Cybersecurity Project Manager


Chicago, Illinois

a month ago

Experience +8 years

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Job Description

Role: Cybersecurity Project Manager
Duration: 10 Months (Potential for extension)
Location: Chicago, IL Hybrid 3-4x per week
Job Description Summary – Project Manager, Cybersecurity Office
Our Cybersecurity Office (CSO) provides world-class high performing portfolio, program and project management capabilities across the Information Security (Infosec) group.
WHAT WE EXPECT YOU'VE ALREADY DONE: Qualifications (must-haves)
  • 8+ years of project/program management
  • Managed projects in the Financial Services industry
  • Schedule management
  • Risk and issue management
  • Budget and financial management
  • Coordination and communication across teams
  • Managed large projects using Agile/Waterfall methodologies
  • Managed large projects using Azure Boards
  • Earned a B.A. or B.S. degree in a business or technology field of study
 The kind of people we look for:
  • Versatile associates who thrive on variety and challenge with a “Can Do” attitude
  • Proven leaders with strong growth and delivery track records and mindsets.
  • Innate problem solvers who want to grow in a flexible, collaborative culture.
  • Engaging technologists who make a positive impact.
  • Candidate must be the quintessential team player and a highly skilled communicator.
  • Ability to work from home and Chicago office 3x's per week
 Some Alternate Expectations (Nice to Have’s)
  • Past Successful PM Experience at Northern Trust
  • Knowledge of Northern’s Paragon Project Execution Framework
  • Cybersecurity PM Experience (Cybersecurity engineering experience or subject-matter expertise is not required)
  • Experience working in a global, highly regulated financial institution
 WHAT YOU'LL GET TO DO: Project Overview / Contractor's Role
  • We are looking for a Senior Project Manager who will be assigned to one or more of Northern Trust’s large book of cybersecurity projects that require project management best-practices and rigor to execute and successfully deliver on time and on budget.
  • Drive hard-working global teams consisting of employees and onshore/offshore consultants from multiple vendors.
  • Manage projects with teams that consist of technology engineers, solution architects, business analysts, scrum masters, and application owners.
  • Partner with key business and technology stakeholders in the delivery of critical technology initiatives to meet our strategic goals.
  • Responsible for the planning, execution, and delivery of Infosec projects.
  • Proactively identifies and mitigates risks that impact Infosec projects.
  • Change agent for project management best-practices.
  • The opportunity to be part of building a growing practice area within Northern Trust
  • The support of a well-established IT delivery team
  • The opportunity to build and be part of a fun and collaborative culture with teams that are as passionate about their communities as they are about their stakeholders

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $70.00/hr.

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