Engineering Program Manager - Identity Protection (East Coast - Remote)Apply Job ID R3959 Date posted 06/04/2021
At CrowdStrike we’re on a mission - to stop breaches. Our groundbreaking technology, services delivery, and intelligence gathering together with our innovations in machine learning and behavioral-based detection, allow our customers to not only defend themselves, but do so in a future-proof manner. We’ve earned numerous honors and top rankings for our technology, organization and people – clearly confirming our industry leadership and our special culture driving it. We also offer flexible work arrangements to help our people manage their personal and professional lives in a way that works for them. So if you’re ready to work on unrivaled technology where your desire to be part of a collaborative team is met with a laser-focused mission to stop breaches and protect people globally, let’s talk.
About the Role:
We are CrowdStrike, a fast-growing security company that protects our wide range of customers from cybersecurity attacks. We’re investing in program managers who are energetic, eager to learn, flexible, and capable of managing large scale/complex engineering projects in a fast-paced environment.
As a Program Manager, you’ll be responsible for supporting the Identity Protection Product Group, whose mission is to protect workforce identities allowing us to view full authentication footprint and attack surface associated with it and ensure proper controls are in place. Your primary focus will entail driving the scheduling, scoping and execution of projects for the Product Group, working directly with the Engineering Developers, the Product Managers, and the Dev Managers in order to ensure timely delivery against the roadmap. You’ll work closely across functional teams (UX, Cloud, Sensor) to collaborate and ensure dependencies are well known, critical issues are identified and driven to resolution.
Required In lieu of a cover letter:
In order to highlight what would make you a valuable asset to the CrowdStrike Program Management team, we'd like to know what a day in your "project management" life looks like. More specifically, please tell us about ONE project in particular which required your leadership and fortitude to turn the tides of potential disaster. Using an intro paragraph to provide a brief summary of the problem the project was looking to solve and no more than 10 bullet points of "Actions Taken" by you specifically that led to the project's successful outcome.
Providing coaching/mentoring to the team in a highly collaborative and empathetic environment.
Demonstrates the ability to understand tasks and discuss with employees in a manner which gives guidance and best practices, but does not dictate implementation.
Demonstrates the ability to learn and communicate technical context and align it with business objectives to help drive project deliverables, resources, and timelines.
Creating and driving the project schedule, working with dev management task assignments, and managing schedule progress; from large phases through to detailed tasks, including understanding and managing dependencies within and across Product Groups.
Collaborating with staff and management of multiple worldwide business units (including subject matter experts, product management, design teams, and technology teams) to clearly identify, explain, and communicate their project involvement, project goals, expectations, and tasks.
Proactively tracks the status of project activities and ensures that schedules and priorities are being met.
Ensures critical issues are identified, tracked through resolution, and escalated if necessary.
Proactively manages daily/weekly project communication and status reporting.
Leads Scrum meetings and creates and follows up on meeting minutes/action items.
Flexibly working across timezones to help coordinate and follow up on work (from Israel to the West Coast, US).
5+ years of experience working in a program/project management capacity for software development in fast-paced companies.
Knowledge of Microsoft active directory, authentication flows and MFA technology, and understanding of workforce Identity context such access behavior and threats landscape is an advantage.
Experience with/exposure to large scale platforms (cloud technologies), complex inter-dependent technologies.
Seasoned team coach that manages and alleviates (instead of running from) persistent obstacles
Experience with Systems Development Lifecycle and Project Management Methodologies, specifically Agile/Scrum. Experience with Scaled Agile Framework methodology a plus.
Experience owning a program/ portfolio of products/features, scoping requirements, planning milestones, and being an active resource for technical teams and product managers.
Must enjoy consensus-driven environments where collaboration, honest and open communications are paramount.
Must work effectively and professionally with cross-functional groups across divisions, worldwide, as part of a team.
Must exhibit meticulous attention to detail, and have the ability to make logical timely decisions.
Excel with proactively and independently driving for results in small team environments
Demonstrate self-learning capabilities, taking initiative in a fast pace/quickly changing environment.
Ability to extrapolate context from complex technical conversations, provide teams w/ valuable summations around action items and next steps.
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills are required.
Fluency in Hebrew (speaking) is preferred and a plus.
Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:
- Market leader in compensation and equity awards
- Competitive vacation policy
- Comprehensive health benefits + 401k plan
- Paid parental leave, including adoption
- Flexible work environment
- Wellness programs
- Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats
We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that not only embraces the diversity of our people but also reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work and the customers we serve. We know that the happiest and highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives and ways of solving problems so we strive to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds and create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.