American Heart Association Senior Manager Information Security Operations in Dallas, Texas


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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Manager Information Security Operations rolein our office located in Dallas, TX.

In this role, you will be responsible for implementing and managing preventative and responsive processes and procedures to ensure that AHA data and systems are secure. Responsible for establishing standards for the selection of security protection, reporting, incident management, and related equipment and services. Also, responsible for participating in development and recommendations for strategies to improve upon AHA security as the cyber security threat landscape evolves.

Essential Job Duties

  • Directs staff and daily operation of security plans, procedures and management for all AHA technology.

  • Manages planning for security initiatives including vulnerability identification and remediation, intrusion detection and prevention systems, firewalls, account and privilege standards and audits.

  • Establishes and monitors Security Event & Incident Management (SEIM) system and logging.

  • Determines monitoring requirements for systems and environments.

  • Develops reports, alerts, filters, etc. to gain insight into data captured from multiple sources.

  • Consults with application development teams, application managers, and AHA service providers in the effective design of solutions which have appropriate security measures. Participates in security planning, compliance, and incident response in collaboration with business technology leadership team.

  • Provides input and recommendations to Network team on network segmentation. Maintains documentation for audits. Constructs annual budget plans and manages monthly variance tracking and forecasting.

  • Manages assigned vendor contracts including establishing master service agreements, terms, renewals, and cancellations according to AHA legal and procurement guidelines.     

  • Manages relationships and negotiations with strategic vendors for equipment and services.


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cyber Security, related area or equivalent work experience

  • Ten (10) years of comprehensive experience in information technology architecture, network infrastructure, or security operations

  • Five (5) years of experience in developing and implementing complex security plans and postures, including aligning with internal and external policies or guidelines

  • Five (5) years of comprehensive experience in responding to security events and incidents including remediation with peer teams

  • Five (5) years of experience supervising security and network operations staff

  • Proficient experience identifying, classifying, prioritizing, and remediating vulnerabilities

  • Three (3) years of experience with Identity Management and Incident Response systems

  • Ability to collaborate with all business and technology functions and leadership to prevent, mitigate or remediate security vulnerabilities

  • Ability to develop and coach employees to achieve goals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of experience with vendor relations and contract management

  • Ten (10) years of comprehensive experience in staff development and planning Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

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Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Information Technologies