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Director of Engineering, Data Protection



San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 7, 2023

Cohesity is on a mission to radically simplify how organizations secure and manage their data, while unlocking limitless value. As a leader in data security and management, we make it easy to secure, protect, manage and derive value from data—across the data center, edge, and cloud. At Cohesity, we're a group of builders and go-getters who are committed to doing the right thing. We encourage you to come as you are, as our differences make us stronger.

We’ve been named a Leader by multiple analyst firms and are prominently featured in the Forbes Cloud 100 and CRN’s Coolest Cloud companies.

Join us and we'll lead the way together.

As a Director Of Engineering for Cohesity, you would lead teams that work on a wide range of exciting and sophisticated technical challenges and design and build massively parallel and distributed systems and architecture.

We are looking for seasoned and innovative software engineering leaders who are passionate about leading, innovating, mentoring, and working towards outcomes at a global scale. We are on the lookout for outstanding minds who love to go deep, tackle big problems, and step up to big challenges. This role requires an upbeat, creative, and driven individual with excellent communication, organization, and technical skills to partner with various R&D organizations. In this role, you will be driving some of our most strategic technical projects, delivering large-scale systems, crafting new software systems, and making a significant impact on the success of Cohesity.

What you would do:

  • Encourage, empower, lead and handle a team of outstanding developers that craft and develop products for our on-prem as well as SaaS offerings.
  • Responsible for the product end-to-end, from defining requirements with department stakeholders to building, testing, and deployment.
  • Drive thought leadership and innovation to accelerate high-quality software development.
  • Mentor, lead and grow your engineers on the team.
  • Set clear goals and lead collaborative achievements.
  • Work closely with various stakeholders within Cohesity like product management, program management, sales, QA, and support teams to deliver high-quality products and drive the product vision and roadmap.
  • Understand market dynamics to drive product direction and execution for the team.

What you bring along:

  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or a relevant technical field
  • 15+ years of hands-on software engineering experience in planning, architecting, and delivering high-quality products
  • 8+ years of building, handling or leading high-performance software development teams
  • Knowledge of agile/scrum methodologies.
  • Previous experience building highly-scalable distributed systems
  • Excellent coding & design skills
  • MUST HAVE Domain expertise in relevant areas such as Date Protection OR Storage
Disclosure Pursuant to Applicable State Equal Pay Transparency Laws - This position has a starting pay range as listed below. Actual salary depends upon many factors, including a candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, location, and salary expectations, and therefore a starting salary at the low end, high end, or even above the stated range may be offered. This position may also be eligible for bonus compensation, commission (if in a sales function), and/or equity grants. Additionally, full-time employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits framework, including health and wellness benefits, vacation, paid holidays and refresh days, 401(k) retirement plan, life and disability insurance coverages, and other benefits the Company may offer from time to time.
US Pay Range
$240,000$300,000 USD

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