Skip to main content

Sr. Security Engineer - Data Protection

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7113462120220515 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jun. 29, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Global Information Security (GIS) group provides services and solutions to protect the value and use of Disney’s information through risk evaluation, collaboration, standardization, enforcement, and education across the enterprise. We protect the brand and reputation while enabling and supporting business objectives.
In order to ensure that our services keep TWDC secure, we follow an ongoing, iterative process, including continued reevaluation of our services over time to address emerging threats as well as changes in business and technology. This process includes:

  • Analysis of known and emerging threats to determine risks against TWDC assets

  • Creation, maintenance, governance and communication of security policies and standards across TWDC

  • Assessment and audit of compliance against the security policies and standards

  • Assurance that TWDC assets are effectively managed and monitored to meet TWDC security criteria

  • We look add people to our team who are focused on delivery, prioritize data-driven decisions over opinions, are continuous learners, passionate about information security and love their work.

Data Protection is a critical component to our cybersecurity program. This role influences technology risk management in collaboration with teams across the Company to enable responsive, secure and cost effective solutions. We are a highly versatile and technical team, gleaning from network engineering, application security, data protection, cloud, architecture, risk assessment and control alignment. We are looking for a security pro who wants to:

  • Promote a culture of data protection across all business units within TWDC

  • Enrich data protection policy through research and analysis of qualitative and quantitative information

  • Evaluate “what is next” for data security and the convergence of data, network, cloud and identity

  • Identify solutions to reduce risk and enhance our prevention and detection capabilities

  • Evaluate solutions and architectures to assess fit, feasibility and risk

  • Identify solutions to reduce risk and enhance our prevention and detection capabilities


The Sr. Security Engineer, Security Architecture and Engineering – Data Protection is responsible for evaluating a myriad of deployment scenarios (e.g. on-prem, cloud, hybrid), services, models and technology to ensure they are secure and advance the data protection security posture across the Walt Disney Company (TWDC).  This role is highly versatile and technical, gleaning from data protection, security architecture and application security.

  • Partners with the Data Protection Domain Owner and Sr. Program Manager to deliver on strategic priorities for data products and capabilities, which align with organizational and business goals

  • Participates in multiple projects in parallel, balancing demands and expectations of each simultaneously

  • Develops detailed requirements, user stories, acceptance criteria, and success measures

  • Delivers against operational and risk metrics

  • Regularly interacts with internal and external customers on security-related projects and operational tasks, and prepares/conducts briefs to senior staff members and executives on a regular basis

  • Executes and leads advanced risk and threat analysis activities, leveraging learnings from external and internal cyber trends and incidents to protect data

  • Develops and documents technical solutions that meet specifications and impact future developments (position papers, process flows, requirements, data flows, mapping to controls)

  • Identifies, selects, develops and documents architecture artifacts (reference architectures, standards, policies, reusable designs, best practices)

  • Knows and evaluates current policies to provide risk analysis and implementation guidance to advance data protection efforts

  • Understands business drivers and processes to evaluate risk and recommend solutions with a balanced result

  • Provides situation based analysis and support, using in-depth knowledge of TWDC technology, to ensure systems are designed in accordance with and are aligned with Company security requirements

  • Gathers, analyzes, and interprets trends or signs of change, to drive strategic planning and influence solution offerings

  • Evaluates market opportunities and strategic partnerships with respect to their strengths, weaknesses and alignment to Company requirements

  • Creates, reviews and presents reports, position papers, assessment recaps to team, other teams and executives

  • Researches, learns and assesses new technologies

  • Identifies issues, leads discussions and documents solutions

  • Responsible for tracking and reporting weekly status updates on work in progress

  • Champions a collaborative, positive and solutions-minded work environment that cultivates shared understanding

  • Compiles technical documentation

  • Executes security assessments

  • Consults on technology implementations

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years experience with 3 or more areas including: data protection, data loss prevention, CASB, public cloud, secure application development, virtual network, big data, elastic compute, cloud security

  • 1-3 years of practical data protection security experience

  • 5-8 years in IT and/or in this specific role             

  • Experience in information management and information technology security design and implementation

  • Demonstrated experience with security event logs from Windows, Unix, intrusion detection systems, network, and remote access solutions

  • Experience managing IDS / IPS / firewall systems in distributed/hybrid cloud environment

  • Demonstrated experience in creating conceptual, logical and physical security diagrams, Thorough understanding of vulnerabilities and countermeasures.

  • Information Security technology/compliance experience. 

  • Detailed understanding of TCP/IP and related communication protocols, Windows authentication mechanisms (Kerberos, NTLM, AD), networking technologies, software defined computing, containerization, routing and switching, big data, elastic compute, and risk analysis and risk management methodologies

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume, results driven environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including reporting

  • Practical use and understanding of advanced security protocols and standards, and solid knowledge of information security principles and practices as well as latest scalable technologies             

  • Technical Learning

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Presentation Skills

  • Decision Quality

  • Process Management

  • CISSP, CCSP, AWS Certified Public Cloud Architect, MCSE cloud, VMWare VCP6  cloud,  EMCCA cloud computing Architect or GIAC)

Required Education:

BA/BS in business or computer science or appropriate work experience 

Preferred Education:

Masters or other advanced degree

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Apply NowApply Later

Watch Our Jobs

Sign up to receive new job alerts and company information based on your preferences.

For Disney Job Alerts to work, JavaScript must be enabled in your browser.