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Technical Program Manager - Security (Incident Response)

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Remote, United States

Job ID: R00193

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.


We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.


About the Role:

As the Security Technical Program Manager in the Trust & Security organization, you will play a critical role in fulfilling the vision to secure Confluent’s platform and cloud offerings through a combination of technical expertise, security experience, and excellent program management skills. You should be comfortable and experienced in driving and delivering highly complex projects on time, running significant security programs that span the entire company, and participating in operational security exercises, such as incident response and vulnerability management.


What You Will Do:

  • Manage and scale security programs by defining milestones and success criteria, resource allocation, and successful on-time delivery with minimal supervision
  • Proactively identify and resolve roadblocks/challenges affecting projects
  • Drive automation and process improvements for security programs
  • Explain technical architecture, decisions, and tradeoffs to both engineering and other functions
  • Work with Engineering, Product, and Security leadership to streamline and drive our projects on a predictable schedule
  • Work with stakeholders to drive cross-cutting and/or critical security initiatives for the company
  • Participate in operational security work, including incident response and vulnerability management


What You Will Bring:

  • 3-6 years of relevant industry experience
  • Security experience is essential for this role
  • Experience in running long-term security programs that deliver iterative improvements and risk reduction over time
  • Experience in operational security work, such as incident response and vulnerability management, M&A
  • Experience driving complex and massive projects across the organizations
  • Experience in areas such as release management, cost modeling, and capacity planning is a plus
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills to work with both engineering and other non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience managing end-to-end lifecycle of technical projects
  • Strong technical skills Experience in actual design and development of software projects is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience



Come As You Are


At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.



At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location.  This position has an annual estimated salary of 124,300 - 143,000 USD, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.


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