Senior Director, Information Security

| Chicago

Job Description:

As FourKites’ first Senior Director, Information Security, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise-wide and globally oriented information security program to ensure that our information assets are adequately protected. Reporting directly to our Chief Technology Officer, you will create strategy, policies and frameworks as they relate to application security (SAP, SalesForce and any other SaaS based products) and infrastructure security (phone, CPU, Azure Cloud).

Responsibilities

  • Serve as cybersecurity risk and subject matter expert and advisor for senior management on emerging threats, attacks, vulnerabilities and security concerns
  • Develop, implement and monitor comprehensive information security program, which operates in the cloud leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS). Azure is a plus.
  • Work with the DevOps team to plan, design, optimize, implement and audit network security design using a combination of AWS and third party solutions.
  • Select, implement and operationalize a security tool stack and secure SDLC.
  • Review and approve security policies, controls and incident response planning. Create threat assessments and maintain an active risk register.
  • Work with our offshore engineering teams on defining and implementing security controls and monitoring the effectiveness of those controls.
  • Work with the company’s development team to ensure alignment between the security and development practices
  • Create customer facing security collateral, respond to customer’s security related questions, support sales and other customer facing teams.
  • Deep understanding of and compliance to regulatory frameworks such as ISO, SOX, GDPR, etc.
  • Lead SOC-2 Type 2 and ISO/IEC 27001 efforts

Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar technical field, Masters preferred.
  • Professional certification in security or risk management such as CISSP and CISM
  • 12+ years of proven IT security experience with 4+ years in a senior leadership role
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams while thriving in a fast-paced growing company
  • Experience in identifying security issues and risks, and developing mitigation plans
  • Designing, implementing, and enforcing security programs
  • Strong program and project management skills and technology expertise
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, able to communicate security concepts to both technical and nontechnical audience
  • We are looking for a critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills. Someone who can build an awesome security function, which drives action through strong advocacy and importance of security vs. being a security cop!
  • We have a globally distributed client base and engineering team. Experience working with and embracing the global nature of our business (rather than dealing with it) is imperative.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%
  • Ability to have fun, kick back and inspire!

Technical Experience

  • Firewalls, intrusion detection software and network authorization configurations. Experience in network, system, or software architecture; design, implementation, support, and evaluation of security-focused tools and services
  • Experience in scripting / programming experience such as Ruby, Python, Shell/BASH etc.
  • 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: cryptography, web and network protocols, threat modeling, pen tests, or vulnerability assessments
  • Understanding of data security at rest and in motion, data entitlement, data privacy controls, data auditability, data expiration and data sharing. Authn/Authz, Identity & Access Management, SaaS Models, Identity Federation etc.

FourKites is the largest predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and predictive analytics for the broadest network of Global 1000 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes, including truckload, LTL, ocean, rail, intermodal, last mile and parcel. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.

**If you cannot successfully complete the application process through the FourKites website because of the education field, please send your resume and a brief message to [email protected]

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Technology we use

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    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

Modern office space with panoramic views of downtown Chicago. Located in the Ogilvie Transportation Building, that's connected to all of downtown!

An Insider's view of FourKites, Inc.

What are some social events your company does?

The team at FourKites makes sure to take time to get a little competitive. Happy hour at SPiN allowed the teams to bond over snacks, libations and some fierce ping pong skills.

Amanda

Talent Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.

Ashley

Manager, Carrier Operations

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with FourKites as executive admin support & office manager. Several months into the role, I discussed growth opportunities with my manager and expressed an interest in moving into the HR function. The company supported my growth by sponsoring my SHRM certification and at my 1yr anniversary, I officially transitioned into a HR role!

Sara

HR Manager & Office Manager

What are FourKites, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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