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Director Platform/Backend Engineering



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Balbix is the world's leading platform for cybersecurity posture automation. Using Balbix, organizations can discover, prioritize and mitigate unseen risks and vulnerabilities at high velocity. With seamless data collection and petabyte-scale analysis capabilities, Balbix is deployed and operational within hours, and helps to decrease breach risk immediately.
Balbix counts many global 1000 companies among its rapidly growing customer base. We are backed by John Chambers (the former CEO and Chairman of Cisco), top Silicon Valley VCs and global investors. We have been called magical, and have received raving reviews as well as customer testimonials, numerous industry awards, and recognition by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, and by Frost & Sullivan.
As a Director you will lead, build and own complex data pipelines dealing with petabytes of data and manage applications with distributed systems. Balbix platform is used as one of the critical security tools by the CIOs, CISOs, and the sec-ops teams of small, medium and large sized enterprises including Fortune 10 companies around the world. You will solve problems related to massive cybersecurity and IT data sets. You will collaborate closely with cross functional teams to solve real-world problems plaguing cybersecurity.

You Will :

  • Lead the definition, design, architecture, implementation, and delivery of the backend/api platform
  • Build a cross-functional team of engineers in delivering backend for distributed applications
  • Establish development processes and best practices for backend engineering and be the change agent to foster innovation and improve developer productivity
  • Effectively track and manage changing priorities to bring clarity in priorities and balance long term projects with critical/urgent customer issues
  • Establish technical vision for backend product teams to meet strategic needs of Balbix and own end to end delivery and implementation plans
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, vendors, auditors and regulators
  • Deliver scalable, performant and highly secure architecture that meets current and future business needs of products with a keen eye for COGS
  • Actively mentor Principal and Senior engineers to develop and groom talent

You Are :

  • Able to take on very complex problems, learn quickly, iterate, and persevere toward a robust solution
  • Passionate about building truly usable and scalable systems
  • Collaborative and comfortable working across teams including data engineering, front end, product management, and DevOps
  • Responsible and like to take ownership of challenging problems
  • A good communicator, and facilitates teamwork via good documentation practices
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and thrive in designing algorithms for evolving needs
  • Intuitive in using the right type of designs to address different product needs
  • Curious about the world and your profession, and are a constant learner

You Have :

  • PhD, Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in computer science
  • 12+ years of software development experience with at least 5 years of focus in frameworks/platform development
  • 5+ years of experience of managing development teams across different geographies on complex customer facing data-driven applications
  • 5+ years of experience in setting up effective development processes and mechanisms to deliver products
  • 5+ years experience in design, architecture and development of complex distributed systems and frameworks
  • 5+ years of programming experience in at least one language such as Java, C++, Go, Rust, Python etc
  • 5+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Experience working with product managers to develop short term and long term product roadmaps
  • Commitment to building and mentoring inclusive teams and team culture
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical capability and a pragmatic approach to business
  • Experience navigating through ambiguity of complex and dynamic customer needs while building a platform with high availability and scale
  • Strong communications skills to engage with cross functional teams, executives and customers
Life @ Balbix
At Balbix, we have built a culture that aligns to our values of ownership, customer focus, curiosity, tenacity, innovation, judgement, teamwork, communication, honesty and impact. In joining our team you’ll work with very motivated and knowledgeable people, build pioneering products and utilize cutting-edge technology. Our Balbix team members see rapid career growth opportunities stemming from our culture of alignment, bottom up innovation, our clarity of goals and unrelenting mission. Last but not least, developing the world's most advanced platform to address what the most important (and hardest) technology problem facing mankind today is exceptionally rewarding!
Please reach out if you want a seat on our rocket-ship and are passionate about changing the cybersecurity equation.