Software Is Eating The World

Technical Program Manager

San Francisco, CA, US

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The security team is responsible for securing consumer and corporate data across the Blend product, corporate IT environment, and cloud infrastructure.  Blend believes that security can enable the business to compete with the market, and drive product improvements to better serve our end users. We develop exceptional security solutions for internal and external customers that help achieve these goals.
The Technical Program Manager (TPM) reports to the Head of Security. The TPM partners across the company to define the security strategy roadmap and ensure its execution.


    • Partner with service, infrastructure, and administration teams to understand the business requirements and translate these requirements into technical/functional specifications
    • Discover the true requirements underlying feature requests; recommend alternative technical approaches; lead development and engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines
    • Balance the business needs versus technical constraints
    • Drive related engineering work across multiple teams
    • Mentor engineers on relevant aspects of security
    • Ongoing communication of project status, issues and risks to stakeholders
    • Editor/writer for best practices and other technical content including whitepaper sand blogs
    • Track remediation of security issues across the company
    • Track work completion, schedules, and priorities across the security engineering team
    • Manage end-to-end project plans to ensure on-time delivery, provide day-to-day coordination, and quality assurance for tasks
    • Garner buy-in for security engineering projects from peers across the organization


    • 5+ years experience in security related field
    • 3+ years in program management role
    • 4-year degree in computer science or closely related discipline, or 4+ years experience in software development
    • Record of driving projects (both technical and process-oriented) across diverse teams and roles.
    • Experience designing and owning a product roadmap, and your project execution is near flawless
    • Experience in performing technical security assessments and audits of network, operating systems, application security, and auditing IT processes.
    • Knowledge in common classes of software vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows, cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery, SQL injection, and cryptographic weaknesses
    • Knowledge of operational security capabilities including access control, network security, secure configuration and vulnerability management, intrusion detection, security monitoring and incident response, cloud computing services and deployment architecture
    • Performing and/or participating in technical assessments in direct support of a major compliance effort (SOC, PCI, HIPAA, FedRAMP, IRAP, or ISO Certification)
    • Experience automating complex manual processes and driving tool development
    • Relationship skills to influence peers / managers and build consensus while dealing with ambiguity