Director, Information Security - Technical.ly

Director, Information Security

14 West |  Baltimore | Other

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14 West is seeking a Director, Information Security who will lead the development, deployment, and execution of controls and defenses to ensure the security and risk mitigation of company infrastructure technology and information systems. This person will Identify cybersecurity architecture, goals, objectives, and metrics; analyze business needs and priorities for protection of critical systems.

Here at the Technology side of 14 West we embrace and drive change, believe that innovation is king, we should come before me and we aim to work hard and always celebrate together.

In 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, 14 West was voted one of Baltimore’s Top Workplaces by The Baltimore Sun. You can learn more about life at 14 West by checking out our WestWord blog.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development, modification, and implementation of data security policies, procedures and practices
  • Ensure ongoing protection of confidential data and risk assessment relative to company’s business model including, but not limited to classification of data, accessibility controls, storage and resource allocation
  • Ensure compliance with security requirements in appropriate regulations (e.g., PCI, GDPR etc.). Monitor changes in legislation and accreditation standards that effect Information Security
  • Proactively conduct periodic audits and due diligence checks of security protocols, evaluating systems for vulnerabilities
  • Recommend modifications to security protocols as required assuring the timely and effective resolution of audit issues
  • Maintain current knowledge of emerging security threats, technical challenges, and developments in system protection and IT security standards
  • Identify, develop and implement security goals, objectives and metrics consistent with the corporate strategic plan
  • Effectively communicate relevant security and risk related information to Senior Leadership Team
  • Manage a staff of Information Security professionals, train new staff, conduct performance reviews and provide leadership and coaching while maintaining on-call support and prioritizing work
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Strong related experience in developing and implementing security procedures;
  • Experience in selecting/implementing automated management/administration tools;
  • Strong orientation for details, data, and collaboration
  • Ability to organize, advocate, or direct outcomes in a matrixed organization
  • Proven ability in anticipating future needs, eliminating obstacles, and self-directing proactive solutions
  • High integrity, strong work ethic, and a natural and confident leader
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; as well as strong ability to communicate with and influence all levels within a dynamic fast past organization
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with constant change and uncertainty
  • Team management and project management skills
  • Experience in working within a geographically dispersed workforce
  • Knowledge of current landscape and future trends in information security, compliance, and risk management
  • Familiarity with cloud security alliance preferred; and CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH and MCSE certifications preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in an IT Security related field; or commensurate work experience
  • 3+ years of management experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology field or equivalent experience

We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans
  • Employer-subsidized parking
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Generous vacation time and paid holidays
  • Fitness programs and discounts
  • Casual dress code

About 14 West

14 West exists to support entrepreneurs, to promote the growth and protection of their businesses, and to provide them with the resources they need to be great workplaces that attract and retain exceptional talent.

By relying on us, our clients enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on their passion… and we get to focus on ours. We take a custom-tailored approach to every solution for every client. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable strategies that promote perpetual growth.

14 West is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local employment laws. No question in this Application is intended to elicit information in violation of any such law, nor will any information obtained in response to any question be used in violation of any such law.

Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and/or interview process may contact us at here@14west.us to arrange for such accommodation.

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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Parental Benefits
  • Generous Parental Leave
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Outings
  • Snacks
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

What’s it like to work at 14 West in Baltimore?

Missing a day in the office at 14 West makes you feel as if you’ve missed out. We have a great group of really smart and motivated people that come up with truly brilliant solutions to the challenges we face in the publishing and subscription services we enable. This being said, the office is totally casual — people bring their dogs to work and there’s work/life balance in that you can work remotely if needed.

Our offices are beautiful. They make up a campus of 12 individual buildings in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore. In the summertime when we have interns working with us it starts to feel like a college campus as you see the interns going from building to building with their backpacks. The buildings are a mix of incredible historic homes and some modern construction. We sit in massive open offices that carry mixes of the functional roles; this enables cross collaboration. You can stand up and go talk to anybody, you don’t have to set up formal meetings. It’s open and easy, and that’s how we’re able to move so quickly to get things done each day.

Who is 14 West and what do you do?

14 West exists to support entrepreneurs, to promote the growth and protection of their businesses, and to provide them with the resources they need to be great workplaces that attract and retain exceptional talent.

By relying on us, our clients enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on their passion... and we get to focus on ours. We take a custom-tailored approach to every solution for every client. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable strategies that promote perpetual growth.

What’s a common attribute amongst 14 West employees?

The preeminent traits seem to be a desire to learn and curiosity. If you are willing to work hard and want to understand how 14 West works, how things are done and how to contribute new ideas, you’ll be rewarded and will move up quickly. One thing that is expected of everyone that walks in here is you need to raise your hand and you better have high expectations for yourself. If you’re waiting for someone to tell you what to do, that gets noticed very quickly and not in a good way.

What is the team working on at the moment?

We handle all of our enterprise data. A lot of our focus right now is in optimization and building world class tools for our affiliates. One specific project our team is working is developing a set of new self-service applications where instead of Agora affiliates reaching out to our team directly for data and reports, they’ll be able to source what they need on their own. We are developing a series of new, cutting-edge feed applications where data can be loaded in, reports can be generated on the fly and our developers can understand exactly what the affiliates most want.

How do 14 West employees stay connected and engaged with each other?

A lot of us travel to different conferences to develop our skills and that’s always a great way to reconnect in a more personal way with your colleagues.

We do a lot of volunteer work within the community right around us here in Baltimore. Aside from this, we take pride in having the best holiday parties — there have been people caught trying to sneak into them! We also do a lot of happy hours in the office (employees enter their preferred beer or wine via their Drizly account). 

What can new employees expect?

New employees can expect extensive training through 14 West’s learning and development division, which features hands-on classroom learning and online guided courses that ensure new hires have been inducted into the company through a mentored program. Otherwise, get ready to run with your ideas. We like big ideas and if you bring them to the table you better be ready to act on them, we’ll provide the resources to drive it.

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