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Senior Engineering Manager (Platform - Infrastructure)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Cork, Ireland
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Who is Forcepoint?

Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. 20+ years in business. 2.7k employees. 150 countries. 11k+ customers. 300+ patents. If our mission excites you, you’re in the right place; we want you to bring your own energy to help us create a safer world. All we’re missing is you!

Position: Senior Engineering Manager (Platform – Infrastructure)

Location: Cork, Ireland (Hybrid)


Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance.

Forcepoint is recognised as a Market & Technology Leader in Data Loss Protection, CASB, NGFW and Cross Domain Cyber Solutions and is a pioneer in anti-evasion defences and high-availability clustering.

Forcepoint is expanding its world class Endpoint organisation in Cork, Ireland. The Cork team is part of a global team that develops Forcepoint’s Windows, and Mac Endpoint products to scale to meet the needs of hundreds of millions of Forcepoint users.

You will be responsible for recruiting top talent, establishing a positive, innovative and productive culture and delivering high quality software to our customers. In this role you will manage a group of software QA engineers working in an agile environment. This is a hands-on role requiring a strong technical background and the ability to enhanced customer quality and keeping the product lifecycle on track.

This position is both people management and technical contribution to the Endpoint product within Forcepoint.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced manager to work with a strong team in developing the latest features for a market leading company in data protection.

Essential Functions:

  • Work directly with software engineers both locally and globally to ensure product quality objectives are achieved.
  • Responsible for end-to-end delivery of all CI activities across multiple projects.
  • Proposing and driving architecture improvements, recommending process improvements.
  • Managing Installer creation and deployment.
  • Developing configuration and infrastructure solutions for internal deployments
  • Updating, tracking, and resolving technical issues.
  • Proactive ownership of build process
  • Evaluate new technology options and vendor products. Ensuring critical system security using best-in-class security solutions.

Preferred Technical Skills:

  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering, CI, or IT operations roles.
  • Ability to lead and collaborate on high-impact and complex projects.
  • Intermediate programming ability in following languages (e.g., C++, Python or groovy).
  • Intermediate understanding of Windows and Mac build tools (Visual Studio, Xcode).
  • Experience and comfort on the Linux command line.
  • Good understanding of binary/driver signing process for MacOS and Windows.
  • Good understanding of package and installer generation for MacOS and Windows platforms
  • Expert with CI tools (e.g., Jenkins, Github, Artifactory).
  • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with developers and other team members.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Soft Skills:

  • Proven in the art of making good impactful decisions.
  • Ability to articulate a clear guidance and vision.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and teamwork behavior within a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to build good working relationships with other teams around the world.
  • Ability to create an innovative, collaborative, and supportive culture.
  • Strong focus on reports’ talent development and career growth.
  • Self-motivated to research new skills and technologies.
  • Commitment to the broader range of product development goals.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience managing a QA engineering team.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, good coding, and source management practices.
  • Experience managing multiple teams.

Don’t meet every single qualification? Studies show people are hesitant to apply if they don’t meet all requirements listed in a job posting. Forcepoint is focused on building an inclusive and diverse workplace – so if there is something slightly different about your previous experience, but it otherwise aligns and you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You could be a great candidate for this or other roles on our team.

The policy of Forcepoint is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Forcepoint is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Company’s career webpage as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by sending an email to recruiting@forcepoint.com.

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