Chief Security Officer

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Chief Security Officer

Full-time · London, United Kingdom/Remote

SurrealDB is on the lookout for an experienced Chief Security Officer (CSO) to spearhead our security initiatives. This crucial role involves leading the development and implementation of security strategies that safeguard our cutting-edge database technologies. Whether you're based in London or prefer to work remotely, you'll play a key role in ensuring the highest standards of security for SurrealDB Cloud. Your focus will be on managing risks, ensuring compliance, and maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of data across our platform.

What you will do:

  • develop, implement, and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management programme
  • lead and manage SurrealDB's security team 
  • work directly with the business and technology teams to facilitate IT and security risk assessment and risk management processes
  • identify, evaluate, and report on information security risks in a manner that meets compliance and regulatory requirements
  • create and manage a unified and flexible control framework to integrate and normalise the wide variety and ever-changing requirements resulting from global laws, standards, and regulations
  • lead the design and operation of related compliance monitoring and improvement activities to ensure compliance with internal security policies and applicable laws and regulations
  • develop and enhance an information security management framework
  • understand and interact with related disciplines through committees to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems, and services
  • be prepared to engage with business stakeholders across the company to address risk management concerns
  • assist with the overall business technology planning, providing a current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems
  • embrace the role of manager while being prepared to roll your sleeves up and join the SurrealDB team.

About you:

  • proven experience as a Chief Security Officer or similar role in a tech-focused company
  • in-depth knowledge of data protection and cybersecurity frameworks, risk management methodologies, and regulatory compliance
  • strong technical background in security-related hardware and software
  • experience in managing information security teams and developing security programs
  • excellent knowledge of security protocols and incident response procedures
  • strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • excellent communication and presentation skills
  • ability to work effectively with various levels of the organisation, from technical teams to executive management
  • familiarity with cloud security and database technologies
  • flexibility and adaptability to work in a rapidly changing environment, with a willingness to work with a remote and global team.

We understand that each candidate brings a unique set of skills and experiences, and we encourage applicants to apply even if you do not meet every qualification listed in the job description.

About SurrealDB:

SurrealDB (backed by leading VCs) is the fastest-growing database company of all time and one of the fastest-growing source-available/open-source software products.

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About our team:

We are a startup with an ambitious mission to build the ultimate multi-model database for tomorrow’s applications. We are seeking to hire the best - people who care deeply about the work they do, and care about the people with whom they create and promote the product. Apart from mere excellence, we value integrity, respect, inclusion and collaboration - in short, we want to create the happiest and friendliest team for whom work is a pleasure. We have offices in New York and London, we also work remotely, and we enable flexible working which we think contributes to a healthy family life. We offer generous benefits, and facilitate full team meetups at least twice a year.

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