Security and Risk Management

Chief of Staff & Head of Security Strategy

Chief of Staff & Head of Security Strategy - SJ, SF, VA or Anywhere

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Splunk is the leader in big data, machine learning analytics with a significant presence in the cyber security market. The Splunk Global Security (SGS) team is looking for a Chief of Staff to join our team. This role will work closely alongside the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to define our cyber security strategy, mature our partnerships (internally and externally) and drive the optimization of service delivery as we scale.  You will lead a team of operational and communication professionals, while collaborating closely with our cybersecurity leadership and our cross functional business partners. The ideal candidate is able to handle complex situations, has a bias for action with equally strong follow through and is comfortable defining strategy as well as overseeing operational detail. The position can be based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, Tysons, VA  or remote in the US.


  • Strategy Development and Partnerships
    • Act as a strategic advisor to the security and technology organizations
    • Collaborate with the SGS team and cross-functional stakeholders to build and maintain short and long term strategies across the Splunk Global Security services
    • Build key relationships across Splunk to foster a ‘built with security' mindset, enable the adoption of SGS services, influence their security priorities and raise awareness of applicable risks


  • Operations and program management
    • Lead the strategic planning and budgeting process to ensure alignment with business objectives and investments, overseeing the tracking and management of quarterly reporting and processes
    • Manage program performance by analyzing operational data, deriving insights and influencing priorities to elevate the security posture across Splunk
    • Design operational strategies to scale service capabilities and delivery
    • Ensure the timely and effective execution of medium- and long-term initiatives committed to by the CISO, to support implementation of security measures and services
    • Partner with the security community and vendors to identify and incorporate best-in-class security techniques and solutions
    • Represent Splunk and/or the CISO in technical cyber security discussions with strategic partners


  • Communications 
    • Oversee the execution of the SGS communication strategy and organizational change management efforts
    • Develop Executive-level and Board of Directors reporting, communications and presentations


  • 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • B.A./B.S or equivalent practical experience
  • Technical knowledge of the threat landscape, adversarial techniques and mitigation
  • Solid understanding and experience defending large scale application and multi-cloud environments
  • Up to date understanding of current trends in the security industry
  • Expertise developing and driving execution of strategy across multiple cyber security focus areas
  • Use a data-driven approach to influence decision making
  • Able to influence cross-functional priorities and explain sophisticated security topics to others who may have minimal technical knowledge
  • Fosters and builds a collaborative working relationship with operational and business partners
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Budget management experience: Department and projects
  • You are eligible to work in the United States without company sponsorship

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