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Pearson Senior IT Security Project Manager (Pearson K12 Learning) in Chandler, Arizona

Senior IT Security Project Manager (Pearson K12 Learning)


Senior IT Security Project Manager

At K12 Learning Services, LLC, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

K12 Learning Services Information Security Office is searching for a Senior IT Security Project Manager/Scrum Master responsible for project managing initiatives such as security policies and processes, security assessments, incident management, security awareness, and roadmap by employing an agile-based life cycle. The Senior Project Manager may also lead projects in various delivery models, such as fixed price in collaboration with vendors. In this role, you will be responsible for fostering a culture of security through continuous improvement while working with cross functional teams to increase the effectiveness, consistency, and transparency of our data privacy and security. The successful candidate will execute our shared vision into action by developing policies and process to drive an effective data privacy and security workflow and integration across disciplines.

What you will be doing as your key responsibilities…

Lead, participate, and execute projects to develop an information security program, using an Agile-based approach. This includes:

  • Work jointly with IT Information Security, Data Privacy, Product Management and cross-functional teams to continuously improve our data privacy and security roadmap

  • Develop and ensure data privacy and security policies are adhered to

  • Facilitate security awareness and training and ensure tracking of completion

  • Project manage data privacy and security incidents through resolution

  • Develop and maintain data privacy and security process documentation, standards, and best practices

  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, and release planning, as needed

  • Support the development managers and team leads to remove roadblocks

  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating data privacy and security information

  • Responsible for communicating performance and executive reporting for assigned projects

  • Adapt project plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required to respond to emerging requirements and risks


What we are looking for…

  • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of an Agile methodology

  • Minimum of five years of Scrum Master experience in a security environment

  • Minimum of five years of experience with managing projects using JIRA

  • Ability to understand and respond to data privacy and security issues

  • Experience project managing digital/mobile applications

  • Experience with Microsoft Project or SmartSheet project management application

  • Experience with educational software development a plus

  • Computer security certification (e.g., CIPM, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CISP, etc.) a plus.

K12 Learning Services, LLC fuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-AZ-Chandler

Other Locations US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-AZ-Chandler-3075 West Ray 3075 W Ray Rd Park at San Tan Chandler 85226

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: North America Learning Services

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 27, 2019

Job Unposting: Feb 26, 2020

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1917042

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.