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Director, Cyber Security at Snapdocs

San Francisco, California, United States / Remote
Job Type
11+ years
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About the role

Snapdocs is a rapidly growing company backed by investors like Sequoia, Y Combinator, F-Prime and Tiger Global. We're an innovative team taking on the extensive mortgage market, bringing scalable and sophisticated software to a pillar of the US economy that still relies on fax machines and manila envelopes.

We face a continuously evolving threat landscape here at Snapdocs. As our growth accelerates, we seek a Director, Cyber Security to lead the next iteration of our cyber security programs and roadmap. 

As part of the Trust & Safety organization reporting directly to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the Director, Cyber Security will implement an innovative cyber security program to detect, assess, and mitigate threats targeting Snapdocs, its customers and partners. While managing a small yet nimble team, you will be the subject matter expert for all things relating to cyber security but with a heightened focus on the security of Snapdocs’ cloud infrastructure, incident response and security operations. The organization will look to you to identify security incidents, mobilize teams to address security events and responses. 

This team leads efforts focused on designing, coding and delivering large-scale PaaS/SaaS systems, especially on public cloud substrates (AWS/GCP) while overseeing security capabilities such as EDR, ZTNA, VM, WAF, SIEM, DLP, etc. Highly collaborative by nature, this team partners with GRC program leaders to help implement standards such as NIST (800-53, CSF) and ISO across the organization in addition to managing external MSSP/SOC relationships. Aside from technical leadership, the other part of your role as a leader is to hire, build, maintain and scale a diverse geographically distributed team through effective mentoring, coaching, and retention strategies. 

The Director, Cyber Security at Snapdocs is a leadership position requiring a minimum 10 years experience in Cyber Security, including but not limited to Threat Management, Detection and Response, Cloud Security and Security Assessments. Our ideal candidate brings broad people and team management experience from working in high growth cloud service provider (PaaS/SaaS) organizations with an extensive background in security fundamentals: authentication/authorization frameworks (e.g., SSO, SAML, Oauth), secure transport (e.g., SSL, TLS), identity management (e.g., certificates, PKI), vulnerability management, threat management, and Incidence Response. During your years as an IC, you developed hands-on experience with object-oriented and multi-threaded programming which gives you the ability to support the team with automation, code-reviews and mentoring in at least one of the following languages: Golang, Java, C++, Python. You can still write code if required but it's rare to find yourself pushing production code these days as your time is now focused on people, process, velocity and execution. Preferably, you have experience with cloud and financial industry security governance, including SOC2, ISO 27K, GLBA etc. Prior history working in financial services or mortgage industry standards and regulations is highly desired in this role. Major plus for those that have experience implementing NIST 800-53, CSF as well as having proficiency working with frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK.

Snapdocs strongly values diversity and drive. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team to make smart decisions. This means we value independent work as well as collaboration. We provide outstanding benefits (listed below) and while we have hubs in both San Francisco and Denver, we're an extremely remote-friendly company with over a third of our staff outside of those two hubs!

Our benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • 4 weeks + 1 day of vacation
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k) with up to 4% company match
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave (regardless of gender)
  • Flexible spending account for healthcare and dependent care
  • Galileo, Modern Health, Urban Sitter, and Northstar Financial memberships
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • 10 year exercise window on your equity (!!)

Snapdocs is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Why you should join Snapdocs

Snapdocs powers homeownership. Using technology, we’re building the connective tissue for an entire pillar of the U.S. economy: residential real estate.

Today, we’re working to perfect mortgage closings, but that’s only the beginning. If we succeed, more than five million families per year will gain clarity and transparency as they make the biggest financial decision of their lives: buying a home. Before Snapdocs, no one felt responsible or empowered to solve the problems we face every day we come to the office.

It's complex and difficult work, and the result is not an app we brag about at tech industry parties. Instead, we're making a difference and carefully building a team that shares our priorities—pragmatism, respect and empathy for our clients, and building honest products that improve all our users’ lives.