Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League (NHL®) is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.  

With more than 1500 employees across the US and Canada, the NHL is a global sports and entertainment organization committed to building healthy and vibrant communities using the sport of hockey to celebrate fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. 

At the NHL, we are looking for dynamic, energetic and impactful individuals who are committed to doing the same by sharing in our philosophy that Hockey is for Everyone – and inclusion belongs on the ice, in the locker rooms, boardrooms and stands.


The NHL is looking for an Information Security leader who is capable of effectively operating in multiple domains. The ideal candidate should be well versed in the theory and practice of application, data, identity, network, and systems security. In addition, working knowledge regarding the secure management and operation of various IT and Security platforms is desired. The VP of IT & Security will report to the CISO and be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the Information Security team.


  • Lead teams that secure our on-premise and cloud application, infrastructure, and operations platforms.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of the Identity and Access Management domain including Zero Trust, Authentication, Authorization, Access, entitlements, and other related information security principles.
  • Support the NHL’s adoption of IAM services in the cloud and holistic digital transformation.
  • Maintain continual awareness of vulnerabilities, mitigations, and attack techniques while partnering with other departments to address vulnerability management requirements.
  • Build productive relationships with key business stakeholders, project teams, operational teams, services providers, partners, and vendors while furthering information security initiatives.
  • Produce comprehensive and executive reporting regarding all aspects of the Information Security program and various IT systems.
Knowledge Areas/Experience
  • At least 8 years of practical experience in the desired domains including application, data, identity, network, and systems security.
  • At least 4 years of experience leading a multifaceted information security team. (appsec, websec, secops, IAM, IR, GRC, and VM)
  • Experience implementing and managing the security of cloud IaaS, PaaS, SaaS services such as AWS (GuardDuty), Office 365 (Defender for 365), and ServiceNow (IRM and Secops).
  • Experience aggregating, analyzing, monitoring, and querying various log sources for operational data and security intelligence (SQL a plus).
  • Experience securing large data sets in databases, data lakes, and data warehouses (Snowflake a plus).
  • Experience with cloud-native application and platform development, especially within zero trust architectures.
  • Experience integrating on-premise and cloud infrastructure using various Identity Providers, IDP, into a unified Identity Management, IDM, platform.
  • Significant experience with implementing, managing, and securing IAM / IDP platforms such as Azure Active Directory, CyberArk, and Okta.
These core competencies reflect the underlying values that are necessary to represent the National Hockey League:
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability               
  • Communication             
  • Critical Thinking
  • Inclusion
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
The NHL offers U.S. regular, full-time employees: 
Time to Recharge: Utilize our generous Paid Time Off (PTO) to focus on your well-being and ensure a healthy work/life balance.  PTO includes paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick days, plus an extra day off for your birthday.
Ability to Focus on your Health: Along with competitive salaries, the NHL offers comprehensive health benefits to employees and their eligible dependents effective on their first day with us – there is no waiting period.  The NHL subsidizes a large portion of the health benefits costs, therefore your cost for medical, dental and vision coverage is minimal.   
We also offer our employees and members of their household access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to support mental, physical, and financial health.  In addition, employees have access to a digital wellness resource designed to improve health and happiness through courses in sleep, movement, and focus. These services are confidential and at no-cost to our employees.  
Childcare Leave: Because your family is the NHL family, employees are offered comprehensive Childcare Leave to welcome your new addition. The primary caregiver to the child is entitled to up to 12 weeks of paid Childcare Leave, at full pay, following the birth, adoption, or placement of a child.
Employees that are not the primary caregiver to the child are entitled to up to 6 weeks of paid Childcare Leave, at full pay, which must be taken within the first 6 months following the birth, adoption, or placement of a child.
Confidence in your Retirement Goals: Participate in the NHL’s Savings Plan which includes a 401K (pre-tax and Roth options) plus non-elective (employer) contributions to keep your retirement goals on track.
A Hybrid Work Schedule: The NHL recognizes the value of flexibility in work locations/schedules to help our employees balance work/life priorities.  Hybrid work schedules are available for a majority of our roles.  
Our New Headquarters: Our new, state of the art, offices are located at One Manhattan West in Hudson Yards.  When you’re in the office, you can conduct meetings in one of our high-tech conference rooms, have lunch with a view or play in the game room. Employees can also enjoy New York’s newest neighborhood that is home to more than 100 shops, culinary experiences, and public artwork.
A Savings for Commuting: Participate in the NHL’s pre-tax commuter benefit plan which helps offset the financial cost of traveling to and from our office.
NHL Partner Rates: Unlock exclusive pricing from our Partners that include savings on travel, consumer goods and services, plus the NHL Store.
Life at the NHL: In your first few days, you meet with your new teammates and the HR Team. You have the opportunity to learn more about the NHL and our workplace culture.  Employees are invited to play hockey during our Tuesday Night Skate at Chelsea Piers, join our Employee Resource Groups and more. You are a part of our team and we encourage you to be your authentic self, adding to our dynamic workplace culture.
Actual base pay for a successful candidate will be determined based on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to: experience/training, market demands, and geographic location.
When applying, please be sure to include a cover letter with your salary expectations for this role.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.
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