Principal, Trust and Safety

Google   •  

Sunnyvale, CA

Industry: Technology


11 - 15 years

Posted 7 days ago

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience in operations, program management or management consulting.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Business, Operations Research, Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with Machine Learning, programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C++, etc.), business analytics or statistics solutions (e.g., SQL, R, Panda, etc.).
  • Experience with System/Product architecture/design.
  • Experience leading cross-functional projects across organizational boundaries.
  • Proven record of implementing automated solutions resulting in impact.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to influence executives and technical partners.

About the job

Google's brand is only as strong as our users' trust--and their steadfast belief that our guiding principles are what's best for them. Our Trust and Safety team has the critical responsibility of protecting Google's users by ensuring online safety by fighting web abuse and fraud across Google products like Search, Maps, Google Ads and AdSense. On this team, you're a big-picture thinker and strategic leader. You understand the user's point of view and are passionate about using your combined technical, sales and customer service acumen to protect our users. You workglobally and cross-functionally with Google developers and Product Managers to navigate challenging online safety situations and handle abuse and fraud cases at Google speed (read: fast!). Help us prove that quality on the Internet trumps all.

The Google Cloud Trust and Safety team works to protect users on the Google Cloud Platform. In this role, you'll get exposure to a wide-range of issues, ranging from impersonation and phishing apps to network attacks (DDoS, intrusion attempts, etc.).

In this role, you'll have the critical responsibility of scaling overall operations efficiently and effectively in a dynamic, high-visibility, and fast-growing ecosystem. You'll leverage operations research, deep dive investigations, data science, AI, natural language processing, and other technologies to drive strategy, execution and automation across the larger organization.

At Google we work hard to earn our users’ trust every day. Gaining and retaining this trust is critically important toGoogle’s success. We defend Google's integrity by fighting spam, fraud and abuse, and develop and communicate state-of-the-art product policies. The Trust and Safety team reduces risk and protects the experience of our users and business partners in more than 40 languages and across Google's expanding base of products. We work with a variety of teams from Engineering to Legal, Public Policy and Sales Engineering to set policies and combat fraud and abuse in a scalable way, often with an eye to finding industry-wide solutions. Trust and Safety team members are motivated to find innovative solutions, and use technical know-how, user insights and proactive communication to pursue the highest possible quality and safety standards for users across Google products.


  • Lead the Trust and Safety Google Cloud System Intelligence team and drive strategic initiatives in the areas of operational excellence and automation. Coach and mentor individual contributor teams to deliver exceptional business results.
  • Lead multiple strategic bets, leveraging operations research concepts, process automation and Machine Learning.
  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with Operations, Product, Sales, Support and Engineering teams toensure coordination and alignment on objectives and key results.
  • Deliver thought leadership and impact as part of the broader Trust and Safety Google Cloud leadership team.
  • Measure impact and establish metrics for programs that focus on harder-to-measure intangibles and use this data to make informed decisions on subsequent actions.