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)
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.