PCI Security Standards Council, LLC
  • Standards
  • Boston, MA
  • Full Time

Emerging Standards Manager

Full time & Remote (US business hours)

Preference for candidates in North America or United Kingdom


PCI Security Standards Council is looking for a new Emerging Standards Manager to join the team!

Reporting to the Director of Emerging Standards, you will play a significant role in the ongoing development of PCI security standards, as well as contribute to Council programs and initiatives. You will work directly with the Standards Team, technical working groups, industry stakeholders, and other subject matter experts to produce content for our portfolio of standards. This includes the development of requirements and assessment procedures to meet security objectives, as well as guidance documents, information supplements, and other documents to support adoption and implementation of the PCI standards.

This is a 100% remote role that is highly collaborative. You will be frequently engaged with Council staff and will contribute to various meetings throughout the week, primarily during US business hours.

Benefits of working for the PCI Security Standards Council include:

  • Work/life balance and flexibility working remotely
  • Interacting with a diverse, global group of payment security professionals and stakeholders
  • The opportunity to contribute to global security standards within the payments ecosystem
  • Travel opportunities

What you will be doing in this role:

  • Contribute first-hand security experience and subject matter expertise to develop technical security requirements and test procedures for the PCI security standards
  • Draft and contribute to materials covering various payment industry technologies and topics such as 3-D Secure, cloud, e-commerce, mobile payments, cryptography, and tokenization
  • Coordinate research and input from various stakeholders on current standards, evaluate feedback, provide recommendations, and draft changes as agreed to by the working groups
  • Contribute articles and content to various stakeholder communications, including newsletters, blog posts, training programs, and marketing releases
  • Chair meetings, facilitate discussions, and coordinate work efforts with various stakeholder groups to achieve meeting objectives
  • Assist in identifying improvements to the processes for creating, publishing, and maintaining policies, procedures, processes and/or related documents related to the PCI standards
  • Participate in the creation and presentation of materials for internal and external webinars and in-person presentations
  • Respond to technical inquiries received by the Council
  • Maintain proficiency with current security best practices for the payments industry
  • Collaborate across all PCI SSC teams, including standards development, program management, and stakeholder engagement, to support company goals and objectives

What you will bring to this role:

  • Strong business and technical writing skills with experience writing technical documentation, standards, procedures, training documentation, or information security articles
  • Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy and present technical concepts to audiences with a diverse understanding of information security
  • Attention to detail, self-discipline, and time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively and meet quality and schedule deadlines in a remote work environment
  • Flexible, proactive, quick to learn, and possessing a can-do attitude
  • A blend of curiosity, creativity, persistence, commitment, passion, and optimism
  • Willingness to travel up to 15%

What you will need for this role:

  • At least 5 years technical experience in one or more technical security fields {e.g., data security, software security, embedded security, cyber security, information security, network security, etc.}
  • At least 2 years of experience with payment technologies or infrastructures, such as EMV, 3-D Secure, cloud, e-commerce, mobile payments, cryptography, tokenization, or embedded payments technology
  • Experience assessing hardware and/or software technologies relevant to the payments industry, with a working knowledge of audit methodologies and security assessment tools
  • Expertise in implementing or evaluating security for at least one of:
    • Cloud-based payment environments
    • Mobile and e-commerce payment acceptance infrastructures
    • SecDevOps and security testing of payment software
    • Cryptographic protocols, algorithms, and key management architectures

What will make you stand out:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related technical field
  • Industry certifications such as CISSP, CISA, CISM, or equivalent
  • Hands-on experience with implementing, managing, and/or assessing to one or more PCI security standards (e.g., P2PE, SPoC/CPoC, PIN, PTS POI/HSM, etc.)

About PCI Security Standards Council:

The PCI Security Standards Council's mission is to enhance global payment account data security by developing standards and supporting services that drive education, awareness, and effective implementation by stakeholders.

We work collaboratively with global leaders in our field and play a major role in the creation of new requirements and standards. Here's your chance to have a hand in affecting the future of payment card security.

PCI Security Standards Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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