Global Head of Application Security and SDLC

Location: Hopkinton, MA, United States
Date Posted: 12-07-2018

Global Head of Application Security and SDLC


Hopkinton, MA; Round Rock, TX, or Bangalore, India  
The Global Head of Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) fl has the responsibility for defining and delivering the technical capabilities required to ensure their products and applications are designed and developed in accordance to modern and effective security standards.  This leader must develop trusted relationships with product and application engineering teams and devise effective strategies to implement secure development programs that align to and support those teams’ objectives.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for “building security in” and have demonstrated success in building and leading a highly efficient secure development program within a global technology company, and will possess extensive experience delivering threat modelling, secure coding practices, security testing and security assessments to product or application engineering teams.  This position requires technical depth and experience, a relentless focus on operational excellence but also strong management and leadership skills, in order to succeed.

Key Responsibilities
  • Serve as the senior Secure Development Lifecycle leader, leading the overall program strategy and advising company leadership and stakeholders on related subject matter as needed.
  • Define and manage the end to end process for designing, developing and testing the security of products and applications.
  • Define the services needed to support the SDL strategy, select tool track trends and ensure the services remain industry best.
  • Manage the global team that delivers technical and advisory services to the development teams. Manage resources to maximize effectiveness and customer satisfaction. Perform demand management and quality assurance functions to ensure service level agreements for both time and quality are met.
  • Define the KPIs to track the security performance of product and application development teams.
  • Represent  Company in industry groups and ensure alignment of best practices with industry practices.
  • Define the SDL training curriculum.
  • Recruit, manage, coach, train, lead, and inspire a global team of dedicated product and application security professionals.
  • Engage with external customers on the company's SDL strategy.
Essential Requirements
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience
  • 8 plus years of sustained excellence in product and application security or other applicable technical field
  • Experience in managing a software engineering team desired
  • Results-driven and accountability-minded
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced environment with competing and shifting priorities
  • Ability to manage and streamline operations that depend upon global teams and global technology deployments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to speak confidently and credibly in external forums
  • Ability to engage executive level stakeholders on complex matters in a substantive manner with limited guidance
  • Ability to confidently and effectively present complex technical topics to senior non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a larger matrixed organization
Travel Requirements
  • Domestic and international travel is expected
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