Director, Technical Systems Security

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UW Health
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
22 days ago
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We are seeking a Director, Technical Systems Security to:

  • Coordinate threat and vulnerability and incident response strategies for leadership of the systems security teams.
  • Lead staff development on adversarial tactics, tools, threat hunting and incident response.
  • Oversee governance process for forensics, cipher/algorithm utilization, and penetration testing. 
  • Provide coaching, guidance, and direction to direct and indirect reports.
  • Lead and guide the systems security program utilizing NIST CSF to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from security events and incidents.
  • Provide financial and operational leadership to balance security risk with organizational risk.
  • Oversee the development of policies, procedures, technical systems, and training to develop a future facing information security program.


Minimum – Bachelor Degree in Healthcare, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, Healthcare Administration or related field. 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree in addition to experience below.

Preferred – Master’s degree in IS Security, Business Administration, or Healthcare Administration

Work Experience:

Minimum –

  • Seven years of progressive experience within an Information Technology or Security related field
  • Experience working across the systems development or operational life cycle
  • Experience and exposure to a variety of database and technology infrastructures

Preferred –

  • Ten+ years extensive project and leadership experience resulting in greater levels of responsibility and leadership based upon proven success.
  • Previous work experience with federal and state privacy and security laws, regulations, and accreditation standards for maintaining information security and confidentiality
  • Seven years direct patient care delivery and operational management experience
  • Proven experience in collaboration and development of successful partnerships between IT and operations.
  • Significant prior experience leading IT Systems support staff.
  • Experience supporting systems and/or operations in a 24x7 hospital setting.

Licenses and Certifications:

Minimum – Security certification: Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), or Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS)

Preferred –

  • Various Vendor Certifications as relevant for the position

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to include the ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts and build teams.
  • Demonstrated creativity and flexibility.
  • Ability to operate in high-pressure situations.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated innovative approach to problem resolution.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across UW Health entities and disciplines.  Demonstrated commitment to patient- and family centered care.
  • Broad knowledge of modern health care administration practices and principles within a managed care environment and/or an academic medical center.
  • Effective analytical ability in order to develop and analyze options, recommend solutions to and solve complex problems and issues.
  • Demonstrated effective managerial and administrative leadership of clinical operations
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques used in negotiation as applied to service contracts and equipment purchasing.
  • Effective organizational, planning and project management abilities.
  • Experience in financial and programmatic presentations.
  • Ability to function independently and deal with multiple, simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and develop goals for professional growth and achievement. 
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to quality and excellence.
  • Effective leadership abilities:
    • Ability to implement change in a positive, sensitive and forward- thinking manner
    • Planning and problem solving
    • Developing goals and objectives, and establishing priorities
    • Inspires confidence, appropriate risk taking and achievement of high standards
    • Self-starter with a willingness to try new ideas
    • Positive, can-do attitude coupled with a sense of urgency
    • Good judgment and ability to act decisively at the right time
    • Ability to persuade others and develop consensus
    • Effective communication skills both in written and verbal presentation with a communication style that is open and foster trust, credibility and understanding.
    • Ability to effect collaborative and promote teamwork
    • Ability to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction including employees, patients, visitors, faculty, referring physicians and external stakeholders
    • Ability to create win/win solutions and relationships

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools.  Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UW Health is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we work to embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day.​  Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, women, and LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities are strongly encouraged. EOE, including disability/vets.

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE position that is scheduled to work Monday through Friday, with periodic on-call requirements. Hours may vary based upon the operational needs of the department.

UW Health Administrative Facilities - UW Health has administrative locations throughout Madison and beyond where thousands of employees provide vital support to our clinical areas. These locations are home to departments such as Access Services, Compliance, Human Resources, Information Services, Patient Medical Records, Payroll and many others.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 57041258
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Position Title: Director, Technical Systems Security
  • Company Name: UW Health
  • Worksite: Hospital, Multi-Hospital System, Integrated Delivery System
  • Job Function: Mgr of Other IT/IS Dept
  • Job Type: Full-Time
Healthcare / Health Services
Madison , WI , US

UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,500 physicians and 16,500 staff at seven hospitals and more than 80 outpatient sites. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill their patient care, research, education and community service missions.

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