Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Senior Director of Product Engineering - Remote

Job Locations US
Operations and Security Services
Regular Full-Time


The Senior Director of Product Engineering will serve in a key leadership role within the OSS management team and oversee multiple teams that are responsible for the development of product solutions and DevOps capabilities. The Senior Director will be integral in the full lifecycle of deployed products and services, including providing support to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) members, refreshing technology, developing product roadmaps and strategies in concert with the product management team, deploying hardware and software, and providing excellent customer service. 


The person in this role will be an experienced technology professional who can communicate effectively, design and implement strategic plans, provide technical cybersecurity expertise, and management skills. The primary purpose of this position is to lead and manage multiple program areas within the Engineering and Product Management Division, including network defense, endpoint defense, and security operations. Additionally, the Senior Director serves as a resource for the continued development and enhancement of processes and procedures related to day-to-day operations. 


The Center for Internet Security (CIS) 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. Operations and Security Services (OSS) is a business unit within CIS responsible for the management and operation of the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®) and Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing & Analysis Center® (EI-ISAC®) in cooperation with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). 


Salary Range: $126,100 - $191,100
We offer a competitive total rewards package at the Center for Internet Security:
  • Base salary is determined on a number of factors including, but not limited to, education, experience and skills.
  • Health (PPO, EPO, HSA), Dental & Vision Insurance eligibility starting from the first day of hire
  • $500 wellness card for Health Coverage Participants
  • 401(k) with 4% Company Match, vested from the first day of hire
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Dependent Care Account (DCA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Bonding Leave
  • Paid Volunteering Program
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) inclusive of vacation, personal and sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Engagement Activities
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan PayDown Program
  • Employee Referral program
  • Employee Assistance Program

What You'll Do

  • Provide leadership, vision, and direction for staff within the product development and business intelligence teams 
  • Provide technical thought leadership and provide mentorship, coaching, and feedback to technical resources 
  • Effectively manage the product engineering budget, with a focus on personnel, vendor, and capital expenditures
  • Build strong working relationships with business leaders, IT, external stakeholders, and CISA to ensure the team meets expectations and contributes to the achievement of business goals 
  • Influence and drive the technical architecture and key technology decisions along with other technology stakeholder partners to build for the long-term, while managing roadmaps and business needs 
  • Work within and across agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across a full-stack of development tools and technologies 
  • Work closely with CIS Leadership (including OSS, Sales and Business Services, Security Best Practices, Information Security Office, Chief Technology Office, and Information Technology), playing a key technical and resource management role in cross functional CIS projects 
  • Hire, train, and manage talent to ensure teams have the skills required to be successful 
  • Manage vendor relationships for partner platforms and software services 
  • Organize, plan, direct, control, and supervise all aspects of projects and programs 
  • Participate in meetings with current and potential customers to discuss any technical details surrounding the service offerings of OSS 
  • Keep current in the latest trends and technological advancements surrounding cybersecurity architecture, cloud security, network and endpoint monitoring, and emerging technologies 
  • Make recommendations to the Vice President of Engineering and Product Management regarding strategic direction and future growth. Demonstrate and support the organization’s leadership principles 
  • Actively work to enhance the processes and procedures used to support the efforts of the product development teams 
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned 

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (computer, software, or other engineering discipline) from an accredited college or university
  • 8+ years’ experience in mission-oriented leadership/management roles leading, managing, coaching, and/or mentoring individuals and/or teams 
  • 6+ years’ experience with DevOps technologies, cloud-based provisioning, CI/CD pipelines, monitoring, and troubleshooting 
  • 5+ years’ experience in product and project management
  • 5+ years’ experience leading technical teams  
  • 5+ years’ of experience in Agile practices 
  • 3+ years’ of experience with AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure, or another cloud service 
  • 2+ years’ of experience deploying, supporting, and/or managing cybersecurity tools (e.g., log management, endpoint protection, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, SIEM tools) 
  • Demonstrated experience implementing current technology trends and techniques (e.g., cloud-based solutions leveraging microservices) 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication 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 engineering, computer science, business, or related field
  • Experience using modern containerization software including Docker, OpenShift and Kubernetes 
  • Proficiency with automation tools such as Ansible, Chef or Puppet 
  • 10+ years of people management experience 
  • Familiarity with big data analytics technologies 
  • Industry related certifications such as PMP, GSLC, GISF, GSEC, CISSP 
  • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc. 
  • Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, S3, Data Lake, Glue, AppFlow 

*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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