Security Engineering Manager (Detection)


March 16, 2021

San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Company Description
Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. For us, life's not about a job, it's about purpose. We believe real change starts with conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and together we'll do what's right (not what's easy) to serve the public conversation.
Job Description
You will be responsible for leading a team of security engineers, providing leadership, coordination, and operational management of the team. In this critical role, you will help develop detection strategy, set goals, and provide performance and professional feedback. As the manager, you will lead the team to continually improve through better skills, policies, procedures, and processes.
This work is vital to ensuring the security and safety of not just our fellow “Tweeps”, but of our diverse and global users and customers.
As the manager, you will:

  • Provide vision and direction for the team to build, cultivate, and maintain customer service excellence.

  • Investigate security events and trends with the goal of improving our automation and handling.

  • Collaborate with partner teams including our incident response team, security software engineering, and security architecture and engineering to achieve shared objectives, provide strategic insight, and lead continuous improvement and scalability of our solutions.

  • Own a portfolio of tools designed to identify and detect security events, vulnerabilities, and intrusions.

  • Support routine regulatory and compliance audit initiatives.

  • Mentor, grow, and empower your team by giving them the skills, confidence and motivation to make decisions independently and become technical leaders.

  • Help the individuals on your team to build and execute personal development plans that align with Twitter’s goals and objectives, and understand how their work fits into the bigger picture.

  • Scale the team by sourcing and hiring talented people both externally and internally.

  • Manage people working from home or in Twitter offices around the world.

You care deeply about people management and building a secure environment for the people using Twitter everyday. You're experienced with the tools of the trade, comfortable digging into the nitty-gritty, and eager to help others protect our systems. You’re great at coaching security engineers and instilling a growth mindset in your team. Ideally, you have most of the following:

  • 8 or more years of relevant information security experience, with a focus on security operations and incident response.

  • 3 or more years leading or serving as the senior member of a security operations or detection team.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and tactics used within a SOC and how they can be leveraged to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to express technical security concepts into language suitable for many audiences.

Additional Information
We care about making work happy and productive for everyone, with the option to work from home and remotely when you need, wellness benefits, six months of parental leave, and unlimited vacation that we believe you should be taking.
We love sharing knowledge and ideas. Within our team, we have regular lightning talks. We regularly get together with the other Twitter engineering teams for tech talks. And there are many study groups you can join.
A few other things we value:

  • Challenge - We solve some of the industry’s hardest problems. Come to be challenged, learn, and thrive as an engineer.

  • Diversity - Diversity makes us a better organization and team. We value diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.

  • Work, Life, Balance - We work hard, but we believe with hard work should come balance.

  • Collaboration - There’s that saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We want to go far.

  • Variety - We encourage team rotations that allow you to work with and learn from other teams at Twitter.