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Sr.Spec'st Project/Program Manager

New York, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Information Technology

Job Description

At BNY Mellon, cybersecurity is a top priority for both technology and the business. The members of the Information Security Division are on constant alert, using their creativity and knowledge of cybersecurity, technology and business processes to develop and deliver creative solutions. In this fast-paced environment, staff collaborate to respond to current risks, while identifying and anticipating future threats. Our cyber capabilities encompass the full spectrum of services from Cyber Operations (SOC, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability Management, Cyber Incident Response, Penetration Testing & Red Teaming, Cyber Analytics & Fraud, and Insider threat) to Cyber Architecture and Engineering (Network, Platform, Cloud, and Applications Security).  Together with the CISO and his leadership team, staff provide a robust set of cyber services that provide full scope protection and response capabilities across the BNY Mellon enterprise.  We help our businesses, the bank’s executive team, and our board of directors understand cybersecurity risk and the steps that must be taken to create and maintain a secure environment that drives innovation.

Sr. Specialist Project/Program Manager->> Leads and provides some direction and guidance for a wide array of activities associated with project planning and management to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget and to client specifications. Manages and oversees the end to end project management activities such as project reporting, project planning, issue / risk identification and tracking, scope management, estimation, client management, relationship management and other project documentation preparation for projects of medium to high business complexity (involving multiple systems interfaces that are highly visible to the organization). Directs and controls all work performed within the framework of the Work Structure. Develops detailed project plans and schedules application/infrastructure projects, including goals, risks and resource allocation. Monitors project results for significant deviations. Manages vendor and client relations to ensure that service expectations are developed and met. Maintains regular contact with clients and coordinates and reports on project progress and accomplishments. May provide input for (project) team member performance appraisals. Works with all required Information Technology functions and groups to effectively plan and execute the project. May coordinate resources across organizational boundaries. Serves as a liaison between clients and internal technical groups to ensure delivery of projects on time, within budget, and to specification. Manages communication with the business at a detailed functional level and discusses/resolves issues. Manages client expectations and ensures project delivery in conformance with company software development life cycle methodologies. Contributes to the achievement of area objectives.


  • Leads a wide array of activities associated with project planning and management to ensure security projects and services are completed on time, within budget and to specifications
  • Assists the Program manager in end-to-end project management activities: reporting, planning, issue / risk identification and tracking, scope management, estimation, client management, relationship management and other project documentation
  • Collects and defines business requirements and functional specifications for medium to large sized projects
  • Translates requirements into functional design, test planning, and user documentation processes
  • Gathers and analyzes information and contributes assisting in recommendations to address and resolve cyber risk issues for a specific business group
  • Applies experiences with existing cyber risk technology processes to develop better processes to be used in the future. Actively influences process improvement initiatives
  • Provides technical consultation concerning business implications of cyber security risk remediation projects
  • Participates in solution and/or systems design/ prototyping, construction and testing of new or enhanced applications and/or systems. Contributes to the achievement of related teams' objectives
  • Contributes to the effectiveness of security-related operations and assists with onboarding, maintenance and issue escalations associated to that security service
  • Reviews and analyzes data and information to provide insights, conclusions and actionable recommendations, produces reports, analyses, findings, etc.
  • Assists as liaison between business and internal technical teams
  • Contributes to managing communication with businesses at a detailed functional level and review/resolve program/project issues



Experience in Cybersecurity Operations, preferably within a security operations center

  • Working understanding of software development life cycle models as well as knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices is required
  • Extensive experience with specific methods, tools and techniques for clearly defining and documenting client needs and associated requirements
  • Previous experience with shared technology services initiatives and the ability to contribute to the effectiveness of security-related operations would be a plus, although not required
  • Must be able to analyze client requirements, monitor project progress, identify potential roadblocks and keep projects on track
  • Must also have prior lead experience producing detail-level functional or operational requirement documentation and conducting inspections of required documents and quality reviews
  • Proficient / advanced user of Microsoft Office products
  • Advanced use of Microsoft Project is required
  • Working knowledge of HPE PPM (Project and Portfolio Management) is beneficial
  • Basic understanding of Atlassian Jira is beneficial
  • Experienced in compiling large and complex spreadsheets including reporting (e.g. pivots, charting etc.)
  • Highly organized with the ability to understand and communicate information
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of technology risk management is a plus

    Bachelor's degree, preferably in business management or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is beneficial, 8 - 10 years of related project management experience required, experience with technology or financial services industry is a plus.

    BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
    Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

    Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
    Internal Jobcode: 45163
    Job: Information Technology
    Organization: Information Security-HR11724
    Requisition Number: 1907388