Director, Information Security

Remote | Los Angeles

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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We're looking for our very first Director of Information Security. 

This is a crucial role for us because we’re dealing with an incredible amount of sensitive topics and have unique security considerations. This means that we need you to come in to make sure we’re protected. Reporting to the VP of Engineering and working closely with the DevOps and Engineering teams, you’ll be ultimately responsible for designing, codifying and implementing a company information security management framework that not only safeguards our organization but enables us to achieve our goals. Educating our team members with relevant security and data privacy training, you’ll also serve as a trusted advisor to our client base; understanding their security concerns and addressing them through action or explanation. 

In collaboration with our C-Level and senior leadership (some of whom are former Department of Treasury executives) you’ll proactively work within all aspects of the business, developing and implementing practices that meet or exceed SOC and NIST standards for information security. Moreover, you’ll create clear and practical processes for handling potential data breaches, data loss and natural disasters. Our philosophy at Kharon is that to be successful, one should never stop learning. So, if you’re driven by being a player-coach with a desire to constantly evolve your knowledge and skill set, this is your gig.

To better break this position down, we’ve included bullet points below that highlight the position itself, the requirements for success and some preferred skills that would put you at the top of our list. 

You have…

  • The appropriate business, technical and domain expertise to share 
  • A background in team and project management with a bias towards being proactive. 
  • A keen ability to work cross-functionally, effectively negotiating and facilitating solutions in a team environment

Your day-to-day will look like…

  • Educating our employees - at all levels - with helpful and relevant security and data privacy trainings
  • Managing and overseeing vendor and customer onboarding program and procedures on behalf of Kharon
  • Creating clear, practical processes for handling breaches, data loss, and natural disasters
  • Proactively monitor for and respond to urgent issues and CVEs that would otherwise put us at risk
  • Designing, codifying, and implementing a company information security management framework that protects us while enabling us to achieve our goals
  • Developing and overseeing all IT policies including security policies and procedures to ensure best practice and appropriate levels of internal controls
  • Understanding our customers' security concerns and addressing them through action or explanation
  • Working with the DevOps and Engineering teams to implement software, tools, and technology to ensure world-class security

So, that’s the role and to the right person, this will be the perfect kind of challenge. Our mission is compelling, our product is powerful and we’re growing at a rate that makes us unstoppable. If you’re looking to be surrounded by people who will inspire you to think and challenge you to grow then look no further! Our team is made up of some of the most visionary and uncompromising individuals you will ever meet. We don’t take ourselves seriously but we’re serious about the work we do and there is absolutely no slowing us down! 

To keep that momentum going, we do our very best to make sure that each and every team member is completely taken care of. From generous time off and fully paid medical plans to daily catered lunches and full-loaded break rooms, we’re nothing without our people so we provide benefits and perks that reflect that. You can count on… 

  • All the equipment you need to be successful in your role. 
  • Fully hybrid environments with HQ in L.A. and hubs in D.C., N.Y., and London 
  • Premium medical benefits that are paid 100% paid for with an option to elect for Vision and Dental
  • 401k plan that you can enroll in with no waiting period
  • Front-loaded paid time off + 11 paid holidays
  • If you visit our office(s), fully catered lunches and every snack you can think of. Also, we have a speakeasy (yes, we said a speakeasy
  • And, more on the way! As our team grows and evolves, so will our offerings.

Like we said, this might be one of the most important roles that we’re filling in the near future so we are aggressively looking for the right individual to join our team and spearhead this position. If you think you fit the bill, do NOT hesitate - APPLY! We look forward to hearing from you!

Job tags: C DevOps NIST Privacy
Job regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Job country: United States
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