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Head of Information Security


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 10, 2017.

Flipp is searching for the leader for our evolving Information Security department to help us develop a robust, globally respected Information Security program. You will guarantee the safety of our users, retailers, and major clients most valuable details and secure our Infrastructure from outside attack.
By leading Risk Analysis, setting Compliance standards, and designing key Security policies to ensure we are in compliance with all applicable laws, directives, and policies regarding the securing of information.
You will drive implementation of security plans, including incident response, and manage the operational processes for monitoring and maintaining security and compliance.
Our needs will continuously evolve as we innovate and launch products in new markets, so our Head of Information Security will have to ensure we are ahead of these needs and relish the challenge!

  • Develop and drive implementation of near- and long-term security strategy and goals in alignment with Flipp’s business objectives and culture.
  • Lead the development of the Information Security organization and enable it to scale and support our rapidly growing company.
  • Provide expert counsel and guidance to Engineering and Company leadership on security and its impact across business strategy, programs, products/services, and operations.
  • Lead the development of security policies, standards, frameworks, procedures and guidelines and ensure that they are aligned with the strategy and compliance programs like GDPR, SOX, and PCI DSS. Partner closely with Legal, Finance, Business, and Engineering on security-related topics.
  • Oversee and continuously improve the governance and management of security to reflect changing technology, threat landscapes, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Develop and drive risk analysis, mitigation and remediation plans. Plan for, and manage, large-scale security incident response and recovery efforts.
  • Evolve Flipp’s capability to monitor threats and vulnerabilities as well as detect, investigate, respond to and recover from incidents.

What will you bring?

  • A breadth of senior leadership experience in Information Security domain.
  • Significant experience managing a global technology security function, preferably in a broadly scaled consumer facing software/high technology industry.
  • Deep knowledge and application of software development and quality assurance methodologies to application and infrastructure delivery.
  • Exposure to leading engineering culture in an Agile & DevOps environment
  • Significant experience working with Software/Infrastructure/Platform-as-a-Service (SIPaaS) solutions and architectures.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to understand the business context and technology challenges and manage uncertainty and apply appropriate security solutions in response to multiple risks and needs.
  • Knowledge of relevant security and compliance frameworks, standards and regulations including: PCI-DSS, SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley), GDPR, DPA, and ISO270xx.

Flipp is a retail technology company that is reinventing the way people shop. We work with the largest retailers and manufacturers in the world to help them transform their business and connect them with tens of millions of shoppers through the next generation digital shopping marketplace. Our award-winning Flipp app is used by millions of shoppers every week to make better purchase decisions and to save 20-40% off their bill.
We have over 400 team members who work together in a high-trust environment to solve the most difficult challenges in our industry. Together, we build the Flipp app, the Flipp web platform, an extensive distribution network, and a leading insights & analytics powerhouse among other innovative projects.Our culture is at the centre of everything we do. Were honoured to have been recognized through numerous accolades over the past three years including: Best Workplaces in Canada, Deloitte 50 Best Managed, Best Workplaces in Canada for Women, Most Admired CEO and Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.