Women Impact Tech

Security Engineering Manager

    San Francisco, CA

About the Role:

Airbnb is built on trust. We are looking for people who want to make the Airbnb platform safer for millions of users around the world. We are enablers who make it easier for engineers to create secure features, prevent and remediate vulnerabilities. We’d love to talk to you if you’re a talented individual who is passionate about crafting scalable and usable security solutions.

The role would be managing two teams:

  • The Security Engineering team has a focus on Application Security and builds tools to help identify and prevent vulnerabilities in Airbnb code. The team hunts down vulnerabilities that are currently present using a combination of penetration testing and design review. Security Engineering is the primary contact for analyzing the security of a given system.
  • The Vulnerability Management Team helps identify and understand vulnerabilities in Airbnb’s environment in order to make informed security risk decisions and proactively minimize our attack surface.


  • Manage two teams of Security Engineers, PMs, and an Engineering Manager:
  • Security Engineering:
  • Develop tooling and frameworks to secure our products throughout the entire SDLC (static analysis, CSRF/XSS prevention libraries, CSP, code hardening efforts, etc)
  • Security reviews and threat modeling across the entire company (new products, acquisitions, vendor integrations, etc).
  • Security architecture, design, and code reviews across engineering.
  • Establish security goals across other departments.
  • Penetration tests conducted by internal engineers and third-party security firms.
  • Responsible disclosure program via HackerOne.
  • Providing security training and promoting a culture of security across the engineering and product team.
  • Vulnerability Management:
  • Work on unifying security vulnerability management at Airbnb.
  • Work with all departments to help them track and understand risk of vulnerabilities, as well as providing reporting and awareness on vulnerabilities past SLA.
  • Work on methodologies to unify risk across all vulnerabilities, and have consistency in reporting/tracking.
  • Analyse gaps that could be remediated at scale (scanning / coverage gaps, finding patterns when too many issues of a certain type occurs, etc.)


  • Relevant engineering work experience and hands-on technical management experience.
  • Track record in partnering with recruiting to build incredible engineering teams.
  • Actively coached and mentored team members in their careers.
  • Been actively involved in setting product strategy.
  • Independently started self-sustaining teams.
  • Coding ability and experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications.
  • Consistently made culture choices that positively impact all of engineering.
  • Shipped several large scale projects with multiple dependencies across teams.

Meet Airbnb

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for unique, authentic places to stay and things to do, offering over 7 million accommodations and tens of thousands of handcrafted activities, all powered by local hosts.