Director, Information Security Consultant

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Director, Information Security Consultant
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New York City,  NY 22008
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Director, Information Security Consultant

Location- 11 West 19th Street, New York, New York

Cyber is essential to Capital One success and culture as we seek to safeguard and enable our customers and associates.  As part of the Information Security Officer team for a line of business, you are passionate about security and risk management. You see security as an enabler and differentiator to enable the business through innovation, not a step in the compliance process.  You work with the business and technology partners to achieve goals and objectives in a secure manner with a heavy forward lean on modern data and technology architectures. At Capital One, you will help advise on strategic initiatives, programs, and projects to create business value in a risk-based and agile manner.  You are pragmatic and practical in your understanding of security and associated risks, but also willing to know when to pull in experts and escalate. You collaborate and innovate with other teams within Capital One to drive positive change to change banking for good. You will lead a team of dynamic and talented Information Security professionals who want to learn from your experience and skills.  You are an advocate in the value of data driven business decisions and products, as well as comfortable with big data and cloud based technologies and tools, proactive protective methods, and concepts like Apache Kafka, APIs, tokenization, encryption, machine learning/artificial intelligence and data analysis/modeling.


  • Execute Information Security advisory services for an enterprise wide multi-year data transformation strategy within cloud based environments

  • Lead a team of Information Security Consultants to provide subject matter expertise to both business and development teams, specifically in the areas of enterprise Data Management, Finance, and Risk & Compliance

  • Educate and influence executive leadership and associates to effectively leverage security capabilities and solutions to mitigate risks and emerging threats

  • Escalate and manage cyber security risk as the primary point of contact for a line of business area

  • Serve as an expert and thought leader in Capital One’s Information Security capabilities, solutions, policies, procedures and standards

  • Lean in as a change agent to shift security risk identification and solutions left in enterprise processes, through coordination and execution of proactive Information Security consulting practices

  • Drive innovation activity as an outcome; partner extensively with other Cyber organizations such as Security Engineering, to derive both novel and patent activity as outcomes 

  • Provide regular updates to executive leadership with your line of business on the overall Information Security health and risk environment

  • Deliver Cyber agenda and integration of Information Security within business objectives for line of business area

  • Provide ad hoc support on special Information Security hot topics for the business

About You:

  • You have a desire to work in a very fast moving, forward leaning, modern computing environment

  • You have a deep passion for securing modern computing platforms

  • You have a strong desire to continually learn about new technologies

  • You possess strong conceptual thinking and communication skills

  • You are able to work well under minimal supervision

  • You are a demonstrated leader with team-oriented interpersonal skills and the ability to interface effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including business executives, technology leaders, and enterprise suppliers

  • You maintain calmness and clarity of thought under pressure and ability to maintain confidentiality

  • You have a deep understanding of strategic business objectives and the ability to drive results toward those objectives

  • You have the ability to describe the risks of a security exposure or vulnerability in business-impact terms

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or military experience

  • At least 8 years of experience in Information Technology

  • At least 3 years of experience leading a technical security team  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree or PhD in a related field

  • 10+ years of combined experience with Data and/or Security Architecture, Data Security, and big data technologies

  • 8+ years of experience performing security risk assessments and security consulting

  • 5+ years of experience leading teams of information security professionals

  • Experience with threat modeling

  • Demonstrable experience in securing a public cloud environments and services (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure)

  • Experience utilizing Agile methodologies within DevOps environments

  • Experience with data protection techniques and tools such as encryption, tokenization, cloud access security brokers

  • Experience with open source and big data platform technologies such as Hadoop, Kafka, SQL, and ELK

  • Experience using data science tools and methods such as Python

  • Maintain industry-recognized professional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), and AWS Certified Solutions Architect

  • Experience in Offensive and/or Defensive Security techniques

  • Experience in a regulated environment

  • Financial services industry experience

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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