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Head of Global Physical Security

Position Description:

An opportunity to join Okta’s rapidly expanding Workplace Team! The Physical Security Manager will build a world-class physical security program that provides employees a seamless experience while keeping them and our assets safe at all times. Theis individual will be responsible for building a team of security professionals responsible for global monitoring of our offices on a 24/7 basis.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Refine and implement an incident response program aligned with key stakeholders
  • Lead the installation, commissioning, and support of Okta’s access control and video management systems; Working with appropriate integrators globally
  • Establish, lead and grow the global security operations center
  • Liaison with local law enforcement for incident responses and best practices
  • Implement executive protection guidelines in support of business objectives
  • Ensure timely and accurate communications with those effected by incidents
  • Establish database management practices that insure reliability of system users within the managed access controls to which they are permitted
  • Develop security construction standards and confirm accuracy of site drawings and security designs depicting recommended hardware and security controls for all offices globally
  • Manages global security officers, provisions and oversees any third-party vendors providing staffing in collaboration with regional Workplace leadership
  • Manages protection services supporting executives, special event, or travel related security needs, utilizing third party consultants or vendors where/when needed
  • Responsible for building and continually iterating on Okta’s incident management protocols and business continuity planning; Primary owner as needed during an incident or event
  • Provide travel guidance, intelligence and communicate to employees affected
  • Design and implement a loss prevention program supporting the protection of physical assets and intellectual property
  • Develop a playbook for each Okta site that details operating procedures, processes and protocols which are incident and site-specific
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to expand security protocols and procedures, including BCP and DR
  • Educate employees on physical security policy and standard methodologies
  • Oversee the budget and expenditures of the program
  • Analyze data, lead management reporting, and develop strategy for the program
  • Manage cross-functional, global relationships and projects to ensure policy, process, and systems are aligned to meet the needs of the programs

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience working in the corp. security function
  • International experience: Management of global team and local markets
  • Prior law enforcement experience a plus
  • Law enforcement relationships required
  • Executive protection program management
  • Experience with multiple access control systems
  • 3rd party vendor management experience
  • Must have strong management and leadership skills and experience with overseeing relationships with cross functional teams
  • Excellent technical, interpersonal, and analytical skills required
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills required
  • Strong computer and systems knowledge
  • Bachelors degree of equivalent experience
  • Experience with contract negotiations

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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