VP, Data Privacy & Security

AppFolio
Locations

Venice, CA

Santa Barbara, CA

Dallas, TX

San Diego, CA

Venice, CA +3

Hi, We’re AppFolio.

We’re innovators, changemakers, and collaborators. We’re more than just a software company — we’re a cloud-based SaaS company that creates products to make our customers’ lives easier. We’re revolutionizing the way people do business, and we want your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your passion to help us keep on innovating.


We love where we work, and you can, too.

 

What You’ll Do

  • Identify and implement a Data Privacy framework that aligns to AppFolio’s company culture and risk appetite.
  • Gain sufficient knowledge of AppFolio’s data infrastructure in order to intelligently assess the security and privacy of information processing, transmission, and storage.
  • Create and maintain strong relationships across AppFolio business units, including Legal, Compliance, Software Engineering, Data Operations, and Internal Audit.
  • Contribute meaningfully to AppFolio’s technical audit requirements, including SOC1, SOX, PCI, and Experian Third-Party Security standards.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with Data Privacy legislation, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and similar.
  • Partner with Legal & Compliance to deliver Data Privacy training to AppFolio employees.
  • Lead and expand AppFolio’s Third Party Security Evaluation program.


What We’re Looking For 

  • Technical Fluency. Understands software development, data operations, and information security technology. Able to make well-informed suggestions that align with AppFolio’s technology stack and development process.
  • Strategic Thinking. Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way. Determines opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.
  • Communication & Presentation Skills. Speaks and writes clearly, concisely, and articulately. Provides clear communication regarding our strategy (what we are doing, and why).
  • Business Acumen. Understands how our business works and is knowledgeable in current and future practices, policies, trends, and relevant technologies. Grasps complexities and connections among problems or issues, and is able to prioritize elements that will most drive AppFolio success.
  • Risk-intelligent Decision Making. Understands and can clearly communicate the trade-offs between business risks and aggressive goals. Empowers AppFolio to succeed while protecting the security and privacy of sensitive data.
  • Collaboration. Understands and embodies the importance of collaboration over conflict. Able to find mutually agreeable solutions to difficult issues.


Must-Haves 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the Information Security field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in leading information security or data privacy engineering teams and organizations
  • Strong understanding of data privacy standards
  • Strong experience hiring and developing engineering talent

 

Our Story

AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) was founded in 2006 with the mission to revolutionize vertical industry businesses by providing great software and service. Our easy-to-use, cloud-based software helps our customers more effectively market, manage, and grow their businesses.


At AppFolio, we value diversity in backgrounds and perspectives and depend on it to drive our innovative culture. That’s why we’re a proud Equal Opportunity Employer, and we believe that our products, our teams, and our business are stronger because of it. This means that no matter what race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status, you’re always welcome at AppFolio.


Statement of Equal Opportunity

At AppFolio, we value diversity in backgrounds and perspectives and depend on it to drive our innovative culture. That’s why we’re a proud Equal Opportunity Employer, and we believe that our products, our teams, and our business are stronger because of it. This means that no matter what race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status, you’re always welcome at AppFolio.

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