Acquia: Vice President, Security
53 State St Exchange Place
Boston, MA 02109


Employee Testimonials

Acquias Information Security team is seeking an experienced Vice President, Security to work in our Boston, MA office. You will oversee, coordinate efforts, and provide direction to the project managers in the IT sub departments including Information Technology, Enterprise Applications, and Information Security.

The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of security and compliance processes, excellent project management skills, demonstrated an ability to run multiple, large initiatives simultaneously, and be a superb manager who will achieve results while maintaining a high velocity of activity across the security and compliance program. The ideal candidate will be experienced with agile development methodologies and able to drive agile processes across direct and indirect teams.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the organizations existing and prospective Information Security, Compliance and Privacy programs in accordance with industry standards and requirements, which includes, but is not limited to, ISO 27001, SOC 1 & 2, PCI-DSS, FedRAMP, HIPAA, EU Data Privacy and others.
  • Oversee ongoing adherence to Information Security, Compliance and Privacy programs in accordance with industry standards and requirement to ensure ongoing alignment with emerging laws, regulations, etc.
  • Identify and remain current with industry requirements and regulatory changes that will affect IT/IS technologies, policies and procedures and recommend appropriate changes to ensure ongoing alignment with Information Security, Compliance and Privacy program requirements
  • Collaborate closely with other departments to ensure that these requirements are met
  • Manage senior Information Security staff and provide Information Security, Compliance and Privacy leadership
  • Act as an advocate and liaison of Information Security, Compliance and Privacy programs across the organization
  • Prepare reports and performance metrics for senior management
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties or vendors for the execution of projects
  • Report and escalate issues to management as needed
  • Develop detailed Information Security project plans to track compliance statuses
  • Identify potential areas of vulnerability and risk. Facilitate the formulation of corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues
  • Develop a security review and remediation framework of all vulnerabilities
  • [Customer facing and represent for contract negotiations, audits, and act as a proxy for the company] regulatory audits
  • Appraise and communicate control strengths and weaknesses with audit, IT management and business unit staff in order to plan an effective and efficient integrated audit approach and remediation plan


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent prior work experience in a related field
  • Five to eight years experience in an Information Technology field, preferably working in PaaS and/or SaaS, with at least ten years in Information Security in an enterprise setting; familiarity with global trade is a plus.
  • Demonstrated competency in information security management for a cross-functional environment and with the proven ability to lead security and technical teams as required
  • Deep understanding of information security risk management frameworks such as ISO 27001, COBIT, NIST, FedRamp, etc.
  • Current Information Security Certification (e.g. CISSP, CISM, CISA, or related security certification) preferred or the ability to attain one within six months of hire
  • Experience in creating and maintaining management schedules to ensure on-time delivery of information security projects
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of security products and concepts such as firewalls, VPNs, IDSs and other security devices
  • Prior public company audit experience
  • Demonstrated experience supporting and overseeing a FedRamp program
  • Working knowledge of US and EU Data Privacy protection requirements and Safe Harbor
  • An understanding of applicable federal, state, and local regulations as well as maintain current training and knowledge of applicable Information Security, Compliance and Privacy program requirements
  • Solid analytical skills and the ability to evaluate the business and financial aspects of existing and future technologies
  • Ability to cultivate good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to engender trust and confidence in Acquias risk/governance/compliance/security efforts

Skills and Attributes:

  • Leadership: Youre able to lead cross-functional teams, realize new opportunities, and succeed against aggressive goals.
  • Influence: Define and present innovative ideas to the executive team and get buy-in to support your big ideas.
  • Results-Oriented: Able to drive to exceed goals, execute consistently, and deliver outstanding results.

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law


Employee Testimonials

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Vice President, Human Resources & Total Rewards

Our rewards program drives peer recognition for great work, helping teams build connections by celebrating our peers’ contributions on a companywide forum augmented with micro-bonuses, which increase motivation, productivity, and engagement.

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The trick to empowering creativity from my team is encouraging frequent communication and iteration. Embrace behaviors, not platitudes, that remind the team there is no such thing as failure. Embed creativity and make it more than a tagline. Show that nothing is unsalvageable; focus on ‘why’ things occurred, and make everything a learning opportunity.

Amy P.
Senior Director, Global Talent Development

Our culture of continuous, lifelong learning allows every Acquian opportunities to learn, stretch and grow. With support and coaching from their managers and Global Learning Programs, Acquians have access to a robust online learning platform, a mentor program, and more. Every day offers the opportunity to take on unique challenges.

Senior Director, Engineering

There are a number of different projects we are always working on from maintenance and performance optimizations to new customer features. For me, the most exciting and rewarding projects are where we release a piece of functionality that excites and delights our customers and makes their jobs easier.

Manager, UX

I love being part of Acquia's collaborative and creative design team. Our work is so dynamic: from partnering with our research team . . . to working with our engineers to implement our designs . . . it's a truly rewarding experience . . . 

Director, Business Development

Acquia is a great place to work. The vision, culture, leadership, product and career development are excellent. The collaboration between all departments and how we work together is special and a testament to the great culture that has been built.

Amy H.
Senior Talent Operations Partner

One of my favorite parts of Acquia is partnering with different volunteer organizations. For the past five years, the Boston office has partnered with the Wonderfund ( to pair Acquians with the holiday wish lists of local children. We sponsored 250 kids in 2019 and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2020!