Senior Director, Product Security

Credit Karma is a mission-driven company, focused on championing financial progress for our more than 100 million members in the U.S., Canada and U.K.  While we're best known for pioneering free credit scores, our members turn to us for tips as they work on their  financial goals, including helping them monitor their credit, identity monitoring, searching for credit cards, shopping for loans (car, home and personal), filing their taxes with Credit Karma Tax and growing their savings* -- all for free. Credit Karma has grown significantly through the years: we've added more than 70 million members in the last five years alone and now have more than 1,100 employees across our offices in San Francisco, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Leeds, London and soon Oakland.

*Banking services provided by MVB Bank, Inc., Member FDIC

What You'll Do

  • Lead the security prevention and detection programs for the global enterprise.
  • Manage the multi-year roadmap for security initiatives focusing on Network, Endpoint, Cloud, Product and Application Security.
  • Identify gaps in the areas above and plan remediations.
  • Partner with multiple stakeholders across the business and engineering to ensure security initiatives are aligned with business and technology strategy.
  • Encourage strategic change and promote culture of proactive business transformation.
  • Participate in key decision making and drive alignment.
  • Gather technical recommendations from multiple subject matter experts and make informed decisions.
  • Convert strategic concepts into execution while navigating business needs.
  • Provide strategic architectural guidance and decision making in implementing security controls and solutions.
  • Act as a key liaison representing the Cyber, AppSec and Security Engineering organizations, as well as overall engineering.
  • Evangelize the security program.
  • Promote the Security service catalog and ensure all teams know when and how to engage with Security.
  • Develop metrics measuring program performance and present to key stakeholders.
  • Present complex technical concepts to non-technical partners in order to promote value proposition of integrating security into every critical business process.
  • Mentor and grow the staff reporting to you
  • Coach and mentor engineers and managers to develop their technical and soft skills.
  • Manage three or more experienced security leaders and their teams to provide a cohesive technical security voice and ensure all these teams are highly successful in delivering maximum value to the organization.
  • Represent Credit Karma in industry events.

What We Expect

  • 15+ years experience leading enterprise security architecture in the financial services and technology sectors.
  • Proven track record of maturing security programs and initiatives.
  • Keen understanding of multiple security concepts spanning Public Cloud, Network, Endpoint, and Application Security stacks.
  • Experience successfully building security controls into a DevOps environment.
  • Previous experience with public cloud and hybrid environments; Google Cloud preferred.  
  • Outstanding technical communication skills in multiple media, including technical design documentation, email, instant messaging, and videoconferencing, with all levels of the organization ranging from the board and CEO to individual software developers.
  • Hands-on engagement in day-to-day implementation - there are no ivory towers for architects at Credit Karma.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Credit Karma is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that such an environment advances long-term professional growth, creates a robust business, and supports our mission of championing financial progress for everyone. We offer generous benefits and perks with a single eye to nourishing an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions of all and fosters diversity by supporting our internal Employee Resource Groups. We’ve worked hard to build an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and the opportunity for professional growth.
As part of the Credit Karma team, your voice will be heard, your contributions will matter, and your unique background and experiences will be celebrated. Credit Karma is also proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, veteran or military status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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