Golden Gate Ventures


Engineering Manager, Product Security at Funding Societies

Funding Societies is looking for an Engineering Manager - Product Security to join our security team and lead efforts to build large, distributed solutions to allow us to hunt for bad actors, triage high quality detections and respond with informed skill and insight.

As an engineering manager, product security you work towards making it easy to ship secure code and difficult to ship insecure code. You and your team will be responsible for building tools, services, frameworks, libraries and SDK’s that eliminate security vulnerabilities and classes of security vulnerabilities.

We are looking for a leader with strong organizational leadership skills, a background in product/application security, a demonstrated progression of management scope, and a passion for managing outstanding managers and engineers in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage security functions and programs like bug bounty program, security engineering, offensive security and red team

  • Recruit, hire, and retain high performing and diverse team of incident response engineers and professionals.

  • lead a team of high-performing product security engineers, that help product and infrastructure keep their code free from security bugs

  • Implement a cohesive strategy for the development of incident response policies; proactively identify critical security issues and recommend risk-reduction solutions.

  • Build out long term security strategies, initiatives and new capabilities

  • Develop a roadmap for those initiatives, track progress against it, and evaluate the team's performance.

  • Hold your own in technical discussion, be a subject matter authority, and have strategic influence.

  • Identify new techniques and solutions which increase the team's ability to better protect company and user data.

  • Provide mentorship, support, and career development opportunities for team members and enable the team to scale.

  • Effectively communicate and educate various internal and external stakeholders.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of work experience in software or security engineering, including 5+ years of proven hands-on technical management experience of software engineers

  • Experience in at least one of PHP, Python, C, C++, or Java.

  • Technical experience across security disciplines - web application, mobile, infrastructure etc.

  • Experience recruiting and leading technical teams, including performance management.

  • Experience translating technical concepts into language that is relevant to many audiences, including software engineers, business and technical leaders and external security community members and press.

You may be a good fit if you

  • Enjoy a fast paced work environment, crafting strategic and rapid fixes to high intensity problems.

  • Have a keen eye for detail and a high bar for quality.

  • Are comfortable navigating through ambiguity, while identifying areas for process improvement and establishing best practices.

  • Have public or user-facing experience in ensuring communications are clear and succinct.

  • Can problem solve and translate complicated technical issues into solutions, while keeping a users-first mindset.

  • Have an ability to execute and deliver complex operational projects involving multiple stakeholders.