Security Director

Foursquare   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Technology


8 - 10 years

Posted 174 days ago

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About Foursquare:

Since our inception in 2009, Foursquare has been a leading force in changing how location information enriches our real-world and digital lives. As a location intelligence company, Foursquare is comprised of two well-known consumer apps, Foursquare and Swarm, as well as thriving media and enterprise products. Our B2B offerings include Places (for developers), Pinpoint and Attribution (for marketers), and Place Insights (for analysts, based on the world's largest foot traffic panel). With more than 200 people across our offices in New York, San Francisco, and in sales offices around the globe, we’re dedicated to our trailblazing mission—enriching consumer experiences and informing business decisions with location intelligence.

About the Role:

Foursquare is seeking an experienced Security Director to lead efforts and implement solutions to keep our users' and customers' data private and our systems secure. You will provide direction to the Foursquare security culture and help steer interactions around security into a collaborative, mutually-beneficial frame. As a member of this team, you will provide security policy and security program implementation direction and coordinate the efforts of the security architect, application security, SRE security, data security, and IT security engineers and PMO. You will interface with VP and execs to align on prioritization vis a vis business goals between possible security work, feature needs and advocate for security-relevant engineering process changes.


  • 8+ years of proven industry experience and background in security
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of how to diagnose and shift culture and organizational processes and awareness around security
  • Experience with the security of modern cloud services environments, with infrastructure-as-code approaches and data-heavy environments
  • Experience with in-house IT and user security issues, including development pipeline security and distributed teams
  • Some development skills preferred
  • Comfortable with managing many work streams, and coordinating resources and prioritizing work across teams
  • Ability to interface with senior management and executives, including assessing and communicating risk
  • Provide for professional development of security focused staff

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.