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VP, IT & Security

at AlphaSense

New York, United States

Reports to: CFO

About AlphaSense: 

AlphaSense is a market intelligence platform used by the world's leading companies and financial institutions. Since 2011, our AI-based technology has helped professionals make smarter business decisions by delivering insights from an extensive universe of public and private content—including company filings, event transcripts, news, trade journals, and equity research. Our platform is trusted by over 3,500 enterprise customers, including a majority of the S&P 500. Headquartered in New York City, AlphaSense employs over 1,000 people across offices in the U.S., U.K., Finland, and India. For more information, please visit

About the Role: 

AlphaSense is seeking a Vice President (VP) of Corporate IT & Security to ensure the security, efficiency, and effectiveness of our information technology (IT) infrastructure, systems, and data. The VP of Corporate IT & Security will safeguard our digital assets, drive IT innovation and efficiency, and ensure alignment between IT and business objectives.

Who You Are:

  • Educational Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, or related field; Master's degree or MBA preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum 10-15 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity, with 5 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Technical Skills: Extensive experience in IT, cybersecurity, and infrastructure management. Proficiency in cybersecurity tools, technologies, and frameworks (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001).
  • Industry Certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCSP, and other relevant IT and cybersecurity certifications.
  • Leadership Qualities: Proven experience in leading and managing IT and security teams. Strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, planning, and decision-making skills.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strategic Planning: Ability to develop and execute IT and security strategies aligned with organizational goals.Experience in vendor management, contract negotiation, and budget management.
  • Business Acumen: Strong business acumen and understanding of the company's industry, market, and competitive landscape. A forward thinker with a startup commercial mindset with strong IT controls
  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to staying current with the latest trends, developments, and best practices in IT and cybersecurity.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Information Security:
    • Develop and implement comprehensive information security policies, procedures, and standards to protect the organization's data and information assets.
    • Monitor and assess potential security risks and vulnerabilities, and implement measures to mitigate them.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and industry best practices related to information security.
  • IT Infrastructure Management:
    • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of the organization's IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, and storage systems.
    • Ensure the availability, reliability, and scalability of IT infrastructure to meet the organization's current and future needs.
    • Implement and manage cloud computing strategies and solutions, as applicable.
  • Cybersecurity:
    • Ensure successful compliance audits across SOC2, ISO and others that are typical for public companies
    • Lead the organization's cybersecurity efforts, including the development and implementation of cybersecurity programs, technologies, and controls.
    • Coordinate incident response and management in the event of a cybersecurity breach or incident.
    • Foster a culture of cybersecurity awareness and training among employees.
  • IT Strategy and Planning:
    • Develop and execute the organization's IT strategy and roadmap in alignment with its business objectives and goals.
    • Identify and prioritize IT initiatives and projects that deliver the greatest value to the organization.
    • Ensure effective governance, budgeting, and resource allocation for IT projects and initiatives.
  • Vendor and Third-Party Management:
    • Evaluate, select, and manage relationships with IT vendors, suppliers, and service providers to ensure quality, value, and compliance with contractual agreements.
    • Negotiate contracts and service level agreements (SLAs) with vendors to optimize costs and service delivery.
    • Drive the adoption of cutting-edge technologies that facilitate efficiency and competitive advantage.
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity:
    • Develop and maintain comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity plans to ensure the organization's ability to recover from IT disruptions and maintain business operations.
    • Conduct regular testing and drills of disaster recovery and business continuity plans to validate their effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
  • Team Leadership and Development:
    • Build, develop, and lead a high-performing IT and security team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning.
    • Provide mentoring, coaching, and professional development opportunities to team members to enhance their skills and capabilities.
    • Deploy productivity tools including the latest generative AI tools for typical IT/Security and support activities
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Communication:
    • Collaborate with executive leadership, business units, and other stakeholders to understand their IT and security needs, priorities, and concerns.
    • Communicate IT and security strategies, initiatives, and performance metrics to stakeholders in a clear, concise, and timely manner.
    • Create training materials and collaborate with training program directors on the security and privacy of data and assets within the organization.

AlphaSense is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals. All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling AlphaSense’s commitment to equal employment opportunity. AlphaSense does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any other non-merit factor. This policy applies to every aspect of employment at AlphaSense, including recruitment, hiring, training, advancement, and termination.

In addition, it is the policy of AlphaSense to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances where a particular employee works.


Base Compensation Range*:  $250,000 - $299,000

Additional Components: You may also be offered a performance-based bonus, equity, and a generous benefits program.

*For base compensation, we set standard ranges for all US-based roles based on function, level and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies and internal comparables. In order to be compliant with local legislation, as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, we share salary ranges on all job postings regardless of desired hiring location. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including geographic location as well as candidate experience/expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.


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