Associate Director, Information Security at Vista Consulting Group

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Position Summary

Job Description: 

The role of the Information Security Associate Director is to provide hands-on support for various projects in collaboration with the numerous enterprise software companies across different industries in the Vista portfolio.  The Information Security Associate Director must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. The right candidate will have a passion for evaluating and improving information security programs, recommending technologies and working with the portfolio companies on understanding and improving their cybersecurity programs.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Drive the development and implementation of cybersecurity best practices across the portfolio
  • Conduct structured data gathering, research, and analysis while evaluating controls to provide relevant recommendations for enhancing current operations
  • Assist in assessing risk profile of portfolio companies
  • Prepare, facilitate, document, and actively participate in project engagement meetings and workshops
  • Create high quality presentations and reports to effectively communicate project findings
  • Define, document and continuously improve cybersecurity best practices for achieving operational excellence across the Vista portfolio of companies
  • Build, develop and foster relationship with cybersecurity leaders and professionals across portfolio companies
  • Continuous research to stay updated with current trends and incidents in the industry

Qualifications

Skills and Requirements:

  •   Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years of experience as a cybersecurity professional working within an enterprise environment (Prefer Azure or AWS Experience)
  • Strong knowledge of building Secure SDLC, best coding practices and BSIMM models
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance including, but not limited to OWASP, ISO, PCI-DSS, and NIST
  •   Familiarity and experience with a variety of security products and technologies - i.e., network firewalls, web application firewalls, antivirus solutions, Data Loss Prevention products, and encryption technologies.
  •  Advanced understanding of application, database, and network security principles for risk identification, mitigation, and analysis
  • Diverse problem-solving experience, such as experience with a top management consulting firm or in other generalist problem solving environments across financial services sectors
  • An outstanding ability to analyze problems, apply quantitative analytical approaches, communicate effectively and confidently (both oral and written), work well in cross-functional teams
  • High emotional intelligence and genuine intellectual curiosity are a must
  •  Flexibility to travel up to 70%
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CISSP, GSEC, CEH, Security+ or similar information security certification
  • Experience practicing Cybersecurity in the Financial Industry

Company Overview

Vista Consulting Group (VCG) is the dedicated consulting partner of Vista Equity Partners (www.vistaequitypartners.com), a leading global technology investor with over $46 billion in cumulative capital commitments. Our team of subject matter experts and consultants partner with market-leading software and technology companies to achieve lasting results by investing in the people, knowledge, and connections that have been proven to strengthen their success. Our insights from hundreds of software investments over nearly two decades create a deep and differentiated understanding of how a software company thrives. We work alongside management teams to develop exceptional talent, capture and enhance the knowledge of our companies, and cultivate meaningful relationships across our executive network. VCG is integral to Vista’s investment philosophy and vision, offering management teams expertise, focus, and discipline to achieve their goals and advance their operational and growth strategies. Explore current and past Vista companies here: https://www.vistaequitypartners.com/companies/

 

Why Vista Consulting Group?

Vista’s family of companies collectively represent the fourth-largest enterprise software company in the world. We invest in our people, with a relentless focus on talent. At VCG, you will have the opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the world’s most thoughtful, curious, and talented software executives, including several CEOs named among 2018’s top 50 SaaS CEOs: https://thesaasreport.com/the-saas-reports-top-50-saas-ceos-of-2018/

 

Your role within VCG will strengthen your existing skills, grow and widen your capabilities, and offer you an unparalleled path for personal development and career growth. Do you aim to be the best in your field? Do you enjoy partnering with talented executives and collaborating on challenging business opportunities? Are you curious about how to make great businesses even better? Are you motivated by seeing others succeed? Join us.

 

What’s Different About Vista?

Vista invests in the long-term, sustainable success of our portfolio companies, with the industry’s largest dedicated consulting team. Today, Vista’s consulting practice has a dedicated staff of over 130 employees, whose sole focus is advancing and partnering with our companies to help leaders and teams within Vista businesses implement proven best practices, sharpen skills, broaden their networks, and continually innovate in their markets. Because Vista only invests in enterprise software, data, and tech-enabled companies, we are in a unique position to scale our approach across the portfolio and to accelerate the growth of both our investments and our people across our global ecosystem of innovation.

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Location

Located in the Frost Bank Tower, our office has spectacular views of Lady Bird Lake and the Texas Capitol.

An Insider's view of Vista Consulting Group

What are some social events your company does?

As our team is growing so quickly, our full team has quarterly outings in different cities to rekindle connections with one another and to relax. We have done TopGolf, Escape Room, Happy Hours just to name a few. It is critical that we continually build that comradery and Vista family bond.

Eric Webb

Executive Director, Technology Diligence

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The VCG Customer Success team is focused on partnering with our Portfolio companies to create customer-centric teams that are aligned with the executive priorities of their customers. This alignment creates value for their customers, more impactful work for customer-facing roles, and ultimately enables Vista’s continued growth.

Ryan Richards

Director, Customer Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been with Vista for 15 months and recently transitioned into a new role serving as product manager of our QuickStart application and providing technical oversight on BOSS engagements. This role didn’t initially exist, but we recognized a need and with my technical background, it was perfect to dive headfirst into it.

Ijeoma Ikechi

Associate Director, Business Applications

What are Vista Consulting Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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