Head of Information Security at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US

Nextdoor is looking for an experienced and hands-on Head of Information Security, to lead and scale all aspects of our security team. This leader will partner with engineering, product, legal, and the People team to identify gaps in security posture, and help drive security best practices across the company.


  • Develop, manage and implement Nextdoor’s information security strategy
  • Continuous assessment of current security practices and systems, and identifying areas for improvement
  • Ensure the Security team participates in the software development lifecycle to verify that engineers are trained and following secure coding practices
  • Running security audits and risk assessments
  • Delivering new security technology approaches and implementation of modern solutions
  • Define and drive threat identification and response across the company
  • Define and drive training programs, tailored to specific teams across the company


  • 15+ years of relevant industry experience in information technology with a minimum of 7 years in information security
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical and investigative skills combined with the ability to develop creative solutions and navigate through ambiguity in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Current and deep technical knowledge and experience working with the latest information security technologies and tools, including both commercially available and open-source
  • Experience in building high-performing teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A highly analytical and inquisitive work style with a keen attention to detail while possessing the ability to see the big picture
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • A strong passion for Nextdoor’s mission


  • 100% company-paid health insurance premiums (medical, dental, and vision) for you and your dependents
  • Paid vacation and company holidays
  • Free catered dinners Monday through Thursday and catered lunch on Wednesdays
  • Monthly gym stipend
  • One time cell phone & headphone stipend
  • Annual learning and development stipend
  • Two paid volunteer days off
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Fully stocked kitchen with drinks, snacks and candy
  • La Marzocco espresso machine with Blue Bottle coffee
  • Health FSA
  • 401K plan