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VP, Information Security



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

ThoughtSpot is a pioneering company at the forefront of the data analytics and business intelligence industry. Our platform empowers organizations to transform their data into actionable insights, enabling them to make smarter, data-driven decisions. As we continue to grow and innovate, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced VP of Information Security to lead our efforts in safeguarding our systems, data, and operations.

We are seeking an accomplished and strategic VP of Information Security to lead our comprehensive security program at ThoughtSpot. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and management of all security-related initiatives to protect our assets, customers, employees, and partners. This role requires a dynamic individual with strong leadership, technical expertise, and a deep understanding of cybersecurity best practices.


  • Develop and implement a forward-thinking security strategy aligned with ThoughtSpot's business objectives and industry best practices.
  • Identify, assess, and prioritize security risks, and develop strategies to mitigate potential threats to the organization.
  • Lead efforts to protect sensitive data, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA) and industry standards (e.g., SOC2, ISO 27001).
  • Oversee the design and implementation of security measures for our cloud-based infrastructure and on-premises solutions.
  • Manage the incident response plan to address and mitigate security incidents promptly and efficiently.
  • Establish and maintain a culture of security awareness and education among employees, promoting a strong security-first mindset.
  • Manage vulnerability assessment and remediation processes to identify and address potential security weaknesses.
  • Ensure ThoughtSpot's compliance with relevant security and privacy regulations and certifications.
  • Define and enforce security policies, standards, and procedures across the organization.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors to conduct security audits and assessments, ensuring compliance with security controls.
  • Build and lead a high-performing security team, providing mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities.
  • Evaluate and manage security risks associated with third-party vendors and partners.
  • Stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity threats, trends, and technologies, adapting security strategies as needed.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or a related field. Relevant certifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA) are a plus.
  • Proven experience in a senior leadership role within cybersecurity, preferably in a technology-focused organization.
  • In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity principles, practices, technologies, and regulations.
  • Strong track record of designing and implementing effective security strategies and programs.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to convey complex security concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience managing and leading diverse security teams.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make informed decisions under pressure.
  • Collaborative and results-driven approach to leadership.
  • Familiarity with cloud security, network security, application security, and endpoint security best practices.

Join Our Team:

If you are a visionary leader with a passion for cybersecurity and a drive to protect valuable assets, we invite you to join our team at ThoughtSpot. As the Head of Security, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our security posture and ensuring the continued success and growth of our organization.

What makes ThoughtSpot a great place to work?

ThoughtSpot is the experience layer of the modern data stack, leading the industry with our AI-Powered Analytics and natural language search. We hire people with unique identities, backgrounds, and perspectives—this balance-for-the-better philosophy is key to our success. When paired with our culture of Selfless Excellence and our drive for continuous improvement (2% done), ThoughtSpot cultivates a respectful culture that pushes norms to create world-class products. If you’re excited by the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the business and make your mark on a truly innovative company, we invite you to read more about our mission, and apply to the role that’s right for you.

ThoughtSpot for All

Building a diverse and inclusive team isn't just the right thing to do for our people, it's the right thing to do for our business. We know we can’t solve complex data problems with a single perspective. It takes many voices, experiences, and areas of expertise to deliver the innovative solutions our customers need. At ThoughtSpot, we continually celebrate the diverse communities that individuals cultivate to empower every Spotter to bring their whole authentic self to work.

We’re committed to being real and continuously learning when it comes to equality, equity, and creating space for underrepresented groups to thrive.

Research shows that in order to apply for a job, women feel they need to meet 100% of the criteria while men usually apply after meeting 60%. Regardless of how you identify, if you believe you can do the job and are a good match, we encourage you to apply.

About ThoughtSpot

The world’s most innovative companies use AI-Powered Analytics from ThoughtSpot to empower every person in their organization, from C-suite executive to frontline employee, with the ability to ask and answer data questions, create and interact with data-driven insights, and use these insights to make informed decisions and take action. ThoughtSpot is simple enough for any business person to use, yet built to handle even the largest, most complex data, wherever it may reside. That’s why customers like T-Mobile, BT, Snowflake, HubSpot, Exxon, Daimler, Medtronic, Hulu, Nasdaq, OpenTable, Huel, and Nationwide Building Society have turned to ThoughtSpot to transform their data driven decision-making cultures.

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