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Security Manager

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Jul 31, 2021

Website Wikimedia Foundation

Location: Remote


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Security Manager to join our team, reporting to the  Director of Security.  As the Security Manager, you will be responsible lead the capabilities management pillar of the Security and Privacy teams. In this role you will be responsible for helping manage the Security team while informing and developing our capabilities management pillar for the Security team. Activities include engineering and project management, helping to inform and improve services across Security and developing and operationalizing services such as security awareness, audit and the fusion center.

You are responsible for:

Coach engineers in being effective at meeting their goals
Develop goals and track progress publicly and collaboratively
Represent team members within the organization
Coordinate with other teams and departments on security and privacy initiatives
Enable team members in developing their career paths
Recruit and hire new team members
Evaluate current security and privacy services and suggest and implement new capabilities
Inform and build team health initiatives
Build and support Security Awareness program

Skills and Experience:

3+ years of leadership experience
3-5+ years experience supervising software engineering teams
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience with security and privacy services and their development
Prior project and program management experience
Experience leading projects and developing services and programs using an agile methodology
Experience in informing and building team health initiatives

Qualities that are important to us:
Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

Experience with software development
Agile certification
Experience working within a security team

The Wikimedia Foundation is…

…the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at or (415) 839-6885.

U.S. Benefits & Perks*

Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)
The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more
The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary
Flexible and generous time off – vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 22 paid holidays – including the last week of the year.
Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room.
For those emergency moments – long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program
Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses
Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available
Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax
Great colleagues – diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people
*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.


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