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Sr. Engineering Manager, Big Data



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

About Netskope

Today, there's more data and users outside the enterprise than inside, causing the network perimeter as we know it to dissolve. We realized a new perimeter was needed, one that is built in the cloud and follows and protects data wherever it goes, so we started Netskope to redefine Cloud, Network and Data Security.

Since 2012, we have built the market-leading cloud security company and an award-winning culture powered by hundreds of employees spread across offices in Santa Clara, St. Louis, Bangalore, London, Melbourne, and Tokyo. Our core values are openness, honesty, and transparency, and we purposely developed our open desk layouts and large meeting spaces to support and promote partnerships, collaboration, and teamwork. From catered lunches and office celebrations to employee recognition events (pre and hopefully post-Covid) and social professional groups such as the Awesome Women of Netskope (AWON), we strive to keep work fun, supportive and interactive. Visit us at Netskope Careers. Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter@Netskope.

About the role

Please note, this team is hiring across all levels and candidates are individually assessed and appropriately leveled based upon their skills and experience.

Netskope’s SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) group designs and develops cutting edge solutions to secure customer SaaS applications. The SSPM team builds various products and functionality that provide deep visibility, risk insights and posture management policies for users, 3rd party applications, devices and data across platforms like Microsoft 365, AzureAD, Okta, Google Workspace, Salesforce and more.

As the Senior Engineering Manager you will be driving teams responsible for designing, researching, developing, testing and operating highly reliable and scalable cloud services.

What’s in it for you

  • Manage a high caliber globally distributed engineering and research team.
  • Forefront of cutting edge SaaS security innovation.
  • Opportunity to delve into greenfield problems in the SaaS Security space.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with cross functional groups like product management, marketing and UX to launch high impact features and functionalities.
  • Use modern development, testing and deployment methodologies to deliver software services for our customers.

What you will be doing

  • Provide hands-on leadership to cross functional scrum teams consisting of backend engineers (mid level - Principals), UI engineers, SDETs and security researchers.
  • Develop long term engineering vision of the areas owned.
  • Drive and maintain a high bar for engineering excellence and accountability to support high availability and reliability, including driving investigations to determine root cause and implement solutions.
  • Collaborate with Product Management team, UX team and peer engineering teams to built new features.
  • Hire, train and assess the performance of direct reports across different levels.
  • Assist in the growth of employees through coaching, training and career development activities.
  • Handling customer escalations, performing root cause analysis and driving customer issues to closure.

Required skills and experience

  • At least 15 years of relevant software engineering experience.
  • At least 3 yrs of experience managing high performing engineering teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to bootstrap teams for greenfield initiatives, set processes and guidelines (eg : shift left quality, CI/CD).
  • Comfortable using frameworks like OKR and DORA to measure success of the team and hold them accountable.
  • Prior experience in backend programming languages like Java / Python / Golang is required.
  • Experience in leading at least one customer facing cloud service end to end is mandatory.
  • Demonstrable experience in guiding modern software engineering teams building microservices.
  • Prior experience in distributed systems, knowledge of operating at least one database system (OLAP, NoSQL or GraphDB) at scale will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity in building event driven architecture on Kubernetes.
  • Prior experience of building and operating services (including FinOps) in public cloud like GCP or AWS will be a huge plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate in an open, transparent , collaboratively and in a consistent manner with other teams and your co-workers.


  • BSCS or equivalent required, MSCS or equivalent strongly preferred


Netskope is committed to implementing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. Netskope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on religion, race, color, sex, marital or veteran statues, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations of any jurisdiction in which we operate.

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