About FlightSafety InternationalFlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and othe

Director, Information Security - IAM

FlightSafety International • 
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

About FlightSafety International


FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators and award-winning maintenance training at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.


Purpose of Position

The Director, Information Security - IAM reports to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and is responsible for leading the development and execution of a comprehensive IAM program, with a strong emphasis on maturing and enhancing IAM processes, enhancing IAM technologies to ensure the proper protection of the organization’s information and assets. This position plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the organizations digital identities and assets, ensuring compliance, and fostering a cultural shift towards efficient and secure IAM practices.


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, manage, and mature a formal IAM program that aligns to the security strategy

  • Collaborate and regularly communicate with other team members, various business units and other leaders to ensure appropriate adoption and adherence to the IAM program requirements 

  • Build and lead a high-performing IAM team; provide feedback & coaching to help them develop professionally and grow their skills

  • Present metrics and information about the IAM program to the CISO and influence the overall Security program direction; Define and track key performance indicators to measure the success and effectiveness of the IAM program

  • Financial management of operations within the provided budget as well as contribute to the budget planning each year

  • Formulate and deliver a IAM program road map that includes technologies, processes, and risk reduction value; Define and communicate the vision for IAM automation and cultural transformation within the organization

  • Oversee and continually enhance all technologies and technical implementations as well as processes to align to the program requirements 

  • Monitor cyber information in the marketplace and remain aware of threats and ways to combat those threats 

  • Implement security requirements and best practices and ensure the IAM function remains compliant with all security framework requirements as defined in the security strategy and security program 

  • Participate and support risk assessments and audit work 

  • Lead the design and implementation of automated IAM workflows, access provisioning, de-provisioning, and policy enforcement

  • Implement identity governance solutions to streamline access request and approval workflows

  • Develop training programs and educational materials to ensure all employees understand the importance of IAM and their role in it

  • Evaluate and select appropriate IAM tools, technologies, and vendors to support the automation and enhancement of IAM capabilities

  • Report progress and results to senior leadership and key stakeholders regularly


Job Requirements:
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or related experience
Minimum Experience
  • 8+ years of Identity Management, with a strong focus on automation and cultural transformation
  • 5+ years in a leadership role in an IT or Security function
  • CISSP, CISM, or CISA certification, a plus 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Strong understanding of Security & Identity Management solutions and best practices, including Single Sign-On (SSO), Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), and Privileged Access Management (PAM)
  • Familiarity with IAM frameworks and standards (e.g., OAuth, SAML, OpenID Connect).
  • Strong experience managing a mature and certifiable (through audits) IAM program  
  • Experience with federal agency contracts and the rigor required to meet compliance requirements including NIST framework and audit work to validate compliance 
  • Strong knowledge of the various tools on the market for managing a mature IAM program
  • Ability to act in a collaborative, team-oriented environment focused on common goals to achieve mutually beneficial results
  • Ability to manage workloads across multiple competing priorities and time-sensitive initiatives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Ability to negotiate differences of opinion between teams and arrive at satisfactory compromise
  • Strong ability to motivate and lead team members inclusive of a remote/virtual environment
  • Uncompromising personal and professional integrity and ethics
  • Travel when required
Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met and/or encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

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