Director, Applications and BI Development Job Family:
Information Security Professionals
Requisition Number: R016579
Work Location: Santa Ana , CA
Employment Category: Full Time – Regular
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Job Summary We’re looking for an experienced Director of
Applications and BI Development to join our Information Security
group. This Director will lead high-impact, high-velocity
initiatives to bring Information Security capabilities through APIs
and reporting to our stakeholders .
This role collaborates with next-level software engineering and
Information Security stakeholders to ensure the collective team
makes the best technical, product and people decisions.
In this role, you will:
Influence senior level management and key stakeholders with a
capacity to communicate abstract concepts to diverse audiences.
Proven technical experience in developing and implementing
application strategies across a large, complex organization.
Hands on technical management experience with the information
security suite of in house developed software and reporting
Ability to provide thought leadership and strategic direction
for application development and reporting teams.
Guide engineering and partner teams in Agile, troubleshoot
adoption efforts, and guide continuous learning.
Ability to think strategically and act tactically; manage
multiple activities simultaneously with minimal direction while
relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with strengths
in negotiations and interpersonal relationships.
Ability to forge effective working relationships with internal
Promote a design lad approach ensuring that practices are
driving the best experiences and solutions for our customers.
Drive elimination of inefficiencies in coding process, while
ensuring a quality and security first mentality across engineering
Ensures software and reporting product portfolio meets and
Promote contemporary cutting-edge software architectures
leveraging best-in-class software tooling, SDKs, etc.
Ability to attract, mentor/coach, and retain dynamic team of
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or
Experience bringing software products to retail/market
Strong verifiable knowledge of IT application
development/enterprise systems, integration architecture including
cloud and microservices, and business analytics leadership.
10+ years managing large teams in an Agile software development
environment with cross-functional stakeholders, partners and
vendors; Experience managing offshore teams
Understanding of Secure DevOps and best practices for cloud
Familiar with infrastructure deployment methodologies and
industry best practices
Authorize projects, approves project designs and cost estimates.
Reports projects’ status and critical issues to IT senior
Set objectives and priorities and ensures the effective
allocation and use of departments’ resources.
Develop and administer departments’ budgets with input from work
Lead planning and strategy development for multiple departments
and is a key participant in strategic planning for the Information
Security development/reporting function. Translate strategic goals
and priorities into technical strategies and objectives for his/her
Introduce best practices and ensures the timeliness and quality
of his/her departments’ delivery of products and services.
Coordinate activities and efforts among different organizational
groups, customers and vendors.
Prepare and maintains job descriptions for positions that report
Write and conduct performance reviews, provides ongoing
performance feedback. Establish salary budget and approves salary
increases. Make hiring decisions.
Frequently interfaces with executives inside and outside the
company to make operational and project-related decisions, to
resolve critical issues, to gather industry and competitive
information and to foster a productive professional network.
Work on a diverse range of multi-work unit critical and complex
problems of significant scope, where analysis of situations or data
requires evaluation of a variety of factors, an in-depth
understanding of current business and technological trends,
organizational objectives and political dynamics.
Exercise judgment as a seasoned professional and manager with a
full understanding of industry best practices and efficiency and
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships at the senior management level across functional
groups, business units, and vendor organizations. Ability to change
the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive
situations, using influence and preventing damage to the
Strategic Management: Ability to communicate function vision and
establish aligned direction and goals for his/her department.
Obtains and effectively allocates resources. Creates systems to
measure results. Has in-depth understanding of competitor,
financial and industry dynamics.
Team Development: Actively recruits, retains and develops talent
and holds employees accountable for results. Translates vision into
action, leads change, and inspires people to get results.
Ethics: Deals with others in an honest manner, assures adherence
to company policies, and addresses questionable business
Customer Focus: Drives and models customer loyalty, manages
customer expectations, uses customer feedback to establish
department goals, and ensures commitments are met.
Communication: Provides others with reliable information,
delivers informative and persuasive presentations. Uses good
listening skills and negotiates effectively.
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well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and
encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work.
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