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Vice President, Engineering

Mountain View, Zurich or Remote

About Isovalent

Isovalent is building Cilium and eBPF to solve networking, security, and observability challenges in the cloud-native space. We deeply care about open-source communities and excel at bringing the innovation of open-source to enterprise-level customers. We are a remote-first company, headquartered in Mountain View and Zurich with a world-class engineering team.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced and empathetic leader with an exceptionally strong foundation in engineering culture to work with our highly technical and innovative engineering teams to deliver high-quality products. The role requires a highly collaborative mindset, outstanding communication skills, and a passion for building highly innovative engineering teams in a mostly remote setting. A strong open-source background is ideal but not strictly required.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead Isovalent’s engineering teams to deliver industry-leading solutions to our enterprise customers
  • Recruit outstanding and diverse engineering talent, grow an engineering culture of excellence, humility, and respect. Support the personal growth of all engineers.
  • Collaboratively develop and execute the technical product strategy for the highly innovative and fast-growing cloud-native market
  • Serve in Isovalent’s Executive Management team and provide passionate and inspiring leadership to the team
  • Deliver enterprise-grade products with strong open-source technology foundations
  • Work with product management and customer success functions to exceed customer expectations.

You will be a good fit if you have:

  • Track record of building agile engineering teams and successfully delivering software products in networking or security to enterprise customers
  • 10+ years of experience working in and managing world-class technical engineering teams
  • Prior startup experience or equivalent experience in building fast-growing engineering teams for emerging markets
  • Strong focus on execution
  • Deep passion for infrastructure software and enterprise
  • Experience working in a fully remote organization
  • Strong understanding of the cloud-native and security space including technologies such as Kubernetes, Service Mesh, and eBPF.

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