Director of Security and IT

  • Honeycomb
  • Canada
  • 05 Jul, 2024
Full time

Job Description

What We’re Building
Honeycomb is built to help engineering teams deeply explore and understand their own production systems — in real time. It's a service for the near future and present, where distributed systems are the new default, every service is a platform, and empowered generalist software engineers are the new ops. We believe in the dream of consumer-quality developer tools and are excited to be building a product that raises our industry's expectations of what our tools can do for us. It enables engineers to answer novel questions about their ever-evolving cloud applications, so they can deploy confidently, resolve incidents faster and focus on high-value work that drives innovation. We’re working with well known companies like HelloFresh, Slack, LaunchDarkly, and Vanguard and more across a range of industries. This is an exciting time in our trajectory, we’ve closed Series D funding, scaled past the 150-person mark, and were named to Forbes’ America’s Best Startups of 2022 and 2023!

In this role, you’ll bring together two functions, our information security team and IT team, building a unified strategy and outlook across both teams to help us better serve our internal partners and customers. Key aspects of the role will involve managing our IT and security leaders and helping us plan for a future where security, compliance, and IT best practices grow increasingly central to our business as we scale and go upmarket. You’ll also support aspects of our compliance and privacy programs, in coordination with our GRC program manager. 

We are open to hiring a Senior Manager or Director level for this role.

We can hire this role in the United States and Canada.


What you’ll do:

  • Help define and unify our strategy for IT, Security, and compliance, and expand our planning horizon. Look ahead and help us understand how we need to mature these functions as we scale.
  • Help us build a data-driven and outcome-oriented culture within IT & Security.
  • Lead our IT and Security functions, including growing and mentoring the leaders and ICs on those teams.
  • Seek balance across investment streams, and help us assess and codify our appetite for risk . IT and Security aren’t just about putting more and more locks and controls on every source of risk; as a growing business, we have to balance security against other goals like employee productivity, user experience, etc.
  • Assist with keeping our compliance and privacy programs running smoothly, by partnering closely with our GRC manager and supervising the aspects of those programs owned by Security and IT.


About You:

  • You have experience managing an information security function and an IT team, an internal tooling team, a platform team, or other team with internal customers. We don’t necessarily need you to be a deep subject matter expert in every area of security and IT, but we’re looking for someone who is fluent in the concerns of both domains and has some experience leading the unique activities these teams may take on. Experience with compliance and privacy programs, including SOC 2 Type II or ISO 27001 certification and GDPR compliance, will also be helpful.
  • You have experience with B2B SaaS software as well as startups/scale-ups. While all software has security and compliance needs, the world of a cloud-based software startup is a little different; and the security and compliance needs of businesses aren’t the same as those of consumers. Having experience in these domain areas, as well as experience with scaling teams, will be helpful.
  • You know how to be a great manager and leader first, and a technologist second. While this domain will bring together two teams with exciting technical charters, we’re looking for a people-first leader. You should be excited to help these teams thrive through supporting and mentoring their respective leaders and team members, rather than getting hands-on with every technical decision yourself.
  • You know how to define, communicate, and execute against a strategy — and is excited to help others learn these skills too. As we scale our team, we’re working on shifting more of our strategy from implicit to explicit, and from short-term to long-term. We want to clarify and expand how our team members can contribute to this work and help them level up their strategic thinking in the process.
  • You understand the value of automation and great tools. We have a strong engineering culture and love to find places where technology can help us work smarter. It’ll be helpful if you have experience investing in automation and tooling, and can help guide our security and IT strategy in these areas.
  • You understand the value of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team — and has some experience building them. Scaling a team always brings both opportunities and growing pains. We’re looking for a leader who can help us capitalize on the former and minimize the latter, while continuing to diversify on key axes. We are trying to raise the standards for developer tools, and we know that a diverse, inclusive team will help us build better products for a larger swath of the industry.
  • You have management experience. We’re looking for at least three years of people management experience and a year of experience managing managers, with demonstrated success in the role. 


What You Get When You Join The Hive!

  • Base pay (range) of $200,000 - $260,000 USD (range is for Senior Manager up through Director)
  • A stake in our success - generous equity with employee-friendly stock program
  • It’s not about how strong of a negotiator you are - our pay is based on transparent levels relative to experience
  • Compensation benchmarked to San Francisco market - no matter where you live (or move)!
  • 401k plan to help you plan for your future
  • A remote-first mindset and culture (really!)
  • 100% employee coverage for Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance and 75% for dependents
  • Time to Recharge - In addition to our Unlimited PTO policy, we provide ~23 days off through out the year. This includes a company wide break at the end of the year, and we honor having at least one three day weekend a month (if there is not already a locally observed holiday that month, we add one!)
  • Pick Your Perk - $600 a year to spend on the perks that you care about most
  • Work Life Balance and Flexible Schedule options
  • The tech you need AND a $500 Home Setup Stipend
  • $200 Reimbursement for Cell/Wifi/CoWorking
  • $1500+ Annual Professional Development Allowance
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave, regardless of path to parenthood
  • Maven Inclusive Family-Building benefit including unlimited virtual appointments, coaches & counselors, and $10K ‘wallet’ to support adoption, surrogacy, IVF, and egg/sperm freezing
  • Modern Health well-being benefit including self guided resources and access to 12 mental health and 8 coaching sessions - at no additional cost to you.
  • Semi-annual performance conversations (we call them Review & Rewards conversations) - so you know where you stand, and how you’ll be rewarded for your impact
  • Annual compensation review, benchmarking to industry and inflation changes
Please note we cannot currently sponsor or do visa transfers at this time.

Diversity & Accommodations:
We're building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other, and welcome nontraditional candidates, and people of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. You don't need to be a millennial to join us, all gens are welcome! Further, we (of course) follow federal and state disability laws and are happy to provide reasonable accommodations during the application phase, interview process, and employment. Please email to discuss accessible formats or accommodations. As an equal opportunity employer our hiring process is designed to put you at ease and help you show your best work; if we can do better - we want to know!