Impossible Foods

Remote, United States

Posted on: 2022-04-13

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

IT Information Security - Contractor

About the company:

Hi. We're Impossible Foods, and we make meat, dairy and fish from plants. Our mission is to make the global food system truly sustainable by eliminating the need to make food from animals. Why? Animal agriculture uses a tremendous amount of the world's natural resources. In 2016, we launched our first product, the Impossible™ Burger. It's delicious, nutritious, and made using but a small fraction of the land, water and energy required to make meat from a cow.

Impossible Foods was founded to transform the global food system and reduce the impact of climate change by making the world’s most delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meat, fish, and dairy — from plants.

Through the revolutionary work of our world-class R&D team, we’re inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish, and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the negative environmental or public health impact.

Our flagship product, Impossible™ Burger, uses 96% less land, 87% less water and generates 89% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional beef from cows. And the burger is just the beginning. We’re working on recreating every animal product, from chicken to fish, with plant-based ingredients that are vastly better for people and the planet. 

Impossible Foods has experienced spectacular growth over the last few years, and we continue to lead all aspects of the plant-based revolution – from discovery and innovation to commercial production and consumer education. We’re building an amazing team of brilliant, collaborative, mission-driven individuals who take pride in using their diverse skills to contribute to a better world. Our core values include leading with heart, thinking like scientists, and doing the right thing, and our employees embody these attributes in their work every day. 

Want to join the movement? You can help us solve the most urgent, important challenge facing the world today (and have fun doing it). Check out our job opening below:

As an IT Information Security Contractor, you will work with your immediate team, external partners, and business stakeholders from across the organization including IT, Legal, Manufacturing, R&D, and Operations. As an important resource of Impossible Food’s growing IT team, you will play a key role in multiple IT network and security related tools and projects to protect both our people and platforms. Impossible Foods offers a fast-paced, open and collaborative environment, if you have the fire within and looking to make an impact, read on.

At Impossible Foods, safety is our priority. Our obligation to our employees (and their families and communities) includes providing a fully vaccinated workplace. It is widely recognized that vaccination is by far the safest and most effective tool for protecting ourselves and our community against the spread of Covid-19. For the sake of our employees, their families, and communities, Impossible Foods will require vaccination by February 1, 2022 for all US-based employees who are on-site at one of IF’s facilities or co-manufacturing facilities; are in a position that requires them to be in person with co-workers, customers, clients, or contractors; or are traveling on behalf of the Company, including attending any in-person Company-sponsored event.

Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Depending on your location, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. Our full notice outlining how data will be processed as part of the application procedure for applicable locations is available here: By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

If the ability to work remotely is indicated, this role can be performed from any US state except for Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Wisconsin.

This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

You Will

  • Train the Team – Most security breaches occur due to some form of human error. You will be responsible for supporting our security awareness training efforts including training materials and simulated phishing campaigns. Our people are the #1 priority, and we need them to be educated and prepared to recognize and report on malicious activity.
  • Build the Platform – As Impossible scales up operations, we need foundational tools, technologies, and partners capable of growing with the business. You will be involved with the implementation or improvement of various systems such as security event management, networking, Antivirus, SSO, and other systems as required.
  • Find Improvements – Take a proactive approach to threat hunting by scanning for vulnerabilities, reviewing logs, and look for other various threats not currently known to our team.
  • Be a Detective – Recognizing threats and attacks is the first step to building a program. You will be involved with the forensics analysis in a wide variety of potential cybersecurity situations, and help with the incident response team as we isolate and manage issues.
  • You Have

  • Direct experience with security awareness training platforms, phishing campaigns, and training based KPI tracking
  • Understanding of security incident response and recovery
  • Ability to communicate security issues to peers and management
  • Professional ability to talk with employees about security, its importance, and the role of information security in an organization
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Security related field
  • 1+ year of hands on IT Security experience
  • Willingness to be flexible and support after-hours activities when necessary
  • **This is a temporary 6 month contract position