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IBM Director of Cyber, Cloud, and Operational Risk in Houston, Texas


IBM’s Industry Consultants are essential to our clients as they work to reinvent themselves for the future. Join our highly visible and highly skilled team of global consultants as we strive to accelerate sales, deliver client engagements, and build IBM’s market eminence. If you are a forward-thinker and a curious intellectual, we welcome you to apply for your next exciting career challenge!

Your Role and Responsibilities


  • Lead project teams and work with financial services clients to assess their information security/cybersecurity and IT risk management programs against industry best practices and regulatory requirements

  • Assist financial services clients with transitions to cloud computing platforms and help build compliant cloud governance programs

  • Provide regulatory and subject matter-specific guidance to clients

  • Lead the development of concrete, actionable roadmaps for improving information security/cybersecurity and IT risk management programs and achieving strategic initiatives (e.g., cloud transformation)

  • Interface with the client in the strategic design process to translate security and business requirements into technical designs and act as client’s point of contact for engagement delivery on a daily basis and manage small teams dedicated to client delivery

  • Lead interactions with Executive Management and Board Members of clients and regulatory authorities

  • Support the professional development of mid-level and junior staff

  • Travel as required to client sites in the United States and internationally. Time spent traveling ranges from 30-100 percent

  • Performs additional duties as assigned

  • Experience working in information security, with a technical understanding of a range of enterprise IT architectures (e.g., web applications, databases, operating systems, server infrastructure, mobile devices, and networking technologies)

  • Third-party risk experience, including vendor due diligence

  • Working knowledge of information security controls, guidelines, and standards for financial institutions (e.g., NIST, FFIEC IT Examination handbooks)

  • Working knowledge of fundamental cloud, security technologies and tooling, and secure software development lifecycle concepts

  • Understanding of international privacy and data protection regulations, such as CCPA, HIPPA, and GDPR

  • Superior writing and editing skills with the ability to construct well-founded, clear, and concise analyses and recommendations

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Prefer NYC Metro and surrounding areas


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Ability to lead and manage day to day aspects of engagement activities and an ability to work with clients

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to handle complex information, solve problems, and manage multiple tasks

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and within all levels of the organization

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and build teams

  • Strong reputation for integrity and ethics

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, GIAC, CIPP/US or other security/privacy certifications preferred, but not required

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.