VEN Software Engineering Manager

Company Description

Illumio delivers adaptive security for every computing environment, protecting the 80 percent of data center and cloud traffic missed by the perimeter. The company’s Adaptive Security Platform™ visualizes application traffic and delivers continuous, scalable, and dynamic policy and enforcement to every bare-metal server, VM, and container in data centers and public clouds. Using Illumio, enterprises such as Morgan Stanley, Plantronics, NTT, and Creative Artists Agency have achieved secure application and cloud migration, environmental segmentation, high-value application protection from breaches and threats, and compliance with no changes to applications or infrastructure. 

Job Description

As Manager of the VEN (Agent) team, you will hire, coach, and support the VEN developers. The VEN , virtual enforcement node software runs on every workload managed by Illumio’s customers and ensures their security  The software itself is highly innovative, high-quality and has a light resource footprint on the workload.  You will work collaboratively with engineers, product managers, and executives through the planning and development lifecycle. In addition to management, you will also have hands-on product design responsibilities, paired with strategic responsibility to insure Illumio creates products that satisfy customers by helping to keep their workloads safe from security threats. The ideal candidate will have a good low-level system knowledge of Linux, Windows and the networking stack.  You will work with the technical leads, and jointly be responsible for the leadership of the team. You will work collaboratively with your VP, your peers, and other design thought leaders to help Illumio garner market share. You will be challenged to leverage your creativity, your technical prowess, and your leadership skills to create and lead a team that satisfies customers and protects their systems.


Leading, coaching, and developing a team who collaborate as members of cross-functional feature teams   

Helping your team to ship great releases by participating in their design critique and iteration. As a startup, execution and delivery is critically important.

Representing the voice of your team and their feature teams in collaboration with other teams, executives, managers, and peers

Seeing and understanding your own product using the latest builds of the cutting edge technology you've helped create

Teaching someone else the craft of design by offering thoughtful feedback   

In a startup, being extremely proactive in getting whatever is needed done to advance the product and satisfy our customers.

Championing our respectful, collaborative culture that celebrates our work as avocation—not a sprint or a marathon    


  • 10+ years of experience in systems software development, with either 5 years as a Lead with management responsibilities, or 5 years as a Manager of a team of systems engineers
  • Expertise in systems/low level software and background services on Windows/Linux
  • Solid networking fundamentals (L2-L7)
  • Experience developing multi-threaded and multi-process applications
  • Languages: C++ (a must), C (nice to have)
Additional Information


Founded in January 2013, Illumio has raised $142.5 million from leading enterprise software investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, General Catalyst, BlackRock Funds, as well as industry leaders such as Jerry Yang, Marc Benioff and Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson.

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