Director, Cybersecurity Architect

| Greater Denver Area

Alteryx is revolutionizing data analytics by providing a complete end to end, self-service platform that allows users to get from business questions to business answers at incredible speeds. Why work for just any analytics company? At Alteryx, we are explorers, dreamers and innovators. We’re on a journey to build the best analytics platform in the world, but we can’t do it without people like you, leading the way. Forget the stereotypical tech companies of the past. Embrace the unconventional, exercise your imagination and help alter the future with Alteryx!

The Director, Cybersecurity Architect is responsible for demonstrating strong leadership qualities, a solid work ethic, a deep understanding of technology across all layers of the tech stack, a passion for security, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The role requires a grasp of core security principles, practices, and a technical background working within multiple environments delivering security related products as well as ensures the performance of all duties in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures, all global laws and regulations, wherein the company operates.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops forward-thinking strategies to protect Alteryx’s data and digital technologies.
  • Build a very close working relationship with key stakeholders in IT, DevOps, Engineering, and other teams to effectively communicate and drive critical cyber initiatives.
  • Design, build and implement enterprise-class security systems for a production and non-production environments
  • Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy
  • Establish guidelines for effectively protecting network devices, server infrastructure components and user endpoints
  • Establish standard operating procedures for computer network defense (CND) tasks and positions within the team
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats
  • Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge
  • Builds core security capabilities and integrates them into the Cyber Defense Center (SOC)
  • Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Use current programming language and technologies to writes code, complete programming and performs testing and debugging of applications, as appropriate
  • Provide consultative support for users in implementation or conversion of systems
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

 

Standard Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Security architecture, demonstrating solutions delivery, principles and emerging technologies - Designing and implementing security solutions. This includes continuous monitoring and making improvements to those solutions, working with an information security team.
  • Consulting and engineering in the development and design of security best practices and implementation of solid security principles across the organization, to meet business goals along with customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Security considerations of cloud computing: They include data breaches, broken authentication, hacking, account hijacking, malicious insiders, third parties, APTs, data loss and DoS attacks.
  • Identity and access management (IAM) – the framework of security policies and technologies that limit and track the access of those in an organization to sensitive technology resources.
  • Exceptional communication skills with diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership, project, and team-building skills, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives within multiple departments
  • Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects
  • The ability to be the enterprise security subject matter expert who can explain technical topics to those without a technical background
  • Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values; accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes working environment free of harassment of any type; builds a diverse workforce and supports affirmative action.
  • Follows policies and procedures; completes tasks correctly and on time; supports the company’s goals and values.
  • Performs the position safely, without endangering the health or safety of themselves or others and will be expected to report potentially unsafe conditions. The employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations and orders issued pursuant to the OSHA Act of 1970, which are applicable to one’s own actions and conduct.

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A strong knowledge of how to effectively architect, engineer, and operate security technologies across the stack. A deep working knowledge of attack techniques, the cyber kill chain, and vulnerability management methodologies. An understanding of the incident response lifecycle, including containment, eradication, and recovery.
  • A strong technical background in public/privacy cloud, enterprise networking, firewall, storage options, server infrastructure, operating systems, database technologies, applications, and desktop security.
  • A comprehension of security standards and frameworks, rules and regulations, and system trust principals, such as NIST, OWASP, SANS Top 20, PCI-DSS, SOX-404, CFPB, SSAE-18, and SOC2.
  • The ability to discern patterns from large amounts of disparate information while remaining adaptable in rapidly changing situations and environments.
  • Intermediate skills in computer terminal and personal computer operation; Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills. Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules on a short-term and long-term basis.
  • Capability to provide consultation and expert advice to management. Ability to make decisions that have moderate impact on the immediate work unit and cross functional departments.
  • Ability to make informal and formal presentations, inside and outside the organization; speaking before assigned team or other groups as needed.
  • Ability to deal with complex challenges involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations. Capability to work with little to no supervision while performing duties.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Mathematics, Business, or Engineering with a minimum of fifteen (15) + years’ progressive technical and information security leadership experience is preferred
  • Minimum eight (8) + years of management experience leading and motivating cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals required.
  • Experience with information system technology including testing, auditing, risk analysis, and contingency planning required.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Security Methodologies required.
  • Possible certification requirements include: Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Amazon AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (AWS-CCP), Amazon AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate (AWS-SAA)
  • Experience working in a software development company preferred.

 

Perks:

  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision for associates
  • Health plans that cover your family and pets
  • Company matched 401(k)
  • Associate stock purchase plan
  • Paid time off: 3 weeks’ vacation, 5 sick days, 9 holidays, 3 floating holidays, and 20 hours volunteer time
  • 100% paid parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness programs with up to $300 fitness reimbursement annually
  • Collaborative offices stocked with healthy snacks and drinks
  • Office events, catered lunches, and happy hours
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Right at the entrance to the Interlocken Technology Park, our office is easily accessible from Denver and Boulder, and offers views of the mountains.

An Insider's view of Alteryx, Inc.

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our culture is casual, but we're driven and work hard! We're empowered to be independent, creative, and innovative. Not only do we care about our platform, but we are deeply passionate about how the work we do impacts the community and our world.

Katelyn

Office Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Bringing Alteryx to more people; democratizing our platform.

Simon

Team Lead, DX

How does the company support your career growth?

Alteryx walks the walk when it comes to supporting individual career goals. We have so many career planning resources and programs, but what differentiates Alteryx is the way everyone rallies around you to make sure you reach those goals. I've set aggressive career ambitions, plus pursuing my MBA! It's like the whole company is cheering for me.

Emily Singer

Manager, Public Relations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team members to spend time learning - whether it's joining on-site study sessions to learn more about our product, to participating in Alteryx Academy. I think having a commitment to constant learning and self-improvement allows for creativity to flourish and opens up the doorway to new ideas.

Stephanie

Manager, Product Management Operations

What are Alteryx, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Alteryx, Inc. Benefits Overview

Company Perks & Benefits include:

• 100% company-paid medical, dental and vision benefits.

• Pet Insurance

• Life insurance, disability and accidental coverage

• Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO) & Volunteer Time Off (VTO per year

• 401k with company match

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan

• Commuter benefits

• Fitness & Wellness reimbursement program

• Bicycles and frisbee golf to rent in office

• Gym and The Hut Restaurant on the first floor of the building

• Yoga monthly and massages weekly

• Happy hours, release parties, and networking events throughout the year

• Fresh fruit delivery, bagels on Thursdays and catered lunch every other Wednesday

• Beer taps and comfortable lounges throughout the office

• Video and arcade games, ping pong, pool table, and shuffle board

• Free form "Innovation Days" and "Learning Days" for self-improvement monthly

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer $265.00 per month for transit.
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Thursday. Employees get free lunch on Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Upon approval, we offer $5250 annualy for continuing education.
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