Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Vice President – Engineering & Product Management, OSS - Remote

Job Locations US
Cybersecurity Operations
Regular Full-Time


The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.

The Vice President – Engineering and Product Management will serve as the senior leader for four major divisions within OSS: DevOps, Engineering and Infrastructure, Emerging Technology, and Product Management. The VP and their management team will be responsible for software development, data analytics, hardware engineering, cloud management, tier 3 support of OSS products and services, evaluating technologies for use within OSS by our State, Local, Tribal, and Territory (SLTT) members, and product management/ownership.

What You'll Do

  • Provide leadership, vision, and direction for the engineering and product management organization
  • Manage the engineering and product management budget, with ongoing focus on personnel, vendor, and capital expenditures
  • Lead the development of strategic plans for the evaluation, development, and deployment of technologies to support new OSS, MS-ISAC and EI-ISAC products and services
  • Act as primary communicator for the vision of OSS’ portfolio
  • Build strong working relationships with business leaders, IT, sales, external stakeholders, and CISA to ensure the team meet expectations and contribute to the achievement of business goals
  • Define technology roadmaps in alignment with OSS’ strategy and direction from the MS-ISAC and EI-ISAC executive committees and continuously monitor, refine, and incorporate feedback
  • Coordinate among internal and external stakeholders as well as contractors/vendors to align State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) organization needs with technological solutions
  • Oversee DevOps processes and practices, including automating the handoff of code releases from development to operations
  • Implement and manage software development status reporting, metrics, and benchmarks
  • Lead software engineering teams and other stakeholders to set goals for improving code quality, maintainability, security, and scalability
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, business or a related field*
  • 8+ years’ experience in managing software engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience in product management
  • 10+ years’ experience leading teams
  • Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
  • Experience in vendor/contract negotiations and management of multiple concurrent contracts
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Strong business acumen and ability to understand and drive mission objectives
  • Understanding of software development methodologies and best practices
  • Understanding of relevant tools and platforms (e.g., cloud platforms, web technologies, client-server technologies, continuous integration and deployment)
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • The position is open to U.S. citizens and requires a favorably adjudicated DHS Fitness Review for Public Trust Positions**

It's A Plus If You Have:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Business or related field
  • Strong presentation capabilities
  • 3+ years’ experience in the cybersecurity domain
  • Experience working with federal, state, and local government
  • Experience leading geographically distributed teams
  • Eligible to obtain National Security Clearance preferred, but not required

*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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