Director, Engineering - Cloud Security Runtime Protection (Remote)

USA CA Remote


CrowdStrike is a global cybersecurity leader with an advanced cloud-native platform for protecting endpoints, cloud workloads, identities and data.

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#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We work on large scale distributed systems, processing over 1 trillion events a day with a petabyte of RAM deployed in our Cassandra clusters - and this traffic is growing daily. We’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to developing and shaping our cybersecurity platform. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

About the Role:

We’re building a welcoming & flexible team that prizes collaboration over competition, one which provides opportunities to learn new skills, mentor junior and senior developers and contribute to the direction of both the team & the products we’re responsible for. This is a high trust environment where we allow team members to manage their own time, take holidays as they need it and reward them with competitive salaries and equity.


CrowdStrike is seeking a Director, Engineering for our Cloud Security Runtime Protection team. This critical role in the organization will be responsible for leading the charge on building innovative solutions leveraging Crowdstrike’s world famous sensor, capture data from millions of sensors deployed in sensitive environments and enable sophisticated security detections across a wide variety of workloads. You will be going deep into the internals of Kubernetes, containers, functions and a variety of modern assets in the world of cloud infrastructure. You will help drive and deliver on the technical strategy and roadmap and will be responsible for mentoring the team. CrowdStrike is growing rapidly and you will be instrumental in the hiring, retaining and growth of our world class engineers. You will work cross functionally with your peers in the engineering organization as well as leaders in sales and product. Your impact is not bounded and you will be enabled to engage and collaborate with various teams and ensure your product’s success. We are a remote first company so you must bring your excellent verbal and written communication skills to bear when you are working with your engineering teams and cross functional teams across the globe.

What You'll Need:

  • Experience leading teams of senior and junior engineers

  • Ability to code in languages such as C/C++ or equivalent

  • Demonstrated track record of building a strong core engineering team and engineering team management

  • Deep understanding of Linux and it’s internals

  • Proven ability to build security products in Linux space

  • Familiarity with eBPF

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience in all phases of a software development lifecycle

  • Broad grounding in all aspects of distributed systems development: understanding of distributed systems concepts

  • Solid design and problem solving skills with demonstrated passion for engineering excellence, quality, security and performance

  • Strong cross-group collaboration and interpersonal communication skills working with a variety of roles including engineering, product management, support and sales engineering

  • Experience working with remote teams and individuals while ensuring agility and code velocity

  • Ability to communicate and articulate crisply at all levels from executive staff to engineers

Bonus Points

  • Understanding of Kubernetes and its role in cloud computing

  • Familiarity with cloud computing and deployment of software in the cloud

  • Solid grounding in the technology of at least one cloud environment (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Experience with hybrid cloud environments

  • Machine learning and data science familiarity and hands on experience

  • Exposure to/experience with cybersecurity and intelligence





Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards

  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements 

  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption 

  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration

We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

CrowdStrike is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact for further assistance.

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Right to Work

CrowdStrike, Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base salary range for this position in the U.S. is $190,000 - $290,000 per year + variable/incentive compensation + equity + benefits. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location.

Expected Close Date of Job Posting is:08-05-2024
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Tags: AWS Azure C Cassandra Cloud CrowdStrike GCP Kubernetes Linux Machine Learning SDLC Strategy

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Equity / stock options Flex hours Flex vacation Health care Parental leave Salary bonus Startup environment Team events Wellness

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States

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