Director of Security

About Us

Chess.com is the #1 place on the internet to play chess and improve your game.  We have members in 195 countries and appear in 70+ languages.  We are looking for a Director of Security to join and help protect the privacy and security of our  70+ million members.  In this role you will use your expert leadership skill to manage a small engineering team whose mission is to protect our players from bad actors. 

About You

You have experience leading cybersecurity roadmap and budget for a medium to large scale business.  You are resourceful and tactical in your abilities to identify problems and solve them seamlessly. You are able to develop and grow others as you build out security discipline across many teams.  You are humble with a sense of humor and don’t take yourself too seriously.  You have been working in or dreamed of working in the gaming industry and are ready to turn your talents towards chess!

What You’ll Do

  • Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management program
  • Evaluate all current security practices and develop roadmap and prioritization methodology for:
    • Application Security
    • Network & Infrastructure Security
    • Corporate & IT Security
    • Compliance
  • Partner with teams and leaders across the organization to execute the security roadmap
  • Evaluate and engage appropriate resources to conduct periodic scans and audits 
  • Evaluate and update security policies including GDPR, CCPA, COPPA
  • Day to day management of dedicated security engineers

Preferred Skills

  • 10+ years of professional experience in information security
  • Experience leading a technical team
  • Familiarity with industry security standards
  • Desired certifications for this role include: CISSP, CISM, CEH, or similar
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills working in a fully distributed team
  • Sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Chess player
  • Lifelong learner

About the Opportunity

  • This is a full time or equivalent position
  • We are 100% remote (work from anywhere!)
  • This is open to applicants from anywhere!

Links

You can learn more about us here:

  • https://www.chess.com/blog/erik/how-chess-com-s-100-person-virtual-team-works-together
  • https://www.chess.com/about 

We look forward to meeting you!