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Senior/Principal Data Security Manager (Flexible-working) - Sydney or Melbourne

Apply Job ID 1-40765 Date posted 07/31/2019 Location Sydney, Australia | Melbourne, Australia

Company Overview:

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.   Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.  

Job Summary:

Job Summary

The Principal Data Security Manager will report to the Director of Sales Engineering Security and Privacy Compliance, Enterprise Worldwide and works directly with the Nuance Sales teams.

The Principal Data Security Manager’s main role is to be responsible for understanding and representing Nuance’s environment related to data security and privacy within the Enterprise division – respond to, interact and provide support and documentation to relevant customer discussions, RFPs, ISQs, etc. The Manager will be comfortable working with documents such as questionnaires, contracts and proposals. The Manager must have a good mix of soft and technical skills relating to data security and privacy.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Needs to have the ability to learn about Nuance enterprise products and the security functions related to those products
  • Engage the customer in active discussion related to the security and privacy aspects of Nuance Enterprise division solutions both through active (direct) and passive (indirect – supporting others) means for continued deal progression.
  • Good understanding of Nuance’s information security plans and policies related to Nuance Enterprise solutions, including how we respond to and recover from outages, potential security breaches, etc
  • Awareness/enablement of key Sales Support resources on Nuance’s information security standards, policies and best practices to enable individuals to respond to customers independently
  • Contribute to organizational process improvement in the sales cycle as it relates to security and privacy, including processes related to developing use cases and knowledge management
  • Support and lead RFP, RFI, ISQ process related to security and privacy
  • Collaborate with peers and Global Security on appropriate customer-facing conversations and documentation; maintaining document knowledge base to Sales Engineering Team
  • Single Nuance Customer Experience (CX) passion, client-service mindset, hold line-of-sight business unit accountability
  • Fully accountable and drives culture of accountability, leads with influence.
  • Ability to inspire CX, collaborate with, influence, large distributed teams with diverse skills
  • Collaborative and highly communicative, including with external parties
  • Provide honest feedback, and employs rigorous talent development practices – including intentional mentoring/knowledge share to others (Sales Engineers and Solution Consultants, etc.)


  • Adhere to/meet timelines for all RFP, RFI, ISQ needs with content that will progress opportunity for Nuance
  • Technical expertise – this role is the SME for all Nuance Enterprise division solutions
  • Drive security, recovery objectives, technical discussions as needed during sales process
  • Document all discussions and decisions during customer calls
  • Customer-focused mindset with focus on key enterprise initiatives and trends
  • Deliver high quality work while meeting aggressive deadlines
  • Metrics driven – understand key metrics; seeking opportunities for improvement
  • Ability to motivate and influence others to achieve greater outcomes
  • Clear, on-time NPI process that allows for content-rich customer engagement

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree.  

Minimum years of work experience:  Preferably 6+ years

Required Skills:

  • Certifications, such as CISA and/or CISSP (or equivalent)
  • Superior customer interface, telephone, email etiquette skills
  • Ability to take customer requirements and consult with relevant internal authorities in order to draft proposals and statements of work.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Self-motivated with an ability to function with little oversight
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and deliverables with varying deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely and independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Planning, negotiating and time and priority management skills are critical
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and cope/ react appropriately in a fast moving, constantly changing work environment
  • Knows when to escalate issues to Nuance or client management as appropriate for the situation

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with contact center technologies (IVR, WFM, Telephony)
  • Relevant enterprise industry experience (contact center technology providers, speech technology, IVR, web/mobile, Artificial Intelligence)
  • Familiarity with Security and industry related regulations (Sarbanes-Oxley, SOC, PCI DSS, HIPAA, Data Protection and Privacy regulations).

Additional Information:

Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.  

Nuance Communication Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5086 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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