. The Director, Global Security Architecture and Engineering works directly with the Associate VP Global CISO to ensure an alignment of priorities, and directives consistent with institutional and NYU-IT goals, and the overall vision of the Associate VP Global CISO. The director is responsible for building out the cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering team including: hiring, setting goals, establishing metrics, monitoring performance, providing reviews, and establishing individual professional training and development plans. This role supervises three direct reports and thirty indirect reports.


Reporting directly to NYU's Global CIO, the Associate VP Global Chief Information Security Officer leads the Office of Information Security (OIS) which is a high performance and highly technical team charged with the responsibility of mitigating cyber risks, minimizing the likelihood of a breach, and maintaining compliance with information security regulatory requirements for all of NYU.  OIS aims to evolve the maturity of the NYU Information Security Program through people, process and technology while maintaining alignment with university initiatives, IT goals and core beliefs.  OIS is made up of several functional areas including Operations Planning & Strategy, Security Architecture & Engineering, IT Risk Management, Detect Response & Forensics, IT Policy & Compliance and Security Awareness & Outreach.



We demonstrate our core beliefs everyday in our interactions, attitude and performance.


People at the heart of everything we do: We listen to our clients, and colleagues, and use our expertise to anticipate and address their needs.


Create space to innovate: We challenge assumptions and seek out fresh perspectives and new ways of thinking to fuel our productivity.


Right promise. Right delivery: We set clear goals and priorities, and execute with speed and agility to deliver better results.


Share information. Build trust: We engage in open and honest communications that reflect inclusiveness, fairness and respect for each other.


Teams and partnerships work. Boundaries don’t: We collaborate to maximize the value we bring to NYU because our best ideas come from working together.


Insist on excellence: We take pride in what we do, strive to improve constantly and hold ourselves accountable for the results.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree Information Security, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security or related field

Required Experience:
15+ years Information Technology and 10+ years Information Security and 5+ years Information Security Architecture and 3+ years Global / international exposure and 7+ years Supervising employees

Preferred Experience:
5+ years Information Security Compliance or 1+ years Any experience in Higher Education

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong knowledge of security technologies, practices, and standards. Strong domain expertise and technology implementation and integration experience in one or more of the following: Identity and Access Management, Cloud Security, Endpoint Security, Data Protection, Network Security, and Application Security. Evidence of strong leadership, communication, collaboration, and team building skills with a successful track record of developing others throughcoaching, mentoring and training Ability to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. Identifies complex problems and reviews related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Effective interpersonal skills and conflict management. Ability to analyze and solve problems with innovative creative solutions.

Additional Information

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