VP of Engineering

    • Herndon, VA

Does the idea of being in the middle of building an amazing team of engineers, solving complex technical problems and delivering a solution that customers love sound like the best day ever?  Do your proudest moments come from seeing the look of wonder after you help your team accomplish something they didn’t think they could? If so, read on.

At Expel, we help businesses bridge the cybersecurity talent gap by providing transparent managed security. To do this we build technology to make sure our security analysts are solving important problems, and robots are handling the rest. We delight in using technology and solid design to make security accessible (nay, even enjoyable) for our customers.

We’re looking for that very special someone who can help us build our team and deliver on this challenge. Your proven experience in engineering leadership and your inquiry-based approach to problem solving will help you take our team and our product to new destinations. Your analytical thinking, mixed with a bit of iconoclasm, will help us redefine what’s possible in the managed services space. 

As you join our team you’ll align our product development and financial strategies with our vision to make sure we’re solving the right problems in the right way. You’ll guide our engineering managers to find new ways to more efficiently deliver capabilities while making sure we’re delivering a quality experience for our users every single time. Does that sound like the kind of challenge you’d like to take on? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

What Expel can do for you

  • Drop you into the middle of a fast-growing cybersecurity company with some of the most enthusiastic customers and engineers you’ve ever seen

  • Give you an opportunity to have a strategic impact on the business, and a personal impact on our team

  • Place you in the forefront of the product development part of our business filled with hardworking people who care deeply about our customers

  • Give you the chance to create new technologies from the ground up

  • Provide public speaking and content creation opportunities to help grow your personal brand

  • Support you with a product management and operations team that delivers

  • Continue your management and leadership journey through education and mentorship

What you can do for Expel

  • Build and execute strategy that promotes ever-increasing customer happiness

  • Ensure we understand the technology landscape, and our path through it

  • Wield your experience to see the future and anticipate business needs

  • Develop a strategic financial plan, and deliver against it

  • Drive constant improvement in people, process, and the product overall

  • Help your team grow skills and experience to further their careers at Expel or elsewhere

  • Be cheerfully willing to be subject to the Execuwonk Challenge

What you should bring with you

  • Deep understanding of business operations, competitive strategy, and financial metrics

  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and conflict management skills across communication styles and levels from deeply technical through executive

  • Ability to quickly engender trust and build strong long-term relationships

  • Facility navigating a diverse set of regulatory environments, as they relate to infrastructure and operations

  • Outstanding presentation skills to technical and non-technical audiences alike

  • Strong knowledge of data analysis and performance/operational metrics and statistics

  • Extensive knowledge of engineering and quality methods, particularly in SaaS  environments

  • Understanding of cloud applications and infrastructure

  • Experience building remote teams both in-house and offshore

  • 15+ years of experience in engineering and engineering leadership coupled with a bachelor's degree in a related field, or an equivalently compelling series of life experiences

Additional notes

At Expel, our employee benefits reflect our commitment to our crew. Unlimited PTO, equity for everyone, work location flexibility, up to 24 weeks of parental leave, and excellent health benefits are some of the ways we care for our Expletives.

We're looking to hire in someone who will work in our Herndon, VA office.

We’re only hiring those authorized to work in the United States. We do not currently sponsor immigration visas.

We're an Equal Opportunity Employer: You'll receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

We’ll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please let us know if you need accommodation of any kind.

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