Director, Information Security

Engineering Mill Valley, California


The Director of Information Security will be responsible for leading efforts that help protect Glassdoor against the variety of threats to Glassdoor’s infrastructure and services. As a successful candidate, you will take a strong leadership role in the challenge to drive security in a company that prides itself on it's ability to move fast. You will be an effective communicator regardless of audience or medium; able to explain complex security issues and articulate the threat model for Glassdoor. You will be a sound decision maker and rationalize between difficult choices on technical merit and real world risk.

Have passion for real security and be able to positively spread this enthusiasm to partner teams. Check-the-box and compliance driven candidates are not a fit at Glassdoor


  • Lead the cross functional team responsible for researching, developing, implementing and supporting company-wide security capabilities.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define and drive the security agenda and Glassdoor’s overall information security program
  • Partner with leaders across the company, especially those in Glassdoor’s IT,  Product and Engineering teams, to ensure that corporate information security efforts receive appropriate prioritization and resources
  • Develop and maintain metrics to measure Glassdoor’s security posture
  • Partner with product designers, engineers and executives to ensure Glassdoor’s new products and features are built securely and ensure that every product is developed with security in mind
  • Partner with the top external security researchers and partners globally in identifying security flaws in Glassdoor’s products and then manage internal remediation efforts.
  • Develop, socialize and enforce IT General Controls and Infosec policies and procedures necessary to maintain compliance with industry regulations and best practice.

Minimum Qualifications

  • We are open to relocation, but this is onsite in Mill Valley, CA; no remote options
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience, including hands-on technical management, experience developing and leading large information security programs, and proven ability to contribute at both strategic and operational levels
  • Must be able to develop and communicate information security strategies and architectures
  • Deep experience in Application Security including building a secure application development program
  • Demonstrated ability to build solutions for a corporate culture such as Glassdoor’s
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts into language suitable for a range of audiences, including software engineers, business and technical leaders and external security community members
  • Knowledge of attacker lifecycles and strategies to inhibit attacker activity
  • Familiarity with control frameworks such as ISO 27001/2, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and Center for Internet Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense
  • Demonstrated experience applying IT General Controls, SOX and Business Application controls in a dynamic and agile environment.

Why Glassdoor?

  • Work with purpose – join us in creating transparency for job seekers everywhere
  • Glassdoor gives back! Glassdoor is a Pledge 1% member; all employees receive 3 paid volunteer days per year
  • 100% company paid medical/dental/vision/life coverage; 85% dependent coverage
  • Equity in a late stage startup backed by top-tier VCs
  • Sunny & peaceful Mill Valley offices located right on the water
  • Walking, running and biking trails steps away from the office
  • Onsite gym and fitness classes
  • Free catered lunch; new menu daily
  • Paid holidays and flexible paid time off
  • Your choice between Mac or PC
  • Dog-friendly office (with dog-free zones if you are so inclined)
  • Free parking

Glassdoor is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.  Glassdoor is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.