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Engineering Director - Developer Experience



5d ago

  • Job
    Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Software Engineering
  • Ottawa
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AI generated summary

  • You lead teams creating tools developers love, with strong management experience in SaaS delivery. Empathetic, innovative, with security and dev tool expertise.
  • You will lead a team to align product strategy with security goals, recruit top talent, monitor team performance, and collaborate with key stakeholders for a top tech company.


  • You are passionate about leading teams to create tools that developers love.
  • You have substantial experience in second-line management and SaaS application delivery.
  • You are adept at leading cross-functional teams that push the boundaries of modern software development.
  • Your management approach is deeply rooted in empathy and support for your team's growth and success.
  • You have exceptional communication skills, are fluent in English, and can autonomously drive initiatives forward.
  • We’d be Lucky if You:
  • You've been instrumental in building enterprise-grade SaaS applications with a focus on security.
  • You have experience with the delivery of products that are installed as a customer on their computer and infrastructure with an appreciation for open source philosophy.
  • You are keenly interested in security, dev tools, and have an innovative mindset towards integrating these in the SDLC.


  • Collaborating with the Director of Product for your group to align product strategy with security and DevEx goals.
  • Leading and nurturing your team leads and engineers to deliver solutions that embody the principles of developer-centric security.
  • Spearheading inclusive recruitment strategies to assemble a formidable team adept at navigating the evolving landscape of security in the SDLC.
  • Establishing and monitoring key performance indicators to measure your team's efficacy and strategic contributions to our business objectives.
  • Partnering with Sales & Customer Success to guarantee that LDX projects enrich the experience and success of our enterprise clientele.


What is the main focus of the Local Developer Experience (LDX) engineering group?

The LDX engineering group is focused on enhancing Snyk's CLI and IDE plugins to streamline developers' workflow, aligning the balance between development speed and security risk management, and innovating solutions that prioritize issue prevention during the development phase.

What are some challenges and opportunities in this role?

Some challenges and opportunities include crafting scalable, user-friendly tools, implementing security measures that preemptively address risks without sacrificing developer productivity, encouraging early adoption of Snyk's security solutions in the software development lifecycle, and driving the continuous advancement of our analytical engines and platform.

What qualities are you looking for in a Director of Engineering for Developer Experience?

We are seeking an innovative leader who can champion a balance between accelerating developer velocity and mitigating security risks, pioneer strategies for preemptive issue resolution, and significantly impact the efficiency and security of our customers' enterprise development processes.

Develop fast. Stay secure.


Mission & Purpose

Snyk is the leader in developer security. We empower the world’s developers to build secure applications and equip security teams to meet the demands of the digital world. Our developer-first approach ensures organizations can secure all of the critical components of their applications from code to cloud, leading to increased developer productivity, revenue growth, customer satisfaction, cost savings and an overall improved security posture. Snyk’s Developer Security Platform automatically integrates with a developer’s workflow and is purpose-built for security teams to collaborate with their development teams. Snyk is used by 2,500+ customers worldwide today, including industry leaders such as Asurion, Google, Intuit, MongoDB, New Relic, Revolut and Salesforce. Snyk was named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Application Security Testing (AST) and in The Forrester Wave™: Software Composition Analysis (SCA) 2023, and has been recognized on the Forbes Cloud 100 2022 along with the 2023 CNBC Disruptor 50.