Head of Finance


The Opportunity

Isovalent, the company behind the open source project Cilium, is experiencing tremendous community, commercial, and team growth. Demand for Cilium and our enterprise offerings has skyrocketed, and it is the technology of choice for numerous leading enterprise companies such as Adobe, Capital One, Bell CA, Datadog, GitLab, and many more. The caliber and quality of our people has been crucial to our success so far. We are very proud of the world-class team we have built, and this is a unique opportunity to join, and help lead this team as we grow.

As our Head of Finance, you will be responsible for everything from our fundraising strategy, down to the day-to-day finance operations.

We’re looking for someone that enjoys working with people who have a passion for technology, and has demonstrated experience working at a growth-stage startup. This is an opportunity to build out the team that you believe would best support our business.

About Isovalent:

  • Founded by Dan Wendlandt and Thomas Graf in 2016.

  • The company has been built as a global, remote-first company, with headquarters in Silicon Valley, USA, and Zürich, Switzerland.

  • Recently closed its Series B fundraising round, and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Thomvest, Google, Cisco, Microsoft and Grafana Labs (amongst others).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the entire finance function, including financial strategy, operations, accounting, FP&A, AR/AP, treasury, risk management, etc.

  • Manage and build out the finance team and ensure that all work is completed accurately and on time.

  • Be a business partner to the executive team, bring quantifiable information into executive level conversations, present financial information during board meetings and to investors.

  • Provide functional/departmental finance support, such as Sales finance, etc.

  • Support the company’s fundraising efforts, develop the fundraising strategy, and maintain relationships with investors (and other relevant partners).

  • Oversee all audit and internal control operations.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and standards.

  • Manage cash flow and make recommendations to senior management regarding decisions impacting cash burn.

  • Develop and implement financial controls, models, and procedures to mitigate financial risks.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. MBA or CPA preferred.

  • 7+ years of experience in a financial leadership role, preferably at an enterprise technology startup.

  • Experience in an enterprise infrastructure startup, and a direct enterprise sales model (with large enterprise deals in the $1M+ range) is a plus.

  • Prior experience working in a highly successful Series B startup, and having seen a company scale to $50M+ in ARR is a definite plus.

  • Outstanding communication and leadership abilities

  • Ability to operate at both a tactical and strategic level with various levels of stakeholders in the organization.

  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting and reporting standards.

  • Proven track record of developing and implementing financial operations.

  • Experience in fundraising and investor relations is a plus.

  • Experience managing a finance team is a plus.


In accordance with California law, Isovalent's base salary range for this position is $160K-$300K. This range will vary based on geographical location and other factors including skills and experience. Salary is just one component of Isovalent's total compensation package for employees.

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