Senior Technical Project Manager at Kenna Security

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Kenna Security is revolutionizing cyber risk with a SaaS-based platform that uses data science to combine vulnerability data with exploit intelligence to measure risk, predict attacks and prioritize remediation. We are leading the way in helping Enterprises to reduce their risk while increasing their efficiency and preventing attacks.
We’re looking to hire an experienced technical project manager to help us start and ramp up formal technical project management within our engineering department. This person needs to be technical, hands-on, and passionate about executing company-wide engineering initiatives. The role will require working directly with engineering leadership to define and continuously improve process to increase the effectiveness of our exceptionally talented engineering department.
Our team is built on trust, accountability and transparency. We sometimes ask a lot from our employees, but always reciprocate back with the same flexibility they give us.
We’re small enough that every employee receives a healthy amount of equity and the chance to have a significant impact on technical process and company culture, but large enough that we’ve established product-market fit, so our engineers can focus their energy on scaling our platform to keep up with the growth of the business.
This position is an opportunity for an experienced technical project manager to define and take ownership of a new discipline in the company, help grow out a team over time, and make a huge impact to the success of a growing business.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Translate high-level organizational initiatives to a series of executable projects the department is aligned around, and drive projects to completion.
  • Responsible for aligning with stakeholders on how to manage dependencies, setting timelines and ensuring work progresses, while clearly communicating progress and risks to project stakeholders.
  • Maintain urgency and enthusiasm by ensuring there is strong collaboration within multiple parts of the organization who may have competing priorities.
  • Regularly assess risks and opportunities for improvements to our product development process.; understand best practices, drive for process improvements, and find new ways of operating, with a focus on simplification and productivity.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Proven track record of managing large-scale complex technical roll-outs for large scale cloud-hosted web applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to take high level project requirements, crisply frame organizational and technical challenges, identify a path forward, and drive the project to completion.
  • Self-motivated, proactive and proven ability to adapt well and work with teams having different operating processes and cadences.
  • Experience defining consistent, cross-team processes that facilitate project visibility, planning, and tracking across multiple teams.
  • Detail-oriented and able to use your technical expertise and problem solving abilities to prioritize and manage dependencies.
  • Strong ability to communicate with various groups, both within and outside of the engineering department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Located in the heart of West Loop close to Restaurant Row, unique shops and attractions.

An Insider's view of Kenna Security

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Kenna Security is...FUN! The people definitely make the difference. We are supportive of one another—respectful, motivating, challenging, creative, and diverse in every single way. This is what makes us unique, inspiring, inviting, friendly, honest, and challenging at the same time.

Tania

San Francisco Operations Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I have a deep passion for and understanding of technology and how it can enrich our lives. Developing the Prioritization to Prediction research series has been an incredibly rewarding project. I get to work with some of the brightest minds in the security industry and help spread new knowledge to the greater cybersecurity community.

Dan

Director of Corporate Communications

What are some things you learned at the company?

I take a consultative approach in the sales process which enables customers to fully understand not only the WHAT of the solution, but also the HOW and WHY. Every day, I get to take my passion for security and data analysis and engage in conversations with really smart folks—and discuss ways to improve their approach to vulnerability management.

Angela

Senior Sales Engineer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The support system at Kenna is second to none. In addition, we have a team of extremely smart people when it comes to the engineering department and I am in awe of how much I learn from them every day. Flexible work schedules allow me to work at the best times for me and in the most convenient places.

Molly

Lead Engineer

What are Kenna Security Perks + Benefits

Kenna Security Benefits Overview

We offer our employees a full suite of benefits ranging from health and wellness plans, wealth management programs, flexible work arrangements and professional development opportunities.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Kenna offers standard and roth 401k plans with a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
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