Vice President Security & Quality
Santa Clara, California, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Executive Positions
BMC is seeking a passionate, customer-focused individual to serve as Vice President Security & Quality for the Enterprise Solutions Organization. This role is the senior executive for BMC product quality and security and is responsible for ensuring the highest standards of quality, security and compliance for BMC products throughout their lifecycle - development, testing, delivery and support. The role leads a talented and versatile staff with expertise in application security, security incident management, secure and compliant SaaS operations and product quality assurance located in several locations worldwide. This role leads the organization that provides comprehensive security and quality services across all product lines, and works closely with product strategy, product management, product engineering, customer support, account management, compliance management, SaaS operations and the internal information technology organization. We are looking for a leader who has deep experience in security, in particular application security (e.g., software scanning and analysis, penetration testing, security incident management) and SaaS operations security (e.g., compliance controls, security monitoring), as well as product quality assurance methods and processes, especially in an agile, DevOps-centric, software development life cycle environment. The Vice President Security & Quality is a highly visible role in the company, and the individual in this role will be instrumental in developing key processes and leveraging contemporary security / quality technologies and practices to ensure BMC products and services meet the highest-level security and quality standards for our customers., The Vice President Security & Quality will: * Manage and lead a team of security and quality professionals worldwide * Interface to all BMC product and customer facing groups as a common "shared service" function for Security and Quality processes, information, consulting and education * Develop and continually improve optimized processes, procedures, activities, metrics and enabling technology for all product security and quality functions * Ensure the best security and quality practices and technologies are leveraged appropriately and economically across BMC * Regularly report status and progress related to product security and quality to all stakeholders and BMC management The ideal candidate will have 15+ years of professional experience, and will have a successful track record of leading and managing application security and/or quality teams within a well-regarded and branded company or companies. Specific experiences will include: * A strong focus on execution. This individual must be strategic and creative, but strong execution capabilities are critical for success. Success will be judged on what is accomplished and delivered, not what is proposed. * Proven experience and success in security functions and processes, quality assurance, cloud operations and compliance. * Strategic analysis skills, excellent communication, presentation creation and writing skills will be necessary. The ability and desire to work effectively in a global, matrixed organization, persuading people with your passion is essential. * An executive with deep domain experience in one or more areas is preferred including but not limited to: application security, secure SDLC, API security, network scanning, malware prevention, threat modeling, code scanning (e.g., SAST, DAST, OWASP), penetration testing (manual, automated, internal, external), security operations, security incident handling (e.g., CVE response), vulnerability analysis, software compliance standards (e.g., FedRAMP, SOC2, FIPS, DISA STIG), cloud operations, quality assurance, software development lifecycles, automated testing, open source usage considerations. * One or more industry security certifications - specifically CISSP (concentrations in architecture, engineering or management a plus), CSSLP, SSCP, CCSP and CEH. * Analytical and data driven approach to the function with the ability to measure success, and identify and capitalize on industry and market opportunities. * Ability to develop a shared vision with solutions/product strategic leaders, and with an integrated customer support organization., Customer orientation: Must be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain a proactive understanding of customer needs and goals. Act as customer advocate; take initiative to overcome obstacles, to solve customer problems and to continuously improve overall customer satisfaction and demand. Organizational effectiveness: BMC is a large, complex company that moves at a rapid pace and where individuals are extremely focused on their own objectives. Being effective in a role that requires the input, support and ultimately the agreement of many other parts of the company requires extraordinary levels of persuasion, influencing and presentation skills. Working across organizational boundaries is paramount in this role. Creative thinking: Thinks in new ways about problems and issues; champions creativity to improve product security and quality, and optimizes technology solutions to meet business needs. Analytical thinking: Demonstrates the ability to think deeply and quantitatively about business problems, breaking down problems and presenting solutions while evaluating the pros and cons of each option. Modeling key values: Displays and promotes the standards of behavior that are in line with the values and expectations of the organization. Other personal characteristics: * Strong strategic thinker and "general manager mindset"; capable of developing and conveying compelling vision for the security and quality functions. * Hands-on leader capable of translating objectives into tactical action plans and milestones. * Strong innate leadership; must possess the presence and maturity to represent the security and quality functions effectively to customers and all internal stakeholders. * Passionate and dynamic leader with the energy and ability to work effectively across a complex, global organization. * Highly professional with unquestioned integrity.