Security Technical Manager

Company Description

AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetisation. We connect publishers with advertisers across our global, programmatic platforms, tapping into Microsoft inventory and original content brands like TechCrunch, The Huffington Post and MAKERS which reach over 500 million monthly global consumers. Within our mobile advertising network alone, we have a reach of roughly 800 million users. A subsidiary of Verizon, AOL is shaping the digital future.

Job Description


The Technical Manager position is within AOL’s IT Security group whose mission is to deliver information security solutions and services that protect AOL information assets, computing infrastructure, applications and data. Among other duties, the manager will lead the IT Security compliance team which performs a variety of hands-on, technical and non-technical compliance tasks. The Technical Manager will manage a small dedicated team and is expected to be a hands-on manager with overall responsibility for the team’s duties and performance. The team responsibilities include the following:

Vulnerability Management. The team is responsible for the management and execution of AOL vulnerability management program. The program encompasses the discovery, analysis, documentation, tracking, communication and follow-up of vulnerabilities found in AOL systems and infrastructure.

Technical Security Guidance. The team is responsible for providing security technical guidance for AOL technical teams (Developers, Admins and Architects). The guidance encompasses a variety of technical concepts including encryption, security best practices, hardening, secure configuration and Cloud security.

Compliance. The team performs a number of compliance activities to ensure that AOL systems and users are in compliance with documented policies and security standards. The compliance activities include manual checks, automated checks, monitoring, verification and validation.

The technical manager is expected to bring new insights and capabilities that will drive the progress of the compliance team at AOL. The technical manager will utilize innovative and creative approaches to solving technical problems and challenges related to the compliance team’s execution and delivery of assigned tasks. He or she will plan and execute on the team’s mandate and ensure continuous improvement in terms of performance and execution.

We are looking for a strong Technical Manager/Leader that is exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about AOL’s mission: “To simplify the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code.” ... with a security spin to keep anyone who would try and keep us from obtaining that mission at bay.


Manage and lead a team of security analysts/engineers to meet the needs in the above description.

Provide technical leadership and insights to the team with hands-on involvement as needed.

Develop and utilize a risk-based approach to identify and mitigate compliance findings across all areas of responsibility.

Manage risk by analyzing technology security threats and potential impacts to the business and help define solutions to mitigate exposure by leveraging expert analytical and technical skills.

Develop and implement plans for effective execution of the compliance team’s responsibilities including Vulnerability Management, Technical Security Guidance and Compliance activities.

Work with outside entities to provide technology evidence, documented exceptions, mitigating controls, and/or remediation activities underway to verify AOL technology compliance.

Interface with different stakeholders inside and outside the IT security organization to drive progress and make appropriate technical and process changes.

Perform project management activities as they relate to the execution and delivery of the compliance team projects and deliverables.

Generate and provide reports and metrics on all compliance activities



In-depth knowledge in information security concepts, technologies and tools.

Solid understanding of information security policies, standards and industry best practices

Able to successfully plan, organize, motivate, and direct resources to get results

Proven knowledge of infrastructure, database, network and web application security vulnerability issues.

Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills

Strong analysis and analytics experience. Ability to create influential presentations to convey complex risks and issues to different audiences.

Experience in the following technologies: Vulnerability Scanners, Vulnerability Management Systems, Host Based Security Systems, and Patch Management.

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Information systems or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Minimum of 5 years of hands-on technology risk, security and/or governance experience


Prior supervisory experience

Experience in large scale vulnerability management planning and execution across a diverse number of technologies and systems.

Experience in AWS security.

Experience in PCI compliance.

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

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