Cyber Security Program Manager

Location: dulles, Virginia

Type: Contract To Hire

Optomi, in partnership with the third largest Internet company, is seeking a Senior Technical Security Project Manager for their Dulles, VA location.

Your job will be to keep users safe and make sure they stay one of the safest places on the Internet.  The Senior Project/Program Manager Reporting to the Director of Program Management and Business Operations, you will lead both tactical and strategic initiatives in support of the security program. In this role, you will coordinate projects within the Security team and partner with other teams across the company. You will be responsible for managing programs as well as developing and managing processes company-wide in a variety of security areas including governance, architecture, vulnerability management, cloud security, product security, network security, intrusion detection, dev operations, data centers, IAM, enterprise security, incident response, and other critical areas of information security. You’ll partner with teams across the company including IT, Network, Engineering, and Legal to help protect over a billion users.

What the right person will enjoy!

  • Spreading YOUR PASSION for Information Security within a Global Enterprise organization!
  • Collect, analyze, and present security metrics with dashboards
  • Proactively learn and utilize new technologies, concepts, and procedures as appropriate to project requirements
  • Support Security Champions across all business units
  • Desire to focus on information security to join the Security Program Management Office (PMO).
  • This role provides significant growth in knowledge and experience in the areas of information security, program management, business operations, and business change management.

Apply if your background includes:

  • 8+ years of experience in Program and/or Project Management
  • 5+ years leading large high impact technical program/project management working on cyber security projects
  • Bachelor degree with a preference in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or technical related field
  • Advanced degree preferred: Masters, MBA
  • One or more of the following certifications: PMP, Agile, Scrum Master, Six Sigma, Scaled Agile
  • One of the following security certifications is preferred: CISM, CISSP, GIAC
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid knowledge of software development lifecycles and methodologies. Experience collecting, analyzing, and presenting security metrics
  • Working knowledge of attacker lifecycles and defender strategies
  • Familiarity with security frameworks such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework or ISO 27001/2.
  • Experience with technologies and processes such as networks, encryption, vulnerability management, identity and access management, endpoint management, risk management, and cloud services
  • Experience leading programs to completion, including conducting post-mortems or retrospectives
  • Strong hands-on knowledge of Jira ticketing / workflow systems, ability to generate metrics & reports
  • Experience with Google accounts - mail, calendar, docs, sheets, forms, presentation, drawing Change Management Capabilities
  • Expert problem solver, using proven methods to solve difficult issues effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills, builds rapport and effective relationships
  • Defines project goals and milestones, prioritizing business and project requirements. Maintains focus on priority efforts and efficiently manages scope creep throughout engagement
  • Delivers regular and effective communication to key stakeholders in the business
  • Defines and documents business process, identifying gaps in efficiency


  • The Senior Program Manager is responsible for planning and executing projects within the information security portfolio, driven by the Paranoids and/or other partner organizations
  • The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for engaging with Oath engineers, managers, and leaders to evaluate and balance between security projects and business impacts
  • Candidates should be familiar with common project/program management principles as well as demonstrate an understanding of the PMBOK (PMI) and Agile frameworks
  • Working with the project teams and leadership, you’ll plan and deliver on initiatives accounting for resource needs, budgetary needs, and other factors to meet expected project timelines and goals
  • You’ll drive large, technical programs to address security needs
  • You’ll be accountable for the successful, on-time, and on-budget delivery of security projects
  • You’ll measure progress against goals and report to the team and up to executive leadership
  • Manage a portfolio of 5 - 8 formal security projects, based on size, scope, and complexity
  • Drive security and process improvements into the Security team and throughout the company
  • Represent the Security Team and the PMO internally