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Associate Director - Information Security

Company: Virgin Pulse
Location: Providence
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewNow is the time to join us! -At Virgin Pulse we value and celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe in creating teams made up of individuals with various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Why? Because diversity inspires innovation, collaboration, and challenges us to produce better solutions. -But more than this, diversity is our strength, and a catalyst in our ability to #changelivesforgood. - -ResponsibilitiesWho are you?As Associate Director, Information Security for the industry leading employee wellbeing and engagement platform, you will Lead the team responsible for ongoing prevention, detection and response to cyber threats across all of the company's systems.Reporting to the SVP, Information Security and Corporate Systems, your core responsibilities will include developing and mentoring our InfoSec, CyberSecurity Operations, and CyberSecurity Engineering teams, working closely with DevOps and Corporate Systems teams to -ensure technical security controls are deployed and performing optimally.Our customers need to trust us with privileged access to their most sensitive data, and we need to earn and maintain that trust every day. You will lead our seasoned and talented Security team -- foster our security vision, develop the roadmap to achieve it, and mentor the team to deliver on the strategy.The ideal candidate will fill a visible, strategic, and high-impact leadership role within the organization. You will have excellent domain knowledge, and skills that leverage the capabilities of peers, business partners, associates and clients. You will instill the duty to protect our systems and the data of customers, employees, investors and partners. As such, this leader must engender control, trust, accountability, transparency and urgency in the execution of his/her responsibilities.At a high level, this executive will have a mastery of Corporate Security (vulnerability, data loss prevention, zero trust networks, etc), Operational Security (high availability cloud platform at significant scale), Product Security, and Regulatory Frameworks (certifications, global end markets, etc.). Additionally, this individual will have a passion for hiring, mentoring and building the next generation of security talent and forging valuable relationships across the organization.In this role you will wear many hats, but your knowledge will be essential in the following: - -Define and execute both vision and strategy for the entire company's security risk management program to include organizational security, information technology, application security, and compliance, leveraging a combination of leadership and influencing skills to foster support for security business initiatives.Drives action through strong advocacy of the value of security.Serve as cybersecurity risk and subject matter expert and advisor for senior management on emerging threats, attacks, vulnerabilities and security concerns.Be aware of the developing security threats, and help the business understand the potential security implications related to ongoing projects.Manage all teams, and vendors involved in IT security, including hiring and developing a pipeline of talent, providing training and mentoring to security team members.Ensure global engineering and development teams are empowered with both the education and tools needed to incorporate security into development practices and automated build & deployment processes.Partner with Sales and Client Success teams to enable customer acquisition & retention, by acting as an executive sponsor to certain customers and participating in the sales cycle (e.g. meeting with customers, negotiating security/privacy language in deals, educating sales teams on security practices & capabilities, etc.Communicate security policies and procedures to all personnel and monitor compliance.Mature security processes to ensure our systems are monitored for security alerts, anomalies are tracked, and procedures followed when alerts triggered.Consult with the business to ensure systems and processes are designed & implemented with security and privacy in mind.Drive collaboration on information security across the enterprise, including the legal, information technology, research and engineering, services, sales, product management and finance.Oversee the coordination of internal and external audits or assessments of platform or internal business practices.Ensure compliance with global data privacy, use and sharing legislation.Champion secure multi-tenant SaaS architecture practices.Develop threat models and engage in ongoing development discussions on secure architectureManage and coordinate security incident responseYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.QualificationsWhat you bring to the Virgin Pulse teamIn order to represent the best of what we have to offer you come to us with a multitude of positive attributes including:BS degree (Masters preferred) in Information Security or IT related field.8+ years of experience leading security teams focused on all aspects of cybersecurity, including identity management, security engineering, software security, GRC, and security operations.3+ years in senior leadership role at a global business.5+ years of experience in securing systems running on public cloud infrastructuresProfessional certifications such as CISSP, CISM, etc are preferred.Experience in taking a risk-based approach to prioritize security efforts.Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams while thriving in a fast-paced growing company.Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with information security counterparts in customer and partner organizations.Record of successfully and directly managing budgets for information security teams.Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, able to communicate security concepts to both technical and nontechnical audience.Technical background through applications and/or infrastructureSuccess in this role will be defined by a number of achievements including:Motivated, efficient and high functioningMaintaining Security Certifications (SOC2, ISO-27001, HITRUST, PCI).Developing excellent relationships across businessOngoing reduction in risk across corporate and SaaS platform to technicalDocumented reductions in pen test and vulnerabilityMetrics based evidence relating to improvements in security posture over time.No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!#LI-REMOTE #LI-AC1Why work at Virgin Pulse?------ -We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive culture and cutting-edge technology and services. Virgin Pulse is an equal opportunity organization and is committed to diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice. To that end, we make a particular effort to recruit candidates from minoritized backgrounds to apply for open positions.Job SummaryJob ID: 2022-2121Category: Compliance/SecurityPosted Date: 13 hours ago(1/11/2022 10:43 AM)Type: Regular Full-Time

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