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Director of IT Security (Somerville, MA or Washington, DC)

NGP VAN software powers the progressive political movement, including nearly all Democrats up and down the ticket.  We are looking for a Director of IT Security to be an expert resource on all technical security matters, and to both plan and execute key security priorities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with external standards (i.e. PCI-DSS)
  • Plans, directs, and executes on a strategic roadmap of security and compliance initiatives
  • Develops and owns security incident response plans, including periodic dry run exercises

Other Duties

  • Develops Threat and Vulnerability Assessments with actionable recommendations
  • Aids in operational and capital expense estimation for security related expenses
  • Serves as an expert adviser for security related architecture
  • Monitors developments in the information security industry and takes appropriate action for the company
  • Provides external facing security briefings for clients as needed

Hard Requirements

  • Experience with a broad range of security concepts and technologies (i.e. Web Application Firewalls, Data Loss Prevention, Network Access Control, IDS/ IPS, IdAM, Certificate Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, Anti-malware, vulnerability management)
  • 3+ years direct interaction with security, compliance, or audit activities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Additional Valuable Experience

  • Prior experience with SaaS security operations
  • Prior experience with securing PaaS and IaaS environments
  • Experience with Windows system administration
  • Well-rounded background in network, host, database, and application security
  • Professional IT Accreditations (such as SANS – GSEC, CISM, or CISA)
  • Experience enforcing compliance with standards such as PCI-DSS

About Us

NGP VAN is the world’s leading political technology firm, providing campaign and organizing technology to Democrats, progressives, and non-partisan organizations. We offer an integrated platform that combines the best fundraising, compliance, organizing, and digital products available.

We built the voter contact and volunteer management tools used by Obama for America. Nearly every State Democratic Party in the United States distributes our VoteBuilder tools to Democrats up and down the ticket, and we provide industry-leading organizing tools that enable labor unions, environmental groups, pro-choice advocates, civil rights activists, and progressive political parties to win their campaigns around the world. Our fundraising and compliance software is used by the majority of Democrats from the Presidential level on down, and our fast-growing digital platform has become the most-used toolset for Democratic campaigns as well.

NGP VAN has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine for seven years in a row, and one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the DC area by both the Washington Business Journal and SmartCEO. We are a successful and growing company with a passion for our employees’ career advancement. We are an open-minded, flexible workplace that values learning and contributions of many different kinds.

How to Apply

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The position offers competitive compensation and a strong benefits package. NGP VAN prides itself on being a progressive workplace; we have a fun and inclusive company culture, where we value teamwork, professional development, and work-life balance. We have your usual tech company perks whether you are a veteran or just getting started in your career, including relaxing (often) and winning (occasionally) on a softball field, happy hour in the office on Fridays, generous parental leave, enjoying periodic company retreats to warm places with beaches, and casual Friday every day.

NGP VAN is an equal opportunity employer. We ensure that discrimination does not occur against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification that offends our liberal sensibilities.

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