Manager, Engineering

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10 Feb 2022

Are you a passionate technical expert looking to make your mark with one of the most innovative tech organizations in the security industry?

RiskLens is looking for Manager of Engineering to play a key role within the RiskLens Software Engineering Team. In this exciting and fast paced role, you will help us on our journey by being a consummate player coach with teams in self-organization, rapid delivery, collaboration, and continuous learning/improvement. You will be responsible for removing impediments, working with diverse personalities and influencing teams toward self-improvement and generating great team results.

About RiskLens®

RiskLens is a software startup backed by premier Venture Capitals that is helping large organizations quantify cybersecurity risk in dollars and cents and manage it from a business perspective. The market is rapidly developing, and we have acquired a significant lead in the marketplace with many of the world’s largest companies as customers, in industries as diverse as financial services, retail, and healthcare.

We offer a remote working environment, comprehensive healthcare package, unlimited paid time off policy, generous parental leave, true team culture, and career growth through personal and professional development opportunities. We are growing and want you to grow along with us.

In this exciting role, you will report to the Chief Technology Officer and contribute to the success of RiskLens.

Within 30 Days: 

  • Support the engineering team in achieving a high level of technical excellence and stability
  • Manage processes to help the team do its best work and interface effectively with the rest of company
  • Coordinate and work with your peers in Product, Systems, and Data Science to deliver a platform that is rapidly growing
  • Familiarize yourself with the Product and Architecture roadmaps
  • Familiarize yourself with RiskLens’ software development lifecycle (SDLC) including the agile product development process
  • Recruit, coach, and develop engineers
  • Learn the FAIR ontology and become familiar with how our product is solving customer needs

Within 60 Days:

  • Establish and/or improve value focused metrics to track team productivity and progress
  • Help the team increase release cadence and engineering velocity
  • Work with the scrum teams, DevOps, and Product Management to mature/formalize our release process including planning, release trains, and readiness
  • Contribute to product and engineering initiatives as a member of the Product and Engineering management team
  • Assist Product Owners to ensure backlog is well defined and organized

Within 90 Days:

  • Develop a working knowledge of the domain, product and value proposition including the key primary and secondary personas, their pain points and their desired outcomes
  • Evaluate the department’s agile maturity and create plans for improvement
  • Mentor teams, leading them to be self-directed with strong accountability, decision-making, conflict resolution, and transparency
  • Lead cross functional project management efforts for tactical and strategic projects centered around Product Readiness, Operational Readiness, and “go to market” Launch Readiness

Desired Skills & Experience:

If you can accomplish the above, you’re the Manager we are looking for. In addition, you will need to demonstrate how you previously :

  • You managed an engineering team that has built and maintained a SaaS application (preferably B2B)
  • You demonstrated your technical knowledge enough to coach & develop engineers on improving architecture and product decisions
  • You enjoyed working with customers both internally and externally
  • You collaborated across the organization and within the Product team to continuously improve our product
  • You were able to think rigorously and make hard decisions and tradeoffs
  • You thrived on a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • You encouraged a healthy work environment that’s both supportive and challenging to promote growth of the team
  • Two + years of Engineering Management experience
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