Description and Requirements

This is a "hands-on" role with a good degree of technical experience necessary to coordinate, measure, and report on the technical aspects of security management. 

Market Overview:

Dyson is a global technology company. Using a desire to make things work better as a catalyst for invention, our team of 3,000 engineers and scientists are passionate about developing technology that solves the problems others often ignore. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 420mph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to a completely re-thought hair dryer with its motor in the handle, we are relentless about engineering better solutions. Dyson spends $8.8million a week on research and development and works with more than 40 universities worldwide to develop early-stage technologies.


Dyson launched in the US in 2002, with the DC07 vacuum cleaner. Within 2 years, it was market share leader. Now, the US team is nearly 1,000 strong, with offices in Chicago, IL; Aurora, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Dyson people around the entire country. And we are still growing. Dyson US is poised to double its footprint, and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team is fired up.

Function Overview:

It’s no secret that our intellectual property is massively critical to our success. But how do we keep it from the prying eyes of the bad guys? Dyson’s Cyber Security department works tirelessly to keep our secrets secret and our crown jewels locked up, using world class technologies to stay one step ahead of the game. We think like hackers and try and anticipate their every move, researching the latest threats and exploring every angle. The Security Architecture team design the technology solutions that keep us at the top of our game, refining our processes, stressing our systems, and making sure we’re well honed. It’s a tireless job, but the bad guys don’t rest.


Operational Support:

·        This is a “hands-on” role, with a good degree of technical experience necessary

·        Coordinate, measure, and report on the technical aspects of security management

·        Manage outsourced suppliers providing Cyber Security functions and contracted service-level agreements

·        Manage, coordinate Cyber Security incidents, investigations including detection, response and reporting

·        Maintain a technical reference knowledgebase

·        Keep abreast of security advisories, alerts, information on security trends, practices, laws and regulations

·        Manage the day-to-day activities of threat and vulnerability management, identify risk tolerances, recommend treatment plans and communicate information about risk

·        Manage security projects and provide expert guidance on security matters for other IT projects

·        Assist and guide the disaster recovery planning team in the selection of recovery strategies and the development, testing and maintenance of disaster recovery plans

Strategic Support: 

·        Collaborate with local business leadership and Cyber Security leadership to develop a security roadmap that address identified risks and business security requirements, balancing local requirements

·        Manage the process of gathering, analysing and assessing the current and future threat landscape, as well as providing the Head of Cyber Security with a realistic overview of risks and threats in the enterprise environment

·        Work with local leadership and the Head of Cyber Security to develop budget projections based on short and long-term goals and objectives

·        Propose and drive through changes to existing policies and procedures to ensure operating efficiency and regulatory compliance

·        Manage, motivate and develop a team of Cyber Security professionals; conduct 1:1s and performance reviews, provide leadership and coaching, including technical and personal development

·        Recruit and train new staff into the Cyber Security team

Security Liaison:

·        Manage issues and incidents, and participate in problem and change management forums

·        Serve as an active and consistent participant in the Cyber Security governance process

·        Work with the international Cyber Operations leadership team to define metrics and reporting strategies that effectively communicate successes and progress of the security program

Architecture/Engineering Support:

·        Consult with the wider IT organisation and Cyber Security staff to ensure that security is factored into the evaluation, selection, installation and configuration of hardware, applications and software

·        Recommend and coordinate the implementation of technical controls to support and enforce defined security policies

·        Research, evaluate, design, test, recommend or plan the implementation of new or updated Cyber Security hardware or software, and analyse its impact on the existing environment; provide technical and managerial expertise for the administration of security tools.

·        Develop a strong working relationship with the Cyber Security Architect team to develop and implement controls and configurations aligned with security policies, legal, regulatory and audit requirements.


  • A minimum of seven years of IT experience, with five years in a Cyber Security role and at least two years in a supervisory capacity
  • Expert knowledge of security issues, techniques and implications across computer platforms
  • Familiarity of NIST, ISO2700x or other well-known Cyber Security Frameworks
  • Previous experience with technology such as Firewalls, Web filtering, Data Loss Prevention, SIEM, End Point Protection, IPS/IDS systems, Web Proxy

Key Behaviour Competencies:

  • Strong conceptual thinking and communication skills
  • Ability to work well under minimal supervision
  • Team-oriented interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including vendors, IT and business personnel
  • Good understanding of technology and process optimization techniques in standardisation, consolidation, simplification and automation in order to achieve continuous improvement
  • Capacity to lead by example and develop strong personnel and team performance goals.
  • Ability to drive process improvement to continually improve service and reduce costs
  • Comfortable working outside of core working hours when necessary to complete tasks
  • Able to travel to world-wide sites across the enterprise


  • A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information security, other related field, or equivalent work experience is essential
  • Professional security management certification, such as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or similar credentials is desirable
  • Formal training and Certification in ITIL and Prince 2 is desirable

Benefits Overview:

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.

Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.