AVP, Security Operations


Pailin Group Executive Search

Job description

The AVP, Security Operations will be responsible for the management and oversight of the Security Operations team for Information Security, specifically focused on monitoring, investigations, and cyber incident response. The AVP of Security Operations will develop and implement monitoring use cases in the SIEM, manage security infrastructure components (firewalls, antivirus, SIEM), and be hand-on in managing investigations. He/ She will also be responsible for working with all divisions within IT, Risk, Internal Audit, lines of business, and third party resources as required.


  • Provide direction and leadership to the Security Operations Team

  • Creation and management of SIEM monitoring use cases and SOC procedures

  • Management and coordination of all tools administered by the SOC including Splunk, Palo Alto, McAfee, and others.

  • Proactive monitoring of security alerts and leading response efforts to fully investigate issues.

  • Responsible for coordination with IT Infrastructure teams including network, cloud, storage and others to implement technology upgrades, changes, and address production support issues.

  • Implement best practices from organizations like NIST (Cyber Security Framework)

  • Manage and develop a team of analysts and engineers

  • Evaluate security technologies, lead proof of concept studies and implementation of complex technology projects


    Technical/Hand-on experience in incident handling, computer forensics

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

  • Excellent planning and task-tracking skills

  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent analysis and assessment of business needs and cross-system impacts

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Project and Visio


  • Graduation from a 4-year college or university with major course work in a discipline related to the requirements of the position is preferred. Will consider the equivalent combination of job experience & education that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Experience in running a Security Operations Center

  • Experience working in a NOC, or Data Center environment

  • Experience in a variety of technologies including but not limited to firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention devices, data loss prevention solutions, unified communications and office 365 security components, etc.

  • Management/Supervisory experience, 3-5 years

  • Project Management or Project Coordination experience

  • Experience working with IT audit, QA/QC, risk management or compliance preferred

Well qualified professionals please forward resume, along with compensation requirements in complete confidence to the Pailin Group Professional Search Consultants