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Director of Information Security at Sama

Director of Information Security at Sama,

Director of Information Security at Sama

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Sama formerly known as Samasource is a training-data company, focusing on annotating data for artificial intelligence algorithms. The company offers image, video and sensor data annotation and validation for machine learning algorithms in industries including automotive, navigation, augmented reality, virtual reality, biotechnology, agriculture, manufacturing

Director of Information Security

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain the strategic plan and roadmap for Sama governance, risk management, and compliance for information security.
  • Monitor continuous improvement of policies, procedures, and technology (including automation) related to security and compliance to enable risk reduction, business enablement and operational efficiencies
  • Independently assess compliance, security, privacy, legal and business risks and advise the management team accordingly
  • Manage internal and external security audits in collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • Lead BCP and Incident Response initiatives
  • Identify and classify Sama’s Information assets with respect to their sensitivity and criticality to the business across all functions and departments
  • Interact with the Sales Team for contract review and completion of customer security questionnaires and audits with a high level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Establish trusted relationships with business stakeholders across a geographically distributed team to foster continuous improvement and change management in compliance practices
  • In collaboration with Product/R&D, establish standards and workflows that ensure our product development teams are building and maintaining secure, compliant software systems
  • Led development of security and compliance KPIs and metrics to track program effectiveness
  • Maintain and mature comprehensive security awareness and training programs
  • Interact with industry experts and stay abreast of best practices in the security and compliance space to maintain technical expertise and apply these practices to Sama business challenges
  • Willingness to participate in global conference calls and meetings outside of normal business hours to facilitate global business

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 8+ years of related experience; 2-3 years of leading/managing teams
  • Prior experience establishing and maintaining InfoSec programs, compliance and other programs for regulations or certifications such as ISO, GDPR, SOC2, TISAX etc.
  • Global Privacy experience and knowledge is an added advantage (EU, US, APAC ideally)
  • One or more industry certificates e.g. CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CIPP, PMP, PRINCE2
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and prioritize work in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience implementing and maturing security programs in a fast-paced start-up/emerging growth environment
  • Prior experience with B2B SaaS products, enterprise application
  • Capable of thinking independently and creatively to analyze situations and potential repercussions and communicate and execute the necessary steps to solve problems
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team displays a cooperative work style
  • Ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal) with the ability to present clear, well-thought-out recommendations
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to discreetly handle highly confidential and proprietary information
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity effectively

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Sama on to apply

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