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AppD Security Compliance Lead (Federal)

San Francisco, CA 94102

Security Compliance Lead (Federal)

Information Security | United States


About Us 

AppDynamics is an application performance monitoring solution that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real-time visibility and insight into IT environments. With our unique AIOps solution, you can take the right action at exactly the right time with automated anomaly detection, rapid root-cause analysis, and a unified view of your entire application ecosystem, including private and public clouds.  Using AppDynamics, youll finally align IT, DevOps, and the business around the information that helps you protect your bottom line and deliver flawless customer experiences at scale.

About the role

The AppDynamics Information Security Assurance group is seeking a strong team player who has the experience, skills, drive, and integrity to own several aspects of our new FedRAMP offering.  This role will be responsible for compliance, auditing, and controls maintenance of the FedRAMP environment. Ownership and accountability of the audit process, the relationship with external auditors, and federal agencies.

This hands-on position will have a good degree of visibility and autonomy to own, build, and improve the FedRAMP Continuous Monitoring process, help to increase overall security posture, and drive the annual audit assessment successfully. Communication, project management, cross-functional leadership, and attention to detail are critical to be successful in this role. You will own and drive several workflows that include ConMon, compliance scanning, SDLC/Vuln Scanning review and coordination, POA&M, the annual ATO audit process, and more. You will also have responsibilities for driving remediation and status reporting for these areas so you will be the main point of contact for the remediation of any findings or working through the mandated exception process. FedRAMP, NIST 800-53 and audit experience in a SaaS or cloud security setting is required. This is an exciting opportunity to get on the ground floor and have a direct positive impact as AppDynamics builds out its FedRAMP program. 

Minimum Qualification

  • 8+ years of experience in an Information Security audit, assessment, or compliance management role
  • 8+ years of experience assessing/auditing customers on ISO 27001, FedRAMP, FISMA or NIST/DoD frameworks
  • Bachelor's Degree in CS, Engineering, MIS, Cybersecurity or equivalent experience required
  • Availability to travel to Federal customer sites that may be needed a few times annually. 
  • Deep understanding and experience developing, documenting, revising, and assessing security controls.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and/or auditing certification programs such as FedRAMP
  • Demonstrated ability to stay current with NIST 800-53, FISMA, or FedRAMP regulations and guidelines that can affect certification controls.
  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to effectively manage, improve, or implement controls in.
  • Strong project management background, outstanding attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience with written and verbal communication skills to small and large teams.
  • Proven background in clearly writing compliance or technical documents that can be presented across a varied corporate or Federal Govt. audience
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Must be organized, goal oriented, and a self-starter.
  • Ability to adapt to changing business situations.
  • Possess high integrity and proven trust to manage highly confidential information.
  • Experience interacting with all levels of management and departments within a company, as well as IT leaders in the U.S. Federal Govt. space
  • US Citizenship required since this position will be responsible to support FedRAMP certification and ongoing compliance monitoring.

Competitive Experience and Competencies:

  • CISSP, CISA, CISM, or similar certifications
  • Past experience as an Auditor for FedRAMP, or Auditor of FISMA accreditation
  • Experience building common compliance frameworks as well as mapping between different compliance requirements
  • Experience with SaaS enterprise or other entities that handle compliance requirements for multi-tenant models with a FedRAMP ATO.
  • Hands-on technical expertise in technology automation, implementation, integration, and/or deployment
  • Must have the ability to work on multiple projects and process with tight deadlines 
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and the ability to manage through challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges



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Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-08

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