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Chief Information Security Officer



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Veeva Systems is a mission-driven organization and pioneer in industry cloud, helping life sciences companies bring therapies to patients faster. As one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in history, we surpassed $2B in revenue in our last fiscal year with extensive growth potential ahead.

At the heart of Veeva are our values: Do the Right Thing, Customer Success, Employee Success, and Speed. We're not just any public company we made history in 2021 by becoming a public benefit corporation (PBC), legally bound to balancing the interests of customers, employees, society, and investors.

As a Work Anywhere company, we support your flexibility to work from home or in the office, so you can thrive in your ideal environment.

Join us in transforming the life sciences industry, committed to making a positive impact on its customers, employees, and communities.

The Role

Veevas CISO reports to the EVP, Internal Operations and is responsible for the direct leadership of the Security organization. They will also set the strategy and priorities for security initiatives, work with customers as needed, and partner with Engineering leadership to support security best practices in development.

What You'll Do

  • Manage the security organization
  • Run the internal Security Council meetings with the various Engineering teams and relevant other parties
  • Develop and maintain key processes like the security incident response procedure, security vendor evaluations, customer audit responses, and production management processes
  • Partner with the VP of Technical Operations, VPEs, and the CIO on internal security initiatives related to our production environment, source code, and internal business systems
  • Represent Veeva externally with customers as needed
  • With the EVP Operations, serve as a staff member on the Board Cybersecurity Committee
  • Serve as the resident executive expert in Security for engineering and external parties as needed
  • Evaluate and collaborate with Veevas key external partners and vendors


  • Executive leadership experience at the VP level or higher
  • Executive-level verbal and written communication and vendor negotiation skills
  • Direct experience leading a security team in a highly regulated industry
  • Highly developed team leadership skills, including building a positive and productive culture
  • Experience leading a global team with direct reports overseas
  • Familiarity with global security regulations and compliance
  • Past experience as an individual contributor at the engineer level in either security or software engineering
  • Expertise in cloud security, especially using AWS, delivering complex SaaS
  • Knowledge of common security and privacy frameworks such as ISO27001, SOC2, HIPAA
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or Cybersecurity, or equivalent experience
  • Located in Central or Eastern US time zone

Nice to Have

  • Industry certifications like CISSP, CISA, CSM

Perks & Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance
  • Flexible PTO and company paid holidays
  • Retirement programs
  • 1% charitable giving program


  • Base pay: $200,000 - $350,000
  • The salary range listed here has been provided to comply with local regulations and represents a potential base salary range for this role. Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range above or below, depending on experience and location. We look at compensation for each individual and base our offer on your unique qualifications, experience, and expected contributions. This position may also be eligible for other types of compensation in addition to base salary, such as variable bonus and/or stock bonus.


Veevas headquarters is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in more than 15 countries around the world.

Veeva is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need when applying for a role or in our recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].