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Marriott Dir-Security Engineering - Data Security in Pierre, South Dakota

Job Number 23156442

Job Category Information Technology

Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? Y

Relocation? N

Position Type Management


Marriott International’s Global Information Security is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Data Security Engineering to lead our data security initiatives and drive the implementation of robust security strategies and controls across our organization. You will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and management of data security solutions that safeguard our critical information assets and comply with regulatory compliance.


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or related field or equivalent experience/certification

  • 8+ years of information security experience, with 4+ years of experience in data security in a regulated global enterprise environment that has fostered:

  • In-depth knowledge of data security principles, practices, and technologies.

  • Strong experience in data protection, encryption, access controls, and threat detection.

  • Knowledge of data incident response, cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, governance, risk, compliance and investigative processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor global technical teams.


  • Current information security certifications - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or other.

  • Good understanding and experience working with frameworks and regulations - NIST, ISO27001, PCI DSS, GDPR and CCPA

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, decision-making abilities, with a focus on balancing security requirements with business objectives

  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize and undertake mission critical tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Adept at conducting research into process and governance best practices, models, and methodologies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working in Agile and Scrum methodologies.


  • Lead the data security engineering team in developing and executing data security strategies and controls aligned with the organization's goals and compliance requirements.

  • Define and implement scalable and effective data security architectures, ensuring the protection of sensitive data across the enterprise.

  • Identify and assess data security risks, vulnerabilities, and threats. Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies and controls.

  • Oversee the evaluation, selection, and deployment of cutting-edge data security technologies, tools, and solutions.

  • Assist in incident response efforts for data security incidents, working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure effective containment and resolution.

  • Provide leadership, mentorship, guidance, and career development opportunities to the data security engineering team members.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, compliance, legal, and business units, to ensure data security measures are integrated seamlessly.

  • Stay abreast of evolving data security regulations and compliance standards. Ensure the organization's data security practices adhere to industry best practices and legal requirements.

  • Promote a culture of data security awareness and educate employees about best practices for protecting sensitive information.

  • Other assigned duties as necessary to ensure excellent security services and risk mitigation across the business.

Managing Projects and Priorities

  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work for self and direct reports.

  • Provides direction and assistance to other teams regarding projects. Determines priorities, schedules, plans and necessary resources to ensure completion of any projects on schedule.

  • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

  • Thinks creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new plans or programs. Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.

  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the quality of the teams’ operations.

  • Provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness of processes or programs.

  • Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders.

  • Supports achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

Leading Discipline Team

  • Champions leaders’ vision for product and service delivery.

  • Works with direct reports and peers to develop and implement strategies and goals. Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding goals to produce desired results.

  • Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep team moving forward toward achievement of goals.

  • Provides targeted and timely communication of results, achievements and challenges to direct reports, peers, and leaders.

Managing and Conducting Human Resources Activities

  • Interviews and hires employees.

  • Promotes the fair and equitable treatment of employees.

  • Facilitates regular, ongoing communication in department (e.g., staff meetings).

  • Fosters employee commitment to providing excellent service, participates in daily stand-up meetings and models desired service behaviors in all interactions with customer and employees.

  • Incorporates customer satisfaction as a component of staff/operations meetings with an emphasis on generating innovative ways to continually improve results.

  • Sets goals and expectations for direct reports using the performance review process and holds staff accountable for performance goals.

  • Solicits employee feedback.

  • Utilizes an “open door policy” and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns

  • Promotes adherence to policies consistently, follows disciplinary procedures and documents items according to Standard and Local Operating

  • Conducts annual performance appraisal with direct reports according to Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Champions change ensures brand and regional business initiatives are implemented and communicates follow-up actions to team as necessary.

  • Identifies talents of direct reports and their teams and assists with their growth and development plans.

California Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $107,850.00 to $239,250.00 annually.

Colorado Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $107,850.00 to $217,498.00 annually.

New York Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $107,850.00 to $239,250.00 annually.

Washington Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $107,850.00 to $239,250.00 annually. In addition to the annual salary, the position will be eligible to receive an annual bonus and restricted stock units/stock grants. Employees will accrue 0.04616 PTO balance for every hour worked and eligible to receive minimum of 7 holidays annually.

All locations offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, health care flexible spending account, dependent care flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance, adoption expense reimbursements, paid parental leave, educational assistance, 401(k) plan, stock purchase plan, discounts at Marriott properties, commuter benefits, employee assistance plan, and childcare discounts. Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, which may include rules regarding eligibility, enrollment, waiting period, contribution, benefit limits, election changes, benefit exclusions, and others.

Marriott HQ is committed to a hybrid work environment that enables associates to Be connected. Headquarters-based positions are considered hybrid, for candidates within a commuting distance to Bethesda, MD; candidates outside of commuting distance to Bethesda, MD will be considered for Remote positions.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law. Marriott International considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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