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Director of Security Operations

Description:  The Director of Security Operations (DSO) is responsible for keeping Ariento and our clients secure. The DSO will define and drive a security strategy to protect Ariento's corporate, employee and customer data from compromise by designing a security program to inhibit, detect and respond to threats. To be successful, you will need to lead and empower three teams: the security operations center (defense) team, the penetration testing (offense) team, and the security research & development team, and implement the processes and technologies required to enable them. You will oversee Ariento's security operations, incident detection and response. This position will also partner with our client services team to support Ariento's customers. The candidate must be results-driven and able to articulate complex concepts to all audiences, ranging from technical contributors to business owners/executives. 

Location: California (flexible)

Compensation: Combination of salary & equity stake in the company; Profit Sharing (Bonus) Program


  • Keep Ariento and our clients secure

  • Oversee security operations team and employee development

  • Oversee the implementation of security technology, processes and procedures

  • Ensure technical compliance for Ariento and it's clients

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive information security program to protect the integrity, confidentiality and availability of Ariento's information assets; refine strategy as necessary to adapt to evolving risks and threats

  • Provide subject matter expertise on a broad range of security topics

  • Develop business-relevant metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the company’s security program; provide regular status updates and reporting

  • Direct the development and implementation of security controls, standards, policies and procedures to ensure continuous monitoring and protection of information systems; ensure that compliance is maintained against both corporate security policies and industry standards

  • Direct the response to security incidents to include investigation, remediation and litigation support activities

  • Oversee the company’s vendor security evaluation and risk management program

  • Oversee the penetration testing of our clients

  • Lead product vulnerability response efforts by to assess, mitigate and disclose vulnerabilities

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of information privacy policies and procedures

  • Oversee the development of a corporate security awareness and training program

  • Oversee and champion the internal use of Ariento's technologies (including internal beta testing); identify product issues and provide feedback to drive improvements

  • Support sales efforts by presenting the company’s security strategy, goals and results to potential customers or at industry conferences


  • Technical background and a minimum of seven (7) years working in information security or related field

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical discipline.

  • Extensive technical knowledge of security technology

  • Familiarity with Information Security industry standards/best practices and relevant regulations

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and eligible to obtain a security clearance

  • Have had an active Secret Security Clearance within past 10 years

  • Military or Federal Government experience

  • Familiarity with with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Proficiency in English


  • Current or past certifications in AWS, Cisco, Microsoft, Linux or similar technologies

  • Security Plus, CISM, and/or CISSP certification

*Ariento is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.