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Sr. Director of Engineering, Cloud SIEM and Security Applications

Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Location- open to 100% remote

At Sumo Logic, we are dedicated to delivering cutting-edge cloud security products to protect our customers’ digital assets. As the Director of Engineering, you will spearhead the establishment and growth of our Security engineering team in North America, focusing on the development of innovative products for the next-generation cloud SIEM, Infrastructure, and applications security. You will collaborate closely with our Cloud Security team in India, working in tandem to achieve our strategic objectives and deliver world-class solutions to our customers across the globe.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Team Building: Build and lead a high-performing engineering team from the ground up. Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
  2. Product Development: Drive the end-to-end development lifecycle of our cloud SIEM and Infra/Apps security products, from conception to deployment. Ensure timely delivery of high-quality, scalable solutions that meet customer requirements and industry standards.
  3. Technical Leadership: Provide technical guidance and mentorship to the engineering team, fostering skill development and career growth. Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in cloud security and threat research to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.
  4. Cross-functional collaboration: Work closely with the Cloud Security team in India to align product roadmaps, prioritize feature development, and streamline communication across geographies. Collaborate with stakeholders from other departments, including Product Management, GTM, and Customer Success, to drive synergy and alignment.
  5. Project Management: Oversee project planning, resource allocation, and budget management to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget. Implement agile methodologies and continuous improvement practices to enhance efficiency and productivity.
  6. Quality Mindset: Establish and enforce quality standards, code review processes, and testing methodologies to ensure the reliability, security, and performance of our products.
  7. Risk Management: Identify potential risks and challenges in product development and implement mitigation strategies to address them effectively. Proactively address technical debt and scalability issues to ensure long-term product sustainability.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 12+ years of experience in software engineering, including at least 5+ years in progressive leadership roles, with a proven track record of building and managing high-performing teams.
  • Strong technical background in software development, with proficiency in programming languages, frameworks, and tools relevant to cloud-based security solutions.
  • Understanding of cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, or GCP) and cloud security principles is a must.
  • Experience in any of the security domains such as Security Analytics, Threat Detection, Vulnerability management, SIEM/XDR, CSPM or CNAPP is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders across geographies.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with a focus on mentorship, coaching, and talent development.
  • Strategic mindset, with the ability to align engineering efforts with business goals and market needs.
  • Experience working in a global environment and managing distributed teams is highly desirable.

About Us

Sumo Logic, Inc. empowers the people who power modern, digital business. Sumo Logic enables customers to deliver reliable and secure cloud-native applications through its Sumo Logic SaaS Analytics Log Platform, which helps practitioners and developers ensure application reliability, secure and protect against modern security threats, and gain insights into their cloud infrastructures. Customers worldwide rely on Sumo Logic to get powerful real-time analytics and insights across observability and security solutions for their cloud-native applications. For more information, visit

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The expected annual base salary range for this position is $240k-265k. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors which include (but aren’t limited to) role level, skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, location, and experience. In addition to base pay, certain roles are eligible to participate in our bonus or commission plans, as well as our benefits offerings, and equity awards.

Other details

  • Health, Dental, Vision- Insurance
  • 401k and Life Insurance options
  • Unlimited PTO with 15+ days of recognized holidays
  • Quarterly Wellness days
  • 100% remote with the option to be in the office if you want (Bay Area, Austin, Denver, NYC)
  • 3 months of paid parental leave