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Director of Cloud Infrastructure and Cybersecurity at Opala

Director of Cloud Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

Opala Seattle, WA (On Site) Full-Time

The Director of Cloud Infrastructure and Cybersecurity is responsible for managing IT infrastructure in the cloud (AWS, Azure and GCP) along with establishing and administering the overall strategies, processes and procedures for the Information Security program for the company. You will be responsible for scaling the platform and for the trust needs of both internal and external clients.

Opala is a healthcare tech startup that improves the health care experience for patients by facilitating data exchange between health plans and providers. We combine data from medical bills, lab tests, imaging results, clinician notes, medical records, and pharmacies to transform data into information.

If you want to directly impact transforming healthcare through data and technology and have a passion for this space, we'd love to hear from you.

Benefits: The Seattle base salary range for this full-time position is $167k-$226k. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, EAP, short-term and long-term disability, 16 days PTO, 8 paid holidays, fully paid holiday closure, parental and family medical leave, 401k with 3% employer contribution, stock options and annual bonuses and salary increases based on merit.

Our team is based in downtown Seattle, offering amazing views of the Puget Sound, Mt Rainier and the Olympics. We're conveniently located next to major transit lines and a quick walk to Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum. Complimentary perks include onsite bike storage, a beautiful gym and fully outfitted game room and more.


    • Manage a team (internal and partner staff) of DevOps engineers, system engineers, network engineers, security engineers, and other IT support staff
    • Maintain and optimize the company's Cloud Infrastructure.
    • Define and implement IT policies and security policies across the organization
    • Implement Zero-Trust security principles within the multi-cloud environment and raise security awareness within the enterprise
    • Define and implement identity management solutions for internal and external users
    • Collaborate with Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) in setting up a security operations center (SOC) for the enterprise
    • Collaborate with business leaders across the company to ensure our approach to security meets company cultural principles while achieving defined security objectives
    • Be responsible for device and password management (Protected Access Management)
    • Define and implement best practices around user access controls
    • Clean up access for users and security groups within Active Directory (AD)
    • Protect data assets from unauthorized user access (on-prem and cloud)
    • Protect O365 and D365 environments (Email, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc.)
    • Perform business impact analysis (BIA) and implement a disaster recovery plan to meet organizational resiliency goals
    • Facilitate audits and certifications needed to promote trust in the platform
    • Implement super-user access tracking and log aggregation for audit and forensics
    • Implement modern DevOps practices to support platform operations in terms of scalability, availability, security, and resiliency
    • Engage third-party service providers to perform network penetration and vulnerability testing
    • Perform Information Technology Risk Assessments to identify potential control gaps
    • Control costs and budgets around IT systems (including security)
    • Manage contracts with vendors (e.g., cloud providers, SaaS/PaaS application providers, Software vendors, and telecommunication companies)
    • 8+ years of experience leading platform operations (cloud and cybersecurity)
    • 10+ years of information technology and cybersecurity experience
    • Experience in developing IT policies and procedures
    • Strong knowledge of information security best practices, standards, and frameworks
    • Strong understanding of compliance requirements
    • Leadership and Organizational skills
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Problem-solving and analytical skills

Opala requires all employees who work in-office, including hybrid employees, or who attend company events, submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status unless they request and are granted an accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Any offer of employment with the Company for a position that involves any in-office work, including any hybrid position, will be contingent upon such prospective employee either submitting proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status or being granted a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief, prior to the scheduled start date.

Opala is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We are committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We celebrate the unique differences of our employees because that is what drives curiosity, innovation, and the success of our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.

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