Security Program Manager

Full Time
Palo Alto, CA
Areas of Interest: Security Program Management/Chief Information Security Officer
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VMware Product Security Program Managers are responsible for working with product teams to implement VMware’s Secure Product Life Cycle. They act as the single point of contact for multiple R&D  teams and advise them on how to implement the product security policies early in the development life-cycle, and closely track progress throughout the cycle. As part of the Product Security Team, they assist in continually reviewing and updating VMware’s Product Security policies, procedures, and tools to meet business needs. This position requires a solid foundation in program management, a high degree of organization, a high capacity for managing complexity and ambiguity, ability to solve problems creatively, and an awareness of information security concepts. They are expected to build strong rapport with R&D teams and produce a high quality of work with little supervision.  

Previous experience with implementing software security for SaaS offerings, familiarity with security testing and incident response planning as well as current industry trends in the area of Information Security are highly desirable.


  • Drive the Security Development Lifecycle across product releases according to established practices.
  • Collaborate with product teams to identify potential features, architecture changes, and mitigation strategies to improve security of VMware products and services
  • Manage and drive security bugs to resolution
  • Identify high-risk issues and manage them appropriately to minimize risk to VMware, its products and services.
  • Track and report progress of issues and projects from inception to completion
  • Work with customers and partners to understand and resolve product security concerns


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of relevant technical and program management experience
  • The ability to create functional processes for managing communication
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Secure Software Development activities
  • Familiarity with threat modeling, code review, and penetration testing methods and understanding of security concepts is highly desirable
  • Self motivated, independent, and works well within and across functional teams
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