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Head of Engineering, U.S.

Company: Skyflow
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Head of Engineering, U.S. (Palo Alto, CA - Remote)
About Skyflow:We are Skyflow, a Silicon Valley startup that has built the world's first data privacy vault delivered as an API. Our mission is to transform how businesses handle and protect their users' financial, healthcare, and personal information - the data that powers our digital economy. Inspired by the zero trust data vaults that Apple and Netflix built to handle customer data, we've built a cloud-based vault that is available through a simple and elegant API. With Skyflow, developers can easily build best-of-breed data privacy, security and compliance directly into their applications, the same way they use Stripe, Twilio, or Okta.Skyflow is based in Palo Alto California, with offices in Bangalore, India, and team members working from locations all around the world. Come join us!
About the role:As an Head of Engineering, U.S., you will be responsible for hiring, mentoring, and leading high-performance software development teams based in the U.S. who are developing the core services and APIs of Skyflow's platform. You will drive teams to participate in, and be responsible for, ensuring sound software architecture and enforcing best practices in software quality, security, testing, and documentation. You will be working daily with a brilliant team of product managers & engineers who are passionate about pioneering the field of data privacy by building high-quality enterprise solutions that delight our customers.
We know great engineering leaders can come from diverse backgrounds so no single individual may have all the desired skills on day one. But if you are the kind of engineering leader who would have loved to have led teams for Stripe or Twilio API's, or the Slack or Zendesk app, or the Snowflake or MongoDB platform - we want to talk to you.
Desired Qualifications:

  • A passion for people with at least 5+ years of experience in engineering management
  • A love for empowering and developing engineers, with a strong track record of creating team cohesion where the sum is greater than the whole of its parts
  • A proven ability to collaborate effectively with other senior leaders across a company
  • Experience aligning software engineering within a product-driven environment - You have set up and managed cross-functional engineering teams
  • Experience scaling a team and growing engineering managers into the next generation of engineering leadership
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with both highly-technical and non-technical teams alike
  • Inherently curious and a lifelong learner
  • Curious and creative, able to push boundaries, ask "why?" and "why not?", and is tenacious with problem-solving
    Nice-to-Haves:
    • Experience with zero-knowledge proofs, and building zero-trust systems
    • Keeping up with ever-evolving cryptography standards and techniques
    • Good understanding of modern privacy expectations and compliance
      Responsibilities:
      • Attract world-class Engineering talent & scale engineering teams across multiple geographies
      • Drive product vision and strategy of the company
      • Ensure Skkyflow stays a thought leader and pioneer in data privacy protection
      • Engage with strategic customers and represent Skyflow in public forums such as conferences and industry events
      • Identify and build depth in core technological differentiators
      • Drive bottom-up roadmaps and instill a culture of innovation in the team
      • Drive customer retention and satisfaction by working with customer success and professional services teams
      • Build practices to adhere to enterprise security compliance
      • Drive infrastructure operations and monitoring teams
      • Innovate & push the boundaries of Skyflow's product
        Benefits:
        • $1,000 Work from home expense (U.S., Canada, and Australia)
        • Excellent Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options (Varies by Country)
        • Unlimited PTO
        • Flexible Hours
        • Generous Equity
          At Skyflow, we believe that diverse teams are the strongest teams. We invite applicants of all genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, ages, religions, sexual orientations, disability statuses, educational experiences, family situations, and socio-economic backgrounds.
          If you'd really like your application to stand out - please grab my email from the 'contact info' link on my profile, then email me and tell me in a few sentences: how you've built and scaled engineering teams and which types of engineers you've led; how you've interacted with customers; and if you have any relevant cryptography or security and privacy industry knowledge

Keywords: Skyflow, Palo Alto , Head of Engineering, U.S., Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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