Position Title: Authentication Project Manager / Program Lead
Experience Level: 5-10 Years
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Skills Proficiency: Intermediate
Seeking a project manager / program lead who has qualified experience with large firmwide multi-year, multi-team and multi-disciplinary technology initiatives particularly in the areas of authentication core technologies and authentication security infrastructure, preferably in End User Technology / Computing space (such as desktop, laptop, mobile).
The qualified candidate brings the right kind of experience to the table so that on a day-to-day basis they will actively and effectively strike the appropriate balance between engaging strategically while also knowing when to dig into the weeds. To that end, they are execution and delivery-focused and have a knack for leading [the conversation, the teams, the needful], rather than only managing them, and fundamentally understand the difference.
This candidate understands the importance of both building their brand and relationships, and strives to do so by establishing themselves with key stakeholders as a reliable source of truth, developing a network, cultivating two-way trust amongst their colleagues and senior leadership, and partnering across a range of contributors.
This role will work with a range of engineers, operational support, risk officers and senior management globally, across different time zones, to successfully deliver critical Authentication technology objectives, establish necessary processes therein, and partner to institute those changes with firmwide impact, as part of a firmwide strategic Authentication Program.
This is a hands-on role which requires understanding authentication subject matters from both a broad and detailed point of view, have excellent customer service and communication skills, diplomacy and influencing/negotiation skills, the ability to organize, coordinate and track many moving parts, manage vying priorities, and do so with proficiency in self-prioritization.
They will need to internalize the project objectives and sometimes apply out of the box thinking to accomplish the right targets. Given the duration and impact of these authentication work efforts/initiatives, this will require commitment, resolve, and a good sense of humor never hurts.
The qualified candidate is balanced with a confident can-do attitude but is not a yes-person. This role will be responsive to the day to day demands of the authentication program, including ensuring commitments are met, deliverables and tasks are tracked, status is reported, risks/issues are appropriately communicated, and will escalate when (and to whom) warranted.
Knowledge about Authentication across End User technologies
Seasoned experience leading and managing large/complex IT project
Extensive depth in balancing strategic project leadership with daily program management
Ability to lead with initiative; Facilitate progress
Perform as a program lead/project stakeholder, and partner with contributors across technology disciplines
Diplomatic and influential In depth understanding of both Agile methodology and SDLC principles
Oversee the portfolio of projects (plan), and track risks, issues, dependencies across the program
Excellent project scheduling and estimation skills
Ensures efforts are executing as needed, and escalates appropriately in a timely manner
Exercises pragmatism and an out-of-the-box approach to problem solving
Excels in a fast-paced dynamic work environment
Must be extremely detail-oriented, very organized and value the integrity of the data
Maintains precise, accurate and timely meeting notes, and is adept at actively tracking/managing follow ups
High proficiency in standard productivity tools (Google Docs, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including effectively articulating the message in a clear and concise fashion which is audience appropriate
Facilitates cross-disciplinary coordination
Compiles and delivers portfolio level status reports and presentations
Facilitates budgeting/cost analysis/funding requests
Facilitates the defining / revising of operational processes
Skills Strongly Desired:
Experience in Authentication (technologies, controls, processes, security, products)
Scrum Master / Agile methodology
IT Security, Cyber Security, Security Operations, Security Engineering
Understands the technology infrastructure stack
Have an eye for consistency in reporting
Knowledge of PMI approach and application in industry
Sense of humor