ITSEC Lead (Contract)

Berkeley, CA to (remote)

The Role

In this role, you will be responsible for conducting a thorough gap analysis and implementing changes for the security and compliance of our product. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of security policies and procedures, compliance with regulations and industry standards, and leading technical documentation efforts to ensure the protection of our data and infrastructure.

The expected hourly rate for this position will range from $55/hr - $90/hr. Actual compensation may vary from posted hourly rate depending on your confirmed job-related skills and experience.


  • Conduct thorough gap analysis for compliance/technical best practices, policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement security policies and procedures to protect our data and infrastructure
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations, including HIPAA and GDPR
  • Prepare team for security audits and risk assessments to identify potential vulnerabilities and develop mitigation strategies
  • Lead best practices on technical efforts to secure our software and infrastructure, including vulnerability management, network security, and access control
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure security and compliance requirements are met in product development and operations
  • Craft robust monitoring, incident response efforts, including investigation and remediation of security incidents


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in IT security and compliance, preferably with a focus on healthcare and/or AI software
  • Experience with HIPAA and GDPR compliance requirements and regulations
  • Strong understanding of security and engineering best practices, including vulnerability management, network security, and access control
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, startup environment.

About Kintsugi

Kintsugi is on a mission to scale access to mental healthcare for all. We are developing novel voice biomarker software to detect signs of depression and anxiety from short clips of free form speech. Awarded multiple distinctions for AI technology and recently named one of Forbes’ Top 50 AI companies to watch in 2022 and Fierce 15 in 2023, Kintsugi helps to close mental health care gaps across risk-bearing health systems, ultimately saving time and lives.

At Kintsugi, we believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. We exist to ensure that everyone who needs mental healthcare has access to the right care at the right time. 

About The Team

We’re the wearer of many hats dedicated to helping communities find access to mental health. Our mission is ambitious, and each member of our team has an important role to play in helping us realize it. Meet some of the team members who you will learn and grow alongside here.
*Kintsugi proudly celebrates diversity and inclusion.

*Kintsugi proudly celebrates diversity and inclusion.**Please note: Kintsugi does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies without a written agreement in place for permanent placements. Any resume or other candidate information submitted outside of established candidate submission guidelines (including through our website or via email to any Kintsugi employee) and without a written agreement otherwise will be deemed to be our sole property, and no fee will be paid should we hire the candidate.