Information Security Manager

Freddie Mac
Reston, VA
Oct 02, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
Full Time
Position Overview
Freddie Mac uses a wide range of enterprise security tools to provide defense in depth to protect our systems and data. These tools focus on Authentication/Access Control, Encryption/Monitoring and Identity/Data Protection. The Information Security Manager will focus on operational support of the tools and processes that support Authentication and Access Control. This Manager is expected to have both technical and soft skills. The Security Manager should be a proven self-starter with the ability to problem-solve and communicate with diverse project teams from a technical and business perspective. The person in this role will lead a team responsible for the management and daily care and feeding of our enterprise security tools.

Responsibilities include:

* Manage a team of 5+ Security professionals that maintain the firm’s enterprise security tools
* Oversight to confirm tools are up and running, creating alerts, providing reports and also ensuring that the tools are installed and monitoring everything that is in their scope
* Gather requirements from technology and business stakeholders to develop and implement new policies in our tools
* Work with stakeholders to ensure completeness and accuracy in the reports we generate and configure as necessary
* Work with technical support teams to provide solutions for issues with security tools interfering with business processes
* Identify risks and ensure IT General Controls and operational processes are in place to mitigate
* Ensure operational excellence in a heavily regulated company that is audited frequently
* Work closely with Architecture and Engineering teams and provide input into new technologies
* Attract, mentor and retain a team of Information Security professionals
* Understand current Information Security trends and make recommendations for new tools or processes to keep Freddie Mac current with industry best practices

Basic Requirements
* 8 – 10 years of IT Operations or Information Security experience
* At least 3 years’ experience managing IAM teams or projects
* Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or equivalent work experience
* Deep technical knowledge of security, as well as industry trends
* Experience in implementing and managing security tools in a complex enterprise environment
* Experience as a Sys Admin (Windows or Unix)
* Experience with complex security tools (eTrust Privilege Identity Manager, IBM TAM/ISAM, RS

Preferred Skills
* Strong technical writing skills
* Ability to work independently with minimal direction
* Strong written and verbal communication skills; highly responsive with a sense of urgency at all times
* Security certifications such as CISSP, CISA or CISM
* Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills

Closing Statement
Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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