Security Development Manager

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Francisco, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Compensation Range
    164200 USD - 241700 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, and drive us. Our mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most significant to them: their students, patients, customers, and businesses. We’re making networking easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works.

As manager of the Security Development team, you will have a substantial impact on the security of millions of Cisco Meraki users all around the world. We are looking for people who are passionate about building full stack security tools and have substantial experience developing in a containerized cloud/data center hybrid environment.


  • Lead a team of engineers in building and supporting critical security systems (including secrets and certificates management)

  • Assist in defining the roadmap for “paved path” secure system development

  • Guide the team in defining quarterly OKRs, milestones and sprint tasks

  • Champion SecDevOps practices throughout the build pipeline

  • Participate in and serve as an escalation point for the Security Development on-call team

  • Facilitate and champion secure coding practices both within and outside of the team

  • Partner with engineering teams in achieving company goals.

  • Represent Security Development in cross functional forums, ensuring achievable commitments


  • Are passionate about team building and providing compassionate, people focused leadership.

  • Have 3+ years of experience in leading software engineers

  • Are comfortable getting hands-on with code (Python)

  • Have several years of demonstrated experience building, testing and supporting critical production systems. 

  • Have demonstrated experience with a wide selection of AWS services as well as IaaC frameworks such as Terraform. 

  • Are adept with project management; confident with managing scope, timelines and deliverables; Experienced with agile. 

  • Have 3+ years experience in web, database, information, and/or infrastructure security

  • Know and love learning about the latest security tools, infrastructure

  • Enjoy being a resource for other engineers and sharing your knowledge of secure coding practices

  • Have experience on a pager rotation where you responded to incidents quickly


  • Experience in managing the distribution of x509 certificates

  • Confident in knowledge of the OWASP Top 10 and other common vulnerabilities

  • Experience with penetration testing

  • Experience with IoT platforms, large-scale distributed systems, and/or client-server architectures

  • Experience with PCI/FedRamp/SOC2/GDPR compliance requirements


At Meraki, we are driven by the desire to make managing sophisticated networks simple. Our firmware combined with a web-based dashboard allows customers to manage enterprise scale networks using a simple point and click interface. We are passionate about building real products that our customers love. We believe in fostering a positive culture by hiring, coaching, and empowering hard-working, helpful, humble people. With the support of management, we constantly look within for ways to improve organizationally. Finally, we maintain a positive relationship with Cisco that gives us the stability and resources of a larger company without sacrificing our startup vibe—including an amazing office overlooking the Bay Bridge, stocked full of food and drinks.

Meraki is headquartered in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco, with beautiful views of the Oracle Ballpark and the Bay beyond. There are also locations in San Jose, Chicago, and Austin. All locations offer a generous benefits package.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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