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Senior Director Security Operations

United States - Washington - Seattle


Brand Specific Description:

Expedia Group Security (EGS) protects Expedia Group the company and all of its brands from financial loss and brand damage by strategically securing across all channels its most valuable assets - customers, employees, partners, ​​brand reputation, transaction, integrity, and infrastructure, - through the use of world class ​technical capabilities that appropriately balance the management of risk with the impact to Expedia Group's business operations. ​

The Expedia Group Security team is tasked with keeping Expedia Group Safe and Secure on all digital and physical fronts.  The core concepts of Prevention, Containment, Detection and Remediation are applied to combat various forms of networl, data and physical security threats.  A strong base of Prevention avoids issues and Containment provides a basic defense while facilitating business efficiencies. Swift and precise Detection is the key to limiting impact and through Remediation we will close gaps at a speed appropriate for the level of risk and needs of the business.

Position Overview:Our team is actively seeking a Senior Director, Security Operations. This position will be a key leader in security and will drive operational security thought leadership throughout Expedia Group.  This leader will bring a hunger for staying up-to-date on the latest frameworks and operating models for enterprise security operations, security monitoring, vulnerability management, or threat analysis.  The Senior Director will embrace encouraging other leaders to build and run teams that achieve great results.  Finally, the executive is be looking to make an impact and lead a global team at the forefront of protecting Expedia Group’s data and our travelers.


Own and fiercely advocate an attitude of continuous improvement, performance, and learning, so we can ensure the safety and protection of Expedia Group
Ensure our tenets of Trusted and Business Integrity remain core to our decision making.
Lead our teams that ensure information assets, technologies, and services are adequately protected
Own the investigation of security breaches, proactive monitoring and response to threats, vulnerabilities, and non-compliance
Establish meaningful measures to monitor and ensure your teams are performing and improving our services and functions provided
Owns our operational measures and presents to Sr. Leaders companywide as needed
Recruit, retain, and grow strong leaders who have a bias to action, take ownership of problems, and seek out solutions


Functional Expertise  

7+ years of experience with a deep background in leading multiple security teams in a 24/7 environment, including direct multi-level people management of geographically dispersed teams
Advanced understanding and thought leader in one or more of the following areas: Platform Security, Data Security, Network Security, Perimeter Security, Security Assessment Tools, Security Monitoring Tools, and Managed Security Services
Demonstrated IT/Operations work experience with an emphasis towards Security Operations in a large scale 24/7 environment
Skillfully articulate complex information and security concepts to company leader’s including business or technical while accurately portraying real risks and threats to the company
Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in Computer Science preferred

People Leadership

Inspiring and approachable as a leader
Create an environment where people can realize their full potential
Be humble and lead with open, candid relationships
Inspire peripheral relationships across Expedia Group
Passionate about engaging and developing talent; attract, develop, engage and retain talented individuals with a compelling, unifying vision that steers and motivates

Additional Competencies

Natural bar-raiser: curious and passionate, with a desire to continuously learn more, which you use to understand basic business operations and the organizational levers that drive profitable growth
Bias to action, being familiar with methods and approaches needed to get things done in a collaborative, lean and fast-moving environment
Respond effectively to complex and ambiguous problems and situations
Lead mostly with questions rather than opinions, thriving on the opportunity to own, innovate, create, and constantly re-evaluate
Comfortable making recommendations across competing and equally critical business needs
Simplify, clearly and succinctly convey complex information and ideas to individuals at all levels of the organization
Motivated by goal achievement and continuous improvement, with the enthusiasm and drive to motivate your team and the wider organization

Experience and Qualification:

Relocation (Y/N):

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Job Category
Information Technology Group

Job Function
Security Operations

United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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