Technical Director Individual Contributor - Observability

13-15 years
3 months ago 1 Applied
Job Description


About Us:

Fortanix is a dynamic start-up solving some of the world's most demanding data protection challenges for companies and governments around the world. Our disruptive technology maintains data privacy across its entire lifecycle -- at rest, in motion, and in use across any enterprise IT infrastructure -- public cloud, on-premise, hybrid cloud, and SaaS.

With key strategic partners like Microsoft, Intel, ServiceNow, and Snowflake, Fortanix customers like PayPal, Google & Adidas are reaping the benefits. Recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, Fortanix is revolutionizing cyber security.

Join the revolution!

Why work with us

We're seeking passionate people to work with us to change the very idea of how people use cloud computing. We take pride in making Fortanix a great place to work. Coworkers recognize that great ideas can come from anyone, and everyone is encouraged to jump in, contribute, and ask questions. In tackling the hardest problems, we believe that working together will produce better solutions

Job Description

Building an Observability and Insight platform is a crucial task, and as a technical director leading this effort, you'd wear many hats. This role demands hands-on expertise, with a requirement for robust technical skills and the capacity to build trust and collaborate effectively with other technical teams.


You will:

  • Act as the technical architect for the Observability Engineering Team, providing hands-on guidance in designing and implementing innovative solutions.
  • Lead the development of key components, ensuring they meet high standards of performance, reliability, and maintainability.
  • Lead the development and execution of technical strategies, ensuring alignment with the overall company vision and product roadmap.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate the platform seamlessly into the existing infrastructure/services.
  • Mentor and guide engineering team members, sharing technical expertise, and fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Work closely with other teams (DevOps, Security, QA) to ensure Observability platform aligns with overall organizational goals.
  • Contribute to a friendly and helpful company culture
  • Help deploy, monitor, and tune the performance of our software
  • Participate in peer code review, which we believe results in a higher-quality product
  • Follow security best practices (don't worry, we'll tell you what they are)

You are someone who:

  • Proficiency in a development language, the ability to interact, and gain the respect of senior developers across multiple software and data disciplines.
  • Extensive background in software engineering, with a focus on application design, code writing, and active participation in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Has worked and led the technical team to build observability platform
  • Exhibits uncompromising integrity.
  • Pays attention to detail.
  • Thinks critically about complex technical problems.
  • Can work independently, while also being an effective member of a team

You have:

  • RequiredMinimum Experience 13 Yrs
  • Hands on experience in Rust and C/C++
  • Experience with JIT compilation.
  • Experience in debugging system level code using gdb debugger
  • Good understanding of Linux builds and deployment
  • Proven experience with Linux system programming
  • Proficient in Linux kernel, at least familiar with 2-3 core subsystems (CPU scheduling, file system, network, I/O, memory management, etc.)
  • Professional experience in computer architecture and operating systems
  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field, or equivalent training or work experience
  • Experience in Cryptography and PKI is a plus

  • Mediclaim Insurance - Employees and their eligible dependents including dental coverage
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Internet Reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Options




Linux builds
JIT compilation
gdb debugger
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