IBM Global Security Testing Program Manager-X-Force Red Offensive Security in Houston, Texas

Job Description

Global Security Testing Program Manager-X-Force Red Offensive Security

Are you passionate about Cybersecurity? Do you enjoy engaging with Clients and Consultants while managing complex security programs in a fast paced, technical environment? Are you interested in joining a team of like-minded passionate experts, many of whom have decades of experience both managing these types of programs and breaking into anything and everything to help organizations strengthen their security? If so, X-Force Red, IBM Security’s team of veteran hackers, is looking for a Global Security Program Manager with expertise in managing security programs for top Clients, and you may be the perfect fit.

Your Role

The Global Security Testing Program Manager will be a part of X-Force Red Offensive Security, IBM Security’s team of veteran hackers, and will manage security testing programs for clients' security testing needs. There is a potential for 25% travel, including international travel. Travel depends on project requirements.

Your Abilities & Skills

The following core skills for this role include:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills

  • The ability to lead large groups and be a primary facilitator

  • Demonstrated written skills

  • Comfortable working in a project based / client serving model

  • Ability to lead and shape client expectations

  • Help drive pursuits and engage in complex deals, matching outcomes to expectations

  • Ability to work easily with diverse and dynamic teams

  • Ability to work in a matrix management model

Your Responsibilities

The primary duty is managing security testing programs for clients’ security testing needs. Secondary duties include managing budgets and tracking contract profitability, assisting in the sales process with potential or existing clients, and acting as a client’s primary program contact for projects delivered by X-Force Red. It is critical that the Program Manager be able to rapidly interact to on-demand requests with minimal assistance.

About Security Services

IBM Security Services helps companies to build a solid strategy and transform their security program. From strategic advisory consulting, incident response, design and deploy services to cloud and managed security services, IBM® has the expertise to help companies stay ahead of cyber criminals. IBM Security Services enables companies to activate global intelligence, innovate without introducing risk, and mature their security program over time.

Learn more at:

https://www.ibm.com/security/services

Your Life at IBM

We come to work thrilled knowing it will never be the same day twice. At IBM, you have access to a rare combination of experiences that together build a powerful, rewarding career for you. These experiences consist of:

  • Opportunity to do work that impacts not just your team but often the very lives of millions of people. You’re not just joining a big company, at IBM you’re joining a bigger cause.

  • Ability to discover the exact career you were meant to have by trying different roles, industries, technologies even locations, right within IBM. No other company gives you the career opportunities like IBM.

  • A company with a progressive and inclusive heritage based on leadership and a history of taking stands on things that matter.

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years of information security program experience, preferably in the areas of penetration testing and/or incident response

  • Ability to manage complex penetration test/security testing projects that may include; web applications: internal networks, wireless networks, mobile applications, thick-client applications, embedded applications, hardware, etc.

  • Experience coordinating security testing projects with multiple consultants simultaneously

  • Experience presenting to executives

  • Effective English writing skills

  • Effective organizational skills

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience in technical scoping of security testing programs and projects

  • CISSP, OSCP, or other technical certifications

  • Conversational fluency in a second language

  • Hands-on experience in security aspects of compliance standards (ISO 27001, SSAE 16, COBIT, PCI, SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, etc.)

  • Experience editing documents for grammar, clarity, and technical accuracy

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.