What you’ll be doing...

The Sr Manager SecOps Program Management reports to the Corporate Information Security (CIS) Executive Director of Security Operations and is responsible for leading and managing the delivery and oversight of key business and operational functions. The Sr Manager, Program Management is responsible for the establishment, maintenance and execution of standards, processes, procedures, and operations to support the Security Operations critical business and administrative functions. This includes creation of a consolidated SecOps roadmap, tracking and trending overall progress to end goals, vendor management, budgetary and resource management and tracking, management of certifications and audit, and SecOps internal compliance and governance oversight.

The Sr Manager, Program Management must be able to manage both directly and indirectly to achieve the highest levels of coordination and cooperation both within CIS and external to the organization. This position requires an understanding of Verizon business practices in creating and maintaining a Zero Based Budget, with constant stream reporting and management to ensure consistent spend and budgetary/resource requests.

This position will be responsible for all audit and certification testing and compliance oversight, working in conjunction with the other SecOps teams. ISO certification will be modified and extended to key functional areas. Internal and Externa audit interaction will be routed and managed by the Program Management Team.

The Sr Manager Program Management will be responsible for working with the SecOps leadership teams to ensure a rolling 36 month roadmap is created and maintained. This will require interaction with other Verizon organizations and external parties to ensure successful, on time, on budget delivery or program initiatives.

Ultimately, the Sr Manager, Program Management is a business leader, and should have a track record of leadership and experience within Verizon. This leader should have six years of relevant experience, including at least four years in a significant management role.


  • Lead the Security Operations Program Management team by setting the vision and establishing direction
  • Build and maintain relationships with other IT, network, and security leaders to develop a clear understanding of business needs; ensures cost-effective delivery of Security Operations services to meet those needs, and is able to respond with agility to changing business priorities
  • Direct and oversee the audit and certification interaction develop and promote best practices and standards, innovate and optimize testing capabilities, and drive maturity and transparency across the enterprise security landscape
  • Work effectively with SecOps and CIS units to facilitate operational program management processes and efforts
  • Manage the cost-efficient delivery services within an organizational structure consisting of direct reports and dotted line reports. This includes ensuring hiring, training, staff development, performance management, and annual performance reviews are aligned and effectively executed to continue to grow the skills and capabilities in accordance with Verizon’s strategic needs
  • Build the necessary internal relationships and communication networks among the broader information security team and line-of-business executives, corporate compliance, audit, physical security, legal and HR management teams to ensure continued alignment as required

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A Degree.
  • Six or more years of experience in a combination of penetration testing and red teaming security operations (at least four must be in a significant leadership role).
  • Proven track record and experience in effective management, as well as successfully executing programs that meet the objectives of excellence in a dynamic business environment`
  • Strategic people leader and builder of bridges, able to energize the appropriate teams in the organization; proven leadership in advanced information systems combined with broad business acumen, which extends beyond the functional responsibilities of the role.
  • Experience with building, training, and developing a high-performing team; ability to lead and motivate the team to achieve tactical and strategic goals, even when only "dotted line" reporting lines exist.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate information security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences at various hierarchical levels, ranging from board members to technical specialists.
  • Must be curious and a critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills; excellent analytical skills, the ability to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, as well as the ability to work well in a demanding, dynamic environment and meet overall objectives.
  • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT as well as those from NIST, including 800-53 and Cyber security Framework.
  • Ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations.
  • Ability to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
  • Project management skills: financial/budget management, scheduling and resource management.


When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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