Cert Team - Director, Cybersecurity

Burlington, MA, US, 01803

Technology Office


Role Summary

The Cybersecurity Certifications Director will be responsible for managing a team of Technical Program Managers and Certification experts responsible for product and information systems certification compliance strategy and execution.  This role is a a leader on global certification strategy (e.g. ISO 27001, FedRAMP), product certification strategy, cybersecurity, and corporate policy.  Working closely with Product Management, Legal, Sales and Marketing this team will develop, review, implement and maintain the organization’s certification program.


This a great opportunity to help secure a world-leading security company. As you’d expect you’ll be joining an organization that takes it’s own security seriously. You will get the opportunity to work with world-leading experts from across the company in a fast-paced & exciting environment where security is a priority.


What You Will Do

  • Leads a team to develop, plan, and execute the Sophos Certification roadmap
  • Tracks and reports overall Certification progress and KPIs
  • Establishes, implements, and maintains certification assurance programs, requirements, and standards based on the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands
  • Project manage and plan the work of cross-functional teams on cybersecurity & security compliance projects
  • Maintains a framework that effectively measures compliance with security policies
  • With support from marketing owns https://sophos.com/trust and related customer-facing artefacts
  • Analyzes information assurance-related technical problems and provides engineering and technical support for solving these problems
  • Articulate complex technical security issues into business focused terms and communicate with senior stakeholders across the business
  • Occasionally work with customer and partners to understand their certification requirements and provide program updates
  • Works closely with Legal on Privacy requirements


What You Will Bring

  •  Expertise in Cybersecurity risk management in a business context with practical experience developing and implementing appropriate mitigation strategies

  •  At least 10 years’ experience in a senior security role

  •  Experience leading high performing teams

  •  Ability to handle complexity and innovate

  •  Strong project management and organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving company environment and drive results

  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills – ability to communicate across and up the organization including internal communication to gain buy-in on security strategy



At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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