IT and Information Security Lead

Carlsbad, CA/Remote
Added: February 10, 2024
Note: this position is in-office in Carlsbad, CA or hybrid

Hydrosat is a venture-backed space data analytics company developing a new earth observation constellation and software to unlock the power of thermal infrared imagery. Our mission is to capture and deliver thermal infrared data, currently not available from other sources, to provide insights into crop health, drought and wildfire risk, industrial activity, and situational awareness to government and commercial customers.

We are seeking an experienced IT and Information Security Lead to support the procurement, deployment, and administration of Hydrosat IT systems following cybersecurity best practices. This role is responsible for overseeing the implementation and enforcement of a comprehensive security program, policies, practices, and training.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive information security strategy to safeguard Hydrosat systems and digital assets
  • Ensure adherence to compliance requirements, standards, and information security policies (e.g. DFARS, CMMC 2.0, NIST SP 800-171)
  • Oversee IT security operations and DevSecOps, including risk assessment, incident response, and vulnerability management
  • Develop and deliver security awareness and training programs to educate employees about security threats, best practices, policies, and their role in safeguarding company data
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors to assess and validate the effectiveness of security controls, compliance with regulations, and alignment with best practices
  • Manage the use of IT systems used in the operations of both in office and remote teams
  • Oversee and optimize the relationships with external vendors or service providers
  • Understand the operational needs of Hydrosat teams and implement IT systems to improve operational efficiency
  • Establish key security performance indicators (KPIs) and report on the state of the company's security to executive leadership and stakeholders regularly.


  • U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain security clearance up to TS/SCI
  • Technical background in IT, Information Security, or DevSecOps
  • 5+ years of relevant hands-on experience supporting IT and Security operations
  • Demonstrable understanding of relevant standards (e.g. NIST SP 800-171 controls)
  • Demonstrable understanding of U.S. Government security requirements (e.g. NISPOM)
  • Experience with administration and security of modern cloud business applications
  • Experience with AWS services
  • Knowledge of cloud security standards and best practices
  • Strong first principles thinking and decision making
  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to take ownership and drive execution


  • Equity options
  • Health insurance: Medical, Vision, Dental
  • Maternity, Paternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible time off
  • Flexible work location
  • 401K Matching

Hydrosat provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.