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Practice Director, Product Security

Company: Praetorian Group, Inc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Job Description:

Position Overview: Reporting to the VP of Services, you will be responsible for managing our application and software security services team. The team provides proactive security assessment and advisory services to the Fortune 500 and venture-backed start-ups with a focus on web, mobile, iot, and cloud technologies. We need a well rounded individual who not only has a deep technical background in application and software security, but who also has a deep commitment to their team's career development, a fanatical obsession with customer success, and a relentless restlessness to strategically position and improve the product security practice's core service offerings. As an Inc. Best Places to Work, Inc. 500 - 5000, CyberSecurity 500, and Austin Fast 50 Award recipient, we are seeking an individual that understands the professional and personal growth attached to this opportunity and who has the corresponding internal drive to maximize it. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the best security engineers in the world who hail from organizations such as Amazon, CIA, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NSA, and Sun Microsystems.Career opportunity:

  • Join an industry with massive socio, economic, and political importance in the 21st century
  • Partner with prominent clients and help them solve hard security problems
  • Work alongside some of the best and the brightest minds in the security industry
  • Lead a security team and cultivate the next gen of great security engineers
  • Leave an indelible mark on a company where individual input has real impact
  • Be recognized, internally and publicly, for your contributions in a high profile position
  • Align your career trajectory with a hyper growth company that is on the moveCore responsibilities:
    • Drive performance and manage by objectives and key results
    • Manage a services team of 9 to 10 direct reports
    • Maniacal focus on client satisfaction during service delivery
    • Oversee team's engagement schedule and resource utilization
    • Enhance, improve, and streamline product security service line offerings
    • Grow, develop, and retain direct reports
    • Assist sales in identifying and closing new business opportunitiesAccountable for:
      • Quarterly customer net promoter score objectives and key results
      • Quarterly team utilization and gross margin objectives and key results
      • Quarterly practice improvement objectives and key results
      • Quarterly team career development objectives and key results
      • Quarterly team retention objectives and key resultsRequired qualifications:
        • 7+ years of industry experience with a deep understanding of the application security space
        • Experience with common development practices such as waterfall, agile, and scrum
        • Experience with software maturity models such as OpenSAMM, BSIMM, and SDL
        • Experience with security activities such as threat modeling, secure review, pen testing, and devsecops
        • Experience with software composition, static, and dynamic analysis techniques
        • Prior experience in an outward and customer facing role
        • Prior experience in people and project management
        • Prior experience managing a technical teamDesired qualifications:
          • Prior software development experience
          • Prior cyber security consulting experience
          • Prior experience working alongside product teams
          • Bachelors or masters in computer science, engineering, math, or physicsDesired behaviors:
            • Customer centric focus with an obsessive need to wow and delight each client
            • Obtains fulfillment in helping people do what they do best and grow in their career
            • Relentless restlessness to improve service execution, service delivery, and the service practice
            • Ability to maintain high levels of output and work ethic
            • Personable individual who enjoys working in a team-oriented environment
            • Comfort dealing with ambiguity in an environment where we build the plane as we fly it
            • Ability to work within constraints and to challenge the status quo
            • Ability to self-direct work, orient to action, and truly own the position in a hyper-growth environment
            • Ability to translate business objectives into tactical, technical activities and vice versaIf this position is wildly successful, in one year you will have:
              • Taken complete ownership of the practice
              • Become the driving force behind your team's direction
              • 90% or greater net promotor score
              • 90% or greater of existing customers return
              • 85% or greater resource utilization
              • 65% or greater gross margin
              • 90% or greater employee satisfaction score
              • 10% or less voluntary team attritionCompensation package includes:
                • Highly competitive salary
                • Annual performance-based incentive compensation
                • Employee stock option plan
                • Annual budget for training, certifications, and conferences
                • 70% company coverage on health insurance premium
                • 4% company 401K matching vested immediately
                • No formal vacation policy with flexible hours and working environmentIn compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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