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Engineering Manager, Core Services

United States, Remote Engineering - Engineering Team Full-time
At Very Good Security (“VGS”) we are on a mission to protect the world’s sensitive data - and we’d love to have you along for this journey. VGS was founded by highly successful repeat entrepreneurs and is backed by world-class investors like Goldman Sachs, Andreessen Horowitz, and Visa. We are building an amazing global team spread across four cities. As a young and growing company, we are laser-focused on delighting our customers and hiring talented and entrepreneurial-minded individuals. 

As the Engineering Manager of our Core Services (Traffic, Storage, and Compute), you will lead highly technical and distributed teams of engineers. These services are core infrastructure that handles millions of requests each day, are highly available, and power all of VGS’s products and hundreds of customers.
What you get to do:
  • Utilize both your strong leadership and technical expertise to guide and enable teams of motivated engineers and be a role model for them. You inspire your teams to reach higher and you're as good as explaining "why" as you are "how"
  • Ensure that your teams are shipping high quality and architecturally-sound software at a cadence that enables the company’s business roadmap 
  • Ensure that every capability being built is a service with well designed developer interfaces
  • Review code and design, and provide technical oversight and guidance to your team
  • Recruit, onboard, and retain talented software engineers and provide the team with coaching, career mentorship, and regular guidance
  • Partner with product and engineering leadership in defining your team’s roadmap
  • Promote an engineering process that encourages continuous delivery and shipping value to customers frequently while maintaining a relentless focus on security
  • Have a data-driven approach for running an effective engineering team (e.g. measuring rate of code deploys, time from committing to deploy, MTTR, change failure rate)
  • Champion and model core VGS values of collaboration, relentless execution, and transparency; in going above and beyond what is required in order to do the right thing for our customers and the company; and promote a fun, inclusive, open work environment
  • What you bring to the role:
  • 10+ years of software development experience building ideally in a SaaS/PaaS company building internet-scale infrastructure, and 3+ years of experience in a leadership/people management role
  • Coding will not be your primary job, however you are comfortable pitching in as needed and supporting your team and customers, modeling to your team what it takes to build production-quality code, and support services in production
  • Strong knowledge of the Java ecosystem, and deep experience with the AWS stack, especially EBT, Kinesis, Lambda, RDS
  • Experience with modern DevOps practices, Infrastructure as code, and working experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • An understanding of how to build for scale, but able to make pragmatic choices to move quickly. You must have a strong bias for action!
  • Outcome-oriented, and an understanding that providing business value should be the key focus for engineering teams
  • Comfortable working in roles that at times will be customer-facing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience successfully working with distributed teams across time zones will be a plus
  • Benefits and Perks:
  • Competitive health benefits including medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • 401k plan with company match and immediate vesting
  • Flexible time off
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • 11 company paid holidays
  • Annual employee retreat

  • At Very Good Security we value great talent. Striving to provide the best experience for our candidates VGS appreciates your candidacy. We consider applicants without regards to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, physical or mental disability, or other protected classes under all local, state, and federal laws and ordinances.

    Very Good Security (VGS) is building a modern approach to data security, compliance and privacy. VGS completely de-scopes clients from needing to hold sensitive data themselves, while still allowing them to get the full benefit of using & operating on any kind of sensitive data (payments, PII, access credentials, etc.). Beyond simply tokenizing any data type and format, VGS facilitates the secure exchange of data with approved endpoints. Additionally, with VGS, customers can manage how third parties interact with sensitive customer data without worrying about data breaches. Customers get the full use of their data, but they are not required to maintain a secure data environment themselves. (this is analogous to how companies use AWS or Google Cloud to run their business operations without needing to maintain the actual data centers themselves). A major benefit to using VGS is that companies are able to offload liability while fast-tracking compliance certifications, including PCI, SOC2, GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA and more.