Senior Director, Engineering, Cybersecurity



Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Senior Director of Cybersecurity About This Role

Strava is seeking a highly experienced Senior Director of Cybersecurity to lead and enhance our cybersecurity strategy and operations. This role is essential in ensuring the protection of our digital assets, networks, and data. The ideal candidate will possess deep technical expertise, strategic vision, and exceptional leadership skills to drive our cybersecurity initiatives and implement a robust defense-in-depth strategy.

As the Senior Director of Cybersecurity, you will play a critical role in protecting our digital assets, networks, and data. Your deep technical expertise, strategic vision, and exceptional leadership skills will drive our cybersecurity initiatives and implement a robust defense-in-depth strategy. This is your chance to make a significant impact in a world-class organization. This is a Hybrid role based in our San Francisco office.

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You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy aligned with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Offer guidance and vision to the organization, ensuring the adoption of widely accepted approaches and industry norms, including defense-in-depth principles.
  • Stay abreast of emerging cybersecurity threats, trends, and technologies to proactively address potential risks.
  • Identify, assess, and prioritize cybersecurity risks across the organization.
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and protocols to mitigate identified risks through a defense-in-depth approach.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, ISO 27001, NIST).
  • Be responsible for the development and execution of incident response programs, ensuring timely and effective resolution of cybersecurity incidents.
  • Lead post-incident analysis to identify root causes and implement corrective actions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and external partners to ensure effective incident response activities.
  • Oversee the management and maintenance of security tools and technologies, including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and SIEM solutions.
  • Monitor and analyze security alerts and events, ensuring appropriate response and reporting.
  • Perform regular security assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration testing to identify and address security weaknesses, using defense-in-depth methodologies.
  • Ensure application security by integrating security practices into the software development lifecycle, conducting code reviews, and implementing secure coding standards.
  • Lead and mentor a team of software engineering and cybersecurity professionals, encouraging a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Attract, nurture, and develop top cybersecurity talent to cultivate a team that consistently displays exceptional performance.
  • Develop and implement educational programs to enhance employee understanding ofcybersecurity practices and policies.
  • Collaborate with teams from various departments, such as IT and legal, to ensurecybersecurity initiatives are aligned.
  • Communicate cybersecurity risks, strategies, and progress to executive leadership and the board of directors.
  • Serve as a key contact for external partners, auditors, and regulators regarding cybersecurity matters.

We’re excited about you because:

  • You have your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Have a minimum of 15 years of experience in cybersecurity for a highly regulated industry (e.g., finance, healthcare, energy), with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Have a proven track record of developing and implementing successful cybersecurity strategies, including defense-in-depth.
  • Have a strong understanding of cybersecurity frameworks, standards, and effective approaches.
  • Have extensive knowledge of threat intelligence, risk management, and incident response.
  • Have excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Have relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CEH, or equivalent
  • Have solid experience in project management and familiarity with implementing cybersecurity programs.

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. With billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and adventurous vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count. Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. Just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, TCV, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community. We are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture, and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava! Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard
to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in
the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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