: Senior Engineering Manager
28 State Street, 19th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

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Alex Gladd - Lookout Employee
Heinzel Factora - Lookout Employee

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Lookout is the leader in mobile security, protecting the device at the intersection of the personal you and the professional you. Our mission is to secure and empower our digital future in a privacy-focused world where mobile devices are essential to all we do for work and play. Were trusted by millions of consumers, enterprises, government agencies, and partners such as AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Microsoft, Google, and Apple. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout has offices in Amsterdam, Boston, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington, D.C.

Lookout is a modern startup for the modern world, run by apps! As part of Lookout's engineering team, you will have an opportunity to take on some of the most interesting challenges in one or more core areas of intellectual property and fundamental building blocks that form Lookouts category-defining Personal and Enterprise products. In order to tackle these challenging problems, you must be open-minded to explore new areas as well as evolve key existing systems, such as high scale cloud systems, mobile platforms (iOS/Android) development, detection engines, analysis systems, cloud backend micro-services, front-end/UI, Data Engineering and CI/CD. If you enjoy building cutting edge products leveraging the latest technologies, tools and development methodologies, and want to make an immediate impact through your work, come check us out.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with product management to take an idea from concept to delivery using excellent software design, coding, & processes
  • Lead an excellent software engineering team comprised of highly motivated developers & engineering leads
  • Create a culture of technical discussion and curiosity, crisp project estimation and be able to arbitrate choices amongst very strong opinions
  • Build incredible product around the needs of the customer and solve thorny problems in simple ways
  • Be accountable to the executive team for the success of team reporting to you
  • Build a world-class team through hands-on recruiting of top-tier talent
  • Manage on-boarding, mentoring, and performance of your team
  • Work closely with peers in other departments and fellow engineering leadership to scale & evolve the engineering department as Lookout rapidly grows.

 Requirements:

  • Experience leading teams in building enterprise SaaS products
  • Ability to manage external, customer commitments whilst managing an internal, iterative development process
  • Incredible leadership ability, demonstrated through previous experience developing, recruiting, and mentoring a top-notch technical engineering team
  • Extensive experience building & shipping software on time and with quality
  • Exceptional coding & design skills in one of the following: Java, Ruby or Scala
  • Knowledge of advanced software development principles and practices, software development lifecycle in an Agile environment
  • Excellent analytical ability
  • Quick study; able to adapt quickly to new technologies in a challenging and high-growth environment
  • Problem solver; able to make routine decisions as well as sound complex decisions in a fast-paced, technical environment
  • Capable of planning and executing on both short-term and long-term goals individually and with the team
  • Communication that breaks through barriers, engages people, and gets your ideas across quickly and efficiently
  • Solid intellectual curiosity and desire for excellence around leading teams, building products, and growing cool companies.

Nice to Have:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience
  • DBA skills
  • Experience in multiple programming languages (Ruby, Java, Scala) and frameworks
  • BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering discipline

 

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Alex Gladd - Lookout Employee
Alex Gladd
Forward Deployed Engineer, Sales

Why is what you do important?

I think protecting people as they use their mobile devices on a daily basis is important. I don’t think I would go a day without having my device with me and I don’t really know anybody who would these days. I think today there’s more exposure to attacks and compromises than ever before, for both people and organizations. I also love supporting our team. There’s an awful lot of work that needs to be done and a limited number of people with the right skillset out there... READ FULL EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Heinzel Factora - Lookout Employee
Heinzel Factora
Staff Technical Program Manager

What is one of your favorite projects you’ve worked on at Lookout?

I’ve been really lucky because I’ve worked on a lot of projects in my time here, but the last big program I worked on was our Mobile Threat Protection launch to the public. It’s one of my favorites because when I joined the team, it was only made up of eight or nine people. Now, that team has grown to around 40 people with four different Scrum teams, and I got to be there through that growth. It was an opportunity to really shape the team and the product.This was a brand new, and very important project and product for us. Alongside the team, I got to identify what Mobile Threat Protection would look like in terms of features and functionality set, and helped determine the schedule and drove the delivery... READ FULL EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Stephanie Shupe - Senior Software Engineer at Lookout
Stephanie Shupe
Senior Software Engineer

How has your team helped you or what is one of your favorite memories/anecdotes from the team?

One of the biggest skills my team helped me learn was testing. I hadn’t gotten into a habit of code testing when I first came out of my boot camp program years ago. I had done a little bit of it, but my team, and Lookout, really demands that code work as well as possible before it ever gets into quality assurance’s hands. They helped me set up tests, which changed the way I looked at writing my code. Here’s how it works: the product team gives us the expectations for that product or feature. You take those expectations and write them into your test. Effectively your code is going to fail all of those expectations at first, but then one by one you make them pass and can rest at the end knowing that your project works the way you wanted. It’s not a complete failsafe, but it’s a cool method of writing code that I learned solidly from my team. The nice thing is, Lookout’s whole engineering organization uses the same kind of methodology, so if you transfer teams like I did, you can carry your coding practice with you. That’s something I’m really thankful for....READ FULL EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT