Cyber Risk and Assurance Manager

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This is a hands-on management role that is action and solution oriented with an emphasis on collaboration across the organization to ensure Esri meets its business goals, customer security requirements, and regulatory security requirements. You will assume responsibility for the team that manages governance, risk management, vendor risk management, and compliance for Esri’s corporate resources. You will enable the team to maintain subject matter and technical expertise while effectively delivering on projects and strategic objectives.


  • Lead, train, develop, and mentor security team members to build a strong, versatile bench of technical security experts who are motivated and deliver against goals and objectives
  • Collaborate with business staff to understand strategic business, infrastructure, and application systems requirements to facilitate and continually operate protective, detective, and responsive controls necessary to protect sensitive information assets
  • Collaborate with business staff to implement a NIST based Risk Management Framework to ensure ongoing assessment of risk and authorization of systems
  • Collaborate with system personnel, legal teams, and business personnel to achieve and maintain compliance and audit efforts including AICPA SOC 2, HIPAA, NIST SP 171, CMMC, NIST SP 800-53, GDPR, CCPA
  • Oversee organizational development, management, review, and upkeep of Esri policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines for privacy and security
  • Collaborate with legal and system level teams to ensure that third party risks are documented and identified
  • Engage relevant stakeholders in negotiation decisions involving legal or regulatory requirements, contract standards, and cost targets


  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in cybersecurity, risk management, project management, and privacy domains
  • Strong leadership, communication, and team building skills including the ability to drive complex projects across cross-functional teams in challenging circumstances
  • Conceptual and analytical thinker; ability to research and provide advanced technical security solutions; ability to extract, analyze, and document complex business and technical requirements/strategies from business requirements, customers, and team members and then translate those into highly technical security deliverables
  • Proven self-starter who can quickly develop concepts and innovative ideas and can effectively lead team members to solve challenges facing the organization with little direction and oversight
  • Current knowledge of complex industry trends, current security issues, and security technologies with the ability to use that knowledge to manage risks that could impact Esri’s business
  • Experience creating and implementing industry best practice security standards
  • Experience with DevSecOps in design and implementation
  • Experience with cloud security and architecture standards and design
  • Experience with third-party risk management
  • Bachelor’s and industry-recognized security certifications (master’s degree in security or IT disciplines preferred)

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience in project or program management
  • Demonstrated history of success in highly collaborative environments

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.


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