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Principal Consultant, Strategic Advisory Services (Remote)



United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to the customer to join us in shaping the future of cybersecurity. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

About the Role:

CrowdStrike’s Strategic Advisory Services team assists our customers with a wide array of proactive engagements to help enhance security programs, educate employees, and develop tailored cyber initiatives. The Principal Consultant role is the leader on the ground. This role serves as the primary day-to-day lead for Strategic engagements, interacting with client leadership and ensuring that projects run on time and to our highest standards. Principal Consultants also assist our Strategic leadership team with staffing, thought leadership, business development, and other “back of office” tasks.

Am I a Strategic Principal Consultant Candidate?

  • Do you find yourself keeping up with the latest cyber breaches?

  • Do you want to help companies protect themselves against malicious adversaries?

  • Are you interested in learning your customer’s maturity and pain points to develop a plan to improve?

  • Do you thrive on engaging with executive and senior management?

  • Are you comfortable being the face of the company and dealing with difficult client situations where necessary?

  • Are you ready to “do the work” while also supporting business line development activities?

  • Do you enjoy leading and working alongside a team of A-players?

  • Are you self-motivated and looking for an opportunity to rapidly accelerate your skills?

  • Do you crave new and innovative work that actually matters to your customer?

  • Do you have strong communication and writing skills?

  • Are you the smartest person on your current team? Would you prefer to engage peers who challenge you daily?

What You'll Do:

  • Lead large and complex strategic advisory service engagements, engaging with executive-level individuals across a wide range of industry segments.

  • Assess and develop cybersecurity and incident response programs in a proactive fashion to help mature the security posture of organizations prior to an incident.

  • Develop cutting-edge scenarios to help customers exercise the full range of their response capabilities.

  • Produce and ensure delivery of high-quality written and verbal reports, presentations, recommendations, and findings to customer management.

  • Demonstrate industry thought leadership through blog posts and public speaking events.

  • Identify and address emerging trends in cybersecurity, drawing on both government and private sector perspectives.

  • Manage internal programs and teams.

  • Engage in some degree of sales and business development opportunities.

  • Support staffing and scheduling of strategic resources on upcoming engagements.

What You'll Need:

Successful candidates will have at least 8-15 years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • IT / Security Management Consulting: you’ve held leadership positions and owned relationships with organizational executives as a management or technical consultant. You’ve worked on a range of infosec and IT issues, including both technical cyber security (applying controls, improving architectures, etc.) and operational cyber security (organizational alignment, cyber policy review, etc.)

  • Security Program Development: you’ve personally contributed to the development, management, and implementation of a security program, helping organization build, enhance, or recalibrate their plans for a successful future-leaning security program. This may include aspects of developing a SOC, CSIRT, Fusion Center, or several security initiatives that support a centralized security function.

  • Security Analysis / Operations: you’ve held leadership or key delivery positions in organizations or on teams that focus on organizational security (such as SOCs, IR teams, etc.). You understand cybersecurity from a practitioner standpoint, and importantly, you also understand how to consolidate and communicate results to senior leaders.

  • Business Strategy / Risk Analysis: you’ve helped businesses address a range of risks, including cyber risks, across their organization. You’re familiar with how organizational risk frameworks are developed, and you have experience helping organizations improve and apply their risk frameworks to address cyber risks.

  • Cybersecurity Policy: you’ve been responsible for developing new policies or enhancing existing policies that inform how private or government organization performs and manages its various cyber security activities. You have played a key role in developing policies, plans, and/or playbooks focusing on cyber security activities, and have ideally been part of the process of transitioning these plans into practice within an organization.

  • Public / Government Affairs: you have significant experience helping government organizations, or entities that work closely with governments, refine cyber security priorities and communicate clearly about these priorities. You are highly experienced in working across diverse sets of technical and non-technical stakeholders in an organization to develop defensible, actionable priorities and plans for improving cyber security.

Additionally, all candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, specifically in fast-paced professional environments.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with a wide range of customers and team members.

  • Capable of completing complex tasks involving strategic analysis and development, without supervision.

  • Desire to grow and expand cyber aptitude, technical awareness, and soft skills.

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Consistent positive work environment and attitude.

  • Ability to travel to engage with clients, up to 30% of the time, often on less than three weeks’ notice.


We are seeking candidates with the right combination of training and skills to join our team. Successful candidates coming from an academic background will likely have a BA or BS degree, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Information Security, Information Assurance, Management Information Security, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Policy, Public Policy, Intelligence Studies, or a related field. Applicants without a degree, but with relevant military or work experience and/or training will be considered and should apply their previous experience to the qualification areas above.


This role may require the candidate to periodically undergo and pass alcohol and/or drug test(s) during the course of employment.

Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards

  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements

  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption

  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration

We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

CrowdStrike is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact [email protected], for further assistance.

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Right to Work

CrowdStrike, Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base salary range for this position in the U.S. is $120,000 - $190,000 per year + variable/incentive compensation + equity + benefits. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location.Expected Close Date of Job Posting is:08-06-2024