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Senior Project Manager, Security Operations Portfolio



Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023

Company Description

Rubrik is one of the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley, revolutionizing data protection and management in the emerging multi-cloud world. We are the leader in cloud data management and have raised over $553 million in venture funding, most recently at a valuation of $3.3 billion. Rubrik has been recognized as a Forbes Cloud 100 Company two years in a row and as a LinkedIn Top 10 startup. As cloud adoption continues to grow at an astounding rate, we’ll be solving some of its most interesting challenges while building a product unlike anything seen before. This is a massive challenge and we’re just getting started so there is a lot of opportunity for personal growth and contribution.

Information Security - Who We Are

The Information Security organization advances the overall state of security at Rubrik through critical initiatives and coordination of large security projects. Information Security builds technologies, tools, and processes to better enable teams at Rubrik to develop secure software and protect data and systems with appropriate security controls. Information Security also develops systems to monitor and respond to attacks against our assets, provides awareness education to teams on security best practices for data protection, and ensures data governance and data sharing relationships with third parties in order to securely protect Rubrik information.

What You’ll Do

Rubrik is seeking a ninja-skilled Project Manager to organize, plan, schedule, and deliver on a dynamic portfolio of technical and cross-functional initiatives related to information security programs and security risk remediation. The ideal candidate will take a pragmatic approach to ensuring continual progress across multiple overlapping assignments, holding themselves accountable for adding value through the project outcomes they drive and achieve.

The successful incumbent will be a hands-on, proactive self-starter who collaborates effectively with InfoSec leadership and our business partners across the organization. Getting things done here requires persistence in clearing obstacles, applying just the right level of project management rigor, and working consistently with a due sense of urgency and velocity.

A high-performing Project Manager in this environment is first and foremost a leader by influence who uses the PMBOK, but that’s only one of many tools in their arsenal. They must also bring security domain expertise, internal consulting skills, willingness to be an additional pair of hands at times, and a relentless focus on setting, managing, and meeting stakeholder expectations. Success means owning the initiatives and moving them through to completion vs. simply facilitating and documenting the work of others. You’ll need to know or learn the subject matter, look for other initiatives that might impact your assignments, and actively lead all assigned initiatives to success from launch to closure.

In addition to continually (re)prioritizing initiatives and executing on these priorities, the incumbent is responsible for sprint and milestone planning using Jira, backlog management, and ongoing status reporting to a variety of stakeholders and audiences.

A solid PM at Rubrik must do so much more than create and manage project schedules:

  • bring disparate stakeholders to consensus on charter, priorities, and timing
  • drive organizational change and security maturity
  • address operational issues and processes needing improvement
  • define requirements and success criteria for targeted outcomes
  • move the needle on security remediation and risk reduction
  • handle project owner scope while getting leaders to handle service owner scope

Reporting to the PMO Lead, this position will work responsively with multiple InfoSec Leaders to shape the plans and road map for InfoSec initiatives, ensuring accountability for timely completion of assigned and scheduled work. They will use solid communication and collaboration skills to manage stakeholder expectations and participation, and to resolve or escalate issues to keep things moving forward.


  • Drive multiple overlapping InfoSec initiatives in a hands-on Project Manager role
  • Define project plans and schedules to meet deadlines and timelines
  • Work with Management to address security maturity pain points and challenges
  • Implement projects using formal and informal tools and methods tailored to an appropriate degree of project management rigor
  • Lead, plan, execute, and control assigned InfoSec initiatives
  • Effectively influence and collaborate with others to achieve continual progress while effectively managing risks and changes
  • Manage milestones and complexities by leading through them
  • Anticipate issues so as to avoid them; escalate risks and blockers to leadership
  • Understand the landscape of related projects that may impact assigned initiatives

Required Experience:

  • 6+ years minimum experience as a project /program manager delivering initiatives in a software/SaaS company, or similar environment

Preferred Experience:

  • 7+ years delivering initiatives in a software/SaaS company, or similar environment; Information Security experience preferred
  • Prior work or similar role in a SaaS company of small to medium size
  • Bias for action, especially in working through conflict or resolving ambiguity
  • Solid delivery skills as a project / program manager, handling concurrent initiatives
  • Pragmatic use of PMBOK / Project / Program Management/Agile best practices; applying these and other methods creatively to achieve targeted outcomes
  • Driven to organize, establish, and improve processes, balancing speed, efficiency, and effectiveness with internal customer involvement, consensus, and satisfaction
  • Superb interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to convey complex concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical audiences
  • Familiarity with sprint planning and use of JIRA a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required; in Information Security, Information Technology Management, Engineering, Business Management, or a related field is preferred
  • PMP / PgMP / equivalent and CISSP / CISA / CISM or similar certification(s)


The minimum and maximum base salaries for this role are posted below; additionally, the role is eligible for bonus potential, equity and benefits. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the role based on U.S. location. Within the range, the salary offered will be determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.
US (SF Bay Area, DC Metro, NYC) Pay Range
$168,000$252,000 USD
The minimum and maximum base salaries for this role are posted below; additionally, the role is eligible for bonus potential, equity and benefits. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the role based on U.S. location. Within the range, the salary offered will be determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.
US2 (all other US offices/remote) Pay Range
$151,200$226,800 USD

About Rubrik:

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company™, delivers data security and operational resilience for enterprises. Rubrik’s big idea is to provide data security and data protection on a single platform, including Zero Trust Data Protection, Ransomware Investigation, Incident Containment, Sensitive Data Discovery, and Orchestrated Application Recovery. This means your data is ready so you can recover the data you need, and avoid paying a ransom. Because when you secure your data, you secure your applications, and you secure your business.

We are a leader in data security, have been recognized as a Forbes Cloud 100 Company, named as a LinkedIn Top 10 Startup and are proud to have earned Great Place to Work® Certification™. There has never been a more exciting time to join Rubrik, and our future is even brighter. The work you do will help propel our next chapter of growth as you do the best work of your career.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion @ Rubrik:

At Rubrik we are committed to building and sustaining a culture where people of all backgrounds are valued, know they belong, and believe they can succeed here.

Rubrik's goal is to hire and promote the best person for the job, no matter their background. In doing so, Rubrik is committed to correcting systemic processes and cultural norms that have prevented equal representation. This means we review our current efforts with the intent to offer fair hiring, promotion, and compensation opportunities to people from historically underrepresented communities, and strive to create a company culture where all employees feel they can bring their authentic selves to work and be successful.

Our DEI strategy focuses on three core areas of our business and culture:

  • Our Company: Build a diverse company that provides equitable access to growth and success for all employees globally.

  • Our Culture: Create an inclusive environment where authenticity thrives and people of all backgrounds feel like they belong.

  • Our Communities: Expand our commitment to diversity, equity, & inclusion within and beyond our company walls to invest in future generations of underrepresented talent and bring innovation to our clients.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled: Rubrik is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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