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Director, Security Engineering

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Location: United States, Georgia, Atlanta

Hotel: Corp Atlanta Ravinia, Three Ravinia Drive, Suite 100, 30346

Job number: 103961

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This role, as a member of the Information Security leadership team, will work closely with security teams and key stakeholders across multiple business units to provide thought leadership, strategic analysis, and security services for the company as part of IHG's security vision.  This role is responsible for the deployment, operation, and continuous improvement of security products at IHG. 

The Director Security Engineering will work closely with key stakeholders across the business to execute on service delivery while driving continuous improvement.    This will require relationship building at the highest levels of the organization and ability to articulate risk, business, financial, technical and performance planning and measurement. This position will ensure IT strategy is tightly aligned with the security strategy, help ensure technology strategy is clearly defined and communicated, and be responsible for reports and presentations on security service delivery. 

Additionally, this position will partner with Global Solutions Delivery, Global Infrastructure Operations, and Global Hotel Owner Solutions to understand technology challenges, imperatives, and objectives in order to consult across the organization to develop strategic plans that are most appropriately targeted to provide the greatest impact to the organization. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities(Key Activities)

  • Build key relationships with the leadership team of the region/function, and other senior leaders in the company to provide coordination, insight and recommendations on strategy issues
  • Establish a global security services portfolio
  • Drive continuous improvement and service delivery enhancements
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, vendors, industry consultants, and senior leaders to define and establish agreed upon service levels. Monitor technology service levels and ensure business partners needs and expectations are met. Improve service levels where appropriate
  • Integrate activities with business units and other departments to ensure the successful implementation and support of Security Operations project efforts.



Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Security, Computer Science, or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. 


8+ years in years progressive work-related experience with demonstrated proficiency in multiple disciplines, technologies or processes related to the position

Interpersonal and Technical Skills and Knowledge

-SANS, ISACA, or ISC2 certifications preferred.

-Demonstrated understanding of delivering security services.

-Demonstrated knowledge of Protective Security and its implementation.

-Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of system integration issues between diverse platforms.

-Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of presenting and discussing technical information, establishing rapport and or influence, consensus building and gaining the understanding of others. 

-Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation.

-Experience in engaging cross functional working partnerships in a global organization

-Strong leadership, team building, analytical and thought leadership skills


Number of employees supervised: Direct: 3   Indirect: 10

Annual operating and/or payroll budget(s): Appropriate research budget

Decision making responsibilities (Key Decision Rights):

- Participate and collaborate on defining strategic agenda and critical business issues

- Participate and recommend most effective value creating direction for region/function long-term plans

- Collaborative decisions about focus of strategy role, based on highest potential business impact

- Recommend strategic action as a result of any analysis conducted

- Decision making and accountability associated with project management responsibilities

- Collaborative input and continuous improvement into global strategic planning process


What we offer

We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including great room discount and superb training.

Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here to find out more about us.

At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. IHG Hotels & Resorts provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to an individual's, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. IHG is committed to promoting a culture of inclusion where everyone feels safe, respected and valued. We seek talent from all backgrounds to join our teams, and encourage our colleagues to bring their authentic and best selves to work.

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today and let's #GoFurtherTogether.

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