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Senior Manager, Security Operations
Company Workday
Location Pleasanton, CA
Preferred GIAC Certifications GCIH
Travel 5%
Salary Not provided
Contact Name cyoung
Contact Email cian.young/at/
Expires 2021-08-28

Job Description

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced technical manager to lead a team of talented analysts and engineers who are the first line of defence for Workday. This is a technical role with the understanding that you are already conversant in security automation, system security, network security, and incident response. If you are a passionate leader who loves being challenged, and who wants to be part of an expanding team utilizing cutting edge technology to protect our networks, then this role may be for you. Our managers go through regular leadership and culture training to ensure a nurturing environment and build on our past record as "Best Place to Work" globally. Workday's company culture actively encourages internal development and you will manage your personal advancement with your manager on a regular basis.

About You

You love leading operational technology teams and delivering winning results. You have hands-on technical expertise in incident handling and security operations.

You are first a leader, then a manager and then an engineer. You are motivated by solving challenging problems with simple, elegant solutions and feel great satisfaction from helping others. Your dedication and high standards translate to impressive results and attract like-minded people.

Culture matters to you. You get excited about a cohesive, energetic, and fun work environment. An environment that fosters creativity, transparency, vision, growth, and individuality. You have the drive and spark to thrive in a startup-like environment.

You are master of multitasking, triaging and prioritizing. You take your responsibility to grow members of your team seriously and have a strong foundation of coaching and mentorship abilities that you use regularly to help your team members achieve their career goals while delivering their best work in a close knit team environment.

Your Responsibilities

Keep Workday and our customers safe by researching, developing, and keeping abreast of tools, techniques, and process improvements in support of security detection and response in accordance with current and emerging threat and attack vectors.

Provide strategic and tactical leadership to the Security Operations team, including identification of emerging threats and possible mechanisms to detect them.

Lead in the effort of finding known and unknown threats and understanding new adversary TTPs (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures).

Coach, mentor and provide real-time, meaningful, sensitive and constructive feedback to direct reports.

Grow the team and align project assignments with career development goals and company vision.

Collaborate effectively with other teams and individuals that results in stronger relationships and a greater benefit to everyone involved.

Inspire and promote creativity and innovation while managing missteps and mistakes as opportunities to grow and learn.


Demonstrable leadership, management, coaching skills and 3+ years managing/leading security operations teams of 6+ employees.

Several years of progressive security industry experience building and delivering enterprise-grade security projects.

Having managed and build from scratch or expanded on an existing security operations program from both a process as well as technology perspective in a current or previous role.

Superior communication and interpersonal skills.

Having direct experience in incident response, red teams, and/or threat hunting.

Minimum of a BA or BS degree in Computer Science or engineering, or 4+ years of combined experience in information security.