Product Owner – IT Security

Product Owner – IT Security

ProViso Consulting

Story Behind the Need:

• Business group: HM’s team is a product group within Cloud and Applications Security
• Project: Cloud Acceleration Program – moving towards Google Cloud – HM is product owner for entire security application portfolio, this contractor will be the product manager, managing New production adoption and Time sensitive deliverables for SCA (software composition analysis) and SBOM (software bill of materials)

Candidate Value Proposition:

• The successful candidate will be instrumental in delivering the next generation security products through a large-scale transformation effort at the Bank.

Typical Day in Role:

• Collaborate with stakeholders across the Bank – you will work closely with development and engineering, devops, cloud, application security and other application owner teams across the organization to deliver Software Composition Analysis (SCA) and SBOM capabilities for the Bank.
• Define the objectives and scope of the product, clearly outlining the problems and risks it’s solving.
• Product Strategy
• Contribute to the success of our product strategy by driving stakeholder alignment, maintaining a clear RACIs and clearly articulating MVP success criteria and rollout plans
• Product Management
• Build and maintain product roadmaps.
• Communicate roadmap progress with stakeholders and clients
• Manage and prioritize the product backlog, along with new features and enhancements we require from the product
• Facilitate forums and prepare the team for constructive collaboration sessions with cross-functional teams, technology and business channels, and control functions
• Define and report on overall product status, metrics, key achievements, next steps and risks with a data-driven approach
• Data Driven Insights and Presentation Skills
• Excellent presentation skills – as a Product Manager, you will be the spokesperson for your product to the organization at large. You should be proficient at creating presentations and comfortable speaking to a large leadership audience.
• You will articulate product roadmap decisions based on sound data. You must therefore be proficient with data analysis (using MS excel etc.), as it is a key skill in driving a data-driven approach to decision making.
• You are comfortable with developing business cases with a clear cost/benefit analysis and cost allocation model to unlock funding for your roadmap items (with Technology, PMO, and Finance approvals).

Candidate Requirements/Must Have Skills:

• 10+ years’ experience in IT Security with focus on application security and/or DevOps
• 3+ years’ experience as a Product Manager
• 3+ years’ experience with AppSec domains like SAST, SCA, DAST and/or tools like Veracode, Checkmarx, Fortify, Snyk, Burp Suite, Zap etc.
• 3+ years’ experience with documenting process, requirements and product information
• 1+ year’ experience building business cases and demonstrating value of a product and cost-benefit analysis

Nice-To-Have Skills:

• Experience with API Security
• 3+ years’ experience with CI/CD Pipeline tools and processes like BitBucket/GitHub, Jfrog Artifactory, Ansible, Confluence, Jira, Bamboo etc
• Experience with deployment and managing IaaS, PaaS & SaaS solutions
• 3+ years’ experience in the financial industry or tech/startups

Soft Skills Required:

• Excellent presentation skills – as a Product Manager, you will be the spokesperson for your product to the organization at large
• Proficient at creating presentations and comfortable speaking to a large leadership audience.
• Demonstrable communication capability including verbal presentations to senior leadership


• Education doesn’t matter as much – valuing work experience more
• Security certifications like CISSP an asset

Best VS. Average Candidate:

• Ideal candidate is very detail oriented, analytical, organized; strong product manager who has worked in a tech company, startups.

Candidate Review & Selection:

• 2 round – in person preferred:
o 1st – HM – 1 hour – potential whiteboarding session/scenario-based question shared live in interview to demonstrate candidate thought process
o 2nd – panel with team members – 30 minutes – experience and fit

Job Details



5 months



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