Selective Insurance Company of America

  • IT Manager of IT Security

    Location US-NJ-Branchville
    Experience (Years)
    Information Technology
    Full-Time Regular
    FLSA Status
    Job ID
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    Auto Reimbursement
  • Overview

    Selective Insurance is looking for a highly motivated Manager of IT Security to assist the AVP in managing a team responsible for user account management, system access control, monitoring security systems for exceptions and alerts, and the maintenance/management of security systems to current levels, within Information Technology Services. This group is responsible for operating and monitoring security systems, processes, and controls; collaboration and partnership with other IT teams in the identification and selection of new solutions; coordination and approval of system change with other IT organizations; and working within multiple computing environments where necessary. The Manager of IT Security is a manager who requires minimal supervision and is capable of managing small teams, leading technical discussions, and directing projects that are moderately complex in nature and/or of moderate importance to the Selective organization. All job duties and responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.


    • Primarily responsible for the ongoing service delivery, technology, and staff in the IT Security group, including the management and leadership of group staff, setting group priorities, and coordinating and reporting of group activities.
    • Creates Security requirements and negotiates priority in partnership with peer IT organizations in the identification, assessment, and implementation of security solutions.
    • In partnership with the Enterprise Architecture group provides senior technical leadership in the area of IT Security to ITS and the enterprise including being conversant with the future direction of security systems, impacts of the direction on the enterprise.
    • Partners with General Counsel, Human Resources, and Internal Audit departments to align IT security policies, processes, and technologies with compliance, legislative, and human resource challenges. Collaborate with these and other areas to develop and manage an employee awareness training program.
    • Recognizes, identifies, and escalates potential areas where existing IT Security policies, technologies, and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion.
    • Supports the development of the IT Security budget and is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the approved budget.
    • Supports audit activities sponsored by internal, retained, or external audit areas. Responsible for the collection of documentation, retaining of documentation and execution of remediation plans as agreed to with the IT Management Team.
    • Responsible for ensuring appropriate IT Security metrics are being monitored and trended, thresholds have been established, alerting solutions deployed and, periodic status reports provided to stakeholders for all critical systems within their specific area of responsibility.
    • Serves as a source of IT Security documentation and standards to help direct the activities of the IT organization.
    • Reviews, evaluates and prepares periodic performance reports of own staff. Prepares activity and progress reports for the section.


    • BS or BA degree in computer science or related field
    • 5 - 7 years of IT Security experience
    • 2 years of supervisor experience is preferred
    • Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
    • CISSP, GIAC, or equivalent designation preferred
    • BS or BA degree in computer science or related field

    Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.



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