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SecurityScorecard grading service helps orgs identify & manage key risks in their cloud systems.
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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The head of engineering is responsible for engineering product delivery. This position reports to the CTO & will be responsible for the engineering team. Close collaboration will be necessary with product management, architecture, product operations, threat intelligence & program management to ensure orderly & efficient engineering delivery. A suitable candidate is passionate about building high-performance teams, mentoring engineers & optimizing the engineering delivery process. The primary responsibility of this role is operational management of the engineering organization.

The SecurityScorecard platform is comprised of a worldwide network of sensors that are constantly gathering data, both passively & actively, about the state of every device connected to the Internet. By analyzing this data & leveraging deep knowledge & understanding of core Internet protocols SecurityScorecard is able to identify & track the security posture of any company in the world. This task poses hard problems from various areas: high performance computation, distributed computation, statistical modeling, etc.

The SecurityScorecard team is a fully distributed workforce that spans four continents with primary development areas in New York, Argentina & the Czech Republic. A successful candidate will be comfortable with managing a fully distributed workforce, comfortable in a multicultural & international environment with an ability to travel as necessary between the primary work locations.


  • Technical
    • 15+ years experience building enterprise or carrier products
    • Strong knowledge of distributed systems & high performance computing
    • Strong ability to decompose large complex systems
    • Passionate commitment to agile development principles
    • Experience building security products
    • Principled thinking/reasoning - not defined by tools of the day
  • Management
    • 10+ years managing medium to large engineering teams
    • 5+ years reporting to C-Level officers
    • Passion for designing teams & developing people
    • Excellent conflict management & resolution skills
    • Strong & effective communicator
    • VC backed technology startup experience
  • Educational
    • MS in CS / EE or equivalent
    • Demonstrated passion for personal investment & growth


  • Team building & organizational design
    • Continuous career development of engineers - individual contributor & supervisory tracks
    • Continuously update the team structure based on evolving needs of the business
    • Forecasting, budgeting & planning infrastructure & headcount
    • Maintain strong relationships with peer functions: product management, program management, architecture, product operations, customer success & sales engineering
    • Recruit & develop top engineering talent
  • Product Delivery
    • Design & continuous improvement on engineering delivery process
    • Ensure effective resource allocation of engineering resources
    • Mature the engineering leads ability to facilitate the delivery process
    • Effectively communicate the state of the delivery pipeline to all parties
    • Identification of constraints whether skills or resource based


  • Technologies
    • Languages: GoLang (Data Gathering & Orchestration), C++ (ETL & HPC), Scala (Analytics), Javascript (UI) & Python (Operations Glue).
    • Datastores: Postgres, Redis, Mongo, AWS S3, & HDFS.
    • Schedulers: HTCondor & Airflow.
    • Operations Tooling: Kubernetes, Jenkins, DataDog, PagerDuty,
    • Infrastructure: AWS Cloud & ISP Colocation for bare metal.
  • Operations
    • Global availability, sun never sets operations & support
    • In-Region to In-Country low latency data delivery
  • Management
    • Communications: Email, Slack, Zoom & Trello.
    • Workflow & Knowledge Base: Github, Jira, & Confluence.
    • Engineers: 25 (EoY 2018) -> 40 (EoY 2019), distributed workforce (North America, South America & Europe)
    • Key Stakeholder Partners: Product Management, Product Operations, Chief Architect, Program Management, Customer Success, Sales Engineering & CTO
    • Travel: As necessary to office locations (NYC, Prague & Buenos Aires)
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