Senior Manager, Security Operations (Incident Response)



Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

In support of the growth in the number of Workday customers and Workmates, we are growing our Security Response team to continue to deliver world class Cybersecurity capabilities and inspire confidence and trust in Workday.

We are a highly visible Security Response function that is the first line of defense for Workday. Our team is responsible for both analytical and engineering Response functions which enables us to develop and grow diverse skills. We are a distributed team operating a Follow the Sun model that also likes to innovate and have fun!

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced technical manager to lead a team of dedicated analysts and engineers. 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 applying innovative 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.

  • You love leading Security 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 solid base 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.

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of security engineering experience

  • 3+ years+ managing a security team

  • Experience in incident response, red teams, and/or threat hunting.

Other Qualifications

  • Keep Workday and our customers safe by researching, developing, and enhancing tools, techniques, and process improvements for 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).

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations are listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CA.Pleasanton

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $192,000 USD - $288,000 USD

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $167,200 USD - $288,000 USD

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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