Chief Information Security Officer - Hayward - job 854375


Date: 06/11/2021

City: Hayward, California

Employment type: Full-time

About Us

Ripcord is the world's leading robotics digitization company, combining hardware and software robotics to process and digitize paper-based records via an Integrated SaaS offering. Focused on smart robotics digitization, smart content management with AI and helping better enable RPA and business processes.

Ripcord is transforming the $62 billion records management, RPA, MPS, and ECM space through robots that scan, index and categorize paper records, making them searchable in the cloud and integrated into existing business processes and enabling RPA. Ripcord is based in California and has raised $110 million from leading investors including CDK Global, Kleiner Perkins, GV, Baidu, Lux Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Steve Wozniak, Legend Star, and Icon Ventures.

We respect and look after one another at Ripcord. We want everyone to feel supported, safe, free to innovate and take risks that result in breakthroughs that challenge the status quo. Crazy ideas are welcome here! Our team is fun, driven, and energetic. Every day we work with industrial robots, computer vision systems, and a diverse stack of software tools to tie it all together.

Position Overview:

The Chief Information Security Officer is responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected


  • Establish a roadmap and vision that is aligned with Ripcord's business plan. Use available resources and planned growth to prioritize objectives and hold accountability to align with Ripcord's roadmap and expansion

  • Work directly with business leadership and teams to facilitate risk assessment and risk management processes

  • Establish and design a Security and Compliance team architecture that aligns with Ripcord's goals both near and long term. Manage the enterprise's information security organization, consisting of direct and indirect reports. This includes hiring, training, and performance management

  • Help design, implement, and lead a team focused on company security and operational objectives both internal and external

  • Establish and maintain communication across Ripcord's teams and executive leadership. Open up communication and brief leadership on Security and Compliance roadmap, risks, and general strategy

  • Develop a roadmap and timeline, and execute on critical company objectives such as HITRUST, GDPR, CCPA, SOC II, etc.

  • Develop, implement, and monitor a comprehensive information security and IT risk management program and framework

  • Approve and ensure that Ripcord's security policies, controls and responses are prepared and achieved

  • Achieve and monitor that Ripcord's business continuity, disaster recovery and security responses are in place and tested

  • Manage teams, contractors, and suppliers that are involved in Ripcord's security posture and strategy

  • Be responsible for Security and Compliance budget

  • Lead the company through internal and external audits and reviews related to security and be involved and contribute to cross functional teams in situations that relate to security, compliance, and IT

  • Work with Ripcord Customer Delivery, Sales & Marketing on customer communication on Ripcord's Security & Compliance postures and participate in customer calls

  • Develop companywide security programs and establish reports and control incidents

  • Ability to evaluate, validate, and procure 3rd party software and work with partners, suppliers, and contractors


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or a technology related field

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in risk management, information security and IT related fields

  • Knowledge and experience of common information security management and privacy frameworks

  • ISO

  • SOC

  • NIST

  • GDPR

  • CCPA

  • HIPAA, etc.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate to internal leadership as well as valued customers and partners

  • Prioritization skills with ability to critical think and problem solve

  • Experience with both on prem and Cloud (AWS) deployments and protocols

  • Strong project management, budgetary, and resource management skills

  • Professional security management certifications such as:


  • CISM

  • CISA



  • Free onsite gym complete with treadmills, free-weights, and even a Peloton Bicycle!

  • Fun stuff like a ping pong table, video games, pool table, electric scooters and more!

  • A great selection of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks & refreshments on-site

  • 100% of healthcare premiums are covered for you and all dependents

  • Generous parental leave programs

  • Catered breakfast & lunch daily

  • Great vision & dental insurance

  • Comprehensive leave policy

  • Commuting benefits

  • Dog-friendly office!

  • Stock options

Important Note

We never request personally identifiable information or bank account information during our recruiting or hiring process; nor do we offer up front payments as part of an offer of employment or ask you to download any 3rd party apps such as Telegram.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ripcord is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce at all job levels. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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