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Senior Director - IP Protection & Security

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    $220,000 - $300,000 Total Compensation

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    Eric Jakuel

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    10 days ago

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Team Leadership:

  • Leads all aspects of staffing, training, and technical development for the assigned area of responsibility
  • The incumbent is expected to maintain an active performance management program which involves the leadership of each area and positively influences team member development and performance
  • Sets challenging goals and communicates the performance of the Line of Sight in order to encourage team member engagement
  • Assists the Intellectual Property Steering Committee in achieving our organization's overall goals by providing a coherent vision
  • Maintains clear communication regarding the performance of tactical and strategic areas towards attaining goals
  • Achieves optimal departmental performance by aligning it with the business plan, strategies, and goals
  • Mentors and develops team members in accordance with their individual goals


IP Deliverables:

  • Prior experience as a leader of a large-scale software solution to market and/or internally within a company, with responsibility for design, implementation, and delivery of large-scale software solutions.
  • An understanding of Software as a Service (SaaS) models, contractual arrangements, and support services
  • Basic understanding of cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and protective measures
  • Security concepts at the highest level with knowledge of authentication, data, applications, access control, security monitoring, security testing, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, operational security with expertise in subsets of these domains.
  • Knowledge of any of the public cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform would be a plus
  • The understanding of security preventative, detective, and process controls as relating to technological limitations, detection time, and the costs associated with manual processes.
  • Ability to keep up with technology trends and potential cyber-related impacts.
  • Conceptual understanding of ML algorithms and their applicability to security monitoring, behavior modeling, and predictive AI for proactive, automated decision making and improving detection accuracy is a plus.
  • Ability to work with minimum requirements and mature a solution from concept to full enterprise support.
  • Comfortable using data to provide insights and secure a variety of business processes
  • Manage the financial budgeting process with an understanding of the CAPEX and OPEX models, driving the right balance between short-term and long-term needs, and balancing asset protection costs with asset value.



  • Communication skills, both verbally and in writing; ability to explain technical details and vision in appropriate terminology.
  • In a large organization, providing transparent, secure solutions means balancing security with end-user productivity and operational impacts
  • Build incrementally and iterate in processes and programs
  • Growth mindset, priority setting, and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to recruit and hire talented individuals, develop visions and strategies, create connections, inspire and motivate team members, a servant's mindset, and a successful track record of mentoring team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, partner, and negotiate across business areas of a large organization, including identifying opportunities and risks, navigating issues proactively, providing security advisory, and driving initiatives through to completion.
  • The ability to bring innovative solutions to the market that address real business needs and impacts, obtain stakeholder buy-in, and then drive initiatives through to completion
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial and resilience skills regardless of the circumstance


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors/master’s degree in computer science, Computer engineering or equivalent experience in a Cyber security related field
  • Experience incorporating automation and data analytics to improve processes
  • An understanding of information technology general controls
  • Project management and organization skills, including attention to detail