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Information Security Program Manager (Product Accreditation)



IT, Product, Operations
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

About Team & About Role:

Rubrik’s Information Security organization advances our security posture, maturity, and capabilities through technologies, tools, and processes that enable the business to secure software, protect data and systems, assure compliance, and build customer trust. Information Security also monitors and responds to threats and attacks, provides awareness education on security best practices, and helps the organization quantify and manage cyber risks. As a trusted member of our team, you’ll work with top technical talent as you take your career to the next level doing something that truly matters: protecting the world's data.

Where can you make an impact?

Rubrik is looking for a highly specialized Information Security Program Manager to join our amazing Public Sector Compliance Team. This is a technical compliance role requiring very specific knowledge and experience. In this role, you will carry significant responsibility for product certifications that drive trust and smooth procurements for U.S. government customers. Your ability to own and drive a compliance program and obtain or maintain product certifications will directly impact sales for FedGov and SLED markets. The selected candidate will work both internally and externally to manage compliance gaps to resolution and monitor the landscape to inform our certifications strategy. This may include partnering with DISA or CISA directly on product hardening guidance; leading Product Security, Product Management, and Product Engineering to remediate findings; working externally with third party testing labs to certify products; and working with Supplier Security and software component Suppliers to verify claims of conformance and compliance. The successful candidate will have outstanding writing skills, with a high degree of comfort in producing technical documentation ranging from system security plans to security hardening guides, white papers, competitive intelligence materials, and self attestations detailing product compliance. They will need to be relentless in staying on top of current, proposed, and emerging government requirements including risk and security frameworks, standards produced by NIST and similar organizations, and federal government timelines for compliance. Acronyms are an important part of the vocabulary for this incumbent, but they will also need the ability to translate “govspeak” into clear language for effective collaboration. Our ideal candidate is not just fluent in FIPS, but also highly organized, reliable, transparent, and timely in producing deliverables (and/or ensuring our contracted third parties deliver them) as agreed. When possible, the ideal incumbent will proactively perform product compliance testing and documentation work in-house so we don’t have to hire third parties as often.


A.) Serve as Program Manager and Subject Matter Expert for FIPS (140-2, 140-3) and at least two of the following government product certifications:

  • Section 508 / VPAT / Web Content Accessibility
  • US (DoDIN) APL
  • Common Criteria (EAL2+) and NIAP Protection Profiles
  • DISA STIG / Security Technical Implementation Guide (Product Hardening)
  • IPv6 Readiness
  • Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) / Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA; SP 800-207)

B.) Develop or contribute to the following documentation and artifacts:

  • System Security Plan(s) for On-Premises Products
  • Architecture / Marketecture diagrams
  • Data Sheets, White Papers, and Competitive Analysis
  • Project / Product Requirements Document
  • Security Testing and Evaluation (ST&E) remediation plans
  • Security Control Traceability Matrix (SCTM) / Requirements (SRTM)
  • Self Attestation(s) (e.g. CJIS, EO14028, SBOM)

C.) Share responsibility with the team for the following Assessment & Authorization programs:

  • NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF)
  • DISA / DoD: Impact Level 5+
  • FedRAMP: Moderate / HIgh
  • CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services)
  • DoD CMMC / NIST SP 800-171
  • Risk Management for DoD IT (formerly DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP))
  • Certification and Authorization of National Security Systems (formerly NIACAP)
  • Defense Information Assurance Risk Management Framework (DIARMF)
  • NSA/CSS Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP)
  • Intelligence Community Directive ICD 503

Ideal Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; BS or MS in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a relevant field
  • 3+ years’ experience in technical writing, producing technical reports and white papers, or generating system / product security and compliance deliverables
  • 5+ years’ experience in commercial product certification for cybersecurity and compliance, or comparable government / military service
  • Subject Matter Expert in FIPS testing, compliance, conformance, and validation
  • Prior experience producing or validating VPAT / Section 508 documentation
  • Familiar with Approved Product Lists, Common Criteria, and Protection Profile requirements
  • Prior Assessment or Authorization experience with at least three of these frameworks: FedRAMP; CJIS; NIST SP 800-171; NIST RMF; NIST CSF; NIST SP 800-53;
  • Not required but nice to have:
    • Certification: CISSP or similar certification(s) of relevance for the role
    • Experience in generating Competitive Product Compliance Intelligence
    • Prior work with U.S. Federal Defense, Intelligence, and FedCiv Agencies
    • Active Security Clearance
    • Prior experience with “Federal Subsidiary/Enclave”, Facility Security Officer activity, etc.

Security and Privacy Responsibilities section:

This position carries special Security and Privacy Responsibilities for protecting the U.S. Federal Government’s interests:

  • Know, acknowledge, and follow system-specific security policies and procedures;
  • Protect data and individual privacy per requirements and regulations;
  • Perform ongoing activities in compliance with service and contractual obligations;
  • Participate in role-based training, completing assignments on a timely basis;
  • Report security issues promptly, and aid investigation when needed;
  • Support controlled changes and vulnerability remediation activities; and
  • Work collaboratively with Information Security in designing, implementing, assessing or enhancing system-specific security and privacy controls.

Position Risk Designation section:

This position carries duties and responsibilities involving the U.S. Federal Government’s interests. The selected incumbent may be subject to one or both of the additional background checks with periodic re-screening as noted below:

Position Risk Designation: Non-Sensitive, Low Risk, Tier 1

Incumbents without access to U.S. Government data may be required to complete Standard Form 85 and undergo a Tier 1 Investigation (T1) for non-sensitive positions of Low Risk. (Baseline screening; formerly National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI)).

Position Risk Designation: Non-Sensitive, Moderate Risk, Tier 2 (Public Trust)

Incumbents with access to U.S. Government data may be required to complete Standard Form 85P and undergo Tier 2 (T2) Investigation for non-sensitive positions designated Moderate Risk.

Position Risk Designation:Moderate Risk Law Enforcement (CJIS)

When hired for a position where access to Moderate Risk criminal justice information is required, the employee must complete a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check within 30 days after the employee’s start date.


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
$172,000$258,000 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
$154,800$232,200 USD

About Rubrik:

Rubrik (NYSE: RBRK) is on a mission to secure the world’s data. With Zero Trust Data Security™, we help organizations achieve business resilience against cyberattacks, malicious insiders, and operational disruptions. Rubrik Security Cloud, powered by machine learning, secures data across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS applications. We help organizations uphold data integrity, deliver data availability that withstands adverse conditions, continuously monitor data risks and threats, and restore businesses with their data when infrastructure is attacked.

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