IBM Security Compliance Leader in Houston, Texas

Job Description

We have a team of security compliance leaders overseeing solutions for this complex environment, collaborating with security architects and Cloud DevOps teams internally and around IBM. The security compliance leader’s role is to determine the secure operation of all computer systems, servers, and network connections in accordance with our policies, procedures, and compliance requirements. A security compliance leader in our team will participate in some or all of the following:

  • Providing subject matter expertise in the creation, implementation, and maintenance of appropriate enterprise programs, policies, and procedures to be compliant with all applicable regulations including ISO, SOC, HIPAA, PCI, FedRAMP/FISMA

  • Having the ability to utilize working knowledge of information security best practices such as: NIST 800 series, ISO 27000 series, GDPR, etc

  • Interpreting standards, requirements, and their application to the enterprise Cloud environment in the most reasonable and cost-effective manner

  • Developing, implementing, maintaining, and overseeing enforcement of security policies

  • Collaborating with security architects and technical security teams to define and implement security processes and procedures based on industry-standard best practices and compliance requirements. Defining the requirements and validating the procedures and audit testing methodology

  • Conducting regularly scheduled audits on systems and hosting third-party audits as required in order to maintain certifications and compliance certificates.

  • Working with the DevOps teams to prepare ongoing client reporting, information for prospective clients, and marketing materials

  • Providing training to teams as needed

  • Assisting team members and internal clients in addressing highly complex security issues applicable to enterprise environment

Successful security Compliance leaders will possess the following skills or knowledge

  • Ability to utilize working knowledge of information security best practices such as: NIST 800 series, ISO 27000 series, GDPR, etc

  • Experience with US Federal Compliance programs such as FedRAMP/ FISMA

  • Excellent skills in risk assessment processes, policy development, proposals, work statements, product evaluations, and delivery of technology

  • Ability to understand enterprise business computing operations/requirements, and in particular, Cloud

  • Ability to stand firm on issues yet be flexible and creative when working with customers to find effective solutions

  • Ability to understand and interpret laws and regulatory requirements related to information protection, and develop and implement appropriate processes to achieve and maintain compliance and reduce risk

  • Experience with operations of data centres or Cloud, and networking security including security systems such as firewalls, intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning, OS patching, healthchecking

  • Experience with container based architectures and implementations such as kubernetes, docker, etc

  • Project Management knowledge and experience a strong plus

Valuable previous experiences include

  • Working in a change controlled production environment.

  • Administering systems that are internet facing.

  • Diagnosing the root cause of problems and propose solutions: Examples would be failed patches, tooling issues, false positives on system tests, authentication problems.

  • Expertise in system configuration, especially privilege control (for example sudoer configuration), and system level firewall (iptables)

  • An understanding of basic networking concepts: ipsec tunnels, firewalls, routers, public and private addressing.

Preferred location: Dallas/TX, Austin/TX, Any

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Technical skills, PM skills, and writing skills, knowledge and experience with FedRAMP PMO processes

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Technical skills, PM skills, and writing skills, knowledge and experience with FedRAMP PMO processes,

  • Experience with establishing and maintaining FedRAMP ATO and ConMon.

EO Statement

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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.