Director - Trust and Safety Threat Prevention

Engineering  |  Sunnyvale, California

Position description

Position at LinkedIn

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We are looking for a Director of Threat Prevention to join our Trust & Safety team in keeping LinkedIn a professional and safe place. In this role, you will be responsible for leading teams that handle the gathering of threat intelligence as well as identification of product/feature risks. The ideal candidate is a proven leader with exceptional experience in operations, fraud, risk management, and problem-solving skills who is comfortable interacting with all levels, including executive management, product, engineering, and legal teams.

You are able to handle highly sensitive, confidential, and non-routine information supporting a rapidly changing organization. Using your strong communication skills, you'll effectively collaborate with a variety of people and job functions, juggling and accomplishing tasks of moderate to high complexity and are able to work productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. You're also able to analyze and anticipate the needs of your team, managers, business partners and their projects.


  • Build out and scale a team of multiple functions in support of the Trust & Safety organization at LinkedIn with the following responsibilities:
    • Threat Intelligence – A group of highly skilled and focused analysts that seek out threats to LinkedIn and our members. Partner with teams in legal, product, engineering, information security, and AI to help tune our radar and defenses.
    • Risk Management – This team is focused on identifying and preventing risks to the LinkedIn ecosystem before they’re pushed into production.  They work with teams in product, engineering and AI to prevent, detect and mitigate the damage fraudsters would have on our members, customers and LinkedIn.  Additionally, they work with their assigned product partners to build trust into every product and feature from its inception.
  • Proven ability to build and manage high performing teams, setting a vision and strategy to drive the teams forward and keeping them focused on delivering results critical to business success
  • Identify and analyze improvements to the business – opportunities for improving the customer experience and driving operating efficiency – to support the strategic and operational goals of Trust & Safety
  • Ability to lead and influence in a matrixed environment is critical
  • Foster collaboration, value other’s perspectives and gain support and buy-in for organizational proposals
  • Ability to negotiate with peers and senior leaders to come to agreed upon and productive solutions to business problems
  • Proven ability to create and further develop strong relationships with both business and engineering leadership
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to produce requirements and design for business capabilities that align to LinkedIn’s business and technology strategies


Basic Qualifications 

  • 8+ years of experience in fields such as E-crimes, Financial Crimes, Trust & Safety and/or Risk Management
  • 4+ years of management and leadership roles, or equivalent consulting experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Outstanding leadership, facilitation and problem-solving skills. Ability to effectively collaborate and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • A broad enterprise-wide view of the business and varying degrees of appreciation of strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies and governance.
  • Experience managing/supporting relationships related to abuse prevention solutions. 
  • Strong situational awareness and decision-making abilities
  • Relationship-oriented, enjoy working with both people + technology, and be a self-motivated learner
  • Well-versed in risk and fraud management strategies
  • Experience working in fast-paced, high-growth, and results orientated environment that demands excellence
  • Ability to succeed in a highly collaborative team environment with multiple in-flight initiatives and stakeholders
  • Exceptional communication skills and the demonstrable ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations.
  • Experience with change management
  • Superior judgment, problem resolution, team building, negotiation, decision-making skills
  • Ability to successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives
  • Manages confidentiality without exception
  • Undergraduate degree is preferred:  Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts
  • Government clearance a strong plus

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