Head of Engineering, QA

San Jose, CA /
Engineering – Eng (QA) /
Full Time - Remote
Balbix is the world’s first platform to leverage AI and gamification to help organizations understand and manage their exploding attack surface. Balbix predicts where and how breaches are likely to happen, prioritizes the necessary mitigating actions, and enables workflows to address the underlying security issues. Our customers love us because we help them reduce their cyber risk by 95% or more, while making their security operations 10 times more efficient. 

Our rapidly growing customer base includes some of the world's largest organizations. We are backed by John Chambers (the former CEO and Chairman of Cisco), top Silicon Valley VCs and global investors. We have been called magical, and have received raving reviews as well as customer testimonials, numerous industry awards, and recognition by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, and by Frost & Sullivan.

As Head of QA at Balbix you’ll lead a team of validation engineers, and grow the team as we scale. The QA process at Balbix involves understanding the possible failure modes of our platform as new capabilities are developed and existing features modified, and then writing and maintaining automated tests for continuous validation. The Q/A and validation function is integrated into our CI/CD pipeline. The technical areas of Balbix are: full-stack, data engineering, network and traffic sensors, endpoint agents, and connectors. 

You will:

    • Lead the Balbix QA team to develop, deliver and support automated tests for multiple components of the Balbix platform
    • Provide architectural and validation strategy guidance to your team members
    • Participate in our high velocity SCRUM based development process 
    • Lead the charge in attracting and recruiting the best automated test developers as the company and your team grows
    • Help define and evolve our technology and engineering processes as a member of Balbix’s engineering leadership team 

You are:

    • A inspiring engineering leader
    • An expert and motivated breaker of software as it deviates from both the letter and the spirit of the requirements   
    • A technical expert in the areas relevant to Balbix as mentioned above 
    • Able to take on complex engineering-product validation problems, learn quickly, iterate, and persevere towards a robust solution
    • Product-focused and passionate about building truly usable and highly scalable systems
    • Collaborative and comfortable working across teams including engineering, design/UX, product management, and DevOps
    • Responsible and like to take ownership of challenging problems
    • A good communicator, and facilitate teamwork via good documentation practices
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and thrive in designing solutions for evolving needs
    • When things break — and they will — you are eager and able to help fix things
    • Curious about the world and your profession, constant learner 

You have:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience
    • Minimum 2 years in an QA leadership role
    • Experience working with SCRUM software development process 
    • Helped build automated validation systems for large-scale distributed systems with high-volume, high-velocity data pipelines  
    • Strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems
Life @ Balbix
At Balbix, we have built a culture that aligns to our values of ownership, customer focus, curiosity, tenacity, innovation, judgement, teamwork, communication, honesty and impact. In joining our team you’ll work with very motivated and knowledgeable people, build pioneering products and utilize cutting-edge technology. Our Balbix team members see rapid career growth opportunities stemming from our culture of alignment, bottom up innovation, our clarity of goals and unrelenting mission. Last but not least, developing the world's most advanced platform to address what the most important (and hardest) technology problem facing mankind today is exceptionally rewarding!

Benefits & Perks 
Balbix offers comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability coverage for you and your family. Our Flex Time Off policy encourages you to take time off when you need it because we know and value how hard you work. When it comes to our offices it’s location, location, location we’re right next door to Santana Row so you can enjoy your time in (and out) of the office! 

More information at https://www.balbix.com/company/careers/

Please reach out if you want a seat on our rocket-ship and are passionate about changing the cybersecurity equation. 

At Balbix we’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to equality, fairness and human kindness.