Security Certification Project Manager.

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

Certification Project Manager (Flexible Location)

As a Certification Project Manager, you will have the opportunity to meaningfully impact how our organization scales by attaining certification compliance of SUSE products portfolio in accordance with industry production standards in security and conformance defined by worldwide established bodies such as ISO, NIST, BSI, PCI, as well as other national certification bodies.

Join industry-leading professionals to ensure that our processes, infrastructure, and products are designed, operated, maintained and protected in accordance with these certifications and security standards as it applies to SUSE.

This role reports to SUSE’s Head of Solutions Certification and will work closely with Engineering, Product Management, Legal, Pre-Sales and Marketing.

Location: EMEA (virtual remote working)


  • Driving certification projects for SUSE products and organization
  • Coordinating certification requirements, aligned milestones and progress tracking across internal teams, consultants, business partners, and customer representatives
  • Establishing sustainable company’s processes for maintaining compliance to the certified standards
  • Unifying project management approaches and certification project templates across SUSE’s non-homogeneous cross product environment
  • Extending and adapting established certification practices to cover newly identified certification needs of our products and the organization
  • Driving documentation efforts for maintaining relevant information structure on certification projects, internal and external audits, production development knowledge base, and customer facing articles
  • Organizing events and workshops necessary for relevant internal and external knowledge sharing
  • Education and experience required:

  • 5+ years of project / program management experience in software industry
  • minimum 1 year of which in managing product and organization certification compliance to security, conformance, or safety standards from ISO, CCRA / Common Criteria, NIST / FIPS or other standardisation bodies
  • Strong skills in tools and frameworks for process and documentation handling (example are MS Project, MS / Libre Office, Confluence / Jira, etc)
  • Strong hands-on knowledge of project management best practices
  • Certified project management level in GPM / IPMA / PMP
  • Good knowledge about certification authorities (e.g. BSI, NIST, NIAP, ANSSI, DoD DISA) and their typical requirements
  • Solid understanding of software development life-cycles and methodologies
  • Familiarity with Linux OS (good knowledge is a plus)
  • Excellent communication / ‘soft’ / negotiating skills
  • Excellent communication level of English (other European languages is a plus)
  • Candidate profile:

  • Proven ability to work and effectively prioritize a highly dynamic work environment
  • A record of delivery of process improvement, projects with technology processes and/or in major tech companies
  • Approaching challenges with a passion and leveraging any opportunities to learn
  • Thriving in a team environment where collaboration and knowledge sharing is critical to success
  • Passion for solving multifaceted problems with large business impact
  • Passion for maintaining high volume of new data inputs in a good degree of order
  • What makes us different:

  • You will find and can connect to highly skilled engineers at SUSE
  • We provide many different products and endless opportunities to learn
  • We help our employees to develop
  • We work with, support, maintain, and advocate open-source!
  • You can work with and within an international team
  • Our working hours are as flexible as possible (even apart from pandemic scenario!)
  • We organize regular events (hackathons, workshops, outdoor events, …) to build up relationships and friendship within and across teams
  • At SUSE the opinion of the employee matters!
  • SUSE is a growing company, with great products, a culture that fosters openness and friendship, and where many opportunities exist
  • SUSE has nearly two decades of experience in maintaining industrial grade security and bespoke product compliance to make our products outstanding
  • If you are interested in this position click apply!

    If you are successful for this position you’ll have to pass pre-employment checks before joining us. The content of these checks may vary by country and position.

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