Director of Product Security at VMware Carbon Black

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Job Description

The Director of Product Security will continue to drive and advance set the overall product security strategy for Carbon Black, the Security Business Unit of VMware.  This position is separate but complementary to VMware’s corporate security function and will focus on driving the continuing evolution of our internal product security program.  This individual will work with product management and engineering leadership to ensure that our internal product security program continues to be effective in response to the ever-changing threatscape that VMware Carbon Black faces as we grow.  


The qualified candidate will have deep technical knowledge of the security issues that surround both cloud hosted (SaaS) service offerings, hybrid and on-prem software products, and will be able to communicate effectively with product development teams, senior leadership, customers, and corporate security functions. 


What you and the team you lead will do 

  • Validate and improve our Secure Software Development Lifecycle and global regulatory compliance  

  • Evolve and execute product security strategy 

  • Recruit and manage the VMware Carbon Black Product Security team and administer its processes 

  • Track to resolution open security and vulnerability items 

  • Define and manage secure design, coding, testing, deployment, maintenance, and governance practices, including code analysis and audit 

  • Collaborate with VMware corporate Product Security, aligning and integrating processes and tooling 

  • Manage internal and third-party penetration tests 

  • Coordinate and manage lifecycle of reports through the Carbon Black bug bounty program 

  • Manage internal and external vulnerability analysis programs 

  • Work as a complement to corporate security operations to define and maintain a cohesive monitoring and response program for all Carbon Black Cloud Hosted Services 

  • Work alongside Product Management to maintain, execute, and prioritize a product security feature backlog 

  • Collaborate with Architecture and Engineering teams to ensure the products are designed, implemented and operated to provide continuity in the face of an attack 

  • Support the Go To Market organization in responding to security questions as part of the RFP process 

  • Work alongside Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit to investigate and mitigate potential bypass and exploit techniques 

  • Efficiently and effectively evaluate and communicate product security posture to the Carbon Black Product team, with recommendations and prioritization as required 

  • Manage relationships with the greater external research community in terms of responding to disclosures.    

What You'll Bring 

 The successful candidate will be deeply technical, with a focus on both engineering practices and policy application and also have: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or related Field; Master’s Degree a plus 

  • 10-15 years experience in both software engineering and security related field 

  • Certifications: CISSP , CISM, or related is a plus 



Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Product Dev Management
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-07-29

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Waltham HQ - 1100 Winter Street, Waltham Boston Location - 201 South Street, Boston

An Insider's view of VMware Carbon Black

What does career growth look like on your team?

We consider the Sales Development Representative Program an important first step in building out the foundation of a future leader. Whatever your first steps are at Carbon Black won’t be your last. Our program isn’t just about getting SDRs to be a good quota carrying rep; it’s also about helping them develop the next best step in their careers.


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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My leadership style is all about empowering my teams. I work in a way that is transparent and honest and want to help people achieve personal and professional goals. I want to foster technical abilities and make sure our people are keeping up with the leading edge technologies.


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What are some social events your company does?

Our culture club, Life at CB, focuses on a range of events. From company parties, employee communities, and sports leagues to philanthropy and learning and development, there's a ton of ways we get together and grow.


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What are VMware Carbon Black Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
In our Waltham HQ location.
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
For our Waltham HQ
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
For some roles, we will offer relocation assistance.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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