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Director, CyberDefense Engineering

Security Engineer, Engineering
Dallas, Texas |
New York, New York |
Seattle, Washington |
San Francisco, California

About The Team

The security organization at Uber is dedicated to enabling safe and secure innovation while protecting the communities we serve both online and in the physical world. Our teams are responsible for protecting both people and their data across intersections of the digital and physical world. The primary objective of the Uber Engineering Security team is to enable the technical ambitions of the company while maintaining the highest standards of security and privacy for our customers and partners. As cybersecurity threats evolve, so do we.

About the Role

The Director of Cyber Defense Engineering is responsible for the overall defensive and response cyber operations across our entire company.

What You'll Do

  • Run an integrated cyber fusion organization including the disciplines of cyber threat intelligence, detection platforms, proactive monitoring, incident response and red teaming.
  • Own defensive cyber operations, including management of in-house staff and contractors who provide 24x7x365 support
  • Lead and continuously enhance tooling/monitoring/staff to monitor for and prevent security events, conduct threat intelligence/hunting activities, coordinate and lead responses to security incidents, and handle cyber security investigations.
  • Provide deep technical leadership and support for implementing, developing, and maintaining security solutions to safeguard cloud environments and corporate technology environments
  • Serve as a senior trusted security advisor and partner to corporate technology, product engineering, and cloud infrastructure teams, demonstrating deep technical security acumen and proven ability to achieve consensus in a highly complex, fast-moving technology environment

Basic Qualifications

  • 12+ years of progressively senior experience in a security focused role in a large technology enterprise or other large enterprise in a technology heavy industry

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in a technical field
  • 15+ years of experience in a leadership role, building, mentoring and managing engineering and operations teams.
  • Significant experience running a modern, automation based cyber defense program, managing global teams, and delivering best in class protection and incident response
  • Proven expertise in cybersecurity technologies including Data Loss Prevention, network operations, architecture, security, firewall, endpoint protection, security monitoring, key and secrets management, incident response and cyber exercises
  • Experience with analysis of emerging threats and reports that describe the implications of threat(s) and opportunities to executives or senior decision-makers
  • Experience with forensic techniques and toolsets; most major host operating systems and file system types; analysis of many different types of security logs; command line interfaces and Scripting tools (powershell, grep, awk, sed, etc.); programming languages (python, perl, etc.); and/or data interchange formats (eg JSON)
  • Expert understanding of TCP/IP, networking concepts, and services such as DNS, SMTP, HTTP, HTTPS
  • Experience with security technologies such as AV/EDR, IDS/IPS, NGFW, UTM, FIM, SIEM, WAF, DLP solutions
  • A high level of familiarity with malicious code threats as well as common attack and penetration techniques used by adversaries
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, and to influence as warranted and appropriate
  • Passion and expertise in cybersecurity, with an ability to be confident, respectful, and articulate when registering dissenting or unpopular opinions
  • Track record in prioritizing and driving multiple work streams forward simultaneously
  • Ability to motivate a team while providing them career paths that align with business goals.
  • Proven track record of collaborating with and influencing stakeholders
  • Sound business judgment, ability to influence others, strong analytical thinking skills.
  • Exceptional storyteller with the ability to articulate a clear vision that balances principled decision making, user empathy and data analysis.

At Uber, we reimagine the way the world moves for the better. The idea was born on a snowy night in Paris in 2008, and ever since then, our DNA of reimagination and reinvention carries on. We've grown into a global platform moving people and things in ever-expanding ways, taking on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters make movement happen at the push of a button for everyone, everywhere.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.


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