Director, Security Engineering

WEX Inc. is a leading and growing global provider of payment processing, information management and fleet card payment solutions. We are passionate about providing payment solutions with unparalleled security and control for corporate purchasing and transaction monitoring needs. We hire people who share the same passion for continuous innovation and client service that is unparalleled in our industry. We are employee centric offering value-based incentives and generous compensation and benefits packages. If you are looking for a growing career – come be part of WEX today!

General Purpose:

The Director, Security Engineering: Manage the Global Security Engineering team, consisting of direct reports and indirect reports across multiple lines of business and geographic areas. This includes hiring, training, staff development, performance management and annual performance reviews.

Lead security engineers to design, build, run, and maintain security tools to safeguard the company's assets and investigate security breaches, including incident response planning, detection, response and remediation.

Provide strategic risk guidance for IT and Engineering projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls.

Collaborate with executives and senior management across the company to prioritize security initiatives, ensure technical and operational security controls are incorporated into new systems and applications, while maintaining our company's cultural principles

Develop, manage, and consult on the technical architecture and strategies for enterprise Information Security controls.

Review projects and provide security standards to technology teams, prescribing appropriate protection configurations that will balance business requirements with enterprise technology standards to arrive at the optimal solution.

Investigate leading technologies in the marketplace and make assessments regarding relevance to security related technology solutions and maintains effective relationships with key technology vendors and industry professionals.

Review security controls, data and processes to provide better metrics and operational support

Contribute to development of company-wide security strategy.

Conduct forensic investigations for HR, Legal, or incident response related activities.

Grows cyber intelligence capabilities and networks.

Responsible for identifying continuous security capability improvements that will help protect our computing environments.

Minimum of 10 years of experience in information security technical leadership positions.

Minimum of five years in a senior leadership role.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability the communicate security and risk-related concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Strong knowledge of the latest information security technologies.

Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT and NIST.

High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.

Excellent analytical and conceptualization skills, with strong problem-solving skills.

Skilled manager who can successfully coach and inspire a world class team

Deep experience in security engineering principles and technology

Ability to adapt to changing priorities and rapid growth

High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.

Technical knowledge and experience with enabling secure cloud based solutions including on premise and cloud based intrusion detection, next generation endpoint security, next generation firewalls, SIEM, security analytics, encryption, vulnerability scanning and other security technologies.

Experience investigating security incidents

Demonstrated ability to take initiative and accountability for achieving results

Skilled in discussing complex security issues in understandable business terms.

Experience with enforcing security policies and standards with business owners leading by influence.

Must pass successful background check

At WEX, we reward innovation, hard work and excellence. Benefits include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision
  • On Site Fitness Facility in South Portland location
  • 401(k) Plan
  • PTO
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Programs
  • Extended Parental Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent)
  • Employee Referral Award Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bonus Plan

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability

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