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Director of Engineering

Veza

Veza

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Veza is a well-funded startup headquartered in the Silicon Valley, operating with a remote-first mindset with teams across the US, Canada and Europe. We are building an iconic cloud data security company for the multi-cloud era. We are backed by top-tier VCs, angel investors, and security leaders from Google, Stripe, Facebook, and more. The founding team consists of serial entrepreneurs and early engineers from startups and cloud scale companies.

We’re looking for a rockstar Director of Engineering to lead the next phase of our growth. You'll work alongside builders who have helped to shape the success of companies such as Google, Okta, Rubrik, AWS and more. This is a key leadership role within the Engineering organization

We are building the next generation data security platform for the multi-cloud era - will you join us?

Location: Preference for United States, Canada or Europe

Key responsibilities

As a Director of Engineering, you will wear many hats, but core responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as the engineering leader for engineering deliverables
    • Answer questions and resolve issues brought forth by the engineering team members
    • Create detailed engineering plans, processes, and procedures for engineering team members to use and abide by
    • Check and confirm the accuracy of the work performed and the methods used by engineering team members
    • Drive the conduction of various tests and quality assurance checks to verify the quality of completed projects
  • Cross-team collaboration
    • Work with product managers to note down the product requirements and customers’ use cases, and work as a team for prioritization and adjustments of the deliverables if needed
    • Communicate and collaborate with other managers, and stakeholders
    • Propose and oversee resources, dependencies and timelines for engineering projects
  • Hiring and Training
    • Hire and train engineering team members
    • Make a plan to hire and train engineering team members
    • Mentor and challenge team members for better productivity

Culture Alignment:

We’re driven to build a strong company culture and are looking for individuals with strong alignment with the following:

  • Stay Customer Obsessed
  • Iterate, Adapt, and Innovate
  • Demonstrate a will to win
  • Lead with Humility
  • Act with Integrity
  • Founder’s Mentality

Ideal qualifications:

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience with 4+ years of experience leading the effort to build enterprise SaaS products
  • Experience building, delivering and managing support for SaaS products that stream large amounts of data
  • Experience building and delivering services in AWS and/or on Kubernetes
  • Experience leading and managing a fully distributed team
  • Solid understanding of software engineering fundamentals and modern software delivery process
  • Knowledge of Agile development, including Scrum management, stories, defect tracking & management, product backlog, JIRA and MVP
  • Excellent interpersonal and technical communication skills
  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
  • Relentlessly high standards (never satisfied with the status quo)
  • Able to dive deep, never out of touch with the details of the business and technology
  • Leadership skills necessary to manage and develop a team
  • Organizational competencies and project management skills to keep projects, processes, and the entire engineering team on track
  • Experience working with product, design, business and leadership in setting the long term strategic direction for team and product
  • Ability to wear multiple hats in a fast-paced environment
  • Hands-on, “can do” attitude and a bias for action
  • Low ego and high intellectual curiosity

Nice-to-have skills:

  • Spearhead various research and development initiatives to identify opportunities for new projects and improved processes
  • Prepare and deliver various engineering-related presentations, both internally and externally

About Veza:

Veza is the data security platform built on the power of authorization. Our platform is purpose-built for multi-cloud environments to help you use and share your data more safely. Veza makes it easy to dynamically visualize, understand and control who can and should take what action on what data. We organize authorization metadata across identity providers, data systems, cloud service providers, and applications — all to address the toughest data security challenges of the multi-cloud era. Founded in 2020, the company is remote-first and funded by top-tier venture capital firms including Accel Partners, Bain Capital, Ballistic Ventures, Google Ventures (GV), Norwest Venture Partners, and True Ventures. To learn more, please visit us at veza.com.