L&D Leader - People/Talent Dev (Mgr-Dir Level, Remote US) at Contrast Security | Powderkeg

Location: Baltimore, MD

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Human Resources

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Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development to operations, to production.

About The Position

At Contrast Security, we believe in life-long learning and growth. We are looking for an L&D professional to join the People team and to spearhead our mission and grow our learning, training, and development programs in both our remote and in-office environments.

This is a great opportunity to become the first person to build the L&D function on a blank canvas. The L&D leader will develop the learning strategy, design the instructional platform, and enable the learning experience for our global workforce/talent. This is a one-person team that will have broad reach across all functions and geographies. Highly prefer someone who has led L&D in the TECHNOLOGY industry.

Reporting to the VP of People, this high-impact, visible role offers a unique opportunity to craft thoughtful L&D programs that align with our People programs. The ideal candidate will carry equal parts strategy and execution and have the opportunity to build out a scalable function that can evolve with the learning needs of the company and the dynamic nature of the new world of work.

This position is US-based but can work remotely for part of the time, and when required, will have to travel to facilitate training or go to company events.


  • Talent Development : Partner with the People, Executive and Management teams to identify overall learning needs for individual contributors, managers and Collaborate with Senior Leadership and the People team sub-functions to develop L&D vision and strategy
  • Special Development : Active thought partner and team member within the broader People Team to identify specific learning needs by function
  • Metric Driven : Collate data from our Performance Reviews/OKR tracking and other People sources of data to provide effective reporting, sharing insights on the impact of L&D programming to direct our decision making and steering our programs
  • Learning Experience : Design/develop/deliver effective learning experience throughout the employee life-cycle (from onboarding to exit) using a broad range of tools including e-learning, distance learning, books/videos, knowledge-share platform and On-The-Job-Training to meet our learning needs
  • Growth Learning : Partner to identify high potentials and develop an effective curriculum for Individual Contributors who will become future mentors/managers, Managers who will become future leaders and Leaders who need 1:1 learning/coaching
  • Evaluate Programs : Develop assessments/evaluations and collect feedback for trainees to measure progressLearning Partner: Serve as a Learning Consultant to employees and departments interested in developing learning materials, activities and training
  • Build Internal Faculty : Assist in developing the training skills for SME's to launch Train-the-Trainer initiatives
  • Value-Oriented : Inspire a learning culture with amazing internal marketing of our L&D programs
  • Resourceful : Work with external vendors as needed to identify training solutions that are effective and affordable
  • DEIB: Promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging across the organization


  • 7-10 years experience in OD, L&D, DEI or similar capacity
  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience building scalable learning & development in a high growth TECHNOLOGY company from the start-up to scale-up phase
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work in a fast-paced, ever-changing, collaborative environment
  • Passion for learning and helping people grow
  • Proven ability to build a scalable, high-impact, mission-driven L&D function
  • Training Program Facilitation, Organization Development and Organizational Design experience
  • Proficient in learning development tools and well-versed in leveraging technology for program management and delivery
  • You are a self-starter and leader comfortable with content creation and operational process building across the L&D domain Instructional Design and Program Development experience
  • Exemplary, inclusive, adaptable oral and written communication skills; with experience communicating complex information with clarity to diverse audiences across the organization
  • You have experience consulting with business leaders and stakeholders, with a proven track record of establishing relationships and the experience being a strategic partner
  • Proven problem-solving trifecta of analytical, creative, and strategic skills
  • Extraordinary, service-oriented project management, program delivery and change management skills
  • Strong presentation skills and experience in training global teams
  • You are organized, end-to-end process-oriented, and efficient while being adaptable to changing priorities and comfortable wearing multiple hats
  • Demonstrable experience in navigating diverse priorities in a fast-paced, global startup environment (preferably in tech)
  • Flexible, creative, at ease with startup ambiguity, organized and detail-oriented
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant subject matter such as Instructional Design/Adult Learning or equivalent experience (Master's Preferred)
  • Deep understanding and leveraging external learning programs and resources (DEI training, employment law, manager training, etc) while keeping a budget

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401 (k)
  • Flexible paid time off

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**We are changing the world of software security. ** _ **Do it with us. **_

We believe in what we do and are passionate about helping our customers secure their business.

If you’re looking for a challenge and want to enjoy where you work, you’ll love Contrast Security.

Contrast Security is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Contrast Security is an equal opportunity employer and our team is comprised of individuals from many diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and locations.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    L&D Leader - People/Talent Dev (Mgr-Dir Level, Remote US)
  • Company
    Contrast Security
  • Location
    Los Altos, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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