Offensive Security Lead, Information Security

Alteryx Inc. Irvine , CA 92606

Posted 2 months ago

We're looking for problem solvers, innovators, and dreamers who are searching for anything but business as usual. Like us, you're a high performer who's an expert at your craft, constantly challenging the status quo. You value inclusivity and want to join a culture that empowers you to show up as your authentic self. You know that success hinges on commitment, that our differences make us stronger, and that the finish line is always sweeter when the whole team crosses together.

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Alteryx is searching for an Offensive Security Lead, Information Security to work Remotely or in our Redwood City or Irvine, CA offices (Hybrid)

We're looking for problem solvers, innovators, and dreamers who are searching for anything but business as usual. Like us, you're a high performer who's an expert at your craft, constantly challenging the status quo. You value inclusivity and want to join a culture that empowers you to show up as your authentic self. You know that success hinges on commitment, that our differences make us stronger, and that the finish line is always sweeter when the whole team crosses together.

Position Overview

We are looking for a security leader responsible for building and leading our offensive security program help protect Alteryx products, customers, product, data, and the enterprise. You will be responsible for initially building a program, developing an operating model and strategy, and ultimately hiring and managing a team of security engineers and third-party vendors conducting a wide variety of offensive security related assessments. Offensive security at Alteryx focuses on adversary emulation, insider threat simulation, and collaborative testing with the security operations team. The team will be responsible for the continuous testing against the environment. The role will combine strategic planning and the ability to adapt to the improvements in the maturity of the enterprise security posture due to the constant evolving of adversaries and threats against the organization.


  • Lead the strategic direction of the offensive security team with an initial focus on program development and a continuous expansion of offerings to help mature the security posture of the enterprise

  • Recruit, manage, and develop a team of highly skilled offensive security engineers capable of performing a wide variety of assessments to coincide with the maturing of the organization's security posture

  • Continually evolve the offensive security program to help drive security initiatives across peripheral services and the organization as a whole

  • Drive program progress by clearing blockers and escalating when needed while holding team accountable to key metrics and objectives

  • Track deliverables and ensure delivery is of high-impact and quality to help speed up mitigation and/or resolution of identified issues

  • Manage and source third-party vendors when needed

  • Lead cross functional efforts to test the security posture of our products, test internal security processes, test and strengthen existing detective or preventative controls, and support the development and prioritization of new detective and preventative controls to continuously improve the security posture of the overarching security program

  • Support the development of best practices, product security strategy, and capabilities to provide supporting services for all programs that enable a secure go-to-market motion

  • Support peer organizations with value-add engagements to enable overall health and success of Information Security objectives as a leader within Information Security

  • Participate in Information Security Leadership team in setting cybersecurity objectives, building strategic plans, supporting talent objectives and execution of the security roadmap

  • Provide actionable, data-driven strategic recommendations to executive leadership

  • Develop, deliver and hold team(s) accountable to objectives and key results, and report on a regular basis results against plan


  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • At least 10 years of offensive security experience across execution and leadership roles

  • At least 3 years of experience in a technical leadership role or security management role

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and executing of penetration tests, purples team exercises, and complex adversarial operations

  • Deep subject matter expertise and experience at driving security at scale in high growth business

  • Solid understanding of adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) across a wide variety of technology and environments

  • Stay current with the latest threats and partner with threat intelligence team to drive impactful assessments

  • Strong skills in critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, and attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills with a variety of technical and non-technical teams and leadership

  • Assist with incident response initiatives and post-mortems


  • CEH and/or Cloud certification


Alteryx is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this role in Irvine is $128,700 - $218,800. This position is also remote-friendly and, as such, compensation will ultimately be in line with the location in which the position is filled. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

This role is eligible for variable compensation including bonus and stock grants.

Find yourself checking a lot of these boxes but doubting whether you should apply? At Alteryx, we support a growth mindset for our associates through all stages of their careers. If you meet some of the requirements and you share our values, we encourage you to apply. As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we're invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Benefits & Perks:

Alteryx has amazing benefits for all Associates which can be viewed here.

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