Principal Information Security Engineer


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Posted 4 weeks ago

Quick Take: Axios is a new digital media company that gets your smarter, faster with the news that matters. We’re hiring a Principal Information Security Engineer!

Why it Matters: Our infosec leader will develop and maintain robust security positions to protect Axios’ business, information, and technology. 

Go Deeper: In this role, you will be responsible for Axios’ information security program and make an impact through the following responsibilities:

  • Scaling out our information security and compliance program
  • Scaling out a risk management framework aligned to the business
  • Working closely with infrastructure and product engineers to ensure Axios applications, servers, networks, and other IT assets are secure
  • Ensuring the protection of Axios Journalists in their communication and work
  • Engaging with Axios IT team to ensure our broad IT position is secure
  • Building our incident response tooling
  • Writing policies to aid implementation of security positions
  • Working closely with CTO and other technology leadership to implement all programs/policies
  • Engaging with auditors to acquire and retain attestations that prove our security position over time

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills: 

  • Experience building or operating in a DevSecOps environment under a variety of compliance frameworks
  • Experience leading practical information security implementation
  • Experience in blue team, penetration and security auditing
  • Deep knowledge of information security techniques and best practice
  • Holds a pragmatic perspective on security - fits the program to the stage of business growth
  • Experience developing documentation and policy regarding information security
  • Deep and demonstrated experience in information security, site reliability engineering, or a related discipline

Don’t forget: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend
Job tags: Auditing Blue team Go Incident response