IT Security Manager Job at AARP


AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose their lifestyle as they age. With a national presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and champions what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the most popular publications in the country: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Information Technology Services is responsible for AARP’s enterprise-wide technology and information security functions. Services range from infrastructure design and operation, to system and software lifecycle implementation, to mobile workforce and network, system and asset protection. AARP data. A variety of technologies and practices are used including cloud computing, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning within highly collaborative agile teams.

The IT Security Manager is the servant leader of a platform team responsible for the vision, strategy, results, metrics and alignment of the platform with business needs and AARP technology standards. This position is responsible for creating and socializing platform strategy and associated results within the business and will be expected to deliver additional business value in an agile environment. The IT Security Leader must be a multi-faceted technologist who can create meaningful platform vision, orchestrate a variety of stakeholders to set shared priorities, manage a full platform lifecycle form that balances short term accomplishments with long term goals and create meaning. ownership within the team.


  • Leads platform strategy and the development of new features and experiences.
  • Owns the platform lifecycle from ideation, strategic planning, tactical initiatives, platform roadmap, platform development, ongoing implementation and support. Ensures growth within established parameters.
  • Leads, manages and coaches the platform team to design, deliver, measure and improve business results using an agile approach.
  • Facilitates input from internal stakeholders and other platform and capability teams and negotiates timeline, minimum viable product and trade-offs between them.
  • Prioritizes the team backlog.
  • Cultivates a deep understanding of consumers/members/employees through human-centered design, including assessing needs, identifying pain points/barriers, developing value propositions and solutions, and help in estimating demand.
  • Performs data-driven analytics and performance analysis to drive platform decisions that deliver business value.
  • Develops technical knowledge and expertise related to systems, solutions, services and applications in the field.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in information technology, computer science, engineering or related field.
  • More than 10 years of experience in IT operations and information security management; ideally one year of product management experience and experience managing teams using an agile methodology, such as Scrum or Kanban.
  • 5+ years of leadership in threat detection and incident response and experience implementing related technologies (e.g., security information and event management systems, network-based detective controls and host, security orchestration solutions, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to coach others on architecture and design skills and concepts related to cloud, application and network security.
  • Experience managing and growing engineering and delivery talent within the team and effectively managing individual and team performance.
  • Experience conducting market research and analysis on platform capabilities and industry trends.
  • Experience in identifying and prioritizing cybersecurity risk mitigation strategies.
  • In-depth knowledge of data access and privileged access management solutions, security operations centers and incident response practices, and cybersecurity controls.
  • In an open office/office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise.

Flexible Working Arrangement (FWA)

AARP considers Mondays and Fridays to be telecommuting business days, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting may only be performed in the United States and its territories.

Benefits and Compensation

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); Pension plan funded 100% by the company; health, dental and vision plans; life insurance; paid leave to include corporate and individual leave, vacation, sick leave, care leave and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. right.

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