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Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain.

Your Mission

As a Director of Production Validation Testing, you will lead a world class testing team that validates the security of our games, and the platforms they rely on. The team’s activities consist of penetration tests, red and purple team exercises, attack surface mapping, and bug bounty. The team is dedicated to finding vulnerabilities before threat actors, whether they are in technology, processes, or people.

We are looking for a leader to grow a strong team while spearheading the strategic direction for offensive testing. You will report to the Vice President of Business Unit and Product Security and will work closely with leaders across security, operational, and studio teams. You will play an important role in influencing the Information Security team’s strategy through risk identification pre- and post-production.

This is an opportunity to shape an impactful and respected team in a growing centralized Information Security organization. If you are passionate about information security, we would like to hear from you – even if you think you may not meet all of the requirements!

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop a deep technical penetration testing team across multiple world-wide locations.

  • Coordinate the delivery of penetration testing, red team, attack surface mapping, and bug bounty.

  • Own the strategic direction and evolution of the team, including setting and prioritizing goals.

  • Write and deliver high-quality documents for technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Capture and report metrics that measure risk exposure program performance.

Player Profile:

Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in a technical security people leadership role.

  • 5+ years of experience in penetration testing or other offensive security roles.

  • Experience leading remote, geographically distributed teams.

  • Experience communicating with a wide range of technical & non-technical partners and senior leadership.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Technical knowledge of adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs).

  • Ability to exercise good judgement, problem solve, and make decisions in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • The ability to identify and communicate the business impact of threats and risks to partners and team members.

Key Attributes

  • Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively gather information and build positive relationships across diverse teams.

  • Ability to work effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to balance multiple contending priorities.

  • Passion for promoting a team culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Flexible thinking, ability to adapt to change, and the perseverance and resilience to introduce change gradually.

  • Must be willing to travel occasionally.

Extra Points:

  • Certifications such as OSCP and CREST.

  • Knowledge of secure system design practices and principles.

  • A curiosity about gaming or learning more about the gaming industry.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected] General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy CrushTM and Bubble WitchTM. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well- being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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