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Director of Security, New Product Initiatives

Mountain View, CA, USA | Mozilla

  • Industry:
    Computer Software / Computer Games
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Director of Security, New Product Initiatives is responsible for working with product teams across Mozilla to understand risk in our product offerings, establish company-wide security policies applicable across Mozilla’s product suite, and work with teams to put those policies into practice. In this position, you’ll lead initiatives that are essential to Mozilla’s success and to the company’s efforts to build a more secure, trusted Internet. You will focus on security in new products, such as those from Mozilla’s Emerging Technologies or Pocket teams. To cover the gamut of potential product security concerns, you should have an engineering background and hands-on experience in both software and ops security. You’ll need to have exceptional communication skills in order to surface risk organizationally and help Mozilla make decisions about that risk. You will also be called on to represent Mozilla externally, sharing Mozilla’s security vision at external engagements, as well as serving as a potential spokesperson during reactive security incidents.

Responsibilities and Duties

Conduct high level risk assessments of new product initiatives

Initiate and lead security diligence and auditing

Advisor & key decision maker concerning identified security risks

Recommend additional security policies and practices

Communicate risk and security decisions to executive leadership

Lead company-wide security initiatives

Qualifications and Skills

7 - 10 years experience across both client software and infrastructure security

Experience in security auditing, code review and security testing

Familiarity with formulating and maintaining security policies and processes

Technical expertise and working knowledge of a broad set of security tools and technology

Ability to quickly assess risk and define diligence plans


Ownership and Accountability


High Level of Integrity

Clear Communication

Passionate about Security

Ability to understand business objectives and risks

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