Director of Engineering, Web AlienVault
Engineering Austin , Texas
We are seeking a versatile, hands-on Director of Engineering to lead a global team of talented engineers responsible for AlienVault?s Open Threat Exchange. This position provides two key functions for AlienVault. First, the team is manically-focused on continuing to extend the functionality of the world?s largest open threat intelligence community. Second, the team develops new tools and analytics that process the millions of threat contributions from OTX users and partners each day. The ideal candidate should have a background in developing highly scalable tools targeted at IT security professionals and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment (as well as understand the specific challenges that come along with it). This is a hands-on technical leadership role. Strong coding chops are a must have.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
Collaborating with other senior technology leaders to develop architectural roadmaps while providing expertise on the platform architecture.
Overseeing the engineering team's efforts and meeting customer needs.
Designing system architecture and software components that align with AlienVault?s business strategies and objectives.
Provide expertise on engineering best practices, standards, architectural approaches and complex technical resolutions for processes.
Oversee quality improvement using Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) efforts to ensure that deliverables are secure, scalable and reliable
Direct key architecture and infrastructure decisions.
Work closely with the CTO/SVP Engineering and Engineering Team Leaders to plan and execute software engineering development cycles in an Agile environment.
Lead and build strong global software development engineering teams and a strong, positive software engineering culture.
Plan, execute and measure product success for the Engineering Team.
Responsible to execute all Engineering Team initiatives.
All other duties and responsibilities and may be assigned
WHAT YOU NEED:
Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science
10+ years of experience in building products for IT professionals
Extensive experience in both Python and Java
Extensive web development background and comfortable with both the management and technical programming aspect of the position
Proven track record of successfully delivering high quality software
Proven project and delivery experience in a professional environment, including ownership or delivery of a sizable product and/or product component
In-depth understanding and experience with agile principles and practices
Experience working in a continuous deployment environment
Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members
Must be very comfortable programming
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Knowledge of enterprise security/threat intelligence/threat detection a big plus.
Experience in Network security is a plus.
Experience with application security a plus.
Machine learning experience
Functional programming experience
Open source security tools: OSSEC, snort, Metasploit, Nessus
Tools: Github or similar, Sphinx, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Hadoop, Valgrind, Fortify
WHAT YOU GET:
A competitive compensation that includes base salary + equity
The opportunity to build innovative, scalable technologies with the global leader in unified security management
Work with a company that has been won numerous industry awards and is recognized as a Visionary SEIM vendor.
Live and work in beautiful Austin, Texas.
So, if you are a hands-on Director of Engineering with a strong programming background and are looking to join a growth oriented company, please apply today. Interviews are being scheduled immediately.
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