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Sr Manager - Technology Risk Management

Orlando, Florida, United States; Seattle, Washington, United States

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Job ID 879344BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States; Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 01, 2021

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 are here to protect the brand and reputation while enabling and supporting the business units. GIS teams are located in Seattle WA, Burbank CA, and Orlando FL.

We leverage a common, streamlined, agile and documented engagement model to gain efficiencies, increase visibility and ensure we are doing the most valuable work. This is a highly involved leadership position and we want to add people to our team who are also responsive to change, focused on delivery, continuous learners, passionate about security and love their work.

Our mission includes:
  • Analyzing threats and risks
  • Setting and managing security policies and standards
  • Assessing compliance
  • Delivering secure development consulting and services
  • Assuring effective and efficient operations

The Technology Risk Management team ensures risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of TWDC data and services are identified, assessed, and maintained at acceptable levels. This is accomplished through analysis using the risk management framework, measurement of the maturity of key technology controls, including information security, and measurement of key risk metrics across information technology.


The Sr. Manager of Technology Risk Management is responsible for ensuring strategic advancement and operational excellence of all technology risk management activities, including but not limited to:
  • Maturing the TWDC Technology Risk Management strategy and risk analysis framework
  • Ensuring communication and awareness of the TWDC Technology Risk Management framework
  • Ensuring IT risks are appropriately analyzed and managed within risk appetite tolerance and limits
  • Assessing the maturity of technology risk related services within GIS and across TWDC
  • Tracking and updating technology risks from identification, assessment, and treatment resolution
  • Managing the definition, aggregation, and reporting of IT risk metrics and data
  • Supporting Segment technology risk strategies and management reporting
  • Acting as a subject matter expert and engaging with cross-functional teams coaching, mentoring and feedback
  • Maintain a strategic framework for guiding year-over-year technology risk investment decisions, defined with sustainable metrics for measuring performance and outcomes
  • Collaborate closely with direct reports and peers from partner groups within GIS and across the Enterprise; as well as close partnership across Segment leaders to influence and improve Technology Risk Management
Leader of Team and People Manager:
  • Build and retain a high performing team capable of adapting to a rapidly changing technology and threat landscape
  • Manage and mentor direct reports to excel in the quality, delivery and engagement of their work
  • Build and manage financial plans and operating budgets for Technology Risk team
  • Provide active and frequent coaching to direct reports
  • Seek coaching and active feedback from peers and leadership
  • Lead positive change efforts by guiding the team and customers through awareness, buy-in, commitment and acceptance, resulting in enhanced business performance
  • Ensure the team is delivering on projects and commitments
  • Promote a “one team” culture through collaboration and teamwork
  • Ensure work is prioritized and team is clear on expectations for quality, timeliness and accuracy

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years in technology organizations with 3-5 years of success leading a technology or information security risk discipline within large organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in information security, privacy or a data protection-related function
  • Proven understanding of information security risk assessment and risk management procedures and methodologies.
  • Ability to correlate enterprise risk with appropriate administrative, physical and technical security controls.
  • Strong knowledge of information security principles, standards, practices and technologies
  • Strong knowledge of industry and regulatory requirements (i.e., PCI, SOX, Safe Harbor)
  • Proven strong background in IT Security and Operational processes while leading work of others
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships while multi-tasking to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills

Preferred Education

  • One of the following certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA, or equivalent

Additional Information:


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 segment 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.

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