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Incident Response and Security Operations Manager



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Every day we tackle new and exciting challenges to empower developers to build modern cloud, mobile, and edge applications that deliver a premium user experience. Couchbase delivers unmatched performance, scalability, flexibility and financial value across cloud, on premises, hybrid, mobile and edge deployments. The database market is undergoing a generational shift and is one of the largest market opportunities in enterprise software due to big trends like the need for digital transformation, acceleration to the cloud and innovation at the edge. Join Couchbase to be a part of a greater change. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the most innovative, passionate and humble individuals in the database industry.

Location: This position is preferably working out of our headquarters office in Santa Clara, CA (Hybrid).

Couchbase is seeking an exceptional security engineer to lead our security operations program. You will play a critical role in defining, building, managing, and maturing Couchbase’s capability to perform Threat Analysis, Threat Hunting, Forensics Analysis, Incident Response, Data Loss Prevention, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, and Security Monitoring. This is a highly visible position and will play a key role in strengthening Couchbase’s security posture. The ideal candidate will have a strong hands-on technical background, exceptional leadership skills, and a proven ability to drive security initiatives that align with organizational goals.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze vulnerabilities across company assets to detect potential threats. Responsible for detection, containment, mitigation, and protection activities to safeguard against real time threats.
  • Perform regular risk assessments, vulnerability scans, and exposure from security incidents. Implement solid incident management processes to quickly resolve incidents while collaborating with the respective stakeholders across the company.
  • Responsible for architecture review, design, and implementation of all security controls in the corporate and cloud environments.
  • Review, refine and mature existing security processes and tools, including but not limited to SIEM, DLP, vulnerability management, email security, end point security, penetration testing, threat hunting, threat analysis, security monitoring, and security incident response.
  • Document and create baseline configurations across corporate systems and security tools.
  • Partner with leaders across the Corp IT, GRC, Product Development, Cloud SRE and Legal teams to ensure that security and privacy initiatives are completed to specifications, industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends, threats, and vulnerabilities; adjust security strategies accordingly.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, or Mathematics.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in information security with demonstrated experience building and managing a Security Operations Center (SOC).
  • Must have deep hands-on experience with security in public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP), Networking (Firewalls, Switches, Access Points, etc.), Operating Systems (Linux, Mac, Windows), Software Development, IAM, Key Management, Encryption, SIEM (Splunk, Rapid 7, Alienvault, etc.), DLP (Checkpoint, Proofpoint, Symantec, etc), Email Security (Abnormal Security, Mimecast, etc.), and Endpoint Security (SentinelOne, CrowdStrike, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of network design, firewalls, switches, routers, DNS, Certs, VPN, server infrastructure, virtualization, and data centers.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of security standards/frameworks such as NIST, ISO 27001, SSAE 18, PCI, HIPAA, CIS, COBIT, OWASP etc.
  • Preferable certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA.
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate with all levels including influencing executive leadership.
  • Strong oral, written, reporting and presentation skills. Strong emphasis on process documentation.
The anticipated starting base pay range for this role is listed below. Base salary is not the only component of our competitive total rewards package - you may also be eligible for bonus, commissions, equity, and other benefits as described below. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location.
Base Pay Range
$128,000$184,000 USD
Why Couchbase?
Modern customer experiences need a flexible cloud database platform that can power applications spanning from cloud to edge and everything in between. Couchbase’s mission is to simplify how developers and architects develop, deploy and consume modern applications wherever they are. We have reimagined the database with our fast, flexible and affordable cloud database platform Capella, allowing organizations to quickly build applications that deliver premium experiences to their customers– all with best-in-class price performance. More than 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their modern applications and build innovative new ones. See our recent awards to learn why Couchbase is a great place to work.We are honored to be a part of the Best Places to Work Award for the Bay Area and the UK. Couchbase offers a total rewards approach to benefits that recognizes the value you create here, so that you in turn may best serve yourself and your family. Some benefits include:
  • Generous Time Off Program - Flexibility to care for you and your family
  • Wellness Benefits - A variety of world class medical plans to choose from, along with dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs*
  • Financial Planning - RSU equity program*, ESPP program*, Retirement program* and Business Travel Insurance
  • Career Growth - Be valued, Create value approach
  • Fun Perks - A Monthly Lifestyle Spending Account credit, an ergonomic and comfortable in-office / WFH setup. Food & Snacks for in-office employees.
  • And much more!
*Note: some programs are not applicable to all countries. Please discuss with a Couchbase recruiter to learn more.
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