Security Engineer - Risk & Compliance

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As the leading provider of strategic enterprise education™, InStride enables employers to provide career-boosting degrees and credentials to their employees through a network of high-quality academic institutions. We help organizations transform their businesses and achieve social impact by unlocking the power of education. 
InStride is a public benefit company whose mission is to develop the workforce of the future by helping employers provide career-boosting education opportunities to their employees through a network of high-quality academic institutions. We believe the most enduring way for companies to achieve transformative business and social impact is by investing in their people.
Role Overview
We envision a company where security, compliance, and risk management are fully integrated into how each InStrider approaches their day-to-day work. You will lead our risk and compliance initiatives at InStride and work with our business units to help them realize that vision. At InStride, we are not only committed to protecting and preserving the security, safety, and integrity of InStride as a company and its employees but also our learners and partners. The company will look to you as our technical subject matter expert to help us identify and communicate threats and obstacles we face as an organization each day. You will also be accountable for ensuring InStride is maintaining compliance with applicable laws, licenses, and regulations in the regions that we do business. This role reports to the Sr. Manager of Information Technology


  • Define our compliance and risk assessment strategy
  • Establish and lead a risk assessment committee to help identify and source the threats and risks to our company's compliance goals
  • Create a compliance and risk matrix
  • Work with our business units to help them understand our compliance gaps
  • Provide guidance to our business units to help them prioritize their focus to achieve the greatest impact to our core compliance and security mission
  • Ensure InStride maintains compliance with applicable laws, licenses, and regulations in the regions that we do business
  • Lead our efforts to achieve SSAE 18 / SOC 2 Type II, ISO27001, 27002, 27018, and other industry standard certifications
  • Assist with writing our security policies and track compliance against those policies
  • Adapt our policies and processes to achieve our compliance goals in a cloud-centric SaaS world
  • Proactively communicate and manage stakeholder expectations

Ideal Profile

  • 5+ years experience in information security and risk management
  • 2+ years experience leading a successful large-scale compliance effort for GDPR, PCI, SOX, ISO, or SSAE18 / SOC
  • Experience working in (or with) large enterprise or Fortune 500 companies or in a compliance related office of the US Military
  • Experience and familiarity with cloud data security and working with public cloud solutions (AWS, GCP and Azure)
  • Highly desired: experience with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, DISA Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG), and FISMA/FedRAMP compliance
  • Strong process orientation and attention to detail
  • Excited by the challenge of building a world-class business that delivers not only high revenue growth and compelling ROI, but also has a meaningful impact on society
  • Exposure to higher education institutions through direct experience and/or passion for the education space
  • High EQ, comfort with ambiguity and a “no job too small” startup mentality
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience

InStride is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please discuss your requested accommodation with our HRBP.

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An Insider's view of InStride

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At InStride we operate in a fast-moving environment, which makes it really fun. There’s a lively energy in the office and a sense that we’re all in this together.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The nice thing about InStride is that we’re really empowered to take the initiative and collaborate with other teams to think through solutions. Everyone is comfortable around one another and is open to sharing ideas–it doesn’t matter what team you’re on or what level you’re at.


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How does the company support your career growth?

Lifelong learning is core to the mission of the company but also the goal for our staff, and I think that’s really important. The Step Forward program means a lot to me because I never thought I would go back to school for my master’s and thanks to InStride I’m super excited to enroll.


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What are some social events your company does?

We have the InStride Supper Club where every month we try a new restaurant. As a big foodie myself, that’s something I really enjoy.


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What are InStride Perks + Benefits

InStride Benefits Overview

We want InStriders to thrive and feel supported. Here are a few perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Our game room is shared and includes ping pong, pool and a wine fridge.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Our clubs are growing but here are a few. Our Supper Club for foodies. Our Give Back program to support our local community. Our weekly Creative Juices on Wednesdays to think outside the box.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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Additional Perks + Benefits

As part of our mission to enable lifelong learning, we provide full tuition coverage for InStriders to earn a degree or credential from a university online within our network.

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