Vice President, Product Security

Product Management Requisition ID 6085 Foster City, California california


Title:  Vice President, Product Security

Customer confidence in the security of our solutions is essential to our business, and you will be on point for ensuring that the Qualys products adhere to industry standards and best practices for security. In this role you will work closely with internal teams across Qualys and with Qualys customers to understand product needs, and collaborate with engineering teams to drive the product roadmap for product security and compliance features (e.g., audit logging, authentication/authorization, secret/key management, integration with password vaults, account takeover prevention, etc.).  This role will involve close collaboration with cross functional teams (Product Managers, Engineering, Security, Legal, Sales, Support & marketing). This role requires experience and understanding in the domains of cloud native infrastructure such as the Qualys cloud platform and deep experience in secure software development and product security. 


  • Be the ‘Product Owner’ that the engineering teams look up to for product security and compliance
  • Define and communicate the product security vision and strategy
  • Own the product security roadmap and set expectations with relevant partners
  • Work with security and product teams to identify and incorporate security and compliance requirements into the product
  • Understand customer needs, perform detailed technical, market research & design product use cases to drive product security and compliance features.
  • Work with the UX team to develop delightful user experiences for identified product use cases.
  • Work with the documentation team, and SMEs to thoroughly document product capabilities and features and deliver as self-service product documentation for customers.
  • Closely work with and guide engineering teams in fast-paced sprints to build and deliver key strategic product features.
  • Work with engineering, customer support to drive areas of improvement needed in the product.
  • Work with the marketing team to build key product marketing collateral and deliver field sales team training.
  • Partner with sales teams, solution architects to present product value & benefits to customers.
  • Engage in discussions with customer to understand their problems, answer questions about the product and educate them about the value of the product.
  • Work closely with other product managers to deliver on a unified central platform approach for cross product interoperation and use case driven upsells.
  • Meet regularly with customers to get feedback on product and enhancement requests while identifying correct design partners.
  • Schedule regular TAM training and Company Sales organization to maintain a strong knowledge base about your product.
  • Responsible for tracking and prioritizing, scheduling and including review of Feature requests and customer CRMs.
  • Provide timely updates to executive team. 



  • B.S. in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, or a closely related discipline and at least five years of relevant work experience in the field of cybersecurity, secure systems engineering, product security or devices security
  • Working knowledge of common compliance security regulations and standards such as NIST Cybersecurity Framework, EU Cybersecurity Act, GDPR, FedRAMP or PCI
  • Working experience with applied cryptography and modern authentication and authorization frameworks and services
  • Strong technical skills with a solid foundation in sales engagements and customer engagements.
  • Comfortable with conflicts, capable of influencing cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Passionate problem solver.
  • Strong desire for learning new things.
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills – capable of explaining complex requirements in simple words.
  • Experience working with large enterprises, understanding their needs and capabilities in deploying new software.
  • Experience with SaaS model / cloud-based security systems is a plus.
  • Any programing or integration experience in the past will be highly beneficial.
  • Personable with excellent English in both verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with system integrations, Jira (Agile/Scrum) and Confluence.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new concepts and capacity for self-teaching.
  • A positive, optimistic attitude, an excellent listener and ability to understand the needs of the business.
  • Dependable, proactive self-motivated and very organized.


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