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Senior Director of Security

OpenGov

OpenGov

Administration
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
OpenGov is home to an exceptional team - passionate about our mission to power more effective and accountable government. By bringing the OpenGov Cloud to our nation's state and local government, we’re transforming communities so they can thrive!
Imagine yourself being able to help small business owners open their doors faster, ensuring our tax dollars are accounted for, creating safer infrastructure, modernizing the permitting process, and assisting with disaster recovery. The work you do here every day has a meaningful impact on people's lives!
Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!
Are you an expert with guiding large, sophisticated software development for SaaS organizations with developing secure code? Do you have experience leading a global and multi-disciplinary organization focused on building the most secure products? We’re looking for you to join OpenGov as our Sr Director, Global Security Team.
In this role, which reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer, you’ll lead our global Product and Software Security organization, which partners with product development teams, our core Cloud Ops / Infrastructure teams, and our customers. You will set a culture which ensures Security is integrated into all of OpenGov products and processes. In addition, you’ll build tight partnerships with the leadership of our Product Engineering organizations to achieve your goals. Your team will get to partner with engineering leaders across our complete spectrum of products, including new initiatives such as our Generative AI efforts. You will develop a high-performing organization that will scale as OpenGov grows.
Responsibilities:
•Develop, maintain, and communicate the information security vision, strategy, and roadmap for OpenGov
•Develop and implement comprehensive security strategies and policies to protect OpenGov’s organization’s assets, including product, platform, digital and human resources.
•Lead the security team in the identification, development, implementation, and maintenance of security processes and initiatives to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure to liability in all areas of financial, product and personal risk.
•Conduct and oversee regular security assessments, audits, and risk analyses to identify vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with security standards and regulatory requirements.
•Provide leadership, direction, and guidance in assessing and evaluating security risks and response strategies.
•Serve as the key point of contact for all security-related issues, including crisis management and incident response planning and execution.
•Monitor and evaluate the information security trends, threats, and best practices, and implement appropriate actions and solutions.
•Manage the Security budget and resources, ensuring optimal allocation and utilization.
•Directly supervise and grow the Global Security Team.
•Provide regular status updates to the Product Engineering and Executive leadership team.
Requirements:
•Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Security Management, Information Systems, or related field
•Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in information and cyber security, 4+ years in a leadership or management role, and 3+ years of progressive leadership experience in application security
•Extensive experience in security management roles, with a proven track record of developing and implementing effective security policies and programs.
•Strong understanding of information security principles and practices, including access control systems, product security, network security, incident response, and risk management.
•Strong leadership, collaboration, and influencing skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with business leaders, engineering leaders and customers
•Extensive knowledge of information security principles, standards, frameworks, and best practices, such as NIST SP 800-53, NIST CSF, COBIT, ISO27001, CIS, HITRUST, COSO, OWASP, or equivalents.
•Strong leadership skills to grow talent, build high performing security teams and foster a culture of security awareness.
•Excellent communication skills for effectively conveying information to stakeholders at all levels.
•Crisis management and incident response skills to handle security incidents effectively.
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What makes OpenGov unique
» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!
» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.
» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!
» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.
» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.
Come join us and make a positive social impact!
OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.