This is a very exciting and highly innovative time here at Outside.


Outside Interactive, Inc., the premier hub for active lifestyle enthusiasts, offers best-in-class content and experiences to more than 70 million of the world’s most passionate outdoor, wellness, and endurance enthusiasts every month. We inspire a broad and diverse audience to do the activities they love with greater enjoyment, inspiration, and knowledge and are dedicated to making real change in the outdoor and fitness industries.

The Director of IT & Information Security is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organization's Corporate IT & Security function. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of success in leading and managing complex IT organizations, as well as a deep understanding of the latest IT and Cybersecurity innovations and technologies.

In this role, you'll be at the helm of our IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Team, driving exceptional customer service and fostering strong partnerships across the organization. Operating in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, your leadership will be critical in ensuring efficiency and effectiveness.

We're looking for this person to be onsite in the Boulder Headquarters a few days a week in a Hybrid work scenario. This role is NOT a Remote position and candidate must be in the Denver/Boulder area.

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Lead and manage a team of IT & Cybersecurity professionals
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of tech and security systems and infrastructure
  • Facilitate employee development by coaching, motivating, and leading by example to obtain new skill sets, knowledge and troubleshooting techniques. Be up-to-date on the latest IT trends, and technologies. Implement innovative solutions to support the organizations growth and collaboration
  • Provide support for IT-related issues to end-users when needed, resolving basic technical problems and escalating complex issues when necessary.
  • Willingness to be “hands on”, when required; demonstrated ability to coach and train teams to bring them to world class.
  • Provide thought leadership and guidance to the organization's senior management team on IT matters. Collaborate with department heads to understand and address specific technology requirements and develop business solutions.

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement, driving for more efficient and higher quality IT operations.
  • Manage the Corporate IT budget and ensure that it is aligned with the organization's goals and objectives
  • Develop and enforce IT policies, ensuring a secure and productive IT environment while maintaining compliance with company-wide standards.
  • Manage the deployment of new technologies, policies, processes, and services through effective Project Management.
  • Work hand-in-hand with infosec stakeholders in Engineering, Legal, Finance, Operations, Business Intelligence, and member-facing teams to create a Security & Privacy culture of compliance
  • Ensure that the organization's technology systems are secure and compliant with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Conduct security reviews of designs in collaboration with the information security teams.
  • Identify and mitigate gaps in our technology applications

Within 12 months, you will:

  • Develop, implement and evolve the organization's IT strategy and vision
  • Establish and maintain robust security protocols to safeguard company data and infrastructure, including endpoint protection measures.
  • Lead and create accountability for the planning and execution of technology projects and cybersecurity upgrades to support the company's growth and evolving needs.
  • Design and improve security practices for existing and new technology capabilities to mitigate and/or eliminate security threats and vulnerabilities, including legacy systems as well as newer solutions such as cloud architectures
  • Oversee periodic security audits, penetration tests, and other exercises to validate controls.
  • Proactively update the cyber security strategy and applicable policies to leverage new technology and threat information
  • Align on, create, implement and manage the roadmap and delivery of security initiatives

What YOU bring to Outside: (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in IT management, with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • Strong technical skills in a variety of IT areas, including networking, security, and cloud computing
  • Experience implementing and maintaining SOC2, SOX and ITGC compliant systems
  • Proven ability to create and execute against an information security and privacy vision by forging partnerships and leading by example
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to think strategically and develop innovative solutions
  • Passion for innovative technology and a commitment to continuous learning

We are unable to sponsor or transfer a VISA for this position

Boulder, Colorado Jobs: Employees can expect to be paid a salary between $140,000 to $170,000. Other benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, Flexible Time Away, sick leave, and many more. The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for this role, and may vary based on market data/ranges, an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Outside Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristics. Pursuant to applicable laws, we also make accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We believe a diverse team is a strong team, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.