Engineering Director - Developer Experience



Software Engineering
Boston Township, OH, USA · London, UK · Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2024

Every day, the world gets more digital thanks to tens of millions of developers building the future faster than ever. But with exponential growth comes exponential risk, as outnumbered security teams struggle to secure mountains of code. This is where Snyk (pronounced “sneak”) comes in. Snyk is a developer security platform that makes it easy for development teams to find, prioritize, and fix security vulnerabilities in code, dependencies, containers, and cloud infrastructure — and do it all right from the start. Snyk is on a mission to make the world a more secure place by empowering developers to develop fast and stay secure.

Joining Snyk means embracing our core values: One Team, Care Deeply, Customer Centric, and Forward Thinking. As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to thrive in a dynamic environment where fostering collaboration, leading with empathy, driving business impact, and inspiring trust are at the heart of everything we do.

Our Opportunity

An innovative Director of Engineering to lead our Local Developer Experience (LDX) group, championing a balance between accelerating developer velocity and mitigating security risks. The ideal candidate will pioneer strategies for preemptive issue resolution, significantly impacting the efficiency and security of our customers' enterprise development processes.

Our Local Developer Experience (LDX) engineering group is focused on:

  • Enhancing Snyk's CLI and IDE plugins to streamline developers' workflow.
  • Aligning the delicate balance between development speed and security risk management.
  • Innovating solutions that prioritize issue prevention during the development phase, making security an integral part of the developer's workflow.

Challenges and opportunities:

  • Crafting scalable, user-friendly tools that integrate effortlessly into the developer's toolkit.
  • Implementing security measures that preemptively address risks without sacrificing developer productivity.
  • Encouraging adoption of Snyk's security solutions at an early stage in the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Drive the ongoing advancement of our analytical engines and platform, ensuring cutting-edge capabilities and the continuous enhancement of our security solutions.

You’ll spend your time:

  • 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 You’ll Need:

  • 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.


We care deeply about the warm, inclusive environment we’ve created and we value diversity – we welcome applications from those typically underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this role but are not totally sure whether you’re the right person, do apply anyway!

About Snyk

Snyk is committed to creating an inclusive and engaging environment where our employees can thrive as we rally behind our common mission to make the digital world a safer place. From Snyk employee resource groups, to global benefits that help our employees prioritize their health, wellness, financial security, and a work/life blend, we aim to support our employees along their entire journeys here at Snyk.

Benefits & Programs

Prioritize health, wellness, financial security, and life balance with programs tailored to your location and role.

  • Flexible working hours, work-from home allowances, in-office perks, and time off for learning and self development
  • Generous vacation and wellness time off, country-specific holidays, and 100% paid parental leave for all caregivers
  • Health benefits, employee assistance plans, and annual wellness allowance
  • Country-specific life insurance, disability benefits, and retirement/pension programs, plus mobile phone and education allowances