Director, IT Security

Denver, Colorado, United States

Full Time Executive-level / Director USD 200K to 220K
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About the opportunity

Contentful strives to build a secure and safe service and commits considerable effort and resources to cybersecurity and information protection.  We are looking for an IT Security Director to maintain and enhance a corporate-wide information security management programme.

Reporting directly to the CISO and working closely with the VP of Information Services, you will be responsible for leading a security team that designs, operates and maintains application and infrastructure security solutions for Contentful corporate environments.

What to expect?

  • Working with the CISO to develop and enhance an information security management programme based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
  • Develop and maintain a reference architecture for cybersecurity services to support Contentful business outcomes
  • Provide security consultancy for Information Services projects, including non-functional security requirements definition and threat models
  • Develop and maintain a strategic plan for security operations services
  • Identify opportunities for reusable security architecture across all Contentful production environments
  • Define OKRs for security engineering and operations services

What you need to be successful?

  • 7-10 years of experience in a cybersecurity manager, director or architect position
  • Demonstrable experience with building cybersecurity solutions via architectural principles
  • Strong SaaS security architecture experience, preferably within an AWS environment
  • Experience with scaling security engineering and SecOps capabilities in a hypergrowth company
  • Familiarity with aligning security controls to NIST Cybersecurity Framework and MITRE ATT&CK
  • Familiarity with compliance frameworks and their practical application within cloud-native environments: ISO 27001, Sarbanes Oxley.  
  • An ability to influence cross-functional teams to raise security awareness and identify risks

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital product
  • Health, vision, dental insurance, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, and a retirement savings plan
  • Commuter benefits to help you get to and from work
  • A flexible time-off policy and paid holidays
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave (after 6 months of employment)
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • We value our employees health and safety. Our teams are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career, with extra days off
  • Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

Colorado Salary Statement: The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data/ranges, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD/technology), for example.

Colorado Salary Range: $200,000-$220,000

[This position is eligible for equity awards in accordance with the terms of Contentful’s variable compensation plans.]

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Co-op, Spotify, Bang&Olufson, N26, Swarovski use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 450 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco and distributed around the world.

“Everyone is welcome here” — is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

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