Sr. Director of Engineering

Job title: Sr. Director of Engineering

Department: Engineering      

Reports to: EVP of Engineering

Location: Santa Clara, CA (South-Bay Office)

What You Will Be Doing

In this role, you will be responsible for leading development (dev/test) of our cloud-based security services while managing a highly productive engineering team. To be successful you will need the ability to lead by example and own all parts of software service development and its delivery – staffing, design, development, test, and facilitate deployments using the Agile development and delivery model. You will be working with Product Management, Customer-Success and other parts of the organization to set the engineering roadmap and motivate your teams to deliver quality products on time. You will also need to have a clear and positive communication style combined with a flexible attitude.  Although this is a management role, we are looking for a candidate that isn’t afraid to roll-up their sleeves when needed.

The Details

  • Manage a cross functional team of 35 – 50 Development and Test Engineers that are local, remote and offshore.
  • Effectively manage development programs for the team to ensure timely delivery, including requirements review, task breakdown and assignment, delivery estimation, issue triage, and per plan execution (dev/test).
  • Agile development with CI/CD focus.
  • Advocate for, evangelize, and implement engineering best practices with your team, and across the engineering organization as a whole
  • Work closely with the Information security & compliance teams to ensure application and SaaS Infrastructure security.
  • Work closely with Customer Success team to ensure we are doing our utmost to meet customer expectations.

What You Need For This Position

  • At least 15 - 20 years of professional software development experience with 8-12 years of experience managing engineering teams.
  • Significant experience managing a distributed and a global team.
  • Experience with the Agile development model.
  • Experience building Cloud based products and services with CI/CD mindset.
  • Deep understanding of cloud-based service delivery model and big data technologies.
  • Prior experience working with Kafka, Cassandra, Elastic-Search a plus.
  • Strong project management skills, exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast moving and growing environment.
  • Must be a team player that works collaboratively with product and support teams.
  • Commitment to transparency and direct feedback for continuous improvement.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent in work experience          

About CloudPassage

At CloudPassage, we are all about making cloud computing more secure and agile for leading global enterprise companies by resolving the number one inhibitor to cloud adoption: security. This challenge requires smart, passionate, and creative people.

We invented agile security for modern infrastructure. Our platform protects the most critical business assets. Staying in front of the cloud security landscape is a huge challenge that requires expertise, creativity, hard work and intense collaboration.

Leading enterprises like Citrix,, and Adobe use CloudPassage to enhance their security and compliance posture while remaining agile. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Tenaya Capital, Shasta Ventures, Musea Ventures and other leading investors.

Top Reasons to Work With Us:

  • CloudPassage is a growing, well-funded company that is making a difference
  • At the bleeding edge of security and technology
  • There are a lot of smart people to work with!
  • Great pay, benefits, and stock options
  • Rapid career advancement (plenty of opportunities to take on additional responsibility with a fast growing company!)
  • Opportunity to work with some of the biggest names for customers
  • Opportunity to make an impact on customer's security issues
  • Opportunity to work with “the best security tool” in the industry
  • We get stuff done!


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