Senior Security ident Manager #3596

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Job Description

GRAIL is seeking an experienced and proactive Senior Security Incident Manager to spearhead the development and implementation of our global incident framework. In this critical role, you will be responsible for facilitating and managing security incidents, driving incident response and remediation efforts, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to elevate the overall security posture across the organization.

This is an exciting green field opportunity with high visibility to initiate and operationalize an incident response program, improve and track incident-related remediations and help left shift security into Grail’s software, systems, process and culture.. You will be in a position to help ensure GRAIL protects the information we receive as part of our mission to help detect cancer!

This is a hybrid role and requires you to be onsite 2 days a week in Menlo Park, CA



  • Augment Grail’s Threat Detection and Response function in managing the lifecycles of all security incidents globally.
  • Continuously drive workflow improvement of Incident Management Process via systems, procedures, documentations, trainings and culture influences.
  • Identify and coordinate with peer incident responders from other non-security domains worldwide on triaging and standardize incident practices.
  • Work with functional managers to align resources, issues and schedules as related to incident remediations and mitigations.
  • Assemble, work with, and manage cross-organizational teams
  • Support accurate and consistent maintenance of technical and management escalation processes.
  • Primary lead for Customer Support during customer-related security events, issues or incidents.
  • Ownership and execution of the active critical security incident management process (below)
  • Manage event communications (below)


  • Facilitate the resolution effort and determine when it is necessary to engage additional resources if the resolution effort is stalled during the call with stakeholders
  • Engagement of escalation management resources
  • Draft and manage customer and internal communications for CSO/Legal/PR review and release, assist with further customer inquiries as the internal liaison as required.
  • Incident timeline and impact documentations and review


  • Establish and manage bridge calls with engineers and customers on single customer outage
  • Attend and drive multi-customer outage bridges
  • Crafts business appropriate communications for the affected operating groups and manages communication on a critical incident conference call
  • Post event program management
  • Incident Resolution handoffs along with detailed notes and a summary of the business impact and duration to the Problem Management team
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned


  • The ideal candidate will bring 5+ year’s experience in critical/crisis situation management for technical customer escalations
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, engineering or related field or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience supporting and managing technical environments; demonstrated leadership skills under fast-paced, highly dynamic situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, including the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively.
  • The ability to communicate confidently and clearly on conference calls, in meetings and via email, at all levels of the organization is essential.
  • A team player who is influential and builds good working relationships across all functions.
  • Ability to facilitate conversations with large groups of remote people.
  • Ability to maintain calm during stressful situations.


  • Incident Commander certification, level 5.


The expected, full-time, annual base pay scale for this position is $160,000-$185,000.  Actual base pay will consider skills, experience, and location.


Job Summary

Menlo Park, CA Location

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