Sr. Director Software Development
Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.
Sr. Director, Engineering - Endpoint Development
We are currently seeking a Senior Director of Engineering to lead and grow Forcepoint Global Endpoint Engineering responsible for building all endpoints used by Forcepoint products. Reporting into the VP of Engineering for Data and Insider Threat, this candidate will be responsible for transforming endpoint development within Forcepoint into an industry leading function. This is a highly challenging role. The ideal candidate must have extensive experience developing endpoints and/or leading endpoint development across multiple platforms (e.g. Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile) and in geographically distributed environments. The candidate will partner with people across the globe responsible for the development, delivery, and support of products whom depend on their endpoints. This role requires someone who works well in highly stressful environments, understands challenging problems, is a creative problem solver, and communicates well. This is a critical role for execution on Forcepoint’s mission to protect the ‘Human Point’. This is a great opportunity to work with a large team focused on growing existing products and innovating to tackle larger problems in security. You will have the opportunity to drive exciting technical projects in an innovative atmosphere and provide technical leadership. You will be responsible for growing the capabilities of the engineers and leaders on your teams. This position is located in Austin, TX.
Encourages innovate and outside the box thinking leading to cutting edge solutions Challenges team to be the industry leading endpoint development organization Cultivates an environment where engineers respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals Ensures Forcepoint maintains best-in-class hardware and software products and pricing Ensures business and technology solutions are aligned, secure, and compliant with corporate strategies Ensures financial sustainability Oversees the management of and relationship with contractors and suppliers
Education, Experience, and Skills
4+ years in senior roles leading software development teams Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field Proven ability to drive technical vision, delivery, and operational performance improvements across an organization In-depth experience leading teams developing close to the hardware (e.g. building drivers, kernel modules, endpoints, etc.) on multiple platforms Results-oriented approach to development, testing, and delivery of products and features Track record building high performing engineering teams Ability to work across disciplines to partner with other groups to lead the business to success Leading multiple agile teams working concurrently on multiple applications Strong public speaking skills Ability to execute complex projects in large organization A can-do approach backed by accomplishments. You know how to win; you know how to transform