Parachute Health - Director of IT and Security

In the U.S. alone, over 30 million patients per year are prescribed care via paper and fax. The ordering process is long, complicated, and yields a 83% error rate. Discharges are delayed and patients are having to spend more time in care facilities.

At Parachute Health, we’re pioneering a modern approach to healthcare communication. We’ve built a platform where clinicians, insurance companies and medical supply distributors coordinate care; empowering everyone to focus on getting their patients the treatment they need, when they need it. 

Since launching in New York 2017, we’ve helped more than 100,000 patients, grown across 19 states, and partnered with 4 of the top 10 ranked hospitals, 5 of the top 15 largest nursing facility chains, and 5 of the 10 largest home health agencies.

The Role

Parachute Health is seeking a Director of IT and Security. This role is 100% hands on as you will be the first full-time dedicated IT and Security hire. This role will manage, setup and monitor all areas of Parachute Health’s IT in the office, datacenter and devices. You will work with the management team to define and manage security controls for the organization.


  • IT Responsibilities

    • Administer CISCO ASA appliances in AWS and the office

    • Work with Healthcare Providers to configure, monitor and maintain IPSEC VPN tunnels

    • Monitor traffic flow through the office as well as digest VPC flow logs from AWS

    • Maintain office OpenVPN

    • Setup and maintain IDS / IPS systems

    • Work with internal application developer teams to provide AWS infrastructure support

    • Monitor and patch EC2 linux boxes weekly

    • Maintain vendor relationships - Cisco Support Contracts

    • Keep up to date on 0-day security exploits

    • Setup office phones and employee laptops

  • Security Responsibilities

    • Ensure corporate policies are up to date

    • Educate internal employees on corporate security policies

    • Maintain security controls for employee access to all internal systems

    • Setup and maintain internal directory service

    • Work with Healthcare providers on IT & Security audits

    • Facilitate annual penetration testing

    • Maintain evidence for annual HIPAA/HITECH security audits


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or related degree

  • 4-6 years related experience with a heavy concentration in Security or IT related job duties

  • Strong knowledge of Cisco IOS, VPN configuration and maintenance with Cisco and OpenVPN and general Linux system administration capabilities in Ubuntu and AWS Linux

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure specifically AWS

  • Scripting in Python, Ruby and/or Bash

  • Nice to have: Healthcare IT experience with knowledge of HIPAA/HITECH/SOC controls

  • Aspirations managing a small IT team in 1-2 years

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Passionate about improving patient outcomes in the healthcare space!


Competitive compensation, equity, health insurance, vacation

How to apply

Send an email to jobs@parachutehealth.com along with your resume and tell us which role you’re applying for.