Agile Program Manager, Security at CLEAR

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CLEAR's mission is to strengthen security and create frictionless experiences for consumers. We believe you are you and by using your biometrics - your fingerprints, eyes, and face - we keep you moving. Imagine a world where you can do virtually everything you need to – breeze through the airport, buy a beer at the game, check-in at the doctor's office, access your office building, and more – without ever pulling out your wallet or phone. Now in 60+ airports and other venues nationwide, you are your ID, credit card, ticket, reservation and more with CLEAR.

We're defining and leading an entirely new industry, obsessing over our customers, and investing in great people to lead the way. Recently named on CNBC's Disruptor 50 List and winner of the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, we're working tirelessly to create frictionless customer experiences for our 4.3+ million members across the country.


Security is at the heart of everything we do. We’re seeking an ambitious, adaptable and eager Agile Program Manager to help lead our Security team in the next stage of CLEAR’s growth. 

As an Agile Program Manager, you will work across the Cyber Security Strategy, Risk & Governance (GRC) and Security Engineering teams to strengthen CLEAR’s technical risk posture, drive business-critical compliance initiatives and embed a security mindset throughout the product development lifecycle. You will partner with Security leadership to drive strategic roadmapping exercises while collaborating with teams to plan, execute and validate compliance and technology initiatives. You will be a champion for your team and serve as an ambassador to the broader Technology organization. You will educate and empower others to ship secure software and hardware products. You will join and contribute to a rapidly growing community of Agile Program Managers who elevate CLEAR’s teams to operate to their fullest potential.

Ideal candidates should be able to demonstrate a sharp analytical perspective, strong negotiation and executive communication skills, ruthless prioritization chops and a persistent can-do attitude. Experience scoping and delivering technology projects in an agile setting is required. Experience with compliance frameworks (NIST SP 800-53, PCI, SOX) is highly desired but not required for the right candidate. 

What You Will Do

  • Lead the cross-functional delivery of a range of technology and compliance deliverables using advanced negotiation, facilitation, planning and dependency management techniques.
    • Use Agile project methodologies to drive continuous incremental delivery against quarterly / annual roadmap objectives
    • Collaborate with engineering, product and governance teams to break complex multi-disciplinary projects into prioritized and properly scoped plans of action
    • Demonstrate ownership of the entire project lifecycle from beginning to end 
    • Create clear visibility into status and progress within the team and for stakeholders
    • Identify and manage cross-team dependencies and risks; define and drive mitigation plans
    • Run retrospectives to remediate operational and process gaps
    • Forecast completion estimates using empirical data and stated assumptions
    • Assist Security leadership with developing a strategic roadmap for CLEAR's systems, architecture, and practices
  • Lead teams as an agile coach / servant leader 
    • Advocate for agile principles and help negotiate agreements between teams; facilitate productive communication between teams and among teammates
    • Be a champion for CLEAR’s values; advocate for trust, integrity and openness
    • Lead continuous improvement by identifying and remediating cross-functional process gaps across your teams and the technology organization at large
    • Ensure that CLEAR's processes and artifacts are helping us to deliver rapidly and with agility

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's Degree and 4-7+ years of relevant project/program management experience
  • Must have Agile delivery leadership experience in a cloud-native environment 
  • Selfless, humble, compassionate; you are a relentless optimist in the face of adversity
  • Obsessive about the right communication for the right audience; able to communicate technical matters to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strategic thinker with strong customer focus
  • Strong analytical and project management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize, track, and deliver results
  • Able to influence and embed within multiple teams to achieve defined goals
  • Must be able to help course correct continuously as new priorities and new information becomes available
  • Strong visual communicator with a toolkit of impactful presentation / facilitation methods

Nice to Have

  • Scrum Alliance CSM / CSP certification or PMI’s Agile Certified Professional (ACP) preferred, SAFe or other scaled agile certifications a plus
  • Experience with leading frameworks, processes and tools that comprise an Information Security program including identity & access management, security operations, product & application security and infrastructure security
  • Experience scoping and delivering technology projects within compliance frameworks (COBIT, NIST-800-53, SOC1/2, PCI-DSS, ISO27001, HIPAA)
  • Experience operating in a regulated or security sensitive environment
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


Our building is convenient to several trains + bus stops! If you want a change of scenery, our club level has a gym, cafe, games, and a great lounge!

An Insider's view of CLEAR

What’s the vibe like in the office?

One of my favorite things about CLEAR is how passionate and excited everyone here is about what we are building. You can really feel that in the office - you are empowered to put your ideas on the table and take ownership of the work you are doing. We also have a chef that makes breakfast 3x/week which is not a bad way to kick off the day!


Senior Technical Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We constantly fight tech debt and have the buy-in from management and business to spend 25% of effort each sprint addressing tech debt. We call it the sustainability budget. This ensures the code is well designed, maintained and fun to work with. You'll do the best work of your career.


Senior Director, Engineering

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining CLEAR in 2014, I have had several opportunities to take on new and expanded responsibilities, often because I spotted opportunity and raised my hand to take it on as the company’s needs have evolved along with its growth.


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What are CLEAR Perks + Benefits

Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast daily! One of our favorite office perks? Our fabulous chef comes in on Tuesdays (Omelette Bar!), Wednesdays (Mexican!), and Thursdays.
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