Head of Cybersecurity

  • Province of Quebec (Canada)
  • General & Administration
  • Full-time
  • Hybrid
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Shape the future of our security and risk strategy 

Are you ready to take on a pivotal role at the forefront of AI-powered search and personalization technology? At Coveo, we are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as the head of Cybersecurity, reporting directly to the CISO. 

The ideal candidate will possess strong people management skills, extensive experience in achieving excellent security outcomes, and a proven ability to manage risk profiles and elevate security postures. Some of the largest enterprises around the world entrust their data with Coveo so this position is critical in ensuring the protection of our assets, data, and customer information, with a direct impact on the revenue generating potential of the company.

What makes this opportunity exciting?

At Coveo, you will be collaborating with a stellar team in a booming industry for a proudly Canadian company born in Quebec. We are at the forefront of delivering unparalleled digital experiences through our cutting-edge platform for which cybersecurity is paramount. Your leadership will be instrumental in safeguarding our infrastructure and data, supporting business growth, and reinforcing the trust of our sophisticated clients and partners in this highly demanding environment. 

In this role, you will be expected to: 

  • Drive the development and execution of our global security strategy for both our platform and corporate environments, ensuring robust protection against emerging threats and alignment with industry best practices. You will oversee the day-to-day operations, prioritize and advocate for the security practices that support Coveo’s business goals, meet our customer’s high expectations, encourage innovation and emphasize efficiency and scalability.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing security team that cares about the business and maintains excellent collaboration with all departments, fostering a culture of accountability and continuous improvement, acting as a positive leader whom team members and other leaders proactively seek out for advice.
  • Serve as Coveo’s key advisor to the executive team and board on cybersecurity matters, including risk management, incident management, compliance & governance.
  • Collaborate with and influence multiple business functions, including nurturing close relationships with R&D & IT to ensure compliance with relevant policies, regulations and industry standards, as well as Legal, to align customer agreements with our security posture and to guide your approach in customer calls.

Here is what will qualify you for the role:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in cybersecurity, in a technology or software company, with at least 5 years in a leadership role and a proven track record building and executing on a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire accountability and motivate teams to achieve excellence and to ensure a seamless collaboration across the organization, in order to integrate security into all aspects of the business. 
  • Extensive knowledge of various information security management frameworks and the critical thinking necessary to decide how to apply them to serve different business cases.

What will make you stand out:

  • Creativity and resourcefulness, ability to think outside the box to mitigate complex security risks, such as identifying and implementing innovative solutions under pressure. 
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex subjects regarding strategic and tactical cybersecurity programs to partners of varying technical levels, ranging from board members to customers.
  • Natural ability to adapt and shift gears in a rapidly changing environment and a good sense of when structure is needed and how to set up the right processes.

Do you think you can bring this role to life? 

Send us your CV, we want to get to know you! You don’t need to check every single box; passion goes a long way and we appreciate that skillsets are transferable.

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Coveo is a Quebec-based company, pioneer in AI-powered search and recommendations. Coveo uses AI technologies and intelligent search to personalize every digital experience for customers, partners, dealers, and employees. Coveo combines unified content, unified interactions behavioral data and machine learning to deliver relevant information and recommendations across every business interaction, making websites, e-commerce, contact centers and intranets efficient, effortless, content-rich, thus boosting conversion.

If it were easy, someone else would have done it. All of our colleagues at Coveo find the drive to continuously seek new challenges and test roads no one else has ever explored. This ethos has allowed us to become a world leader in an innovative industry and to create a collaborative, diverse and trusting place to work filled with amazingly talented and passionate people. We love a good challenge, and we never say no to an opportunity to learn and develop new cutting-edge skills. Discover our values here

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