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Director, Engineering



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 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, Taipei, 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.

The Browser Technology Team (BTG) develops cutting-edge technology to make users more productive through an enhanced, more secure web browser experience.

What’s in it for you

The ideal candidate is a respected leader who has built and thrived inside a fast-growing and highly successful team. In this role, you will work closely with various engineering teams to innovate and build modern technology that enables safer and more productive web browsing experiences. You will also work closely with other product owners to seamlessly integrate the solutions into Netskope’s overall security portfolio. This is a leadership role and requires a combination of technical and management skills along with the ability to coach and mentor the various engineers in the team.

To be successful in this role you must possess a combination of strong technical acumen as well as have a passion for building teams. In this role, you’ll be responsible for working closely with various Netskope engineering and deployment teams to better understand the services and products . You will also play a key role in understanding the requests from various engineering teams, tackling their questions and concerns, creating scalable methods and ensuring technical details are communicated effectively. Furthermore, you will be responsible for consolidating, clearly communicating, and helping to prioritize feature requests. Finally, it is expected that you will be able to take ownership of high priority features and bugs for the engineering teams, communicate clear responses to and ensure the highest priorities issues are addressed as quickly as is feasible.

What you will be doing

  • Heading a team dedicated to developing cutting-edge technology aimed at safer and more productive web browsing experiences.
  • Working with product managers in product definition, working with architects in architecture design, and coordinating with other teams to build the complete solution.
  • Ensuring product resiliency and sustainability.
  • Managing a team of talented engineers and coaching, mentoring and encouraging their growth and career progress.
  • Establishing best practices and maintaining code hygiene in software development.

Required skills and experience

  • A minimum 10 + years of work experience with 4 +Years in managerial role
  • Experience managing a talented engineering team spanning all levels of experience.
  • Strong domain experience with Chrome and Chromium
  • In-depth knowledge of Kubernetes and building software using CNCF components and hand-on experience with CICD tools managing deployment at cloud scale.
  • A good understanding of data structures and algorithms.
  • A good understanding of distributed systems and networking technologies.
  • Strong Programming knowledge of Go, Python and/or C++
  • Knowledge of and experience with Chrome Embedded Framework, Service orchestration in AWS or GCP, VDI or video streaming is a big plus.
  • The ability to suggest coding best practices and bring in effective code review feedback.
  • Flexibility in coordinating with global teams and encouraging round-the-clock efficiency.
  • The ability to coach, mentor and encourage growth and career progress of team members.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Communicate in an open, transparent and consistent manner with team and co-workers.
  • Determination and the ever-ready willingness to roll-up your sleeves to respond to the needs of customers proactively and promptly.
  • An achievement-oriented personality and willingness to take responsibility for your own actions.
  • A belief in innovation and out-of-the box thinking to foster originality of ideas
  • Past experience managing international teams from different countries/cultures is preferred.


  • BSCS or equivalent required, MSCS or equivalent strongly preferred


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