Director, Security, Incident Response and Intelligence

Seattle, WA

Company Description

Dropbox is the world’s first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. With more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries, we’re on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.

Team Description

Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.

Role Description

The Director of Security, Incident Response and Intelligence has responsibility for the strategy, technology, execution and operations of all detection and response, threat intelligence and offensive security for Dropbox. The role is critical for Dropbox to be able to respond to the continuously expanding array of threats which affect the organization.
This role will have company-wide scope, including our corporate infrastructure, production infrastructure, products, people, and in the case of the Offsec team, also including our offices. The team will have to work closely with the rest of the security team to deliver a world-class ability to detect and respond to threats as they affect the company or its users, proactive threat intelligence that allows security to modify our controls in advance of adversaries, and to test all of the security controls at Dropbox to ensure they are effective. The team will also need to work with teams across Dropbox to deeply understand business and technology context in order to rapidly respond to emerging threats to the company and provide training and processes for Dropboxers at all levels.


  •  Evolving a world-class Detection and Response Function

The DART function at Dropbox is a core part of making sure Dropbox stays safe from the myriad threats which face us. The leader will develop a holistic plan while leading the efforts underway to bring DART into a new phase of evolution. The leader will focus on delivering world-class outcomes, measuring them accurately and creating transparency for the Security Team and beyond.

  • Building a Proactive Threat Intelligence Function

The Dropbox Security team is continuously working to change its controls to proactively address the changing threat landscape facing the organization. You will build a threat intelligence operation from the ground up which provides actionable and accurate information to inform the risk assessment processes and control validations in the entire security team.

  • Advancing our Offensive Security

The highest value of Dropbox is being worthy of trust. You will lead and develop a team of offensive security professionals who will validate Dropbox’s security posture and help us make the best security decisions possible informed by accurate adversary simulation and continuous controls validation.

Skills and Characteristics of a Successful Candidate

  • Experience leading technical teams in a technology company
Our teams are engineers, love exploring new technologies and innovating, and thrive in a world of generative work. You are well-prepared to balance the need to gather feedback while still knowing when to close debate and drive forward. You personally thrive in ambiguity and are constantly on the hunt for impact you and your teams can create.
  • Success in scaling capabilities and services in a fast growth environment
We are growing fast and so is the demand on our Security team. You will find growth exciting, show an ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment have demonstrated success in scaling a global organization. You have a strong set of principles that define what great looks like, and know how to differentiate what is worth keeping and what is worth building from scratch.
  • Proven track record of leading and developing technical talent
The team is talented, has a strong culture of collaboration and embodies the Dropbox values. The ideal candidate will have experience in and enjoy cultivating, mentoring and growing motivated engineers and continue to stretch and challenge the team with high impact delivery. You will also have grown your career from a senior technical individual contributor to a team leader.


  • 12+ years of experience with significant background in Incident Detection and Response and Engineering.
  • 5+ years leadership experience.
  • Exceptional relationship and stakeholder management, negotiating competing priorities and demonstrated ability to gain trust, have constructive debates and effectively influence.
  • Ability to manage and lead change within a team and the organization.

Benefits and Perks

  • 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k + company match
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Volunteer time off 
  • Company sponsored tech talks (technology and other relevant professional topics)
Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

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