Director of Information Security at Karat

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We're Karat, the leader in technical interviewing and pioneer of the Interviewing Cloud

Karat’s purpose is to unlock opportunity, and we built the world’s first Interviewing Cloud to conduct predictive, fair, and enjoyable technical interviews 24/7. Karat helps companies expand interviewing capacity, unlock developer time, and raise engineering quality so they can hire smarter and grow faster, and create more opportunities for software engineers. From our industry-leading solutions to Karat’s Brilliant Black Minds program, the work we do here matters. We’re a team of passionate, focused, human-centric team, and we want you to join us!

Come join our Information Security team

Our Information Security team is dedicated to ensuring Karat's architecture, policies, and programs are compliant and secure. As the organization grows, this team will help build and deliver a global security strategy.

What you will do

As Director of Information Security at Karat, you will be responsible for the company's strategy, architecture, and direction for information security and risk. Identifying risk factors as it pertains to compliance and operations, you will provide technical leadership, devise security policies focused on continuously reducing risk, and lead a variety of audit/compliance initiatives.

Karat’s HQ is based in Seattle, Washington, but we are open to remote U.S.-based candidates for this role. Immigration sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Create, maintain, implement, and enforce internal Information Security policies and procedures.
  • Understand and implement controls as they relate to security and privacy regulations, specifically SOC 2, ISO27001, GDPR, and others.
  • Represent Karat with respect to inquiries from clients, partners, external agencies (as-requested), and the general public regarding Karat’s security strategy.
  • Conduct the timely review of security questionnaires from prospects and clients and build processes/action plans to address any risks identified.
  • Provide Karat's Leadership Team and Board of Directors with accurate assessments of our security posture and progress on a consistent basis.
  • Continue to build, lead and develop the information security team.
  • Stay up-to-date on security, trends and potential impacts to the business.
  • Challenge and understand potential security exceptions and partner with teams to develop controls and technical solutions to them.
  • Build and lead trainings to improve the security posture within the business.
The experience you will bring
  • 10+ years of experience with application security and information security programs
  • 5+ years of experience leading, developing, and managing a team of InfoSec professionals
  • Hands-on knowledge in developing security design review, threat modeling, risk analysis, secure software testing, etc.
  • Experience securing and navigating cloud platforms, such as AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  • Experience in leading teams to build systems, practices and policies that comply with important security standards, such as SOC2, ISO27001
  • CISSP, CISM, CRISC and/or CISA certification is strongly preferred
  • Experience reviewing potential vendors with regards to security/compliance with privacy laws (GDPR, CCPA, etc.) and conducting audits of existing vendors
Benefits of joining Karat

Karat strives to offer everything you need to best support you today, tomorrow, and beyond. We’re proud of our current offerings, and highlight some of our team’s favorites below. There are more, just feel free to ask!

Compensation / Time Off:
  • Highly competitive salary and stock options
  • Generous paid PTO (see below) and Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Flexible Time Off Policy for salaried positions
  • Three weeks accrued per year for hourly positions
  • Parental Leave (12 weeks paid with transition back to work in part-time capacity)
  • 18 paid Company Holidays for 2021
Benefits / Wellness:
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance via Cigna or Kaiser (for CA-based employees)
  • 100% premium covered for employees
  • 70% premium covered for dependents
  • FSA, STD, LTD, Standard Life Insurance, and Optional Life Insurance
  • Mental Wellness offerings such as Calm, Happify, Talkspace, Modern Health, and more
  • $150 per month contribution to miscellaneous benefit/wellness of employee’s choice
Learn more about usStatement of Non-Discrimination:

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

We value a diverse workforce: people of color, womxn, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know at [email protected]

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An Insider's view of Karat

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We're passionate about what we do, but know how to turn off at the end of the day. Come here to work hard, build great trusted relationships, learn, and also to be recognized as a person with interests both in and out of the office, with plenty of work-life balance.

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What are Karat Perks + Benefits

Karat Benefits Overview

Have a Voice
Everyone at Karat has a seat at the table, so you can be free to speak your mind and know you'll be heard.

Meaningful Equity
You'll be making an impact here, so you get a fair stake in our success too.

Unlimited Time Off
Take the time you need to do your best work and live your best life.

Health + Wellness
We got you covered: 100% of your health, dental, and vision insurance.

Equipped for Success
We'll set you up with a new MacBook Pro + monitor and whatever other gear you need.

Flexible Work Environment
Work from wherever you like, whether that's at our Seattle headquarters or your home office.

401k
Save for your retirement the smart and simple way.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Tuesday and Thursday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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