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Chief Product Officer - Remote

Center for Internet Security, Inc.
life insurance, vision insurance, flexible benefit account, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States
April 06, 2024

Chief Product Officer - Remote
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Cybersecurity Services Program

Regular Full-Time



The Chief Product Officer holds a key leadership position on the CIS Executive team at the Center for Internet Security. The Chief Product Officer is responsible for developing and managing a CIS wide product portfolio consisting of CIS-developed and third party integrated software products and services. The CPO must have a deep understanding of product development methodologies, emerging technologies, industry trends, agile practices, UX/UI design principles, and strong technical insight to make informed decisions. The CPO will analyze market data, conduct financial evaluations, and have a keen sense of market dynamics to make data-driven decisions. The CPO must be an effective leader capable of inspiring and motivating teams, setting a clear vision, fostering collaboration, and empowering team members to achieve their full potential.

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.

Salary Range: $260,000 - $320,000 + incentive bonus
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

  • Lead development and evolution of a CIS wide product portfolio that harmonizes CIS products and services and accomplishes a balance between mission accomplishment and revenue growth
  • Responsible for overseeing the development, tracking, and execution of comprehensive near and long-term product strategies and roadmaps aligned with the CIS vision, mission, and strategic business objectives
  • Responsible for developing, justifying, and maintaining business cases and managing approved budgets for portfolio of products and individual products as appropriate
  • Oversee the product management team across CIS, ensuring consistent methodologies, processes, and product artifacts. Mentor product managers and product owners to raise their level of capability and performance
  • Oversee the entire product development lifecycle, from ideation and prioritization to execution and release ensuring timely and high-quality product delivery
  • Identify market opportunities, assess risks, and make informed decisions regarding product investments and resource allocation
  • Continuously evaluate evolving technologies, market conditions, and customer feedback to inform strategic direction of products and services
  • Maintain a strong focus on product quality and performance, while ensuring adherence to industry standards and best practices
  • Build and nurture strong relationships with key customers, stakeholders and partners, gathering feedback to drive product improvements and customer satisfaction
  • Assist in the building and leading high-performing product teams, providing guidance, mentorship, and support
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to track product performance, customer satisfaction, and market success
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement to drive product excellence
  • Lead design and user interface efforts ensuring products are intuitive and provide a seamless user journey, resulting in customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Ensure close collaboration and coordination with various departments, including marketing, sales, security best practices, and operations to ensure effective communication, alignment, and coordination
  • Report on product performance to internal and external stakeholders, including CIS senior management and the CIS Board of Directors
  • Develop decision making criteria for product investments
  • Manage complex product and program budgets
  • 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
  • 10+ years' experience in a senior product management leadership role in a technology-related field
  • 10+ years' experience in Product Engineering
  • Strong experience in product management, software development, and agile practices
  • Experience leading and managing in both direct-line and heavily matrixed organizations
  • Experience in strategic planning, risk management, and change management
  • Experience developing processes and procedures to drive product management maturity
  • Experience developing and managing complex P&L's, developing business cases, pricing models, managing budgets and demonstrated strong financial acumen
  • Significant client-facing experience and excellent communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • 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:

  • Advanced degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field
  • Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) and/or Cloud Service Provider (CSP) experience
  • Strong presentation capabilities
  • Strong working knowledge of data analysis and performance metrics using business management and intelligence software (e.g. CRM, BI tools)

*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.