Director of Security & IT

San Francisco, CA, United States




Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


101 - 250 people


989 Market St # 500
San Francisco, CA, 94103, US

Tech Stack

  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • Elasticsearch
  • AWS
  • Redis
  • Docker
  • JavaScript
  • DerbyJS
  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon EC2
  • CoffeeScript

Role Description

Lever is hiring our first Director of IT & Security. In this new role you’ll be responsible for establishing and growing the IT and Information Security functions during a period of significant growth for the company.

THE ROLE Reporting to our Co-Founder & CTO, you’ll bring your experience to build an IT team that will enable every department at Lever to double in size while optimizing for efficiency and quality. You’ll identify and predict technical bottlenecks in our facilities and equipment, and partner with each team to empower them to keep customer data safe while increasing development velocity for R&D and enabling our Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success teams with the technology that they need to drive revenue. As the head of our Information Security function, you’ll partner with the executive team and lead the Information Security Steering Committee while representing Lever and our security practices to strategic prospects and customers. You’ll own our security process, protocols and ongoing compliance while being our resident expert responsible for advising the company on all things security.

THE OPPORTUNITY As our Director of IT & Security, you’ll have a seat at the table and exposure to all facets of the business. You’ll develop your management skills while building a high performing team from scratch and defining security best practices for Lever. You’ll also learn the ins and outs of great hiring and learn from a company that’s constantly learning from and refining its processes.

THE SKILL SET Domain expertise in enterprise SaaS software Industry best practices for Security and IT functions Prior experience managing a team and desire to grow as a leader, coach & mentor Ability to directly represent Lever and our security practices to strategic prospects and customers

About Lever

Lever powers hiring at Netflix, Cirque du Soleil, Shopify, Yelp, the Linux Foundation, and many fellow YC alumni. Lever is a modern alternative to an applicant tracking system, what companies use to manage their hiring. Unique to Lever, managers, engineers, CEOs, and entire companies—not just recruiters—love its design and love using it.

On the technical side, we authored a unique JavaScript stack, DerbyJS. It is the first and only open source MVC framework that syncs all data via Operational Transformation (the algorithm behind Google Docs and Wave) and that renders everything on the server as well as the client.

Company Culture

We’re committed to creating an environment where “Leveroos” can bring their whole selves to work each day. We believe in keeping promises to customers and our team alike, continuously raising the bar, and making sure our team can do the best work of their careers at Lever. We care deeply about developing a strong culture, fostering diversity & inclusion, and growing our startup into a truly great company.

We are intentional about supporting an inclusive environment by being a place that: 1. Respects and values the voices and opinions of Leveroos 2. Is committed to making sure LeverHQ is safe and that Leveroos can bring their authentic selves to work. 3. Keeps empathy at the core of all that we do, enduring that no Lever feels that their experience isn’t being considered.

Our engineering team is different in that we hire people who like to work with people. You would have a hard time getting hired at Lever if all you were interested in was like technical problems or specifically, which technology you're working with. Everyone who we hire wants to solve real human problems and likes to work with other people. So, we work a lot more collaboratively than you might see at a typical engineering team. - Rachael Stedman, Engineering Manager

The people at Lever are some of the most passionate, cohesive, collaborative, inspiring people I've ever worked with. I think that's what originally made me found this company was how impressed I was with my co-founders Nate and Randall, and we've really just tried to maintain that spirit as we've scaled. - Sarah Nahm, CEO & Founder

I think at Lever in multiple ways we try and create an environment in which every employee can feel welcomed, can feel like they belong, can feel like they do their best work and that happens at sort of the macro level with our employee resource groups and other types of resource that we make available. What gives me the most pleasure is seeing it happen on a day to day basis and the individual interactions and relationships that we all have with one another. - Leela Srinivasan, CMO

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