Chief of Staff at UpGuard

Business Operations, Full-time, Melbourne melbourne full-time
Posted 17 days ago

Who are we?

UpGuard’s mission is to protect the world’s data. We obsessively seek out elegant, robust ways to enable our customers to find, acknowledge, and remediate cyber risk. With UpGuard, organisations leverage our security expertise and software to automate what were once laborious, spreadsheet-driven processes–whether it's monitoring the attack surface of hundreds of vendors or assessing the security of their own infrastructure. UpGuard is used by some of the world’s largest, fastest growing and most innovative companies. 

Why are we hiring this role?

As UpGuard continues to scale globally, it is important to hire strategic roles that can help take us to the next level. We have a phenomenal team who are all highly skilled at what they do so the Chief of Staff will be jumping on board to ensure at a high level across the business, everything runs smoothly. Essentially you will figure out ahead of everyone else what problems may come up that we need to solve and then find ways to solve those problems. You will be joining us at a critical stage where you will have massive impact and influence on the company’s success.

What will you accomplish?

  • Develop and compile agendas, materials and presentations for weekly executive meetings and quarterly board meetings 
  • Help set company-wide goals and track their execution
  • Facilitate forward planning strategy sessions, topics to be covered and their corresponding objectives. This includes the preparation of materials ensuring all attendees have appropriate background knowledge for the meeting to be effective
  • Lead and execute discrete projects assigned by the executive team. These initiatives will generally cut across divisions and geographies and require working with leaders and staff throughout the organisation. This could involve but is not limited to: troubleshooting internal issues, investigating new areas of opportunity for growth etc.
  • Coordinate the presentation of data from different parts of the business to enable better decision making by the executive team
  • Own the knowledge management within the business, including the templating and dissemination of information globally
  • Assist with organisational risk-management and compliance efforts across departments
  • Assist with investor relations
  • What do we need from you?

  • You love making order out of chaos and are a methodical organiser
  • You are a strategic thinker with the ability to align detailed work to the big picture as well as evaluate what is urgent versus important
  • A get sh*t done attitude. You have a reputation for never dropping the ball
  • You are an expert facilitator who can manage expectations amongst multiple stakeholders The ability to communicate clearly and concisely is crucial as we have team members across the globe 
  • You can work independently with little direction and proactively solve problems in ambiguous situations
  • Stellar time management with the ability to adjust to shifting priorities
  • Team player with a strong desire to collaborate who has an aptitude for giving and receiving feedback
  • Ability to manage and handle sensitive information with professionalism and confidence
  • LLB in Law with Major in Information Systems, or Comp Sci with a Major in Symbolic Systems
  • What would give you an edge?

  • Experience or a keen interest in cybersecurity
  • What's in it for you?

  • Rapidly growing user base: Work directly with some of the world’s largest, fastest growing, and most innovative companies
  • Interesting problems, at scale: Deeply explore the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity, with a platform processing billions of data points daily
  • Learn from industry-leading experts: Our security research has been featured in The New York TimesThe New YorkerThe Washington PostTechCrunchBloombergGizmodoEngadgetForbesZDNet, and The Guardian
  • Impact: See the impact of your work on a daily basis, with data and impact available on dashboards you have access to
  • Generous compensation: Competitive base salary and equity 
  • Great perks: Free lunch, flexible work arrangements and wellness reimbursement
  • Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check and reference checks. Also please note that at this time, we cannot support candidates requiring visa sponsorship or re-location. Apologies.