Own Company
Empower every company operating in the cloud to own their own data.

Principal, Security Strategy

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Own is the leading data platform trusted by thousands of organizations to protect and activate SaaS data to transform their businesses. Own empowers customers to ensure the availability, security and compliance of mission-critical data, while unlocking new ways to gain deeper insights faster. By partnering with some of the world’s largest SaaS ecosystems such as Salesforce, ServiceNow and Microsoft Dynamics, Own enables customers around the world to truly own the data that powers their business.

It’s their platform. It’s your data. Own it.

The Job

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Principal Security Strategist to join our team and play a key role in shaping and operationalizing our security processes and strategies. Reporting directly to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), you will partner closely with leadership across the organization to develop and implement effective security processes, set strategic direction, and drive continuous improvement initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive and innovative security professional to make a significant impact in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Your Day-to-Day Role

  • Partner with the CISO to assess current security processes and identify areas for improvement or optimization.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business needs and priorities and develop security processes that align with organizational objectives.
  • Set strategy for operationalizing security initiatives, ensuring that they are effectively implemented and integrated into day-to-day operations.
  • Partner across the organization to build awareness of security risks and requirements and foster a culture of security awareness and accountability.
  • Review security incidents, lessons learned, and cost-saving opportunities to continuously improve processes and enhance security posture.
  • Drive efficiency and scalability in security operations through automation, tooling, and process optimization.
  • Stay current on emerging security trends, technologies, and best practices, and proactively recommend enhancements to security processes and strategies.

Your Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • CISSP, CISM, or other relevant certifications preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in information security, with a focus on process development, strategy, and optimization.
  • Proven track record of partnering across the organization to drive security initiatives and achieve business objectives.
  • Strong understanding of security frameworks, standards, and best practices (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001).
  • Experience with security incident management, root cause analysis, and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex security requirements into actionable plans.

Important Details

This is a full-time position. The ideal candidate will work out of our Englewood Cliffs, NJ office a minimum of 3 days per week to maximize collaboration and interaction with the business. Travel may be required.

Own is dedicated to creating an environment where employees thrive, which is why base pay is only one part of the total compensation package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work. This role may also be eligible for unlimited PTO, generous medical benefits, a 401(k) savings plan with a 4% employer match, discretionary bonuses/incentives, and stock options. We also offer catered lunches in the office five days a week, a full fitness center, and free shuttle bus service to and from New York City.

Creating an environment where employees thrive also means making sure every employee feels accepted. As we scale to help all types of companies protect precious data, our team must reflect the diversity we serve. Own is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we believe that every employee in the company brings a unique perspective that they can and should contribute in order to make an impact every day. We strive to be one team and one culture that builds trust through transparency. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.

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What are Own Company Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
In-person revenue kickoff
Summer hours
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
OwnBackup's 401(k) savings plan matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 4%.
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Unlimited PTO for all employees, globally
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Hardship benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
OwnBackup provides catered lunches Monday through Friday
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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