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VP, Information Security Transformation And Engineering (L14)

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Synchrony Financial Stamford , CT 06901

Posted 4 months ago

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

This VP, IS Transformation and Engineering leader is responsible for driving our security strategy and implementation of the overall IS Transformation and Engineering capability. This position will manage a team of Engineers and Solutions architects whose goal is to develop secure enterprise wide solutions across current and emerging technologies (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Data Lake, etc.).

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Define strategic vision on how to "secure" emerging technologies by collaborating across information security, application development and CTO organization

  • Collaborate with our security architects, security operations and CTO team to engineer security solutions focused on protecting our complex, ever-changing environment

  • Develop a team of engineers whose primary function is to build and configure security solutions based on architecture standards and tool operations specifications

  • Collaborate with security architects to research and recommend technology and business process solutions to secure the business and give the company a competitive advantage in alignment with strategic direction.

  • Help define standards and guidelines around Scalability, Security, Logging, Auditing, Policy Management, Performance Monitoring and KPI for end-to-end process execution

  • Works collaboratively with software development teams, data warehouse teams, systems engineers and analysts to develop and deliver secure enterprise class technology solutions.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with key vendors to understand the market and direction of information security

  • Accountable for strategic technology engineering across Information Security

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering with a minimum of 8 years experience with information security and either systems administration, networking, data analysis or application development or equivalent or higher in CS, Technology, a related technical or engineering field. In lieu of a bachelor's degree a high school diploma\GED and a minimum of 16 years experience with information security and either systems administration, networking, data analysis or application development

  • Minimum 7 years of software + hardware architecture experience

  • Minimum 7 years productionizing applications in an enterprise environment

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with the evaluation of emerging technology and /or experience as a technology innovator or maker + Demonstrated understanding of security vulnerabilities, attacks and ability to apply/implement appropriate controls or find new ones based on new technology being developed.

  • Familiarity with the Synchrony Financial environment, security controls and strong knowledge of a plurality of languages, operating systems, and databases, plus previous experience working on an R&D or architecture team

  • Masters Degree in a technology related field from an accredited university Enterprise Role

  • Strong engineering / architecture skills especially in security

  • Strong influencer

  • Collaboration

  • Team building

  • Strategy / Vision

  • Cloud Security

  • Emerging technologies

  • Insider threat detection

  • Application security

  • Authentication

  • Exceptional analytical/critical thinking abilities - must be able to analyze proposed technological solutions to not only understand how mechanisms work, but to also develop methods of effectively testing and evaluating technologies +

  • Excellent research skills - must

  • Strong written communication skills - must be able to write technical whitepapers/reports on emerging technologies

  • Strong oral communication skills

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • Effective 1-1-18, new hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months' time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months' time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a "consistently meets expectations" performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don't meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 115,000.00 - 230,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 14

Job Family Group:

Information Technology

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VP, Information Security Transformation And Engineering (L14)

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Synchrony Financial