VP, Software Engineering - Security

Boston | North America | Norwalk | Remote | Rochester

As the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions delivered by managed service providers (MSPs), Datto believes there is no limit to what small and medium businesses can achieve with the right technology. Datto offers Unified Continuity, Networking, and Business Management solutions and has created a one-of-a-kind ecosystem of MSP partners. These partners provide Datto solutions to over one million businesses across the globe. Since its founding in 2007, Datto continues to win awards each year for its rapid growth, product excellence, superior technical support, and for fostering an outstanding workplace. With headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Datto has global offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore. Learn more at datto.com.

A Look Inside the Job:

As a VP of Software Engineering you would work to develop, implement, and maintain a strategic plan for Datto’s Security offerings.  A key challenge in this role will be building a strong, cohesive engineering team via a portfolio of various security products and offerings.  You will work to develop a strategic direction for Datto’s offerings in the security space, hire and retain top engineering talent, and establish strong communication channels with the other areas of the business. This position requires someone with a thorough knowledge of what it takes to build and maintain highly productive and collaborative Agile teams. The ideal candidate has a passion for developing people professionally, as well as the technical chops to accurately assess engineering performance without overshadowing the technical architects.

You will report to the CTO.

About You:

  • 10+ years of experience leading  managers, senior technical leaders, and globally distributed teams up to 100+ individuals
  • Experience in leading proficient software engineering teams using agile methodologies 
  • Up to date knowledge of security offerings such as EDR, MDR, XDR
  • Proven ability to recruit and retain top-notch Software Engineering talent
  • Experience partnering with Product, Go to Market, and Customer Experience organizations to build and deliver a product vision to meet business goals 
  • Experience delivering modern architecture and delivery mechanisms
  • Experience building and managing highly complex systems, working with microservices and/or distributed architecture 
  • Experience implementing and maintaining a DevOps culture; possess a working knowledge of modern continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders
  • Strong analytical skills with excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Strong presentation and leadership skills
  • The ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated technical abilities. For example, as evidenced by some combination of:
    • A BS in a technical field such as Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Security
    • Work experience in a technical position in collaboration with software engineers


At Datto, we believe our employees are our greatest asset and offer all full-time employees a wide-ranging benefits package, including: 

  • Comprehensive health-care benefits
  • Free lunch every Friday
  • Flexible paid time off policy
  • Free food, drinks, and fresh organic fruit
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Charity match program
  • Education reimbursement
  • And more!

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Datto is an equal opportunity employer.

VP, Software Engineering - Security


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