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Director IT Security Operations

Job ID 83630 Date posted 10/30/2017
  • Facility: Sharp HealthCare
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: ISD Information Security
  • Category: Executive Jobs
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable
Director, Information Security Operations
Sharp System Services
Direct the work to (1) defend Sharp Healthcare’s data and computing assets against cyber-attack and insider threat, (2) efficiently and effectively respond to incidents as they occur, (3) ensure compliance with relevant regulations and company policies, and (4) provide leadership to a team of cyber security experts as well as to various other parts of the organization.

Reports to: Vice President IT Risk Management/Chief ISO

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Architect and implement the organization’s cyber defense strategy.
  2. Assess security capabilities of company technology.
  3. Manage and report security incidents.
  4. Monitor and report on security operational performance.  Take action.
  5. Be a leader.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in information systems.
  • Five (5) years of management experience with direct responsibility for Information Security technologies.
  • Experience in developing and administering an information security operations team and risk management program. 
  • Operational knowledge of: Information security technologies, markets and vendors including firewall, intrusion detection, assessment tools, encryption, certificate authority, web, and application development,
  • Information systems industry and best practices in network, application and hardware platform security, audit and assessment methodologies, procedures and best practices that relate to information networks, systems, and applications.
  • Application security, database technologies used to store enterprise information.
  • Identity and access management, security program policies, processes, standards, requirements and procedures and various supporting security technologies.
  • Previous experience in health care is desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Master’s Degree in Information Security or Information Technology other related field preferred. 
  • IT Security Certification (e.g. CISSP, GIAC or similar) strongly preferred.


About Sharp HealthCare ~
Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, California. Sharp includes four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, a health plan, plus a full spectrum of other facilities and services. Serving a population of approximately 3 million in San Diego County, Sharp has more than 18,000 employees and 3,000 affiliated physicians on medical staffs, and operates 1,850 beds. The Sharp Experience is our unique, system wide commitment to transforming the health care experience in San Diego by becoming the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care.
Since 2001, our team has been on an exciting journey to transform the health care experience. We are passionate about providing health care the way it should be.
With exceptional skill. With advanced technology. And especially, with kindness and empathy toward our patients and their loved ones. It is going beyond caring for people to caring about people. This is the extraordinary level of care we call The Sharp Experience.                                              
Encouraging everyone to find their passion and purpose is at the heart of The Sharp Experience. We are focused on providing an innovative and caring environment where employees are valued for the role they play in helping Sharp achieve its vision to be the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care. Become a part of our team and find out what it means to do what you love.
Director, Information Security Operations
Sharp System Services
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Ability to effectively direct a diverse staff of professionals.
  • Work effectively with physicians, all levels of management and staff, auditors and investigators, consultants and vendors.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and accurately, verbally and in writing.
  • Exercise good leadership skills; to achieve organizational results with and through people. 
  • Possesses strong skills in implementing and supporting information technologies and tools.
  • Experience in information technology risk management.
  • Analytical and critical thinking; problem solving; prioritizing risks based on impact to the business and likelihood of occurrence; balancing strategic, tactical and technical requirements; program or project management.
Customers served:
Sharp HealthCare, management, staff and physicians; Patients; and other partners.
Compensation and Benefits:
The position provides a very competitive compensation, including opportunity to participate in a system-wide incentive program along with a generous benefit package.
Physical Requirements
Incumbent spends 5-6 hours per day sitting at desk, computer terminal or meeting table. Use telephone frequently; must be able to hear and speak clearly by telephone. Must be able to calmly and professionally respond to frequent deadlines for reports and related tasks, and to prepare work and presentations on short notice. Must be able to respond calmly and professionally to telephone or face-to-face contact from frustrated users/clients.
Additional Physical Requirements may be discussed during the interview
“Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.”
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