Director, Security

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a highly organized individual with outstanding communications skills, proven security team leadership ability, and a track record of delivering large scale global projects to lead our growing risk operations, information and physical security teams.

Security’s focus, like our users, spans the globe and require a Director to keep the big picture in focus while being able to dive into the unique engineering projects and challenges we face daily across Europe. As the regional Security Director, you will lead complex, payment profiling, security engineering and operational projects that will require all of your expertise. You’ll hold the vision for the technical direction of the group and ensure that the managers are aligned to that vision. This role will lead and guide technical architects, risk agents, and operational staff utilizing multi-year goals with vision and strategic direction. Your role will be to grow and improve our ability to detect and prevent payment and security vulnerabilities.

In partnership with the departmental managers, you will have end-to-end responsibility and accountability for the engineering and analysis output of the group. You will plan requirements with internal customers and manage delivery through the entire project lifecycle. You're equally at home explaining your team's analyses and recommendations to Security executive leadership as you are discussing the technical trade-offs in system architecture.



  • Have core responsibility for security across Blizzard events in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and foster a safe and secure environment for events through the regions.
  • Lead a regional team of operations analysts and security engineers to evaluate and implement risk systems and security across the organization.
  • In instances where custom solutions are required, direct the design and deployment of those solutions.
  • Oversee a wide range of Security functions including security operations, incident response, threat intelligence, risk operations, security engineering, and audit/compliance adherence.
  • Able to split time effectively managing, developing and mentoring employees, and setting direction while driving alignment in a multi-cultural environment
  • Implement performance of corporate safety and security standards, policies and practices; daily operations of security and safety vendors providing services, life-safety systems, training, drills, ergonomics, investigations, and risk assessment.
  • Lead efforts to inform protocols and practices to assess and mitigate potential risks to Blizzard, and coordinate with security counterparts to make risk-based recommendations about posture and resource allocation.
  • In instances where custom solutions are required, direct the design and deployment of those solutions.


  • A minimum of 7 - 10 years of security leadership experience and proven ability to drive a well-oiled, cross functional, team.
  • Capable of interacting with employees from all levels of the company in a customer service-focused style, both effectively and clearly.
  • Experience with a wide range of security tools including endpoint protection, security information and event management systems (SIEM), forensic tools, network traffic analysis, firewalls, and IPS/IDS.
  • Proven capabilities managing a security operations group including full incident lifecycle management in an international environment
  • Capable of interacting with employees from all levels of the company in a customer service-focused style, both effectively and clearly.
  • Physical security management experience including processes, procedures, staff, and technology (cameras, access control, logging, law enforcement).
  • Experience working with “big data” type security data warehouses (e.g.Splunk).
  • Project management experience particularly in gathering requirements, determining tasks, and allocating resources.
  • Forward thinking with focus on multi-year goals and then executing against them with proven decision-making capabilities at a strategic level
  • Must be professionally agile and comfortable partnering up, down and across a complex business landscape including interacting with our HQ in North America and implementing global strategies regionally.
  • Proven record of developing solutions to new challenges, or continuously improving systems and processes
  • High ethical standards with proven ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information; excellent judgment, discretion, and diplomacy.
  • Bachelor's degree in STEM related fields or equivalent experience
  • Fluent in English


  • Understanding of game client exploits and common practices for cheat and exploit avoidance.
  • Experience working with a risk management or risk operations teams with a focus on financial system protection.
  • Experience implementing investigative tactics, including interviewing and documentation.
  • Experience working on international programs.
  • An eagerness to embody the core principles of the brand


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