Staff Innovation Engineer
Posted on 7/19/2023

201-500 employees

Business data center and cloud computing security
Company Overview
Illumio's mission is to enable every organization to realize a future without high-profile breaches. Illumio provides visibility, segmentation and control of all network communications across any data center, cloud and endpoint.
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Google Cloud Platform
Microsoft Azure
DevOps & Infrastructure
Software Engineering
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent job-related experience
  • 8+ years building distributed & scalable software and systems
  • Be the Office of the CTO public cloud subject matter expert to the internal and external teams, and expertise in AWS, Azure, GCP and related technologies like Terraform, CloudFormation, etc. with a specific focus on networking and security
  • The ability to summarize and present research clearly at different levels to the extended Illumio executive team to drive innovation within the company forward
  • The ability to drive the thought leadership program for all things in Public Cloud
  • Excellent programming, verbal, and presentation skills, and be able to independently build POC applications, publish them on GitHub, and provide technical support using Slack and GitHub
  • Lead Ideation sessions and be vocal about the latest and greatest in the public cloud technology landscape that Illumio should be exploring
  • Be flexible and open to exploring new technologies and opportunities. We value the ability to learn quickly, with little supervision (but with support of peers) and value the willingness to try and excel at new things even outside one's technology comfort zone
  • Quickly evaluate and prototype potential technical integrations to build consensus and executive buy-in
  • Write blogs on Illumio Labs website accompanied by relevant code on Illumio Labs GitHub repositories and demonstrate using screencast on Illumio Labs website
  • Expert level coding skills in at least one language, such as Python, Ruby, or Go
  • Expert level understanding in some of the following: Service mesh (like Istio), container orchestration (like Kubernetes) etc
  • Proficient in managing opensource GitHub repositories for Illumio Labs
  • As a member of the technology exploration team, they will answer important questions about the direction and limits of technology. These questions come from all parts of the organization. The candidate will need to understand those questions, and research and explore the technology space to be able to answer them to the satisfaction of the stakeholder and CTO. This might involve creating proof of concepts, demos, and presentations as appropriate. Success is turning what might be an ambiguous question into technical clarity, direction, and inspiration for the company
  • The candidate will likely be chosen to lead a CTO technology area council, which will require them to demonstrate technical leadership, and organization skills to drive a cross functional team to deliver quarterly insights in that technical area
  • The candidate will periodically write external blogs on Illumio Labs on the prototypes they built, or technical content and opinion that matters to Illumio customers or external technical users in general
  • The candidate will attend technical conferences, meetups, and user groups, and share summaries and clear insights from those meetings with internal teams