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Newark, New Jersey

Director, Information Security

Product & Technology   |   Job ID  1254918
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Job Summary


Audible is obsessive about earning and keeping the trust of our customers. As the Director of Information Security, you are the embodiment of our commitment to that trust. You will be responsible for the Information Security program at Audible — accountable for crafting and delivering on our vision for Information and Application Security.

As the leader of Audible’s Information Security risk management program you will work with executive stakeholders across the company to codify and retire risks, identify and close vulnerabilities and respond to incidents with speed and zeal. You are the single point of executive communication and escalation in matters of Information Security.

You will hire, develop and lead a talented team of Application Security engineers as they partner with software engineers and business team members to deliver secure products and services to our users world-wide. You will ensure that the entire organization learns and lives Audible’s information security policies. You will drive compliance through evangelizing, partnership, and education, as well as a robust program of application and data security reviews, threat modeling, proactive auditing and penetration testing. You are responsible for creating, measuring, and persistently tracking key performance metrics. Through monthly and quarterly reviews, you will use these metrics to demonstrate to the organization that we are meeting our objectives.

You possess deep technical expertise in application and information security as well as security policies, standards and regulations (for example, GDPR, CCPA). As such, you will be a sought-after leader across the organization. You are refreshing your understanding of the evolving landscape of threats and the security technology and techniques used to combat them. You bring this passion to your work and your team and as a result, continuously raise the bar for Information Security at Audible.

You are adept at written and verbal communication and can successfully communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences alike. You will use this skill to earn trust throughout the company and to advocate for your team and its mission.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field or relevant information security experience
· 10+ years of industry experience with hands-on security engineering experience
· 10+ years of risk assessment and enabling organizations making security decisions
· 5+ years managing and building teams (including coaching and mentoring)

Preferred Qualifications

· MBA or Master’s degree
· CISSP, CISM, CISA or similar professional certification
· A self-starter who can take general direction and produce specific results. When the resources are not immediately at-hand, you enjoy reaching out to a wide array of functional groups across an organization to get the information you need
· Experience working with issues related to GDPR and privacy
· Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up recommendations and drive actions
· Experience triaging security risks/vulnerabilities and ensuring that they are properly understood and managed.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills


At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As the world's leading producer and provider of audio storytelling and spoken-word entertainment, we've redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's our people who make Audible's service possible. We're listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word.

Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

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What we can offer you

We are a community of brilliant minds, brimming with fresh ideas and working shoulder to shoulder to achieve greatness. And because of this, we think it’s only fair that we offer some nice little perks to everyone who goes the extra mile at Audible.


Fully stocked kitchen with all the snacks and drinks to get your creative thoughts flowing.


Dental and vision plans, life insurance, and the medical plan options that suit individual needs.


Plan for your future with employer-matched savings accounts.


We grant our employees restricted stock units, because we want them to think and act like owners.

Time Off

We love what we do but everyone needs the opportunity to hit the refresh button. Take advantage of vacation days, sick days, and personal days to rejuvenate.


From tickets to local events and exciting company-sponsored events, regular outings and team-building events foster our spirit of collaboration.

Amazon Discount

As part of the Amazon family, Audible employees are entitled to a discount on products on Amazon.


Discounted sports clubs or fitness reimbursements.

What keeps me motivated here in one word is 'opportunities.' Being able to deep-dive into complex cross-domain problems and stepping out of my comfort zone with projects, technologies and people. I can spontaneously collaborate with literally anyone—from my Audible teammates to my Amazon counterparts to our CIO and CEO—and most importantly get valuable feedback along the way.

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At Audible, we seek to exemplify what a company can mean beyond what it does. As Newark's fastest-growing private employer, we recruit and cultivate local talent as well as drive forward a wide range of community initiatives with a focus on supporting Newark's renaissance. Our global offices embrace their local communities as well, and our employees around the world volunteer and serve in their communities in addition to seeding and growing the local creative economy.

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