Sr Director, Technology Governance

Mar 24, 2023
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Sr Director, Technology Governance

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Job Description:

Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission

The Sr. Director of Enterprise Technology Governance at ABK is a member of the Chief Information Security Officer’s direct staff. The Sr. Director will be responsible for creating the Enterprise Technology Governance function that will build common security and technology standards, hardening guidelines, risk-based security control processes and develop the Authority to Operate program to identify, monitor and enforce compliance with minimum security standards.  The candidate must recognize how to lead through influence and partner with various IT teams to execute on that vision and ensure appropriate security hygiene while burning down high-risk technology debt and complexity.

Player Profile

The Sr. Director of Enterprise Technology Governance will create a risk-based Enterprise Technology Governance function that will ensure our ability to secure, monitor, remediate, and respond to technology issues which may result in security incidents, outages, loss of data, or negative player experiences. This Technology Governance structure will create an Authority to Operate (ATO) process. This process will establish a common bar for how systems are to be configured before they may be put in production, a mechanism to monitor their continued compliance and process to remove risks introduced by unauthorized or non-compliant technology.  Finally, this position will create an operational framework in partnership with Central and BU IT to address technical debt, hygiene issues and remediate high-risk systems within our infrastructure.

Your Rank

  • Minimum of 15 years in the Information Security and IT space.
  • Directs and controls multiple initiatives including planning, talent, and budget.
  • Directly shapes ABK strategy through leadership of one or more departments within this function.
  • Strong ability to partner and influence initiatives that are not directly under the leader’s control.
  • Provides strategy, vision, and direction regarding Technology Governance that have ABK-wide impact.
  • Agile team experience, particularly Product Owner experience is a strong plus
  • CISSP, CISM or CISA preferred
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with a strong attention to detail
  • A strong customer/client focus with ability to manage expectations appropriately and provide superior customer/client experience and build long-term relationships
  • Effectively works as part of a technical teams on projects and resolving incidents
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, with an ability to make independent decisions when appropriate
  • Experience gathering and facilitating the development of business and system requirements within a broader project team
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to learn and use business productivity and management software.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $164,800.00 - $304,800.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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