Information Security Lead

San Francisco, California, United States

Full Time Contract
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The Company Springboard is on a mission to bridge the skills gap by delivering high-quality, affordable education in new-economy skills like data science, design, analytics, and digital marketing. We’ve already helped thousands of students worldwide, offering personalized mentoring and coaching support to maximize learning and help achieve real professional outcomes. 
The OpportunitySpringboard’s product has evolved significantly over the last 4 years, with the steady addition of features that give our students the direction and community they need to succeed in our courses — and beyond, in the workplace. In addition to an engaging student-facing platform, we are investing in thoughtful tools to support the mentors, career coaches and student advisors who in turn support the students. We are looking for an Information security professional to lead the security and information technology teams and will be responsible for all aspects of Information Security across Springboard including data privacy & security policies, and strategic prioritization. You will lead development, implementation and maintenance of information security infrastructure and processes that align with Springboard’s security and data privacy needs.


  • Develop, manage and set the vision for the Information Security Program
  • Design the strategy and architecture for security programs that include: Audit and Compliance functions, Risk Governance, Security Policies and Procedures, Security Awareness Training, Security Information and Event Management, Incident Response Management and Business Continuity Processes
  • Develop an end-to-end understanding of all Springboard systems, tools and processes to identify areas of risk and exposure and a roadmap to remedy them
  • Ensure security architecture deliverables reflect and support business, technical, operational, and compliance objectives
  • Build out the Security function at Springboard to keep pace with the growth acceleration and industry demands
  • Develop and maintain detailed Security Architecture Plans and Designs
  • Review Threat and Vulnerability reports and create detailed Action Plans to address risks
  • Maintain awareness of IT/ Security industry trends, evaluate new solutions and techniques, as well as remain aware of emerging threats
  • Create Security Standards for Hardened Server, Workstations, and Network Components
  • Promote awareness of Information Security Best Practices and adequate representation across various functions
  • Prioritize and delegate Risk Assessment activities and ensure completion
  • Oversee newly implemented technologies and coordinate internal/external audits
  • Ensure compliance of the Information Security and Risk Management programs including external requirements.
  • Lead compliance efforts such as SOC 2 reporting.


  • Technical Degree(s) in computer science, engineering or a related fieldCISSP certification, CISM is a plus
  • Up-to-date knowledge of global regulatory issues and trends in IT Security and Data Privacy
  • Strong understanding of IT Security metrics
  • Experience with creating a complete set of IT Security and Data Privacy policies, processes and procedures
  • Excellent understanding of appropriate IT controls as well as IT audit approaches
  • Excellent understanding of current technologies and approaches to ensure IT Security and protect data leveraging cloud and mobile technologies
  • Experience with one or more public cloud platforms (AWS, GCP)
  • Demonstrated expertise securing public cloud accounts.
  • Built diverse teams of exceptional individuals
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to use influence as effectively as direct control
  • Past success analyzing data, drawing accurate conclusions, and adjusting strategy accordingly
  • A strong focus on doing what is right for the customer and the company
  • A collaborative nature, working with diverse teams, from business leaders to individual contributors
  • Experience creating automated solutions & eagerness to automate

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience with DevOps and/or Site Reliability Engineering
  • Worked in Agile delivery teams and environment
  • Cryptography, Physical Security Systems, and Secure SDLC Methodologies
The Springboard team of 180 works out of offices in the heart of San Francisco and Bengaluru. We’re backed by top investors, including Costanoa Ventures, Reach Capital, Learn Capital, Pearson Ventures, and the founders of LinkedIn and Princeton Review.
Working with us, you’ll enjoy competitive compensation, health insurance coverage (for employees based in California, our base plans are fully covered by Springboard; for employees based outside of California, we offer low-premium coverage), a 401k plan, a generous learning budget, team lunches and snacks, and an opportunity to impact thousands of lives alongside a fun, dedicated and mission-driven team. To learn more about our team and culture, follow us on Instagram @springboardlife!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Job tags: Analytics Architecture Audits AWS CISM Cryptography DevOps Incident response Risk assessment SOC 2 Strategy
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