Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Senior Project Manager, Security Operations

Job Locations US-Remote | US-NY-Albany
Project Management and Agile
Regular Full-Time


CIS (Center for Internet Security) is the trusted guide to confidence in the connected world. CIS collaborates with the global security community to lead both government and private-sector entities to security solutions and resources. CIS is an independent, not-for-profit organization.


The primary purpose of this position is to lead the project management initiative in our Cybersecurity Operations Division. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading Project Managers and the PM function, while also leading and managing multiple projects.

What You'll Do

  • Coordinate internal resources, strategic stakeholders, and third parties/vendor members for the effective execution of projects within Security Operations
  • Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including detailed project plans, schedules, project timelines and tracking of deliverables
  • Lead change management and guide project managers through the process
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Foresee and minimize project risks; report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage relationships among all stakeholders, including members and vendor members and business partners
  • Continuously improve Project Management program within Operations, assessing and improving the function, processes and tools
  • Present progress reports as well as identified problems and solutions to stakeholders and management
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field*
  • 7+ years’ experience in project management, especially larger projects with established firms using Agile methodology
  • 3+ years’ in technical or senior project management role
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Experience using project management software tools such as Microsoft Project, Atlassian Jira, Asana, Microsoft Project, etc.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The position is open to U.S. citizens and requires a favorably adjudicated DHS Fitness Review for Public Trust Positions
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

It's a Plus if You Have:

  • Master’s degree in business or a related field
  • Project Management experience in Cybersecurity field
  • PMP / PRINCE II / Scrum master or Kanban certification is a plus
  • Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
  • Experience in Agile methodologies and agile sprint-based project management
  • Proficiency with related software tools including but not limited to Asana, MS Project,, JIRA, MS Excel, etc.
  • Technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in web technologies
  • Experience with cloud services

*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.


**Factors that may cause a negative Fitness Review decision include:

  • Criminal Conduct
  • Dishonest Conduct
  • Employment Misconduct
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Use (illegal drug use or use of a legal drug in a manner that deviates from approved medical direction) Additionally, illegal drug use includes the use of drugs that are illegal for federal purposes despite being legal in select states and countries, such as marijuana.)
  • False Statements
  • Financial Issues
  • Have not resided in the US for three (3) of the past five (5) years

At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.


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