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Senior Program Manager - Secrets Management and Cybersecurity Governance

Seattle, WA; Hybrid


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*This position is hybrid in Seattle, WA.

Typical Day in the Role:

As a Senior Program Manager specializing in Secrets Management and Cybersecurity Governance, your primary focus will be on identifying and implementing governance for unassigned secrets within government enterprise systems. You will play a pivotal role in standardizing access authentication and authorization processes for all resources within Azure services. Your typical day will involve a 50/50 split between collaboration and independent work. This includes driving program management aspects through meetings, identifying stakeholders, aligning accountabilities/responsibilities, and ensuring operational processes are seamlessly executed. No coding is involved; instead, the emphasis is on governance, stakeholder alignment, and establishing standardized processes. The role requires providing documented artifacts and signing off on final outcomes.

Top 3 Hard Skills Required:

  1. Cybersecurity Experience: 10+ years of experience.
  2. Governance Frameworks: A deep understanding of processes, race charts, and gaining alignment. 10+ years of experience.
  3. Cybersecurity Risk Management Frameworks: Writing cross-organizational charters and operationally executing them. 10+ years of experience.
  4. Program Management Experience: 10+ years of experience.

Compelling Story & Candidate Value Proposition:

This role is intriguing due to its potential for global impact. Addressing secrets management is a persistent challenge for every organization, and with Azure’s extensive service offerings, the ability to authenticate security authorization has a profound impact. The work environment is characterized by high collaboration, empathetic leadership, and camaraderie among team members. You won’t just be an employee but an integral part of the team and a peer.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Years of Experience Required: Approximately 10+ years in a program management capacity.
  • Disqualifiers: The focus is on personality, a growth mindset, and the ability to give and receive feedback. A willingness to engage and be an active part of the team is highly valued.

The ideal candidate should be able to articulate a clear vision of success, create and drive a roadmap, gain alignment across the enterprise, operationalize plans, and document relevant artifacts.

The ability to work in ambiguity, handle uncertainties, and make risk-aware decisions is crucial.

Taking action and failing fast, aligned with leadership and peers, is preferred over inaction.

This sets the expectation for what distinguishes an average candidate from an exceptional one.

Performance Indicators:

Performance will be measured based on the quality of work, meeting deadlines (aligned with team calendars), effective communication, and timely collaboration.

Success is defined by achieving outcomes on schedule, maintaining high-quality work, and ensuring all aspects of program management are thoroughly addressed.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $80 to $85/HR. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location. Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan.

Client Description

Our client is a large technology company based in Redmond, Washington with a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. They develop computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. This company enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

Working here, you will be part of a company that values:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • AI
  • Trustworthy computing

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Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.