Senior Director, Security Assurance

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Sr. Director, Security Assurance

This position reports to the CISO.

Sr. Director, Security Assurance Job Grade

The Sr. Director, Security Assurance is a Grade 11.

Sr. Director, Security Assurance Responsibilities

  • Recruit, manage, motivate and develop high performing governance, risk, compliance and field security teams
  • Partner with the CISO, and other Security leadership, in planning and development of enterprise information security strategy and best practices aligned with broader GitLab business initiatives
  • Provide vision and leadership for developing and supporting initiatives in the areas of security policy, external security audits, continuous control monitoring, customer assurance, risk assessments and security training
  • Provide reporting to E-Group, and other key stakeholders, including the GitLab Board of Directors
  • Design and communicate security assurance strategies and plans to executive team, team members, partners, customers, and stakeholders with a specific focus on expansion of the security certification portfolio
  • Maintain and manage the security risk register and consult with senior leaders regarding their security risks and responsibilities in minimizing those risks
  • Drive operational efficiencies through process improvement and implementation of technical solutions driving automation and dogfooding of the GitLab product
  • Participate in key customer calls, contract reviews and/or security assessments providing leadership assurance on GitLab security
  • Develop and provide key performance indicators, operational metrics and related reports

Sr. Director, Security Assurance Requirements

  • Proven ability to successfully recruit, manage, motivate and develop high performing teams
  • Superior understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Ability to act as a champion for Security and convey cyber-security risks in layman terms
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders including executive team, management, privacy, engineering and external auditors
  • Proficient experience with industry standard security and risk frameworks/standards/laws/regulations: SOX ITGCs, SOC, FedRAMP/NIST 800-53, NIST CSF, PCI, ISO27001, ISO 31000, etc.
  • An effective communicator with the ability to escalate, coordinate, provide feedback, and ask for help
  • Outstanding cross-functional partnership skills, with a confirmed ability to identify, initiate and lead efforts with both internal and external teams

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