1+ months

Global XaaS Certification Team Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.
Carolina Shores, NC 28467



What You'll Do

The Cisco Global Cloud Certification Team (GCCT) Manager role will coordinate and manage cloud certification activities across Cisco cloud offers. They will work collaboratively across the organization to support organizations investigating, pursuing or maintaining a cloud certification, as well as externally to support and influence customer and regulatory requirements, and support and drive appropriate external engagements and activities. They must support securing initial global regulatory cloud certifications as well as annual renewals for Cisco cloud offer certifications by providing and managing a team responsible for the following:

  • providing technical guidance on the implementation and documentation of the cloud certification requirements,
  • leadership and management of cloud certification and authorization audits and related activities,
  • management of third party security compliance and security assessments and coordinating with the appropriate regulatory entities and authorities,
  • ensuring each certification is compliant with relevant regulatory and certification security requirements (e.g. FISMA, FedRAMP, SOC2, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, PCI DSS, HITRUST, CJIS, C5, SOC, etc.),
  • partnering across business units to remove impediments beyond/outside of the business unit that jeopardize securing or retaining a cloud certification,
  • monitoring changes to the regulatory frameworks and landscape and implement process changes to assist the business with reaching compliance with the least effort.

Who You'll Work With

It is an exciting time in Cisco's Security & Trust Organization, as the organization evolves its mission to enable a Cisco that secures itself, its ecosystem and the industry, leveraging Cisco on Cisco and industry leading practices'.

Who You Are

The GCCT Manager will have broad technical background and experience necessary to support multiple cloud product certifications which may span offices, time zones and hemispheres.

The GCCT Manager will have experience with architecture, design and operations of cloud solutions and the how to meet security compliance requirements. Must have the ability to propose technical solutions to complex security compliance issues.

The GCCT Manager should have a clear understanding and experience implementing at least one major cloud certification (FedRAMP, SOC2, ISO 27001, or HITRUST),and understand the cloud authorization processes. NIST and/or FISMA experience is also preferred along with experience in the following areas:

  • Working with multiple stakeholders (internal and external) across product lines to assess and identify security compliance gaps and propose technical remediation solutions and options necessary to secure a certification
  • Assisting with technical questions regarding control implementation as well as post authorization activities such as significant change, annual authorization renewals, etc.
  • Reviewing current system security measures and recommending and implementing enhancements
  • Translating complex concepts and solutions into documents required for the certification (i.e. System Security Plan)
  • Working knowledge or experience conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments
  • Updating security knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging security practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Collaborating effectively across multiple organizations with diverse personalities and expertise to drive to agreement on complex issues


  • 2+ years specialized experience in reviewing security documentation for requirements, compliance, compliance documentation, testing results, standard operating procedures, system security plans, etc.
  • 2+ years of certification/authorization experience with (ISO27001, FedRAMP, PCI DSS, SOC2, HITRUST, or CJIS)
  • 3+ years experience managing people and teams
  • Ability to influence and achieve results via accountability, negotiation, and creative problem solving
  • Understanding of cloud security and overall cloud computing architecture
  • Experience with communication between leadership, operational teams, development teams and certification teams
  • Understanding of development of presentation materials and overall presentation skills around technology and compliance
  • Experience applying process improvement techniques
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong facilitation skills with a proven track-record of proactively obtaining consensus across working teams toward a common goal
  • Have worked with external partners and handling outside facing relationships
  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorization and security

Desired Skills:

  • Applicable industry security certifications (e.g. CAP, CISA, Associate of CISSP, GIAC, etc.) a plus
  • Experience working with government and regulatory entities
  • Secure Software Development Lifecycle experience a plus
  • Experience writing scripts and tools
  • Experience with IaaS providers, services and deployments, including AWS

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool.




Posted: 2020-03-20 Expires: 2020-06-26

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