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Job ID: 2115
Job Title: Chief Information Security Officer
Location: San Mateo, CA HQ

WHO IS ARYAKA?

Aryaka is the industry leader in managed SD-WAN partnering with global enterprises to spearhead their WAN transformation initiatives. We are growing fast and expanding rapidly both in terms of customer growth as well as employee headcount

WHY ARYAKA?

Our global private network is transforming how enterprises connect worldwide to deliver enhanced performance for cloud and on-premises applications. Aryaka was named Leading Lights Company of the Year by Lightreading, recognized on LinkedIn’s Top 50 Industry Disruptors list and was named by IHS Markit as a top SD-WAN provider. Aryaka’s SD-WAN as a Service is deployed by more than 800 global enterprises in 63 countries, including the biggest names in almost every vertical, such as Cigna (healthcare), HMS Host (retail), Samsung (manufacturing), and Skullcandy (manufacturing). Aryaka is looking for experienced product marketing and product management professionals to capitalize on its recent momentum, expand market penetration, and drive enterprise sales in the next phase of growth.

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is the head of IT security, driving the IT security strategy and implementation forward whilst protecting the business from security threats and cyber-hacking. Operational compliance to all ISO and other standards and regulations is the responsibility of the CISO. This is a senior role and will commonly involve directing a team and taking a seat on the board.

The day-to-day

  • Creating and implementing a strategy for the deployment of information security technologies
  • Performing IT security risk assessments and reporting on ways to minimize threats
  • Monitoring security vulnerabilities and hacking threats in network and host systems
  • Tracking latest IT security innovations and keeping abreast of latest cyber security technologies
  • Ensuring business continuity
  • Communicating with key stakeholders about IT security threats
  • Implementing an effective process for the reporting of security incidents
  • Overseeing the investigation of reported security breaches
  • Developing strategies to handle security incidents and trigger investigations
  • Managing the IT security team, security experts and advisors
  • Complying with the latest regulations and compliance requirements
  • Championing and educating the organization about the latest security strategies and technologies

Key responsibilities

  • Managing the daily operation and implementation of the IT security strategy
  • Conducting a continuous assessment of current IT security practices and systems and identifying areas for improvement
  • Running security audits and risk assessments
  • Delivering new security technology approaches and implementing next generation solutions
  • Overseeing the management of the IT security department, giving leadership to the team and developing staff
  • Ensuring compliance and governance is met
  • Driving change projects and building new IT capabilities
  • Developing and implementing business continuity plans to ensure service is continuous when a change program is introduced or a security breach occurs or in the event that the disaster recovery plan needs to be triggered
  • Protecting the intellectual property of the organization at all times
  • Devising strategies and implementing IT solutions to minimize the risk of cyber-attacks
  • Reviewing, analyzing and delivering data information
  • Communicating digital programs and strategy to a range of stakeholders
  • Managing the IT security budget and communicating this with the appropriate parties
  • Reporting to the board and being an active member of the senior management team

Key skills

  • Digital leadership skills – capable of empowering and leading an IT team to meet business and IT security goals
  • Solid people management skills – providing direction, monitoring performance, motivating staff and building a positive working environment
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-moving IT landscape and keep pace with latest thinking and new security technologies
  • A passion for technology and security safeguarding with a desire to deliver
  • Thrives on change, showing an impressive ability to drive the IT security strategy forward
  • Analytical mind capable of managing numerous information sources and providing data analysis reports to senior management
  • Strong customer focus – able to meet the demands of internal and external customers
  • Excellent communication skills – providing verbal and written communication that is outstanding to both direct reports and senior management as well as other stakeholders
  • Flexible and adaptable – capable of changing direction where required and showing flexibility to meet new demands
  • Forms business partnerships that help drive the IT security strategy forward
  • Can make decisions that are well informed and timely
  • Creative thinking – able to look at alternatives and consider new ways of thinking to problem solve
  • Multi-tasking – can manage several concurrent projects and prioritize demands

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree is a minimum with many organizations selecting candidates with a computer science degree or a qualification in a related subject. A Master’s degree in business administration is highly desirable.

Relevant experience

  • This level of seniority usually demands around a decade of proven IT security experience but some companies will take candidates who are newer to the industry if they can demonstrate they are a serious IT professional
  • With many start-ups looking to differentiate themselves in the market, if you can demonstrate you have knowledge of the latest IT thinking and threat modelling methods together with a creative drive, you could land yourself the job
  • Change management and business process experience is ideal together with a proven track record of driving large-scale change programs
  • Experience of managing a team
  • A proven record of dealing with complex projects and meeting conflicting demands

HOW TO APPLY:
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Aryaka Networks, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a proactive program of affirmative action and diversity development. Aryaka Networks provides equal opportunity in all our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military, veteran or VEVRAA protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.