The Manager, Security and Identity is a critical member of the Infrastructure and Operations unit in Office of Information Technology (OIT). This role — which is a midlevel managerial position — reports to the Assistant Director of Operations and is to act as an interface between strategic and process-based activities and the work of the technology-focused analysts, engineers and administrators in the IT organization. You must be able to translate the IT-risk requirements and constraints of the business into technical control requirements and specifications, as well as develop metrics for ongoing performance measurement and reporting. You will coordinate the IT organization’s Operational Security (OpSec) and Identity and Access Management (IAM) technical teams to implement and manage our enterprise security and identity infrastructure, and to provide regular status and service-level reports to management. The role requires an individual with a strong technical background, as well as an ability to work with the IT organization and business management to align priorities and plans with key business objectives. While providing strong technical leadership, the position must embrace product thinking to enable our university to scale digital. You must develop a culture of trust, purpose, engagement, commitment, collaboration and a passion for learning and a relentless ability to make progress. It is a people-first principle that requires a willingness to change leadership styles and approaches to each situation as circumstances change. You will be responsible for managing highly technical staff as they work to accomplish university goals and must, therefore, have proven leadership skills. Documentation and presentation skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, and the ability to identify needs and take initiative are key requirements of the position.
Strategic Support: Work closely with the Assistant Director of Operations to develop a DevSecOps program of security and identity, manage projects that address identified risks and business requirements. Focus teams on automation and orchestration to ensure systems remain agile and secure. Develop budget projections based on short- and long-term goals and objectives achieving business growth. Monitor and report on compliance with security policies, as well as the enforcement of policies within the IT department. Propose changes to existing policies and procedures to ensure operating efficiency and regulatory compliance. Manage a staff of information security and identity management professionals with a
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