1+ months

Information Systems Security Director

Toyota Research Institute
Los Altos, California 94022
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
TRI's Information Technology team implements the tools and infrastructure necessary to support our extremely fast growing organization.  As a member of TRI IT, you will be helping build out our security infrastructure as we grow, and will be supporting a highly technical user base utilizing a diverse collection of complex software and hardware engineering tools.
We are looking for top performing IT professionals who have broad-based experience building security infrastructure and supporting software/hardware engineering and research teams.  The successful candidate thrives in dynamic, fast paced environments and quickly adapts to learn the latest technologies. The ideal candidate will have technical depth in multiple focus areas, while maintaining an IT security mindset.



  • Collaborate with software engineers, roboticists, electrical and mechanical engineers, and scientists to implement security tools to further the TRI mission.
  • Collaborate with a distributed IT team, internal end users in Ann Arbor, MI and Cambridge, MA, and Los Altos, CA, and various teams at TMC and TMNA.
  • Communicate and present security issues and policies to all levels of the organization including C-suite.
  • Collaborate with Cyber Security Council and other key security stakeholders (Senior Manager, Data and Information Policy, Director of Cloud, Sr Director of IT, Operations Manager, etc).
  • Collaborate with Cybersecurity teams at other Toyota entities.
  • Manage incidents following established TRI Incident Procedures and help iterate those procedures as needed.
  • Manage large and complex technical projects that have impact across TRI.
  • Architect and direct large projects such as security policy implementation,  IDS/IPS, Systems logging for forensics, patch programs, security dashboard, alerting, and more.
  • Design solutions for TRI specific technology security needs leveraging best of breed tools that scale and are optimized for automation.
  • Architect and implement security tools and services that solve for complex security needs.
  • Facilitate and assist with Risk Assessments across teams and key stakeholders.
  • Right size and implement a combination of NIST standards and Toyota security standards.
  • Provide Security metrics to Cybersecurity council monthly and provide overall dashboard for Security status across TRI to C-suite monthly.
  • Manage and monitor security systems training IT teams to assist in this work.
  • Keep up to date and keep teams aware of new security risks along with creating and managing action plans where appropriate.
  • Provide consulting help to various teams within TRI in relation to security needs and requirements.


  • 10+ years of experience in related position.
  • CISSP Required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Extensive Technology Security experience.
  • Experience educating and communicating security risk at all levels of the company and presenting to C-suite both risk assessments and status of remediation.
  • A proven track record supporting and securing Virtual Private Cloud infrastructures (AWS preferred).
  • Experience supporting and securing Ubuntu Linux, MacOS, and Windows desktop environments.
  • Strong experience with IDS, IPS, networking at all levels, edge routers, firewalls, load balancers, WAFs etc.
  • Strong experience with end-point management, syslog systems, and security dashboarding, metrics and alerting.

Specialization in one or more of the following is required:

  • Storage management of high performance disk arrays and storage area networks
  • Security management managing firewalls and security infrastructure (Palo Alto Networks NGFW or equivalent experience)
  • Identity management (Active Directory, Okta, Duo)
  • Virtualization management (VMWare preferred)
  • IT project and resource management or management of a small IT team


TRI provides Equal Employment Opportunity without regard to the applicant's race, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, religion, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local laws.


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