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Security and Risk Management

Director, Chief Of Staff - CISO

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The Splunk Global Security (SGS) team is looking for a Chief of Staff supporting the office of the CISO. As a member of the office of the CISO you will collaborate with leadership, finance, and cross-functional partners to lead quarterly, annual, and monthly planning including board meetings, establish cadences to improve alignment across operational processes, lead and report on Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), and communicate outcomes across key partner communities. The ideal candidate is able to manage complex situations, has a bias for action with equally strong follow through and will help to oversee the Splunk cyber security program In addition, lead efforts to recruit and retain talent by supporting growth to enable team members to do the best work of their careers, personal wellness, team camaraderie, diversity, and inclusion.

We are seeking a fun, dynamic, and self-starting candidate with critical thinking, and strong interpersonal skills. Candidates should have a high sense of collaboration and be able to make recommendations in a fast-paced environment. We are also looking for a teammate with strong program management experience to own, drive, and implement consistent processes. If you have deep expertise in strategy, planning, and operations and are passionate about bringing that expertise into Splunk, then this role is for you. Do what you love, alongside Splunkers who are just as inspiring as you are! If you want to see the impact of your work and be an integral piece of our growing team, what are you waiting for? Apply today.


  • Collaborate with the SGS team and cross-functional stakeholders to ensure short and long-term strategies across the Splunk Global Security services are being achieved
  • 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
  • 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
  • Establish and manage reporting and metric requirements for all elements of the SGS organization for the CISO and the board of directors.

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
  • Interface directly with Splunk senior leadership, participate in and oversee execution and management of Splunk’s key collaborative committees such as Executive Security Steering Committee, Audit and Ethics etc.


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


  • 15+ years of experience and/or Chief of Staff experience in the Cybersecurity profession
  • This is an individual contributor role but people management experience is a plus

B.A./B.S or equivalent practical experience

  • Technical knowledge of the threat landscape, adversarial techniques and mitigation
  • Solid grasp and experience defending large scale application and multi-cloud environment
  • Up to date understanding of current trends in the cybersecurity industry
  • Proven experience developing and driving execution of strategy across multiple cyber security focus areas

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
  • Experience with Audit and auditing standards and practices, legislation as associated with cybersecurity mandates etc.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Excellent analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Budget management experience: Department and projects

  • Excellent with active budget and headcount management and prioritization.

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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