Events  Deals  Jobs 
    Sign in  
Cockroach Labs // open-source database software
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Friday, March 25, 2022
Apply To Job

Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database on the planet that scales fast, survives anything, & thrives anywhere. We created CockroachDB to unshackle teams from the constraints of their database. Join us on our mission to enable every developer to build world-changing applications!

About the Role

Were seeking an experienced leader to lead our Security Engineering efforts at Cockroach Labs. As a leader of the Security Engineering team, you will strategically influence how we keep our customers secure while supporting a high-growth business. You will implement a multi-year strategy & ensure the strategy's success through your leadership ability, sharing information & knowledge with the company, senior leaders, & our customers. Lastly, you will provide the necessary guidance & technical leadership to more junior engineers. A successful candidate will be able to balance constantly evolving tactical needs with the ability to drive critical initiatives across the company & with our partners.

You Will

  • Drive complex strategic, security initiatives to delivery. 
  • Develop a high-performing team by pursuing performance excellence through shared goals, shared leadership across the organization, collaboration, open communication, clear role expectations, & group operating rules with a strong sense of accountability & trust.
  • Recommend improvements into overall best practices, design, testability & quality, & productivity.
  • Lead penetration testing & leverage data to analyze, interpret & solve business problems.
  • Partner with other areas of the organization, such as Product & Legal, to drive remediation of findings & ensure regulatory/audit compliance.
  • Advocate security & secure practices across Cockroach Labs, maintaining a balance of security & usability. 
  • Define plans & quarterly OKRs to execute against key objectives & roadmap.
  • Deliver security guidance concisely & clearly for security engineering projects & activities.
  • Advise executives, senior management, & customers via supporting documentation on security engineering-related items.
  • Guide conversations to remove blockers & encourage collaboration across teams.
  • Provide a point of escalation for teams facing complex technical challenges.
  • Expose technology & organizational needs throughout the department.

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will become an integrated member of our engineering team. We believe that it's essential for you to take this first month to become familiar with our technology & our company. Through building rapport with your direct reports & leadership at Cockroach Labs, you will better understand the security needs of the business & start having a solid grasp on our product roadmap & priority projects.

After 3 months, you will be fully integrated into the team & comfortable leading our security efforts. You will be managing a team of 6-8 engineers & starting to grow the team yourself. You will be making sure that each member of your team is working on projects that align with both our needs & their interests.

You Have

  • A passion for building relationships & are responsible for the welfare of the engineering team you manage, including their professional development & growth. We're looking for managers that want to empower the team to achieve their professional & personal goals.
  • Experience leading & managing security engineers. 
  • Previous experience in Security Engineering activities across endpoints, servers, storage, IaaS, & networks.
  • In-depth knowledge of common controls, infrastructure, & application security vulnerabilities & mitigations. 
  • A solid product architecture knowledge & grasp of how a variety of team interactions may impact it.
  • Been exposed to performance management, understanding the importance of building an effective team that can function independently while collaborating & supporting each other.
  • Data-driven, customer-focused, self-motivated, & organized
  • Ability to communicate technical details clearly across organizational boundaries.
  • 15+ years of experience working in software engineering organizations.
  • 8+ years of experience working in a security-focused role. 
  • 8+ years of Engineering leadership, including hiring & leading leaders.

The Team

Reporting to Isaac Wong - VP of Engineering

Isaac is responsible for the health of the engineering organization at Cockroach Labs. He partners closely with teams to ensure we have a balanced culture that promotes quality & innovation in pursuit of our goals. Before joining Cockroach Labs Isaac was in life sciences for 16 years with Medidata Solutions where he had a front-row seat on the exciting ride from a 30 person startup to more than 2000 people worldwide. But the lure of distributed, resilient, & consistent SQL databases, along with the amazing technology & culture at Cockroach Labs proved too much. When not working he likes to draw, play the piano, & search NYC for cannoli's with his wife & kids.

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you & your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse & inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at

[EEOC & accessibility are HUGELY important, & it is critical that we have this on every job description in addition to the EEOC questions through Greenhouse.]

Apply To Job
© 2021 GarysGuide      About    Feedback    Press    Terms