Sr. Manager, Security Operations

Full Time
Farmers Branch, TX
Areas of Interest: Cyber Operations
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The VMware Information Security Operations team is responsible for detecting and responding to cyber threats targeting VMware systems, applications, infrastructure, information, and users.  The Sr. Manager, Security Operations is a technical management role responsible for leading the Security Operations Center (SOC) team in threat hunting, investigation, technical analysis, and response to cyber threats.  The ideal candidate will have strong global information security leadership experience.

This position is responsible for:

  • Leading and supporting the Security Operations Center (SOC) team, effectively driving team strategy, goals, and performance objectives.
  • Establishing daily operations, regular communications, resource planning, providing guidance, relaying leadership expectations, and leading team activities and projects.
  • Overall accountability for development, implementation, and effectiveness of security monitoring and response capabilities and processes.
  • Providing communications across the organization, interfacing with senior leadership through resolution of security incidents, driving security best practices, and representing the Security Operations Center (SOC) team with external customers and partners.
  • Partnering with peers on other teams to ensure a consistent customer experience, conveying a positive and professional demeanor, and being a positive catalyst for leading change.
  • Assisting with strategic planning, providing input on selection of capabilities and methods used for security monitoring, and driving improvements.
  • Driving requirements definition, evaluation, recommendation, implementation, and troubleshooting of security tools used by the Security Operations Center (SOC) team.
  • Driving development of the threat hunting and analysis program.
  • Establishing team and individual goals that support team objectives, coaching and mentoring, and providing career development guidance.
  • Maintaining current knowledge and understanding of the threat landscape and emerging security threats.
  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality.

Required skills and experience:

  • 8-10 years of experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC).
  • 8 years of related management experience.
  • Strong understanding of Security Operations Center (SOC) and Incident Response practices and methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing and security issues related to cloud environments.
  • Experience managing security monitoring and response capabilities for cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure).
  • Experience managing SIEM platforms (Splunk Enterprise, Elastic Stack).
  • Understanding of endpoint security analysis on Windows, Mac, and Linux event data and related tools (Tanium, McAfee ePO).
  • Understanding of malware analysis and forensic analysis techniques.
  • Understanding of Internet security and networking protocols.
  • Understanding of security technologies, including UEBA, SIEM, IDS/IPS, firewalls, endpoint security, content filtering, and packet inspection.
  • Understanding of system hardening techniques and practices.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of an organization and across diverse cultural and linguistic barriers.
  • Ability to quickly adapt as the external environment and organization evolves.
  • Comfortable facing new challenges and changes in direction.
  • Self-motivated, team player, and detail oriented.
  • Positive and constructive attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and deliverables.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Availability outside working hours for high priority events.
  • Some travel required.

Desired skills/experience/certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, Master’s degree desirable.
  • Security certifications such as CISSP, CISSP-ISSMP, CISM, CRISC.
  • Project management experience.
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