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Security Engineering Manager, Detection and Response

Company Description

Dropbox is a special place where we are all seeking to fulfill our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. We’re looking for innovative talent to join us on our journey. The words shared by our founders at the start of Dropbox still ring true today. Wouldn’t it be great if our working environment—and the tools we use—were designed with people’s actual needs in mind? Imagine if every minute at work were well spent—if we could focus and spend our time on the things that matter. This is possible, and Dropbox is connecting the dots. The nearly 3,000 Dropboxers around the world have helped make Dropbox a living workspace - the place where people come together and their ideas come to life. Our 700+ million global users have been some of our best salespeople, and they have helped us acquire customers with incredible efficiency. As a result, we reached a billion dollar revenue run rate faster than any software-as-a-service company in history. Dropbox is making the dream of a fulfilling and seamless work life a reality. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

Team Description

Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.

Role Description

The Detection and Response Team (DART) is looking for a manager with experience leading global security teams across threat detection, threat hunting, incident response, and insider threat functions. You will own the security operations functions of Dropbox in these areas. You will be responsible for growing and leading this program into the future, providing technical leadership, and keeping Dropbox worthy of trust! 

You will engage with senior leaders across Dropbox with security concerns or escalations, review and improve existing cyber security processes, partner with peers in Security & Abuse, and Corporate and Production Engineering to protect Dropbox and improve our security posture. 

We are a multi-disciplinary team with a wide variety of skills and responsibilities including Linux, macOS and Windows systems security, network security, and overall threat detection and incident response capabilities. We have many green field opportunities to apply your prior experience and vision to improve our threat detection and incident response program!


  • You will lead and grow the Threat Detection and Incident Response Security Engineering team
  • You will support incident response teams in planning for security incidents, ensuring that capabilities and procedures are regularly tested
  • You will coordinate and engage with internal stakeholders, contracted security providers and/or law enforcement on larger investigations
  • You will maintain and improve the post incident review process, including root cause analysis and control improvements
  • You will develop policies, standards and guidelines for threat detection and incident response.
  • You will improve threat detection and incident response workflows with automation and enrichments
  • You will maintain knowledge of current threats, to ensure your organization is incident ready


  • Demonstrable experience leading threat detection, digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) teams on diverse and complex investigations
  • Proven track record in Information Security with a focus on Incident Response.
  • In-depth knowledge of the cyber security threat landscape and experience in bringing it to bear in a tailored response to a major incident.
  • You should have an extensive, up to date understanding of the tools, techniques and tactics of Targeted Threat Actors and insight into present and future trends.
  • Experience working in and leading security operations center (SOC), threat detection and Incident Response (IR) processes and experience with relevant tools (Log Aggregation, SIEM, SOAR, EDR)
  • Applicable Professional qualification e.g CISSP, GSOM, GCIH, GCIA, GPEN, GCFE, GREM, EnCE, (Desirable)
  • You have strong leadership skills and are confident in leading a cross-functional cyber incident involving senior leaders
  •  Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks and work calmly and methodically in pressurized situations
  • Good interpersonal skills (both written and verbal) and stakeholder management skills
  • You are able to work independently with little supervision, but also integrate well into teams
  • You possess the ability to suggest creative but practical solutions to complex problems, and have an excellent analytical and technical curiosity

Total Rewards

Our Engineering Career Framework is viewable by anyone outside the company and describes what’s expected for our engineers at each of our career levels. Check out our blog post on this topic and more here.

Dropbox takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location/metropolitan area, skillset, and peer compensation.  We target most new hire offers between the minimum up to the middle of the range.

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Current Salary/OTE Ranges (Subject to change):
• US Zone 1: $240,600 - $283,000 - $325,500.
• US Zone 2: $216,500 - $254,700 - $292,900.
• US Zone 3: $192,400 - $226,400 - $260,400.
Dropbox uses the zip code of an employee’s remote work location to determine which metropolitan pay range we use. Current US Zone locations are as follows:
• US Zone 1: San Francisco metro, New York City metro, or Seattle metro
• US Zone 2: Austin (TX) metro, Chicago metro, California (outside SF metro), Colorado, Connecticut (outside NYC metro), Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (outside NYC metro), Oregon, Pennsylvania (outside NYC or DC metro), Washington (outside Seattle metro) and Washington DC metro
• US Zone 3: All other US locations


Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to: 

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • (US Only) Competitive 401(k) Plan with a generous company match and immediate vesting
  • Flexible Time Off/Paid Time Off, paid holidays, Volunteer time off and more
  • Protection Plans including; Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Travel benefit plans
  • Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Child and Adult Care, Day Care FSA (US Only), Fertility Benefits (US Only), Adoption and Surrogacy support and Lactation Support  

Mental Health and Wellness benefits Free Dropbox space for your friends and family 

Additional benefits details are available upon request.

Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

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Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.