Head of Security Engineering & Operations

US - Remote USA

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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We’re building our Head of Security Engineering & Operations and looking for a leader. As Head of Security Engineering & Operations, you and your team will help protect the global business community through the support of achieving and maintaining trustworthy outcomes and experiences for Tessian customers and internal stakeholders.

On a day-to-day basis, you’ll get to:

  • Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • In partnership with the CISO, define strategy and lead execution of our internal security roadmap with a scope including corporate SaaS, employee endpoints, and cloud infrastructure.
  • Build and maintain the detection engineering and security incident response capabilities for Tessian.
  • Lead adoption and development of modern, progressive, and cloud-native security solutions to support a rapidly growing business and product.
  • Scale proactive and reactive security controls to new environments and use cases.

  • Reporting Lines - Direct
  • This role will build out a team, with an early focus on security engineering roles.

  • Key Working Relationships

  • The InfoSec Lead partners with a larger number of cross-organizational partners, including Sales, Customer Success, Legal, Engineering, Product, Business Operations, IT, and the Security team.

We’d love to meet someone who:

  • Previous people management experience is required, with experience building new teams and managing security engineer roles preferred
  • Commitment to building intersectionality inclusive teams and safe working environments that support asynchronous and remote-first collaboration
  • Experience building and managing technical control outcomes to enable successful security audit and certification outcomes such as SOC2 and ISO 27001
  • Passion for, and previous experience with, building and maintaining customer trust in SaaS products
  • Proven ability to work asynchronously with globally distributed stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and exceptional emotional intelligence
  • Experience making important decisions independently and prioritizing work effectively in a dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive decisions
  • Ability to build and leverage cross-organizational influence to achieve goals
Why we think you'll love it here 😍...
All Tessians are part of the journey we’re on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark against other VC-backed companies to provide above market rate salaries for companies of our size.
Beyond this, there’s plenty more that makes Tessian a great place to work: 
- A full week of work-remote a year (for those who aren't fully remote!), in addition to 31 days of paid holiday (20 days PTO + 11 federal holidays)- An extra day of paid holiday (up to 5) for every year you're with us!- Curate your career with development experiences uniquely suited to you- We’re family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life- High-quality MacOs tech kit for you to work on- Comprehensive & generous health insurance options- If you're relocating to join the team in person, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs- On Fridays we stop early for a virtual happy hour (or, to just log off for the weekend!) - Classpass subsidy - which you can use for either in person or virtual classes - A work-from-home subsidy for every new joiner to cover all your home office must-haves or, if you are fully remote we will kit out your home office through our remote office provider, First Base.- Amazing Remote socials with food and drink budgets 
And, if you are based near one of our hubs (currently Boston & Austin), you will also have access to:
- An array of breakfast options, delicious snacks, drinks and a top-of-the-range coffee machine- Flexible work from home policy (for those who aren't already fully remote)- Team lunch provided once a week- Whole team socials every quarter- Dinner budget for those times you just can’t tear yourself away
Equality & diversity ⚖️
Our mission to empower and protect people is a reflection of two of our values: Human First and We Do the Right Thing. For us, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is also a reflection of these core values. 
As a human first company, we are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where all our Tessians have the opportunity to thrive. We strive for a better Tessian, and a better world. We're working inside and outside Tessian to improve diversity and equity in our industry, and foster an environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging.
Our strategy touches each part of a Tessian’s life cycle, from applicant to employee, ensuring that we keep DEI at the core of every point in our candidate and employee experience. Read more about our DEI commitments here.
Obligatory small print
Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés from recruiters. Any unsolicited CVs, profiles, or names, submitted in any format, by any channel, to any of our team, will be deemed to fall outside any terms and/or conditions with either the person submitting the information or their company of employment/representation.
By submitting your application to Tessian, you consent to Tessian retaining your information and contacting you about future job opportunities, that may be of interest, for up to 2 years in accordance with our Privacy Policy
Please note, that any job offers will be subject to the candidate passing background screening checks.
We're a #LI-Remote company offering Choice First working practices where possible.
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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