Director, Engineering at Red Canary (Remote)

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Who We Are
Red Canary was founded to create a world where every organization can make its greatest impact without fear of cyber threats. We’re a cyber security company who protects, supports and empowers organizations to make better security decisions so they can focus on their mission without fear of cyber threats.

The combination of our market-defining technology and expertise prevents breaches every day and sets a new standard for partnership in the industry. We’re united in our commitment to customers and grounded in our values, which earned us a place on the Forbes Best Start-up Employers 2022 list. If our mission resonates with you, let’s talk.

What We Believe In
- Do what’s right for the customer
- Be kind and authentic
- Deliver great quality
- Be relentless

Challenges You Will Solve
Red Canary is looking for an experienced Software Engineering Director who has expertise with designing and modernizing infrastructure, platform, and software systems, and is passionate about applying their technical expertise to proactively solving sophisticated system problems. If you have strong experience working with high-volume, low latency data processing systems, and the ability to deep-dive into various components of the architecture. 

As the Director of Engineering, you will help design and lead a multi-year product roadmap, balancing short and long-term goals and investments. In this role, you will work closely with product leadership, design, engineering, and other cross-functional teams to determine Red Canary’s platform product strategies, ensure successful product launches, and plan for global market growth.

What You'll Do

  • Oversee multiple engineering managers and their teams responsible for developing and maintaining the stability and scalability of our platform
  • Translate business objectives, drive data-driven prioritization and provide reliable engineering estimates aligned to the roadmap, while balancing technical debt and unplanned work
  • Work effectively across departments (Product Management, Trust, Customer Success), building relationships and collaborating with internal counterparts and thought leaders
  • Develop and adhere to a disciplined product development process, ensuring key milestones are met. Drive product insights, roadmap prioritization, and resource allocation. Ensure continued focus on long-term innovation.
  • Own and maintain the quality of the product areas you and your team(s) are responsible for; deliver innovative world-class software and stellar customer experience with each release.

What You'll Bring

  • 10 + years of experience with software engineering management; experience building software products and shipping products as in an agile/scrum/kanban environment
  • 2+ years of people management responsibilities
  • Passion for mentoring and growing team members (both managers and individual contributors) in their professional and technical development
  • Strong experience working with high-volume, low latency data processing systems, and the ability to deep-dive into various components of the architecture
  • You are familiar or can quickly come up to speed with Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Go and Rust and associated continuous integration and container orchestration technologies.
  • Depth in understanding of cloud architectures, scalable systems designs, secure architecture patterns, and business-critical Linux environments
  • A breadth of experience designing and modernizing infrastructure, platform, and software systems, and are passionate about applying your technical expertise to proactively solving sophisticated system problems
  • You are technically proficient and will be able to work directly with senior engineers to get their buy in, proactively solve issues and act as a subject matter expert across assigned scope
  • You will guide and lead the teams in technology choice evaluation, avoid chasing the shiny object and drive pragmatic choices focused on reliability, scalability and resilience.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and change and can process the information, define the strategy and deliver results at scale; you have the ability to distill complex and ambiguous situations into impactful plans for your team
  • You are excellent at verbal and written communication skills and use it to articulate the vision, drive clarity and influence at all levels including team members, stakeholders, execs, partners and customers
  • You have the fluidity to act as an individual contributor and produce substantive deliverables

Targeted base salary range: $200,000 - $250,000 + bonus eligibility and equity depending on experience.

Why Red Canary?
Red Canary is where people embody our mission to improve security outcomes for all. People work hard to maintain a culture that encourages authenticity in order to do your best work. Our people are driven and committed to finding the best security outcomes, delivering real and actionable answers, and being transparent along the way. 

At Red Canary, we offer a very rich benefits program to our full-time team members so they can focus on their families and improving our customers’ security. For a full list of benefits, please review our Benefits Summary:

Individuals seeking employment at Red Canary are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
  • People Operations
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    • RubyLanguages
    • RustLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • SlackCollaboration
    • ZoomCollaboration
    • AsanaProject Management
    • BasecampProject Management


Our state-of-the-art HQ is located in the brand new McGregor Square centered in Denver's historic LoDo. From inception we have been hybrid workforce.

An Insider's view of Red Canary

What's something quirky about your company?

On a quarterly basis, we have a companywide gathering that we affectionately call BEASTMODE. It’s a great opportunity for “Canaries” from across the country to come together, level-set on the state of the business, get to know each other better, and build a close knit community trying to make a positive impact on the world.


Director, Customer Success

What projects are you most excited about?

The Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) reached the milestone of 10,000 spec/unit tests to validate our detection logic, an indicator of how diligently we maintain our detectors. Continued validation that everything is working as anticipated is key to ensuring a successful security program.


VP, Customer Security Operations

What makes someone successful on your team?

Curiosity. If you are asking questions, building on what you just learned, and relating it to something known, then you are truly curious about what you’re learning and you will become an expert.


Director of Product Support

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

As we continue to grow and add specialized focus across digital media, video, and an even more robust content program, I want the team to be able to take all the great insights and educational pieces and recommendations and make it easy for people to find them, understand them, and implement them. To be able to use what we’re doing in marketing in


Director, Marketing

What does career growth look like on your team?

Customer Solutions Engineers possess a blended skillset that intersects business, security and technical. Team members can grow within their role or continue to develop their talents into positions such as technical account manager, security architect, and evangelist.


Director, Customer Solutions Engineering

What are Red Canary Perks + Benefits

Red Canary Benefits Overview

Exceptional healthcare, dental, and vision coverage including fully paid premiums
Unlimited PTO
401k and flex-spending accounts, including an employer-funded HRA
100% employer paid long and short term disability
Monthly stipend for personal fitness and cell phone
Yearly discretionary stipend

Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 8 weeks of parental leave for new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 80 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
We host a chalk talk every Friday afternoon
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly all company meetings where we bring in all of our remote team members to build camaraderie, align and learn.

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