IT Director

Location: Spokane, WA
Job Type: Full Time

Are you looking to be part of an emerging software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, in one of the hottest spaces in the market?

Do you have the vision and energy to lead the re-invention of the IT team at RiskLens? Can you balance the demands of Agile software development and infrastructure resilience in a fast-paced SaaS environment? Are you a coach, collaborator, mentor and influencer? Do you care more about achieving exceptional results than who gets the credit? Do you want to help build reliability, scalability, security, automation and cost effectiveness into the fabric of our product lifecycle? Are you familiar with enterprise risk management, customer due diligence and information security? Do you love being in the detail one minute while talking strategy and vision the next? If you do, this could be the perfect role for you! We are looking to hire an IT Director who is passionate about leadership, technology and shaping our vision to take us to the next level.

RiskLens® is a hot software startup that is helping Fortune 1000 and other large organizations quantify cybersecurity risk in financial terms and manage it from the business perspective. The market is rapidly developing and we have acquired a significant lead in the marketplace with many of the world’s largest companies as customers, in industries as diverse as financial services, retail and healthcare.

In this role you will report to the Chief Financial Officer and be a key business partner for the CFO and the Product organization. You will bring your experience working within an Agile culture partnering with Software Engineering to enable continuous integration, continuous deployment, security, and software delivery to help RiskLens implement the right processes and promote the right culture for success.

RiskLens offers comprehensive healthcare packages, an unlimited paid off policy, generous parental leave, a true team culture and career growth through personal and professional development opportunities. We are growing fast and so will you.

Performance Profile

Within 30 days:

  • Gain an understanding of RiskLens IT environment and Agile product development lifecycle
  • Understand RiskLens vision, mission and key objectives
  • Understand RiskLens platform, product roadmap and value proposition
  • Completed key onboarding activities

Within 90 days:

  • Conduct interviews with a broad, representative sample of employees as a key input understanding the current situation and priorities
  • Complete a review of IT processes and practices and recommend changes required to achieve business goals
  • Define key success metrics
  • Define a vision and mission for IT, in total, and where necessary for component parts
  • Document and start executing an action plan to implement recommended changes

Within 6 months:

  • Implement new processes, methodologies and technologies to increase automation, reliability, performance, cost effectiveness and security of the RiskLens platform
  • Develop a technology roadmap for RiskLens business systems
  • Be recognized as a business partner and trusted advisor across the business
  • Provide leadership and expertise in developing, communicating and promoting the RiskLens and IT team culture
  • Be a key contributor as part of the Finance and Operations team


Required Skills and Experience Include:

  • Able to describe your leadership philosophy
  • Intellectually curious with a strong desire to learn
  • Analytical, critical thinker, collaborative, energetic and adaptable
  • Strong vision combined with strong execution
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with anyone in the business
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • Seven or more years of IT leadership experience
  • Demonstrated Azure cloud experience required
  • Azure certifications preferred
  • Knowledge of FAIR desirable
  • Previous experience of FedRAMP desirable
  • Previous experience of SOC2 Type 2 desirable
  • CISSP or CISM certification preferred
  • Previous experience working with software engineering to implement Agile processes, DevSecOps, SRE or other similar methods desirable
  • Previous experience in scaling a technology company from 100 to 500 people highly desirable

This position is based in Spokane, Washington. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, an unlimited vacation policy, a high energy environment, and lots of room for personal and professional growth.

To Apply:

Simply complete the form to the right. Once we have received your completed application, we will review it and confirm receipt. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly regarding interviews and next steps. No phone calls, please.

RiskLens, Inc. is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.