About Apollo

Founded in 2015, Apollo is a leading sales intelligence and engagement platform trusted by over 15,000 paying customers, from rapidly growing startups to the largest global enterprises. Our platform unifies a database of 200 million business contacts with advanced intelligence and engagement tools, to help over 500,000 sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals to connect with the right person at the right time with the right message, at speed and scale.

In the last year, we’ve grown ARR 3x, quadrupled our active users, maintained profitability 18 out of the past 20 months, and recently closed a $110M Series C led by Sequoia Capital to fuel the next phase of our growth.

Working at Apollo

We are a remote-first inclusive organization focused on operational excellence.  Our way of working ensures clear expectations and an environment to do your best work with ample reward.

Apollo is seeking for a Senior Director, Head of Information Security who will be responsible for providing strong leadership managing data and information risks related to product development, technology solutions, security incident management, compliance and data privacy.

The role will have responsibility for all data/information security policies, standards, evaluations, and determining, implementing, and supporting cyber security standards for the global enterprise. The candidate must be creative and technologically bold as well as possessing a mix of pragmatism, strong communications skills, and technical depth. The role will be involved in all facets of information security and work across departments in a fast-paced environment and managing large initiatives such as security audits. You must have a passion for implementing and supporting cyber security standards to keep our company's data safe.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a diverse technical organization to identify, develop, implement, and maintain security processes, practices, and policies throughout the organization to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure and liability in all areas of informational, financial, physical, personal, and repetitional risk.
  • Ensure our company to be in compliance with local, national, and international regulatory environments where applicable to the accountability of this role (e.g. privacy and data protection)
  • Partner with legal and compliance teams to create and support a security culture through education and awareness programs designed to reduce the risks to the enterprise while also engaging key business leaders to ensure business unit involvement
  • Partner with software engineers and engineering managers to establish a secure software development life cycle, enforce secure software development process and cloud governance
  • Build internal security policies and ensure technical enforcement of them
  • Develop an effective strategy to assess and mitigate risk, managing crises and incidents, maintaining continuity of operations, and safeguarding the organization

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in cybersecurity including data protection, infrastructure protection, threat detection, and incident response
  • 5+ years of experience in people management including the management of cybersecurity specialists
  • Proven experience in the delivery of complex cybersecurity infrastructure
  • Experience in operational security monitoring and leading incident response activities for security events
  • Deep understanding of networking and web application architecture
  • Experience with security on cloud platforms with a deep understanding of offerings from key cloud providers (i.e. AWS, GCP)
  • Proven track record and experience in developing information security policies and procedures, as well as successfully executing programs that meet the objectives of excellence in a dynamic business environment
  • Experience implementing certification for SOC 2 and ISO 27001
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate information security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences
 

What You’ll Love About Apollo

Besides the great compensation package and culture that thrives in openness and excellence, we invest tremendous effort into developing our remote employees’ careers. The team embraces that we have a sole purpose: to help customers maximize their full revenue potential on the Apollo platform. This mindset opens us up to a lot of creative approaches to making customers successful at scale. You’ll be a significant part of a lean, remote team, empowered to really own your role as a proactive educator. We’re very collaborative at Apollo, so you’ll be able to lean on your teammates, even in adjacent departments, to help you achieve lofty goals. You’ll be supported and encouraged to experiment and take educated risks that lead to big wins. And, you’ll have a whole team remotely by your side to help you do it!

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