Director of Cloud Engineering

July 1, 2024

Job Description

Halcyon is the first industry-specific adaptive security platform that integrates multiple proprietary advanced prevention engines and AI models designed to stop ransomware.

About Us: Founded in 2021 by cybersecurity veterans from major global security firms like Cylance (now Blackberry), Accuvant (now Optiv), FireEye, and ISS X-Force (now IBM), Halcyon focuses on providing security solutions for mid-market and enterprise customers. Our fully remote, globally distributed team believes in harnessing talent from anywhere. We encourage you to apply for roles that interest you, and we’ll work to accommodate your needs.

The Role: Halcyon aims to redefine what security products can achieve by delivering cutting-edge anti-ransomware solutions. We are seeking an experienced Director of Cloud Engineering to lead a talented team of engineers in developing and maintaining our cloud infrastructure and applications. This role involves overseeing cloud product development from design to deployment and support, ensuring high performance, reliability, and scalability. The ideal candidate will be both technically skilled and an exceptional leader, capable of driving innovation and maintaining Halcyon’s competitive edge in cybersecurity.


  • Leadership and Management: Lead, mentor, and manage a diverse engineering team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. Oversee development and delivery of streaming data pipelines, APIs, web-based UI, and DevOps.
  • Product Development: Supervise the design, development, testing, deployment, and support of cloud-based product features to meet business and technical requirements.
  • Technical Oversight: Ensure high-quality, scalable code that interacts with data stores like Postgres, DynamoDB, OpenSearch, and Kafka.
  • Code Quality and Reviews: Enforce best practices for coding, testing, and documentation. Facilitate peer code reviews to maintain code quality and consistency.
  • Performance Optimization: Enhance code performance and address any overhead or incompatibilities.
  • Collaboration: Work with other development teams, product, and engineering peers to ensure seamless integration of components within the product architecture.
  • Infrastructure Management: Manage AWS infrastructure using infrastructure-as-code principles and ensure smooth deployment on Kubernetes.
  • Continuous Integration: Maintain and improve the continuous integration pipeline for streamlined development and deployment.
  • Communication: Act as the key point of contact for the Cloud Engineering team, ensuring clear communication of goals, progress, and challenges across the organization.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Architectural and Implementation Guidance: Provide architectural and implementation guidance, ensuring best practices and strategic alignment in design and execution.
  • Technical Expertise: Strong background in developing high-quality code with experience in multiple programming languages and building cloud components. Proficiency in Scala/Java/Kotlin, Python, Rust, and React.
  • Database Proficiency: Experience with Postgres, DynamoDB, OpenSearch, or similar databases.
  • Cloud Infrastructure: Experience managing AWS infrastructure and deploying applications on Kubernetes. Familiarity with infrastructure-as-code tools.
  • Leadership Experience: Proven ability to lead and manage engineering teams, inspiring and motivating team members.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong problem-solving and analytical skills to diagnose and address performance issues.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

Benefits: Eligible employees at Halcyon enjoy comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with fully paid premiums, a 401k plan with generous employer contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, life and AD&D insurance, FSA options, flexible PTO, parental leave, and a generous equity offering. Benefits may be subject to change.


  • Base Salary Range: $200,000 – $250,000
  • Bonus Target: 15%

This range is Halcyon’s reasonable estimate of base compensation for this role, varying based on experience, skills, abilities, and location. Additional discretionary bonuses and equity in the company may also be provided.

Diversity and Inclusion: Halcyon values diversity and is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, fostering an inclusive environment where every team member’s unique perspectives are valued.