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Manager Security Engineering

Company: H&R Block
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

What you'll do...


The Manager of Security Engineering is responsible for coaching and mentoring a squad of engineers responsible for critical service delivery to customers both internal and external to the Information Security organization. The engineering function is designed around the SRE model, and drives a metrics-based approach to service delivery. Drives a security focused culture and leads the optimization and integration of information security capabilities across the business. Responsible for gathering requirements from customers, investigating and choosing technologies, implementing and supporting security service delivery, and monitoring performance of security service delivery. Monitors and reports on the organization's information security performance against established programs to senior leadership.


Resource Management

  • Manages security engineering including organization and staffing.
  • Conducts employment interviews, makes hiring decisions, and participates in corrective action and termination discussions and decisions.
  • Sets daily priorities and assigns tasks and projects to team members as required.
  • Monitors and provides periodic status updates and risk assessments on each project.
  • Monitors performance and develops team members to ensure consistent, effective, and efficient processes and results.
  • Prepares and delivers associate quarterly and annual performance reviews, including performance metrics for each performance objective.
  • May be engaged in developing and managing a budget for assigned group.
  • Ensures effective planning, communications, handoff and collaboration with other squads across the IT organization.

Security Management

  • Evaluates and monitors effectiveness and efficiency of security solutions and services, the organization's defense posture, associated risks, and mitigation recommendations.
  • Advises leadership on security gaps, operational issues and industry trends which require prioritization, funding, or consideration.
  • Drives adoption of security policies, procedures, standards, and processes.
  • Establishes and leverages relationships to ensure security initiatives are properly assessed, documented, and prioritized.
  • Analyzes new requirements, standards, and capabilities to determine feasibility and timing of implementation in segment-level programs.
  • May serve as subject matter expert on complex, high risk security efforts, designing and developing security testing scenarios.

Project Management
  • Will manage complex, high risk, high impact security projects.
  • Estimates project hours and resources required.
  • Manage project work plan and resources.
  • Develops status reports and update senior management with progress as necessary.
  • Create and manage RFI/RFP as needed for product selection, proof of concept testing, implementation and runstate.

About H&R Block...

We're here to live our purpose-to provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We take our work personally, because we know what it represents: Families and homes. Livelihoods and lives.

We've been true to that purpose since brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded our company in 1955. Since then, we've grown to approximately 12,000 tax offices throughout the United States and around the world. When you join our team, you'll add to the momentum of a forward-thinking company-one that defined an industry and is now leading its transformation.

What you'll bring to the team...

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or the equivalent through a combination of education and related work experience.
Work Experience:
  • 5 years Minimum related work experience
  • Experience managing a team (geographically dispersed is preferred)
  • Minimum of 3 years' supervisory and/or training experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in information security or networking.
  • We are looking for the right person with a passion for innovation and an unquenchable thirst to solve hard challenges with bold solutions.

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