Nightfall AI

Nightfall AI

Chief of Staff | Special Projects

San Francisco, CA
May 31, 2024
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The Unified Platform

Nightfall AI ( is the unified platform that prevents data leaks and enables secure collaboration by protecting sensitive data and controlling how it's shared. For decades, legacy data leak prevention (DLP) solutions have failed to adequately protect sensitive information. Traditional DLP is outdated, intrusive, and complex - it wasn't designed for today's modern enterprise where users continuously share data across interconnected SaaS applications, endpoints, and now generative AI. Nightfall AI is the first AI-native DLP solution. We leverage AI to achieve twice the accuracy with a fraction of the false positives that overwhelm security teams. Nightfall does this without disrupting modern work patterns. Our AI-native platform spans sensitive data protection across SaaS, email, data exfiltration prevention on SaaS, endpoints, and data encryption.

About The Position

We're looking for an entrepreneurial generalist to join Nightfall in a high-impact role. You will work directly with the founders across all aspects of the company's needs and the business. The role is a combination of Chief of Staff, entrepreneur, business development, and analyst. This role is for you if you're interested in broad exposure to many business functions and people at an extremely fast pace. In this role, you will innovate new programs from scratch, engage cross-functionally, and operate with high ownership.


  • Execute ad hoc projects as directed by the founders
  • Understand all departments and their respective people, goals, and projects; Jump in and fill to move key priorities forward; Streamline processes and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Recognize opportunities and execute them with direct approval from the founders
  • Create blogs, guides, talks, thought pieces, or other content on technical topics about which you are passionate
  • Innovate new tools, processes, campaigns, and growth strategies from the ground up; Scope and deliver proof of concepts and bring new ideas to fruition from start to finish
  • Ensure information moves fluidly across the organization; Prepare briefings for all meetings; Transfer knowledge from meetings to appropriate team members; Help build systems to share information and to institutionalize knowledge gained
  • Refine and communicate founder priorities or company positioning to others in the company and in the market
  • Help structure deals and diligence potential partnership and investment opportunities


  • Computer Science background or equivalent experience software engineering experience; Comfort with technical content
  • Prior experience in management consulting, private equity, or venture capital or has served in a Chief of Staff or General Manager capacity previously
  • Thrives on multitasking & comfort with ambiguity
  • Fluency with modern tools for productivity and collaboration
  • Intellectually curious about data security and AI
  • Willing to make recommendations and decisions with incomplete information
  • Excels at receiving an open-ended project or challenge, putting structure to it, and getting it done effectively with limited guidance
  • Open-minded, adaptable, and has a passion for finding ways to accomplish the goal
  • Not intimidated by contracts or negotiations
  • Effective, precise, and concise communicator
  • High attention to detail, precision, and data-driven mindset

Bonus Points

  • You want to be a founder someday, and/or are passionate about entrepreneurship
  • You're excited to have tons of autonomy and responsibility right out the gate

About Nightfall

Nightfall is a cybersecurity startup dedicated to helping organizations secure and manage their sensitive data. As a leading enterprise technology company, our product affects the personal data that people entrust businesses to store & process with care every day. Critical data in modern organizations is often sprayed across a broad set of cloud data silos, and it's a herculean task for security & compliance teams to monitor, manage, and protect this highly sensitive data. Via machine learning, our product makes it easy for organizations to discover, classify, and protect this sensitive data across their cloud footprint - such as their corporate SaaS, data infrastructure, and even their own apps. In doing so, we prevent data leakage, provide unprecedented data visibility & protection across the cloud, and enable compliance. We're a technology startup founded in San Francisco, well-funded by leading institutional investors like Bain and Venrock, and a cadre of security & IT leaders from Okta, Salesforce, Atlassian, Splunk, FireEye, and more. Learn more on our website or by reaching out via email at

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