Sr Data Security Technologist

Hartford, Connecticut

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Plans at an operational level and manages the effective use of resources to transform business-specifications into cost-effective IT Security solutions. Implements and/or maintains a medium system or multiple smaller systems and/or assigned project(s). Investigates, identifies, and resolves data security events/breaches independently. Responsibilities are assigned with some latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using established policies and procedures. This job does not manage others This job works under General Supervision: Incumbent independently performs a variety of duties, including potentially complex duties within established policy guidelines; responsible for a defined set of assignments (e.g. assigned customers, claims or other specified set of responsibilities); is expected to set priorities and meet specific goals and objectives of the function or unit. (Typically pertains to advanced/operational, senior professional, unit supervisor)

Provide operational support, trouble shooting and maintenance of major Security related processes, controls or products. Analyze, configure, test, document and implement upgrades to security processes, controls or products. Designs, develops, and builds new data security processes. Participates/leads activities to resolve situations involving improper attempts to access or infiltrate our networks. Recommends changes to area procedures and products. Implements own recommendations with management review. Recognizes, analyzes patterns, and responds to security events and escalates to management. Consults with business peers to analyze, support, and resolve data security events. Understands and has input to the budget process, and shares responsibility for cost-effective expense control of assigned projects. Participate in Security and enterprise projects as assigned. Evaluate purchases and/or licensed software products to identify and address security exposures Act as a security representative at design and new technology meetings. Provides guidance to more junior employees.  Specific duties include:
  • Understanding of Data Protection approaches, policies, and related encryption technologies
  • Technical ability to design and implement enterprise encryption services
  • Ability to provide comprehensive and coherent solution design documentation
  • Ability to work within broader Data Protection team and collaborate directly on related loss prevention and protection policies

Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline preferred. Seven years of relevant experience with data security practices, processes, and data security event investigation/resolution preferred. Broad knowledge of all IT related technologies with subject matter expertise in IT Security related technology and business exposures impacting organizational vitality preferred.

1-3 years of experience implementing and supporting encryption solutions in a financial services enterprise (Experience with Gemalto SafeNet and HSM experienced preferred).  Experience in process design in support of technology-based solutions
Prefer previous security-related certifications like CISSP desired.  Previous consulting-based approach to customer solutions and work output.

Problem Solving: Demonstrates sound analytic and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are loosely defined and/or conflict with available information. Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions. Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions. Is very good at identifying the problem versus the symptom. Deals increasingly with problems that require involvement of others to solve. Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly. Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action. Optimizes the use of all available resources.
Team Orientation: Maintains partnerships across the organization, and is able to influence senior management, peers and staff through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities to achieve results. Puts success of the team is above own interest.
Leadership: Manages functional objectives and priorities supporting multiple assigned business units. Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using generally accepted guidelines. Results are reviewed with next-level manager for clarification according to predefined objectives.
Planning and Project Management: Develops operational plans and provides resource estimation for task planning. Proposes plans of action that are timely, realistic, and positive. Sets appropriate goals for projects and monitors progress against the plan.

High school diploma or equivalent required. Five years of work experience within Computer Science or a related field required.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.