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General Security Analyst

Date: May 1, 2022

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92606

Company: Kia America, Inc.

At Kia, we’re creating award-winning products and redefining what value means in the automotive industry. It takes a special group of individuals to do what we do, and we do it together. Our culture is fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative. Our people thrive on thinking differently and challenging the status quo. We are creating something special here, a culture of learning and opportunity, where you can help Kia achieve big things and most importantly, feel passionate and connected to your work every day.

Kia provides team members with competitive benefits including premium paid medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your dependents, 401(k) plan matching of 100% up to 6% of the salary deferral, and time off starting at 14 days per year. Kia also offers company lease and purchase programs, company-wide holiday shutdown, paid volunteer hours, and premium lifestyle amenities at our corporate campus in Irvine, California.




Under the direction of Digital Technology Management, the General Security Analyst will report to the Cybersecurity Manager and be a key member of the security team. 

This important role will oversee security administrative functions such as governance and risk management.  This includes updating Information Security Policies, overseeing IT project risk assessments, overseeing IT vendor assessments, and coordinating security related training.  A large part of this role involves managing external IT partners and ensuring they perform their security obligations in accordance with contracted terms.  Additionally, this position will collaborate with Facilities team to ensure physical IT assets are protected in accordance with local and global security policies and guidelines.  Lastly, working with cybersecurity counterparts, this role will help to raise team member awareness of information security threats via newsletters, training sessions and simulations.  

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 30%    

Maintains Kia America’s Security Policies, Standards and Procedues including coordinating regular updates and ensuring employees and contractors are aware of them.  This includes coordinating alignment with global Information Security Policies and Standards.

2nd Priority - 30%    

Develops and supports a security education program.  Works with counterparts and HR on the content of the program and how it will be communicated.  Program to include newsletters, multi-media training materials and presentations.

3rd Priority - 30%    

Support IT and physical security risk management activities including project risk assessments, vendor assessments and scheduling of penetration tests.  Will engage outsourced IT service provider to perform most of these tasks and ensure the results are timely and of high quality.

4th Priority - 10%    

Provide information security consulting services to key stakeholders across all business departments.


  • Bachelor’s degree or comparative experience in information security
  • Security certification a plus 

Overall Experience

  • 5 years of work experience with 3 years in a security role
  • Experience overseeing external security service providers


  • Must be proactive, self-motivated, and customer focused.

Directly Related Experience



Ability to assess systems support operations and lead process improvement.
Ability to manage external vendors in the development and delivery of related products, programs, and services.
Excellent customer service ability and strong verbal and written communication skills
Requires high-level organizational, planning, analytical, and technical skills.


CHALLENGE - Solving Complex Problems
COLLABORATION - Building and Supporting Teams
CUSTOMER - Serving Customers
GLOBALITY - Showing Community and Social Responsibility
PEOPLE - Interacting with People at Different Levels


Equal Employment Opportunities

KUS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, including pregnancy and childbirth and related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, legally protected physical disability or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  KUS complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KUS has offices.  The KUS EEO policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.


Disclaimer:  The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and for this position.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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