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FVP - Head of Data Security Engineering

Posting Date:  05-Jun-2022

Alexandra, Singapore, SG

Company:  United Overseas Bank Limited

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.

Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Technology and Operations function is comprised of five teams of specialists with distinct capabilities: business partnership, technology, operations, risk governance and planning support and services. We work closely together to harness the power of technology to support our physical and digital banking services and operations. This includes developing, centralising and standardising technology systems as well as banking operations in Singapore and overseas branches.

Job Responsibilities

The Head of Data Security Engineering will be responsible for the overall strategic direction for the Data Security Engineering team and designing, developing, deploying, maintaining and enhancing the Bank’s Data Security detection, prevention, response and monitoring capabilities.

Job Description:
This position will work closely with the GSOC team and other stakeholders to understand the capability requirements and ensure the Bank selects and implements the relevant technology capabilities to mitigate such threats. This role will also collaborate with business and risk management groups across the Bank to ensure the appropriate governance is in place to manage, optimize and right size the appropriate data security rules and telemetry for management reporting.

The role will be specifically responsible for the following Data Security Engineering service pillars:
 Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
 E-Mail Encryption
 Information Classification and Discovery
 Cryptographic Key Management

Key Responsibilities:
 Lead team of security engineers (~8) for delivery of daily responsibilities required to effectively maintain the lifecycle of data security technologies and business rules implemented. This will include managing project and vendor resources as and when needed
 Provide leadership as an internal subject matter expert with respect to data security engineering and own the Data Security engineering service and product roadmap
 Continuously assess and understand the Bank’s attack surface and exposure in relation to leakage of Bank’s sensitive information
 Ensure high availability, stability and coverage of data security technologies being managed including proactively managing technology lifecycle risks
 Define functional and technical requirements for new capabilities and enhancements and drive product evaluations and proof-of-concepts
 Provide leadership over strategic projects and service improvements being delivered in conjunction with the Data Security engineering service and product roadmap and the Bank’s information and cyber security strategy
 Manage the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Data Security Engineering which includes investments and business-as-usual financials
 Maintain contemporary knowledge of trends and technologies and assess applicability to the Bank’s environment in the spirit of continuous service and capability improvement
 Define and maintain design documentation, processes, procedures and metrics to demonstrate effective and efficient management of services and capabilities
 Provide support for all Audit and Regulatory requests

 Work within established practices and represent Data Security Engineering on major incidents in order to provide support or resolve related incidents and issues
 Communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders including technical and management staff
 Capable of managing a number priorities and deliverables in an operational,

Job Requirements

 Degree in engineering/Computer Science / IT/Cyber Security from a recognized education institution
 Professional security related qualification (e.g. RHCE, SANS GCIA, GCIH etc.) will be favorable although not mandatory

Technical Skills
 Overall 12 to 15 years of experience and 10 years relevant experience.
 Strong track record of managing technical resources across the technology lifecycle (design, build, deploy and maintain)
 Strong understanding of security tools in the area of data security technologies
 Good knowledge of processes related to data security business rules management and familiar with security processes related to data security
 Possesses a strong security threat mindset with a passion for automation
 Proven track record of decision-making and leadership with matrixed teams.
 Ability to effectively translate and present solutions in business or management terms.
 Good understanding of various end user, platform and network technologies including familiarity with cloud technologies such as AWS and Azure

Soft Skills
 Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
 Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills
 Strong people management skills
 Process aware mindset
 Strong analytical and problem solving skills
 Effective time management and organizational skills.

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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