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BBVA Compass Director, Security Operations in Birmingham, Alabama

Director, Security Operations

  • Company:Compass Bank dba BBVA Compass

  • Location:Birmingham,Alabama.United States

  • Job type:Employment |Engineering

  • Published on:9th September 2019


Our Company

At BBVA, we are leading the transformation of global banking with the aim of bringing the opportunities of this new era within everyone’s reach. We are a global financial institution present in 30 countries with over 75 million customers. We are a bank with over 126,000 employees across the world and every one of those employees is leading and designing his/her professional career with the help of tools provided by the organisation to make that happen.

Corporate responsibility is an intrinsic part of our business model, promoting inclusion and financial education while supporting research and culture. Being part of BBVA means developing your career in one of the most innovative companies in finance.

We started out with the spirit of helping others make the best financial decisions. That spirit remains with us today and encourages us to keep moving forward, prioritising innovation and digital transformation so that we can bring the opportunities of this new era within everyone’s reach.

Our values define our identity; they are what drives us to make our goals a reality and they guide all of our actions and the decisions we make.

    • The customer comes first.
    • We think big.
    • We are one team.

Job description

The Manager Technology for Security is responsible for day to day activities that serve to protect the confidentiality and integrity of customer, employee, and business information in compliance with organization policies and standards. Responsibility includes oversight and management of user profiling and provisioning, access recertification and management, project security, security testing and risk assessments, and security monitoring and incident response, as well as all aspects of reporting and management control working directly with Global IT RFS teams in Spain and Mexico.


Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise security program to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information owned, controlled or processed by the organization.

Develop and manage both capital and expense budgets across multiple departments and monitor them for variances.

Oversee implementation of security infrastructure, architecture and strategies, and related software tools used to support those strategies for bank projects.

Coordinate information security projects with staff from the IT organization and business unit teams.

Provide strategic security guidance for all IT projects, including risk evaluation and recommendation of remediating controls.

Advise as necessary executive and senior management with relevant information about security issues, cases and related regulatory issues.

Keep abreast of the security trends by establishing strong ties with the industry, law enforcement and vendors.

Establish governance structures to fully embed security process and procedure into all decision making processes for technology projects.

Ability to build relationships across the organization, including Line of Business Executive Management in order for them to become advocates of the risk and security policies and procedures.

Promote security awareness throughout the organization at all levels

Coordinate the use of external resources involved in the security program, including, but not limited to, interviewing, negotiating contracts and fees, and managing external resources.

Manage appropriate responses to and compliance with Federal Reserve Bank Audits.

Build and maintain relationships with Global IT RFS team and provide oversee all aspects of reporting and management control related to the Global IT RFS organization.

Ensure BBVA Compass participates in and meets requirements of CISO Holding projects and initiatives. Provide appropriate reporting and communications



BS/BA in computer science, information systems, business, or equivalent experience


Required: None required

Preferred: None preferred

At BBVA, we believe that having a team made up of people with different ways of viewing the world and of taking on each challenge makes us a better bank. That is why we actively support diversity and inclusion, and we invite you to apply, regardless of your race, gender, age, sexual orientation, country of origin, experience, studies, etc.

We nurture a collaborative and inclusive work environment that enables us to show and develop the best we each have to offer.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information (41 C.F.R. 60-1.35 (c)).

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EEO Statement

BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch have a firm and unwavering policy to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to age, citizenship, color, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, nationality, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, protected veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law. This policy includes all job groups, classifications and organizational units. With regard to employment, this policy extends to applicants and covers our recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline, termination, benefits, compensation and training practices as well as social and recreational activities. View the "EEO is the Law" & "View the EEO is the Law Supplement Poster" poster. BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities, Inc., and BBVA NY are equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.