Security Engineering Manager, SIRT

Nihonbashi, Tokyo

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COMPANYToyota Research Institute - Advanced Development (TRI-AD) was established in March 2018 as a $2.8 billion joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. (Aisin), and Denso Corporation (Denso) to develop fully-integrated, production-quality software and automated driving technology.  TRI-AD is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and aims to create a smooth software pipeline from research-to-commercialization, and strengthen the collaboration within the Toyota Group in the domains of research and advanced development.  The core mission of TRI-AD is to become a world-class software and technology company and to build the safest car in the world.  Attracting top talent internationally, TRI-AD has adopted English as its official language in order to facilitate collaboration and partnerships globally.
TEAMThe security team at TRI-AD is on the cutting edge of many challenging security problems. We identify emerging security threats in autonomous vehicles and help design more secure systems. We work closely with internal platform teams to provide a secure development environment through tooling and automation, allowing developers to innovate quickly without compromising security. 
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?We are seeking an exceptional leader to run our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). The team is focused on automating security event detection, responding to security incidents, and working with partners across the organization to build capabilities that support a sustainable and scalable incident lifecycle. This is the front-line team that responds to security threats and malicious activity in all of TRI-AD’s environments. You should know how to prioritize, communicate clearly and compellingly, and understand how to drive a high level of focus and excellence with a strong team. TRI-AD Security demands high standards, so a passion and discipline around security and delivery is critical. A high level of ownership and accountability is a must.


  • Manage the team responsible for intrusion detection and incident response. Inspire, grow, and develop talent while providing vision, setting team direction, and leading effectively through outcomes rather than tasks
  • Help define and execute strategy for detection, investigation, and incident response
  • Lead security operation engineers to handle security operation tasks. Work closely with cross-functional stakeholders to automate manual toil
  • Define operational metrics, objectives, and key performance indicators to assure the team achieves operational excellence
  • Solve problems in unique ways with an automation-first mindset. Leverage new and existing tools to resolve long-standing challenges in ways that do not generate additional work for teams at TRI-AD


  • 3+ years of experience leading, managing & developing high performance teams
  • 5+ years of hands-on technical experience as a security professional prior to management
  • Experience in Azure Sentinel and AWS security controls
  • Experience in managing Endpoint Detection and Response tools such as Microsoft Defender ATP
  • Hands on experience with AWS as well as managing teams that operate out in AWS
  • Ability to evaluate, troubleshoot, and potentially write scripts to automate the security incident response lifecycle (Python, Bash, Powershell preferred)
  • Significant experience with detection, incident response, and threat intelligence
  • Excellent written communication skills, with a focus on translating technically complex issues into simple, easy to understand concepts in English.


  • 5+ years of experience leading, managing & developing high performance teams
  • Exposure to monitoring and alerting systems (AWS monitoring services, Zabbix, PagerDuty, etc.)
  • AWS Certified Security
  • Microsoft Azure Security Engineer Associate
If you are currently located at outside of Japan, don't worry, we'll set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
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Job tags: Automation AWS Azure Google Incident response Python Strategy Threat intelligence