Senior Technical Manager, Information Security

Locations US-CA-Hollywood
Paramount Pictures

Overview and Responsibilities

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.


The Senior Technical Manager’s primary job responsibility is to reduce risk to Viacom Information and Information Systems through the understanding and use of various data security technologies, applications, methodologies and industry standards.  The Senior Technical Manager will be a Technology professional able to provide advanced expertise in Information Security Technologies and risk reduction strategies. In addition to daily operational responsibilities this role will be responsible for the innovation and execution of people/process and technology improvements within Information Security as well as the broader MTS group. 


Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Understands industry standard Information Security process and technology
  • Works independently applying in-depth knowledge of multiple Information Security technologies (Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB)/Database Security (DAM)/Data Breach Solutions (DBS)/Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)/Data Security and File Encryption platforms/DDOS Protection Platforms/ Dynamic Web and Static Code Testing Solutions/Email Security Platforms/Endpoint Protection and Response solutions/Firewalls/Identity and Access Management Platforms (IAM)/IPS solutions/Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA)/Privileged Access Management (PAM)/Security Information Management Solutions (SIM)/Threat Management Platforms (TMP)/Vulnerability Management platforms/Web Application Firewalls (WAF)/Web Security URL Filtering, etc. as appropriate
  • Acts as a consultant to IT professionals and business partners in their area Information and Cyber Security risks and controls
  • Performs sophisticated analysis of Information Security related logs and log data to surface potential Information Security risk and concerns for resolution.  Escalate findings and recommendations to management
  • Effectively uses the Viacom Information Security Application and Services Portfolio to reduce risk to Viacom Information and Information Systems
  • Proactively makes risk reducing recommendations to appropriate business units regarding the development of new or existing services
  • Proactively looks for innovative approaches to maintaining and improving the Viacom Information Security Framework
  • Maintain broad experience in Information Security and has the ability to identify and leverage technical experts in different specialized fields across other departments
  • Participates in Incident Response training initiatives and when required ensures active participation in the incident response lifecycle governed by the Technical CIRT Policy
  • Ensure all of the services and or applications supported are consistently performing as intended this includes coordinating upgrades and or improvements
  • Frequently reviews any tickets in any service ticketing queues related to the group managed to ensure proper ticket closure

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years in Information Security, including a minimum of 3 years at a Senior-Manager level
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent preferred
  • Tech certification: CISSP

Additional Qualifications

  • Preferred Technical certifications: SANS (GIAC), CEH, CISSP, ITIL
  • Demonstrated experience in managing cybersecurity incidents through the incident response lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated experience with the following security areas: GRC, SIEM, Vulnerability management, identify and access management, firewalls, DLP, forensics, malware analysis and incident response.
  • Layer 2, 3 and 4 infrastructure designs and functionality
  • Windows, Linux, and Cisco Networking Device hardening best practices
  • The latest hacking techniques and appropriate countermeasures.
  • Firewalls, rule base analysis, stateful inspection, encryption and associated algorithms
  • Common threat analysis methodologies such as SANS and OWASP
  • Knowledge of Common Cybersecurity Frameworks (NIST, ISO, COBIT, and SSAE-16)
  • Identity and Access Management methodologies
  • Authentication Platforms, which includes but is not limited to LDAP and Active Directory.
  • Federated Authentication Platforms and associated protocols
  • Proficient knowledge of regulatory controls including: PCI and SOX
  • Remains current on emerging trends and best practices within the community of information security professionals; researches and leverages best practices from other industry partners


Eligibility requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States


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