Information Security Officer

California, United States
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 21 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking an Information Security Officer, but may hire at the Associate Information Security Officer level (job code 4792, Grade I). The level will be determined by your level of experience

About Stanford

Stanford is one of the world’s leading universities, supported by diverse staff who share a passion for the University’s teaching, learning, research, and clinical care mission.  At Stanford, you’ll find a pervasive culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning.  Explore some of the many perks enjoyed by our employees at

Along with many of the University’s core departments, the Information Security Office is based at Stanford’s new 35 acre Redwood City campus, featuring state-of-the-art buildings, recreation and fitness center, dining pavilion, and central Bay Area location, five miles away from the historical Stanford campus (see

This Opportunity 

Stanford’s Information Security Office is a high-profile team, and is one of the few departments with university-wide purview.  As such, team members gain a broad enterprise perspective, assist in a wide variety of activities, and make meaningful contributions on a daily basis.  Our team is well known at Stanford for our openness, inclusion, positivity, and fun.

As an Information Security Officer, you will provide seasoned judgement and subject matter expertise across the Consulting Team’s many cybersecurity services and programs.  Along the way, you will frequently collaborate with staff, faculty, researchers, and partner departments such as IT, Legal, and Privacy.

This position is eligible for full-time remote work from any location in the U.S., with periodic visits to campus once travel restrictions are lifted. 

Core Duties

  • Achieve amazing results in support of our mission while modeling the team’s values
  • Provide cybersecurity subject matter expertise in a broad range of complex matters
  • Lead security programs and services
  • Conduct security assessments of projects, systems, and departments
  • Promulgate infosec best practices through policies, automation, and outreach programs
  • Conduct investigations and respond to cyber incidents
  • Maintain familiarity with current infosec issues, trends, incidents, tools, practices, and regulations relevant to Stanford


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree and three years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated growth mindset
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and diplomacy skills
  • Deep knowledge of modern information technology systems and cybersecurity
  • Familiarity with infosec regulations pertinent to Stanford

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4770
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: M
Requisition ID: 86895