Director, IT Information Security

Redmond, WA

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold billions of video games and hundreds of millions of  hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™, and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at

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  • Defines cybersecurity vision, strategy, and best practices in support of corporate environment and services supporting gaming platforms.
  • Organizes efforts for architecting, integrating, piloting, and developing cybersecurity programs and standards
  • Manages implementation and delivery in cybersecurity tools and practices in cooperation with IT Leadership
  • Coordinates cybersecurity incident management processes with Nintendo IT and Legal entities
  • Develops enterprise vision, strategic and tactical plans for cybersecurity technology and practices
  • Works with global Nintendo IT and business executives to create roadmaps, prioritize initiatives, and allocate resources based upon company goals, business opportunities, risk analysis and financial objectives
  • Leads delivery of key security programs, solutions, and capabilities to constituents of IT across Nintendo
  • Organizes and manages cybersecurity programs across Nintendo of America responsible entities
  • Identifies and negotiates contracts with external technology vendors
  • Monitors technical cybersecurity trends and best practices and ensures the enterprise is apprised of relevant and impactful trends and best practices
  • Manages $5-10 million security budgets, in coordination with global teams and vendors involved in execution


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in in a combination of risk management, information security and IT with at least 3 years in a management role
  • In-depth understanding of Information Technology Organization, Processes, Procedures, Controls, Standards, Platforms, Technologies, and Best Practices.
  • In-depth understanding of video game distribution business and industry preferred
  • Strong understanding of corporate polices and compliance (i.e. information security, privacy, PCI, SOX/JSOX, risk management, etc.)
  • Proven ability to manage, organize, oversee, and deliver several large high risk/visibility and complex projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ITIL, COBIT or similar
  • Experience with contract and vendor negotiations
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science with a cybersecurity focus or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Information Technology or equivalent industry training or experience preferred.
  • Professional security management certification preferred, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other similar credentials

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