CSIRT Manager

Airbnb, San Francisco, United States

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About the Job

The Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) at Airbnb is focused on automating security detection, responding to security incidents, and working with partner teams to build capabilities that support the incident lifecycle.  This is the front-line team that detects, investigates, and responds to security threats and malicious activity. 

As CSIRT Manager, you will work with on-call Incident Response and Threat Detection Analysts on your team to deliver world-class threat detection and incident response capabilities.  While the team is not new, we are now at a point of increasing growth and scope. We are looking for a dedicated leader who will have substantial impact by building, optimizing, and growing the team and its security capabilities.


  • People Leadership: Manage a team responsible for intrusion detection and incident response.  Inspire, grow, and develop talent while providing vision, setting team direction, and leading effectively through outcomes rather than tasks.
  • Team Development: Drive operational excellence and expand the team geographically for follow-the-sun.  Define operational metrics, objectives, and key performance indicators to assure the team achieves operational excellence.
  • Technical Leadership: Help define and execute strategy for threat intel, threat hunting, detection, investigation, and incident response.  
  • Influence & Communication: Collaborate well with partner teams for efficient, large-scale response.

Valued Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience managing a team of engineering and/or security operations professionals as part of a globally distributed organization.
  • 5+ years of hands-on technical experience as an individual contributor security professional prior to management.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Significant experience with detection, incident response, and threat intelligence.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage across multiple, often time-sensitive initiatives.
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Skill in recruiting and developing a team of security professionals on large scale projects or complex security incidents.


  • Stock
  • Competitive salaries
  • Quarterly employee travel coupon
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Fitness discounts
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Commuter subsidies
  • Community involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
  • Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
  • Lunches, snacks, and beverages
  • Much more...

About Airbnb

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. 

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