Director, Information Security

Information Technology Austin, Texas


Position at Pathway Vet Alliance & THRIVE

The Director of Information Security will report to the CTO and will be responsible for recruiting and managing the cyber-security operations team for Pathway. Also proactively maintaining cyber security and assisting in the information technology infrastructure security as well as Pathways cloud and application security environment, including hardware, software, cloud, networks, data, applications and services, through vulnerability management, incident response, monitoring and other security services. 

In addition, the person will need to be able to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment, providing thought leadership and acting as the lead facilitator/collaborator, participating with the Technology Executive Team in all key department decisions.   An initial task will be to determine the effectiveness of existing security solutions and security program and vendors in relation to current business needs and create a security architecture, vendor selection, and necessary implementation/migration plans, and recommend new technical solutions as required.  This person will work closely with the infrastructure and engineering teams.  


  • Responsible for developing and implementing security policies, protocols and procedures 
  • Responsible for controlling budgets for security operations and monitoring expenses 
  • Responsible for recruiting, training and supervising security analysts and engineers 
  • Responsible for managing relationships with cyber-security vendor companies and service providers 
  • Responsible for performing internal and external security assessments/testing to validate the effectiveness of current security infrastructure through the use of commonly available security assessment tools and make recommendations to remediate identified risks or vulnerabilities. 
  • Responsible for analyzing, monitoring, tracking and reporting behavior/tasks logged by assets in the form of incidents to ensure Pathway is protected from any potential leaks of malicious activities 
  • Identify threats and risks to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all data residing on information systems platforms. 
  • Responsible for assisting in the development of appropriate security related policies, procedures, guidelines, standards, benchmarks/metrics and/or processes for network infrastructure, servers, cloud, workstations, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention (IDS/IPS) appliances and software. 
  • Perform reviews and assessments of security controls before hardware/software is migrated to production 
  • Responsible for assisting in various projects to ensure corporate governance of security and compliance with applicable regulations 
  • Monitor activities and events in Pathway’s environment to ensure that anomalous behavior is detected, identified, classified and acted upon where appropriate 
  • Assess potential risks and vulnerabilities in the network and providing actionable recommendation in the event of malicious activity
  • Perform ongoing reviews of all security activities and reports providing technical security oversight to detect meaningful data versus non-threatening anomalies 
  • Respond appropriately to security monitoring issues 
  • Develop and execute corrective action plans where required 
  • Work as a trusted technical advisor to the CTO/CEO/VetSpire CEO, VP, and the senior technology team members.  

 Innovation & Strategy  

  • Provide security leadership to product engineering and infrastructure teams including contributing to product development 
  • Effective communication of technology directions, capabilities, initiatives and innovations to the other members of the leadership team 
  • Alignment with technology peers to ensure a team-based delivery culture across shared resource pools 
  • Provide guidance on new tools, approaches, methods and features, leading technical solution team on implementation as required 
  • Assist in the development of business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for initiatives 
  • Explore new technologies and present findings   

Budget/Financial P&L / Contractual negotiation responsibilities 

  • Be involved in or co-ordinate discussions/negotiations with third party suppliers as dictated by deliverable requirements. 
  • Assist with developing yearly budgets within the IT department 
  • Aid in the development of productivity measures and costing strategies. 
  • Be involved in or co-ordinate discussions/negotiations with third party suppliers as dictated by deliverable requirements. 


  • Can manage teams and grow an international business   
  • High aptitude in problem solving and customer service excellence
  • Strong understanding of technology strategy and solution architecture  
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with owners and studio members 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task under time constraints 
  • Ability to balance and prioritize work  
  • A self-motivated team player 
  • Strong customer service and troubleshooting skills 
  • High energy, flexible, innovative and the ability to manage responsibilities and priorities in a fast-paced and time-critical environment 
  • May be required to work early morning, evening or even weekend shifts 
  • May be required to work in a mobile capacity