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M&A Integration Security Program Manager in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 9/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 325 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

We are currently seeking a Senior Program Manager to join PayPal’s Security PMO to manage multiple security projects within our business unit security portfolio. The Program Manager will be responsible for scope, budget, planning, communication, risk management, and project management activities of integration and key projects. Programs span multiple teams, projects, geographic locations, time zones, deliverables, and involve complex technologies.

Primary Job Responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Senior Program Manager to join PayPal’s Security PMO to manage multiple security projects within our business unit security portfolio.   The Program Manager will be responsible for scope, budget, planning, communication, risk management, and project management activities of integration and key projects.  Programs span multiple teams, projects, geographic locations, time zones, deliverables, and involve complex technologies.

The right candidate is a self-motivated individual with strong skills in program management, problem solving, and relationship management to create and drive a program to ensure newly acquired businesses are in alignment with PayPal’s security controls and practices.  You will work closely with cross-domain and cross-functional teams to analyze, define, implement, and verify current and future control solutions to manage risks and improve security posture across our environment. You will drive execution of remediation plans, establish KPI’s, and work in measuring and improving current processes and designs to facilitate increased efficiency and execution. This candidate will have deep experience and demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of program management and organizational leadership, including but not limited to aligning all plans to PayPal strategy, establishing success criteria, influencing, thought leadership, executive presentations, and organizational agility.

Responsibilities include

Program and Project Management

  • Establishing and configuring a program for success, including structure, teams, operating rhythms, and delivery model
  • Build relationships with business & technology stakeholders including architects, engineering managers, scrum teams, other program/project managers, QA, Release Engineering and Management
  • Participate and represent our program in delivery/operational meetings; conduct operational review meetings with delivery and key stakeholders with topics including status and performance
  • Drive the coordination and execution of security tool implementation and solutions
  • Maintain engineering tool program strategy (forward looking roadmap) aligning services and portfolio components to the strategy
  • Manage scope, milestones, and budget across program to ensure completion of program/project goals
  • Develop and provide direction and guidance to team in developing appropriately structured and detailed program/project plans
  • Identify and track program/project interdependencies to ensure timely and successful delivery
  • Identify, track, prioritize and drive resolution of program level issues, leveraging lessons learned from prior experience and work to address and mitigate systemic issues
  • Identify and track major milestones for program, or key projects in program(s)
  • Monitor and measure progress to ensure that the projects meet or exceed performance target, ensuring that teams document accurate status of program, projects within program(s), or external projects that have dependencies.  Ensure successful completion of program exit criteria
  • Communicate timely and accurate status to appropriate levels and stake holders
  • Identify opportunities for and lead deep dives on key initiatives through program and project reviews
  • Ensure budgets are planned and adhered to
  • Ensure that resources are effectively allocated across program

Organizational Leadership

  • Build and lead high performance program & project teams
  • Actively collaborate with leaders across the organization to ensure that resources, dependencies, risks, and issues are aggressively managed in a timely fashion
  • Identify impacts and champion the needs of PayPal groups as it relates to your project or program
  • Provide and drive recommendations which influence technology strategy and product definition

Job Requirements


  • 8-10 years of program management experience
  • Experience and a strong knowledge of in information security standards/regulations impacting information security (e.g., PCI, HIPAA, FISMA)
  • Experience in the use of security principles; risk assessment policies and standards; information security best practices, products, and technologies; and network technologies
  • Experience and proficiency in a broad range of operating systems, platforms, client/server and web applications, and security services such as authentication and encryption technologies in the areas of network security skills and knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and associated vulnerabilities
  • Demonstrated ability in leading analysis of technology environments that highlight security and compliance needs
  • Successful track record of managing large, complex programs that deliver technical solutions across multiple project teams and organizational units that meet agreed upon business objectives and performance metrics
  • Proven ability to develop effective, matrixed, cross-organization relationships, collaborating, and communicating across business and technology stakeholders and multiple geographies
  • Strong technical acumen, able to ensure that technical solutions, strategies, practices, and governance deliver business and customer value
  • Deep knowledge of project management process, project management tools, and management techniques
  • Success in developing program/project level artifacts to support a major implementation program with concurrent releases
  • Working knowledge and demonstration of projects spanning across technologies such as server, network, storage, database, and application tools

Professional Qualities

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills; inspires and influences others
  • Team player, energetic personality, quality minded, focused, committed, able to work independently in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Strong team management skills, able to instill commitment among team members
  • High degree of professional confidence and credibility with effective presence, strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate technical concepts and plans at all levels
  • Strong negotiation skills in all mediums and throughout all levels of the organization
  • Strong problem-solving skills and able to prioritize among many conflicting needs
  • Managerial courage, advocates a course of action considering obstacles and pursue it consistently but flexible and responsive to dynamic situations
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase stakeholder value
  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum development

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