Chief Information Security Officer

Columbus, OH (or Remote) /
Technology – Information Technology /
Full Time
About Beam

Beam Dental was founded in 2012 by three engineers who saw the opportunity to modernize the dental insurance industry using technology. The first product was the Beam Brush, which was one of the earliest examples of the Internet of Things in healthcare. Today, Beam Dental is the fastest growing provider of dental benefits in the country and is available in over 40 states around the US. Beam’s product focuses on ease of use, tailored pricing, and a unique commitment to preventative care by incorporating dental hygiene behavior into policy pricing.

Joining Beam Means

• Working in a complex and dynamic business, simultaneously operating across insurance, CPG manufacturing, IoT, and dental services
• Being supported and encouraged to improve every day by working collaboratively with a diversely skilled team
• Engaging in an energizing, committed, and fun work environment
• Being empowered as an ‘owner’ of your subject matter and work
• Joining in our mission to forever change the way people access benefit
• Being a person of high character, high EQ, and amazing talent

What We're Looking For:
Beam is a rapidly scaling business and we are looking for our first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to lead and scale our Security and IT teams. The CISO will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to define our strategic goals for enterprise security, application security, and IT, a roadmap to achieve these goals, and work with their team and stakeholders to execute.

This is a remote-friendly position that can be located anywhere in North America.

What You Will Do:

    • Set the vision, strategy, and roadmaps for our Security and IT programs.
    • Lead and scale diverse technical teams to execute on the roadmap.
    • Collaborate with senior Engineering, Product, Legal Compliance, and other functional leaders to get buy-in into the strategy and roadmap.
    • Develop an effective strategy to assess and mitigate risk, manage incidents, maintain continuity of operations and safeguard the company.
    • Prepare and report on our information security posture and status to Senior Management and the Board
    • Actively mentor current and future leaders and individual contributors in your group through effective 1:1s, thoughtful feedback, career growth planning, and performance reviews.
    • Own compensation, team design, hiring, and retention plan for your group in alignment with company-wide policies.
    • Drive and influence software and infrastructure security across the organization.

What Skills Will Help You Be Successful:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, or other related field or equivalent experience.
    • 10+ years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security, and application security engineering roles.
    • 5+ years in a senior leadership role in security.
    • Demonstrated experience with Application Security, DevOps, or Cloud Security functions as a leader or in a people management role.
    • Experience with cloud computing technologies, especially AWS (Amazon Web Services), with security commitments to customers and partners.
    • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and Payment Card Industry/Data Security Standard Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Service Organization Control (SOC), and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
    • Proven track record and experience in developing information security policies and procedures, as well as successfully executing programs.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
Visa sponsorship or transfer not available for this position.
Beam believes a diverse and inclusive environment is key to building a great company and a great product. We are committed to creating an environment that is welcoming for people of all backgrounds, and encourage everyone to apply. Beam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.