Sr. Director, Product Security

Information Technology Newark, California Hoboken, New Jersey

Key Responsibilities:


  • Build and lead a high performing Product Security team and drive efforts to address internal, external, and emerging application security risks throughout the organization.
  • Work on key areas to develop baseline cloud, container, and application security standards and integrate into the CI/CD pipeline
  • Develop key partnerships with executive leadership, engineering, and product teams to enhance the organization’s security program.
  • Assess, design, implement, automate, and document security solutions and processes for K8s, and Cloud environments.
  • Leverage Agile methodologies to design, develop and deliver application security strategy, throughout the CI/CD lifecycle, including but not limited to the operating model, staffing and execution plans as needed.
  • Implement "security as code" using cloud services and CI/CD components and integrations.
  • Work with the Software Engineering teams to ensure that application security risks are effectively identified using market leading tools such as SAST, DAST, SCA etc., and appropriately with the right balance between security and operations.
  • Be a product security evangelist who can translate security concepts into language that is meaningful to varying audiences, including business and technical leaders. Integrate new and existing security tools, standards, and processes into the development life cycle, including static analysis and runtime testing tools.
  • Conduct business level security architecture assessments to evaluate existing security program and cloud application architecture, identify weaknesses and make recommendations.
  • Ensure appropriate developer security awareness, culture, and mindset through a variety of outreach programs.
  • In partnership with Software Engineering teams, Release Management, and SRE, design, implement, and maintain a Secure Development Lifecycle as part of the organization’s SDLC.
  • Manage security assessments, penetration testing, and bug bounty programs to ensure the continuous security oversight of the RMS environment, platforms, and applications.
  • Lead the team in the development and evolution of security roadmaps, embodiment of strategic plans, understanding controls and process gaps, providing architectural vision, and enabling the larger information security team.
  • Working closely with business groups and the engineering manager, this role will enable the architects to define and deliver innovative architectures to support the continued maturity growth and efficiency of RMS’s information security services.
  • Other Key Management Responsibilities:
    • Hire, grow and retain team members to expand the team and its capabilities within the organization
    • Act as an advocate for mentoring and technical career growth in the information security organization
    • Act as a liaison with other internal RMS teams or driving new capabilities, product investments, and research to fill coverage gaps.


Required Experience/Skills & Education:


  • Extensive background in Product Security management and implementation in an Agile and CI/CD environment leveraging Cloud architecture and technologies (AWS primarily but including Azure).
  • Technical experience with design and implementation of security containers, including Kubernetes.
  • Minimum of 8 years progressive experience in an information security management role, with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: Security Architecture, Security Engineering, Security Product Management, Software Engineering.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Software Engineering and Development technologies, methodologies, and implementations.
  • Minimum of 7 year’s management experience leading high visibility/impact functions, including the management of senior technologists and architects.
  • Strong background in ensuring secure application development, from front-end sites, API layers, and data management layers.
  • Technical experience with various authentication schemes, SAML integrations, federation of trusts, etc.
  • Strong background in securing SaaS platforms, and other multi-tenant, Cloud-architected environments.
  • Extensive background in information security services and operations and the people, process, and technology components that make them successful.
  • Significant experience in fulfilling business needs through the development of solutions through well-organized processes.
  • Experience in client-facing discussions with new and existing customers to discuss security controls and implementations.
  • Significant Service Management and or vendor management experience.
  • Must be able to communicate at a technical and business level, and be a bridge between the two
  • Appropriate certifications a plus.

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