Director of Engineering, Core Engineering Infrastructure

at BitSight
Published May 4, 2023
Location Harrisburg, PA
Category Default  
Job Type Contract to Hire  Full-time  


BitSight's mission is to enable trust in digital transactions. Together, we are transforming how the market governs cybersecurity risk through Security Ratings. BitSight Security Ratings are real-time, data-driven measurements of cyber security performance that help companies, investors, insurers, government agencies and regulators make informed, dynamic risk decisions impacting business results, financial investments and national security.Founded in 2011, BitSight transforms how organizations manage information security risk. Manage third party risk, underwrite cyber insurance policies, benchmark performance, conduct M&A due diligence and assess aggregate risk. Seven of the top 10 cyber insurers, 20% of Fortune 500 companies, and 3 of the top 5 investment banks use BitSightBitSight is the most widely used Security Ratings Service with over 2,500 customers and the largest ecosystem of users and informationBitSight is looking for a talented Director of Core Engineering to build and lead our Core Engineering Infrastructure teams. These teams are the foundation that drive the engine for all of our engineering activity- encompassing DevOps, Security, and developer tooling & experience.The Director of Core Engineering will report to the SVP, Engineering and will serve as a member of the engineering leadership team.BitSight's mission is to make the online world a safer place by helping governments, companies, and NGOs understand and mitigate their cybersecurity risks. Ours is an internet-scale challenge, we ingest security-related intelligence data from over 100 sources, feed terabytes of data into a proprietary rating algorithm, and deliver ratings for over 500,000 organizations on a daily basis. As the Director of Core Engineering Infrastructure team, you will be enabling continued growth by ensuring that our services are available and performant, that our devOps and developer experiences provides competitive advantages and own key big rock initiatives like information security and cloud program management. At BitSight, we pride ourselves in building exceptional career opportunities and offering outstanding benefits to our team. We have the enthusiasm of a start-up but the structure and solidity of a mature industry leader.Skills and characteristics of a strong candidateDeliveryLead development, enhancement, operation and maintenance core engineering systems that are the base layer of BitSight's applications, including the front-end, back-end and data layersCreate competitive advantage by leading BitSight to have the best software delivery performance in the spaceImprove business outcomes by taking responsible for supporting core infrastructure needs of multiple lines of business and supporting their business goal achievement through core engineering initiativesResponsible for delivery spanning many areas includingLine of business supportLine of business escalationsCloud strategy and cost managementAlign with CISO roadmapService quality, reliability and resiliencyObservabilityWork cross-functionally with engineering leadership to deliver on core infrastructure needs across all BitSight engineering teams.Exhibit strong collaboration skills with engineering leaders, engineering teams, engineers, and cross functional teams within R&D to deliver core engineering that meets the needs of the businessLead complex engineering efforts, from scoping and task break-down through delivery, while keeping a healthy and engaged team.Ability to take on some non-blocking tasks to maintain empathy with the teamPeopleElite leadership skills in both direct authority leadership and cross functional leadershipTeam management - experience managing people, both directly and indirectly is required and experience scaling an organization is neededLead, build, invest and operate high performing core infrastructure engineering teamsTake on team ownership including evolving team structure and organizational design, hiring, and internal development of emerging leaders and individual contributors.Guide professional development of direct reports by setting clear goals and encouraging a growth mindsetAdapt to the behavioral alignment of the team and coach / train team members to demonstrate team cohesion to the defined culture and values of the organizationElevate the performance of the team through contextual leadership, cohesion, clarity and investmentSolicit and deliver candid and constructive feedback.Create a positive team culture aligned with our team and company values.Hold difficult conversations and mediate interpersonal conflict.Consistently demonstrate elite communication skills and strong operating disciplineElite EQ to accompany the strong experienceOrganizationAdvocate for core infrastructure engineering, developer experience, software delivery performance as a practiceCreate competitive advantage and implement engineering best-practices and develop technical strategy to guide short and long-term plans.Partner with other leaders to drive business outcomes while nurturing a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in-line with our values.You haveThe performance track record to confidently take pride in your workThe chops to never back away from a challenge, leadership, management, technical or otherwiseThe vision to guide a growth company through critical growth stagesExperience and dedicationStrong integrity, high performing, high culture, outcome orientedWe haveA team of aces to work withA high trust culture excellence, results and accountabilityA stack with the modern cloud based technologiesAn open mind for new ideas of methodologiesFlexible work schedule and flexible work location benefitsBelief in focus, flow and joy for our team membersPreferred SkillsExperience software delivery performance, CI/CD and agile-like development methodologiesLarge scale Cloud based technologies and deploymentsRunning teams that maintaining available, resilient performant systemsDiversity. BitSight is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.Culture. We put our people first. BitSight offers best in class benefits. We devote the same energy to nurturing our company's inclusive culture as we apply to serving our customers' needs. Working at BitSight will give you the opportunity to fulfill your professional goals and expand your skills.Open-minded. If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that believe in BitSight's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways.Additional Information for United States of America Applicants:Qualified applicants with criminal histories who are based in San Francisco and applying for remote roles will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.This position may be considered a promotional opportunity, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.If you are resident of Colorado or New York City, please email us at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] to receive compensation and benefits information for this role.