Senior Director of Security Engineering - Remote

  • Workiva
  • Remote
  • Jul 25, 2022
Full time Engineering Security Senior Level

Job Description

The Senior Director of Information Security leads enterprise-level system, data, and knowledge protection programs that safeguard organizational and customer data, strategic operating information, and proprietary business insight. Leveraging an expert knowledge of network and security concepts, technologies, and forensics, this position leads a team of IT security professionals responsible for analyzing potential risks and for creating preventive strategies that effectively prevent the loss of propriety information, operating data, and confidential customer information.



  • Builds and leads a strong sustainable organization with high levels of employee engagement by attracting and developing superior talent and rewarding superior performance of teams and individuals

  • Establishes and maintain relationships and effectively communicates with customers, business unit leaders and senior management to raise visibility and ensure collaboration with appropriate key stakeholders

  • Matures and maintains the security posture of Workiva

  • Establishes and matures the full spectrum of security capabilities including threat modeling, application security, cloud, network, and host control implementations, security tools engineering.

  • Ensures that our cloud-hosted, high-compliance environment meets strict regulatory guidelines and security best practices

  • Directs the addition of security into continuous monitoring / continuous deployment environments and works closely with DevOps-focused engineering teams

  • Decision maker in purchasing and/or building cloud, network, host and application security capabilities

  • Directs the effort to ingrain security into Workiva’s culture and business processes through cross-org working groups, product security guidance, training, engineering, sales enablement and automation

  • Directs Application Security and Cloud Security teams to anticipate threats and address security incidents across production and corporate environments

  • Oversees the selection testing, deployment, and maintenance of security capabilities and solutions


What You'll Need

  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.


  • 15+ years of cybersecurity and/or information technology experience.

  • Preferable, but not required: CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CISA

  • Experience in a leadership role


  • Demonstrated ability of improving the security posture in a dynamic environment

  • Capable of working with diverse teams and promoting an enterprise-wide positive security culture.

  • High level of integrity, trustworthiness and confidence, and able to represent the company and security leadership with the highest level of professionalism.

  • Adept at understanding business focus and processes and ability to inject cybersecurity into the business through teamwork and influence.

  • Strong project management, multitasking and organizational skills.

  • Able to attain and preserve credibility with the team through sustained industry knowledge.

  • Demonstrated understanding and comprehension of a wide range of cybersecurity solutions.

  • Possesses general business administration competencies.

  • Outstanding written and verbal business and cybersecurity communication skills.

  • Demonstrated strategic and tactical thinking, along with decision-making skills and business acumen.

  • Excellent judgment and strong creative problem-solving skills

Travel Requirement

  • Minimal, Up to 10%

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office.


How You'll Be Rewarded

  • Base Pay Range in Colorado: $203,000 - $264,000

  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually

  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

The base pay range represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities.



Where You’ll Work


Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.

  • Customer Success:  Always delight our customers.

  • Trust: Rely on each other. 

  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 

  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 

  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 

  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 

  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.


At Workiva, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.

  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.

  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more

  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.

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Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We believe that great minds think differently.  We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation.  Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.  


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