Head of Information Security at Age of Learning | Powderkeg

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Infrastructure

Company Overview

Age of Learning® is the leading education technology innovator, creating engaging and effective learning resources to help children build a strong foundation for academic success and a lifelong love of learning. Our research-based digital education programs have proven efficacy in increasing children’s learning gains, and our curriculum is developed by an experienced team of education experts. Age of Learning’s flagship product, ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy , is an award-winning comprehensive curriculum for children. Adventure Academy, the first AAA education massively multiplayer online game (MMO), provides elementary-and middle-school-age learners the opportunity to build critical knowledge in language, arts, math, science, social studies, and more in a fun and safe virtual world. The company’s School Solutions Programs include My Math Academy® , an adaptive, personalized program that helps students master foundational math concepts, and My Reading Academy™ , _ _ which helps young learners become fluent readers and build a foundation for reading comprehension and literacy. With over 10 billion learning activities completed by more than 50 million children worldwide, Age of Learning is a global leader in efforts to advance equity, access, and opportunity for all children. To learn more about Age of Learning, visit www.AgeofLearning.com.


Reporting to the SVP of Infrastructure, the Head of Information Security will be responsible for information security and compliance across the organization. We are looking for a leader to continue enhancing our overall security posture in efforts to protect against growing and evolving threats. The ideal candidate has extensive experience fostering a DevSecOps culture while implementing and executing security and compliance frameworks, policies and controls in a fast-paced environment.


  • Build upon existing security and compliance practices, ensuring they continue to meet the business needs and culture of the organization
  • Collaborate and partner with leadership to define and communicate goals and objectives with measurable KPIs to support the organization’s security and compliance requirements
  • Initiate, maintain, and revise company security and compliance policies and procedures
  • Audit and test all aspects of information security to ensure that all information owned, collected or controlled by or on behalf of the company is processed, stored, and accessed in accordance with applicable laws and other global regulatory requirements, such as data privacy
  • Serve as an internal information security consultant to various stakeholders to assist / advise / educate on all aspects of information security and compliance
  • Define and manage security incident response processes and procedures to deter, detect, delay, deny and defend against external and internal threats
  • Participate in third party (e.g. vendor) assessment and selection procedures to ensure adherence with established security and compliance policies and standards
  • Work with teams throughout the organization to improve security awareness and foster compliance.
  • Stay current with evolving industry trends in security and compliance

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in information security and compliance with growing success in leading the discipline / practice / program within a fast-paced environment
  • 5+ years of application security, infrastructure security, identity access management, architecture review & design, and business risk analysis
  • Hands-on knowledge of information security functions such as security design review, threat modeling, risk analysis, incident response, data privacy and protection, and software testing techniques
  • 3+ years of compliance frameworks and regulatory requirements (e.g., NIST, PCI, ISO 27001, SOC 2)
  • One or more relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CCSP, CISA, GSEC)
  • Solid writing and communication skills with a focus on information security and compliance
  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders
  • Effective organizational and time management skill
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to adhere to policies and procedures
  • Professional, team-oriented attitude with sound judgment and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline preferred

The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is $175,000 USD to $200,000 USD. Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

Age of Learning currently provides: ** **

• 90% of employee health and welfare benefits premiums & 65% of dependent benefits premiums

• A 401(k) program with employer match

• 15 paid vacation days (increases to 20 days on your 3-year anniversary), 11 observed national paid holidays plus 9 sick days

• Our flexible work culture means 2 or more days in the office (hybrid) or 100% fully remote options available for most positions

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Head of Information Security
  • Company
    Age of Learning
  • Location
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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