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IT Security Portfolio Manager

Stamford, CT 06901 | Fully Remote

Posted: 02/01/2024 Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 6364 Pay Rate: 70-80/hr

Job Description

The Portfolio Manager Lead is a member of the IT Security team within the Global IT Organization. This is a multi-disciplinary role comprised of IT Portfolio Governance and Project Management. Candidate must have a strong background in technology, project management and governance, and must be highly adaptive and influential in leading stakeholders. The candidate must be highly collaborative, organized and analytical, and is expected to partner effectively with IT management and business stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Own project delivery framework for all IT Security projects.  Provide training and coaching to IT Security Project Managers and key stakeholders of the project delivery framework processes and templates. 
  • Oversee compliance and successful execution of all IT Security Projects and Initiatives
  • Deliver IT portfolio level status presentations/reporting, tracking in-progress programs/projects against scope, schedule, budget, and risks/issues.
  • Oversee the IT Security Azure DevOps Platform for data quality of all IT Security Projects and Initiatives.  
  • Oversee the IT Security Project Budget, tracking forecast to actual and facilitate quarterly forecast reviews.
  • Oversee the IT Security Contract Management que, tracking vendor value reviews and contract renewals/status.
  • Facilitate portfolio level reviews to ensure the entire IT Security portfolio of projects is well understood, on track, and actioned for success.
  • Facilitate the portfolio level resource planning process, ensuring overall resource capacity and resource allocations are transparent.
  • Own risk management for the IT Security team and provide IT risk management governance and reporting for both Enterprise and Project level risks.
  • Lead/conduct periodic ‘mock’ governance gate reviews of the projects, ensuring that IT Security Projects are adhering to established frameworks and to evaluate health of the projects.  Provide expertise to project managers to course correct at risk/off track projects.

Job Requirements

Experience/Skills (10+ years)

  • Proven track record in delivering IT programs/projects of various degrees of duration, budget, and complexity on-time, on-budget and in-scope
  • Proven track record in successful governance of a portfolio of programs/projects
  • Experience in the effective governance of third-party service delivery partners
  • Experience in software development life cycle methodologies and current technology industry best practices (including DevSecOps)
  • Knowledge of IT Systems (e.g. Infrastructure, Security, Applications, and Data)
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with senior management, stakeholders, and team members
  • Strong conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills - the ability to translate complex business and technical challenges into effective and comprehensible action plans
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and self-starter
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite including Project, Excel and Visio
  • Proficiency with Power BI preferred but not mandatory
  • Proficiency with Azure DevOps or similar software preferred but not mandatory
  • Experience in the reinsurance and insurance industry is preferred but not mandatory


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification preferred
  • Agile Project Management certification – Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or similar preferred
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or CISM (Certified Security Information Manager) preferred

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