Director of Information Security at Field Nation | Powderkeg

Location: Minnesota

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Software Development

Field Nation is looking for an experienced security professional to own our Information Security efforts. You will build out a security program that focuses on mitigating true risks to our organization and users, not just checking boxes. You will help us identify and hire key roles needed to effectively implement security, both now and in the future. You will work across our entire organization to identify and assess risks and design effective controls. You will act as a strong partner to our product and engineering teams in making security decisions.

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who has experience and best practice knowledge of policy management and compliance, as well as the capabilities and know-how to help implement and operationalize those policies.

What you'll do:

  • Identify and hire necessary roles within Information Security
  • Achieve and maintain SOC 2 Type II compliance by coordinating efforts across departments
  • Review and effectiveness of company policies regarding information security and business continuity and work to make updates where necessary
  • Ensure effectiveness of vulnerability management program
  • Meaningful security awareness throughout our organization that reduces risks from individual employee actions
  • Own our security incident response process
  • Own risk management process to identify, assess, and design effective controls
  • Guide our product and engineering teams through product security improvements
  • Oversee existing vendor-performed penetration testing of our platform
  • Stay up to date on the latest threats

What you'll have:

  • 10+ years within information technology space, 5+ in cyber security specifically
  • Strong knowledge of compliance areas, security frameworks, and SOC 2 Type II
  • Strong understanding of network security, specifically in cloud-based environments
  • Experience in information security management for a modern SaaS company running on AWS (IaC, CI/CD, Kubernetes, MySQL RDS)
  • Knowledge of latest tools and technologies in the security industry that can be used to gain operational efficiencies
  • Existing people management experience
  • Project management experience and ability to break down large efforts

Nice to haves:

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other technical fields
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, or other security management certifications

Why Field Nation

At Field Nation, we are breaking the barriers to work and enabling the gig economy. We’re a tech company that offers a web-based marketplace solution for buyers and sellers of contract services to simply connect, work, and manage their business. We look for collaborators, innovators, and problem solvers to join us in our common purpose of changing the way work gets done. We've been named a Top Workplace by the Star Tribune each year since 2017and we were named a Best Place to Work by the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal in 2021. We look to hire extraordinary people and provide them extraordinary benefits.

A snapshot of our perks and benefits for full-time employees:

- Unlimited/Flexible paid time off

- Annual vacation bonus – yes, we’ll pay you a bonus to take paid time off!

- Individualized growth and development plans to help you develop a deeper skillset and wider responsibility in your career

- Exposure to and experience with cutting edge technologies to solve meaningful problems in an entrepreneurial, scaling startup environment

- Company paid short-term and long-term disability and life insurance

- Medical, dental, and vision benefits with HSA option (to include a competitive employer contribution)

- Paid parental leave pay available

- Great work/life balance with a flexible, come-as-you-are environment

- Competitive 401k employer match and vesting schedule

- Free gym membership in our building’s new facility

- Open office space with tons of natural light in beautiful downtown Minneapolis, connected to the Minneapolis skyway system, close to public transportation hubs, and many popular food options

We require candidates to complete a criminal background check at the offer stage of our interview process.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Director of Information Security
  • Company
    Field Nation
  • Location
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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