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Cybersecurity Program Manager

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What's the role?

As an Enterprise Information Risk & Cybersecurity (EIRC) Technical Program Manager, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating and actively managing the delivery plans for complex, cross-functional security solutions spanning multiple, technical efforts. This includes responsibility for the end-to-end plan in support of initiative outcomes. These initiatives and projects involve security architecture, technology and other network, server, or software implementation and upgrades.

The Technical Program Manager is a key driver of the Security Architecture and Assessment (SAA) program and decision-making process and involved in developing and running operational processes, communications, finance expense management, materials and engagement needed to build our evolving organization. This role will be able to collaborate effectively with the Office of CTP, Security Architecture and Assessment teams and enterprise partners, including but not limited to our EIRC PMO and Office of the CISO teams, infrastructure and engineering teams, cybersecurity defense and operations, enterprise architecture, and sourcing and procurement.

The ideal candidate will provide technical expertise based on cybersecurity experience, along with an attention to detail and planning allowing us to deliver on our commitments. Additionally, the role requires experience and familiarity with a broad range of security technologies and concepts.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Handle the divisional OKRs, Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs), Roadmaps etc.and correlate multiple connected initiatives into a single comprehensive view; collaborate with internal and external stakeholders regarding strategic and operational initiatives (Cyber Transformation, etc), in partnership with SAA leadership team, stakeholders and working group members

  • Produce executive level materials for the Security Architecture and Assessments leadership team (e.g. All Team meeting decks, Department QBRs, Leadership team meetings, roadshows, special initiatives, etc.)

  • Responsible for delivering presentations, roadmaps, status updates, metrics, and reporting

  • Create a framework, drive execution, and facilitate internal operations and communications (e.g. Security Architecture Community, SAA Town Halls, staffing, budgeting, job architecture/HR initiatives, engagement offsites, Newsletters, Digital footprint, slack channels etc.)

  • Work with Office of the CISO and Finance to manage the department’s expense management.

  • Accountable for representing Security Architecture and Assessments while aligning to one or more large, complex programs consisting of multiple efforts.

  • Makes connections across teams and work streams to drive identification and facilitation of interdependencies.

  • Accountable for defining the program structure and creating a single, unified plan to deliver on the program objectives.

  • Drives for clarity on objectives, priorities, and measures.

  • Accountable for identifying, assessing, and mitigating program risks and issues, and removing impediments.

Bring your best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Minimum 5+ years of professional experience.

  • 3 or more years of program management experience in cybersecurity and business functions. Experience with program management methodologies.

  • Experience with project management methodologies & SDLC. Working knowledge of project management

  • Ability to work closely with engineers, product managers and business leaders.

  • Experience managing large scale, cross-functional initiatives using a variety of delivery methodologies (i.e. waterfall, agile, lean, scrum, etc.)

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to dig into details, learn, ask questions and become the ""go to expert"" on certain concepts and topics.

  • Ability to track multiple visible multidisciplinary projects or initiatives; provides thought leadership.

  • Solves unique problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions.

  • Impacts the direction and resource allocation for program, project, or services; works within general department policies and industry guidelines.

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.

Beyond base salary, NM offers the following benefits; pension, 401k, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision, FREE lunch, annual bonus opportunity, and much more!

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