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Senior Technical Project Manager



IT, Operations
Texas, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Who is Forcepoint?

Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. 20+ years in business. 2.7k employees. 150 countries. 11k+ customers. 300+ patents. If our mission excites you, you’re in the right place; we want you to bring your own energy to help us create a safer world. All we’re missing is you!

Job Title: Senior Technical Project Manager

Specialty: Security

Type: FTE

Location: Remote US

Security is a primary competency at Forcepoint, and the Information Security Technical Project Manager role is critical to ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an organization’s information assets. You will oversee the coordination, and execution of information security program with underlying project workstreams, ensuring they are completed within scope, on time, and within budget. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to identify security requirements, track issues, and develop strategies to mitigate risks to the project. Additionally, you will be responsible for monitoring project progress, managing resources, and communicating project updates to stakeholders. This includes internal project to the Information Security department as well as utilizing Forcepoint products and influencing those roadmaps.

Security team’s goal is to identify, measure, manage, mitigate, and report risk associated with products to keep our customer’s data safe. You will be responsible for identifying team focus areas and driving impact where there are complex cross-functional needs from the respective product groups, as well as significant business and technology solution opportunities. In addition, they will provide analytical insight and foresight to help shape long-term strategy, and drive planning and prioritization for the teams they support. In driving execution of these plans, they will define and align cross team engagements which bring clarity and focus and enable the easy flow of information and plans between people and teams, through the creation of effective communications at scale.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead the planning, execution, and monitoring of Information Security programs and associated project, ensuring they align with organizational goals, comply with industry standards, and adhere to established Agile project management methodology.

  • Build, manage and lead complex security programs like Forcepoint product deployment for internal use.

  • Be accountable for roadmap delivery including adoption and success criteria as defined by you and executive stakeholders.

  • Maintain project plans show schedules and critical path dependencies.

  • Leverage your technical SME and quickly build expertise in support of the Security programs you’ll own.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders from various departments to understand their information security requirements. Translate business needs into technical specifications and project deliverables.

  • Lead technical tracking activities and perform risk assessment to identify key priorities and dependencies.

  • Succinctly communicate risks, expectations, and timelines to stakeholders and management.

  • Partner with Product, Engineering, IT and Security teams and other cross-functional stakeholders, in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) as part of product and feature launches.

  • Evaluate select third-party vendors and contractors to supporting information security initiatives. Manage vendor relationships, contracts, and service level agreements.

  • Improve on existing frameworks, processes and standardized templates related to various stages of security requirements and reviews.

  • Contribute to the architecture, maintenance, and development of security controls.

  • Identify and creatively resolve complex technical and cross-functional issues and risks.

  • Scale programs by leveraging technology and driving automation of operational processes.

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • 5+ years total experience as a TPM, engineering, product manager (technical domain), or related discipline.

  • 5+ years of experience in security, risk management, compliance, information systems or other relevant fields.

  • Design and iteratively improve procedures that solve problems in simple and scalable ways.

  • Diverse and deep experience with delivering cross-functional projects with multiple dependencies and constraints.

  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies quickly.

  • Existing experience with agile project management tools like Jira.

  • Organized, detail oriented, self-driven, and comfortable handling situations that may depart existing paved roads.

  • Discipline with keeping project plans current.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish trust with internal/external partners.

  • Excellent ability to communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders, and across hierarchy to drive alignment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a track record of communicating at all levels involving both technical and non-technical teams/stakeholders.

  • Has a comprehensive understanding of security domains, processes, risks and controls.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks effectively.

  • Knowledge of security technologies, such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, ZTNA, SIEM, IAM, etc.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working in a high security and/or highly regulated industry.

  • Use of agile methodology values, principles, and practices to plan, manage, and deliver solutions.

  • Certification in Safe or Project Management.

  • Additional certification like CISSP/CISA certification, or equivalent

  • Prior experience in conducting security assessments and active participation in audits like ISO 27001, FedRAMP, SOC2, NIST CSF, etc.

Bonus Experience

  • Experience in leading FedRAMP certification process

  • Experience in operating secure cloud infrastructure that has continuous monitoring for compliance

  • Experience in risk governance that includes creating risk matrices and control-based evaluations

  • Experience in supporting Internal Audit function project management.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.


Don’t meet every single qualification? Studies show people are hesitant to apply if they don’t meet all requirements listed in a job posting. Forcepoint is focused on building an inclusive and diverse workplace – so if there is something slightly different about your previous experience, but it otherwise aligns and you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You could be a great candidate for this or other roles on our team.

The policy of Forcepoint is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Forcepoint is a Federal Contractor. Certain positions with Forcepoint require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.

Applicants must have the right to work in the location to which you have applied.