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Senior Manager, Mainframe and Database Security



Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
Global Risk and Security (GR&S) at Vanguard enables business strategy, protects client and Vanguard interests (e.g., assets and data), and stewards a strong risk culture. Our teams leverage enterprise-wide insights, deep expertise, and trusted advice so that across Vanguard leaders and crew drive faster, stronger, risk-informed decisions.

Within GR&S, the Enterprise Security and Fraud (ES&F) sub-division is responsible for the global protection of Vanguard crew, property, data, and client assets. We are the trusted advisors that protect the pride of Vanguard with state-of-the-art security and fraud capabilities. We are a world-class destination of highly-engaged, passionate, and diverse talent expected to continuously learn and develop in an ever-changing security landscape.

In this role, you will:

  • Oversee the processes, tools and measures used the by the team to monitor and detect risks and vulnerabilities related to Mainframe and Database security.
  • Hire, evaluate, and supervise a team. Provide guidance and training as necessary to develop team members. Set performance standards, reviews performance, and makes informed compensation decisions in accordance with all applicable Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Ensure, manage, maintain, and enhance security controls (alerts, rules, policies, and signatures) on the security platforms.
  • Support the incident response team in responding to and resolving complex incidents and security issues related to Mainframe and Database security. Determine the root cause and implements corrective action with appropriate level of assistance. Elevate potential concerns and gaps as appropriate.
  • Monitor the operation of systems to ensure business continuity.
  • Develop and direct periodic recertification of all tasks and process documentation.
  • Monitor and improve up-to-date documentation, procedures, and workflows to assist in performing event & incident investigations. Identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of processes and procedures.
  • Review and oversee security audits on a regular basis to ensure compliance with security policies and standards.

What it takes:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or information technology-related field or equivalent combination of training and experience required. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of eight years related work experience, with at least three years of information technology or security experience. Previous people-leadership experience preferred.

Additional specializations that will make an impact:

  • Experience working in a mainframe & database security or mainframe & database support role.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, operational environment
  • Experience working with or managing teams developing in the cloud.
  • Foundational technical acumen in the AWS cloud environment
  • If the candidate does not already possess the CISSP, the candidate is required to obtain the Security+ within a year & CISSP within 3 years.

Special Factors


Vanguard is offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.