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Group Leader Cloud Security
Company Western Union
Location Denver, CO , USA
Preferred GIAC Certifications GWEB, GCLD, GCSA
Travel 10%
Salary 180-280 (with incentives and benefits)
Contact Name Apply Via Listing
Contact Email mshrewsbury/at/
Expires 2021-11-25

Job Description

Group Leader, Cloud Security – Denver, CO, USA

Would you like to have a leadership role in architecting our cloud security function, as part of a global team of information security experts? How about unleashing your skills in a hugely successful business that is committed to moving money for better? Join Western Union as the Group Leader, Cloud Security.

Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.

Better requires process, discipline, and simplification

As a Group Leader, Cloud Security you will be responsible for defining and implementing a cybersecurity program for our cloud estate that fully meets the needs of our business, partners and customers as well as our policies and standards. This role will define and implement the shared technical security architecture for our cloud environment, maintain accountability for the operational execution of its implementation, and ensure security and compliance is maintained within every Western Union function hosting products in the cloud. Your responsibilities will range from shaping and implementing strategic products to ensuring that Western Union stays on the leading edge of technology in cyber for the cloud.

You will build and manage a global cybersecurity team to implement and maintain an appropriate program in coordination with other Western Union technology leaders as well as our broader global cybersecurity team. You will build relationships with stakeholders/leaders across our business practices and become a trusted partner to successfully embed security within the building and operations of their cloud-hosted products and tools, and shaping our cloud security. You understand the security demands of our partners and regulators, and will develop an understanding of the security needs for each of our business units, using this knowledge to shape our overall cloud security posture. You will also represent Western Union as necessary to discuss our cloud security technologies and controls.

This role will be tasked with anticipating security issues and actively working to prevent them from occurring, and partner with cyber leadership throughout Western Union including the Identity & Access Management, GRC and Cyber Defense organizations. You will work closely with leadership to ensure that security systems are working smoothly to reduce operational risk. Lastly, you will be accountable for adhering to Western Union policies and meeting/exceeding current standards.

For this priority position we’ll want you to bring 12+ years of experience in cybersecurity with focus on cloud security in an enterprise setting. You’ll have a background as a cloud security architect or engineer, and expert level experience with cloud security, platforms, and services. You’ll have working knowledge of cloud-native security products and tools in major cloud providers (AWS, GCP, others) and awareness of leading cloud skilled security team members. Strong dev-ops/continuous delivery and automation expertise to manage transition to DevSecOps. You will have a very strong understanding of networking concepts with an emphasis on security-related technologies, and experience designing and implementing cloud-based security technologies - including but not limited to cloud design, container security, Web & Database protections, IAM protections, Data Protection, SDN, log management and alerting, and vulnerability management.

Join us, and let’s connect the world

Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.

We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.

We are passionate about our diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams, while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.


The on-target earnings range is $180-280k, which includes a base salary, short-term (20% of base), and long-term (20% of base) incentives that align with individual and company performance. Actual salaries will vary and are based on a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies. Salary is one component of the Western Union total compensation package, which includes short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, accident and life insurance, flexible time off, and access tobest-in-class development platforms, to name a few! To view details of our benefits, visit