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Vice President of Engineering at Cloudian
San Mateo, CA, US



Cloudian is a Silicon Valley-based object storage company specializing in S3 API storage systems. With technology roots in the large-scale enterprise message space, Cloudian introduced its object-based platform, HyperStore®, in 2011. Cloudian is partnered with VMware, Seagate, Pure Storage, Amazon, Google, Lenovo, Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and by reseller partners worldwide including WWT, ePlus, and CDW.

Cloudian simplifies enterprise storage with limitlessly scalable storage that consolidates massive data sets to a single, easily managed environment.  Cloudian brings the flexibility and simplicity of public cloud storage into our customers’ data centers, simplifying management and reducing TCO by 70% versus conventional storage systems. Cloudian products can scale from just three nodes to hundreds, allowing systems to be the right size for any application or organizational need. 

In this high-visibility role in executive staff, you lead and scale Cloudian’s Engineering organization, responsible for delivering on all of Cloudian’s products and technology.  You will take over from our founder VP Engineering who transitions to a CTO role. In addition to being a generalist who thinks and plans to ensure that Cloudian's products are the best product in their space, you must also grasp technical details and help set the technology direction.  You are responsible for managing and growing the Engineering organization, ensuring the team is productive, progresses in their career goals, and work in sync with other groups towards company goals. 

Job Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Lead and grow the team that designs, develops, tests, and supports Cloudian’s distributed systems software products.  This includes Engineering teams in San Mateo, Milan, Tokyo, and Beijing. 

  • Plan and manage the Engineering processes for the company.

  • Deliver high-quality software releases on-time and on-budget.  

  • Actively work with Product Management, customers, and other stakeholders to define ongoing product releases and the next generation of products.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • 10+ years of senior Engineering leadership with complex, distributed software systems.

  • Demonstrable skill of managing and delivering software releases.

  • Knowledge of Cloudian’s product domain: Object storage, distributed systems, Linux, and networking.

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Experience managing geographically distributed teams.

  • Enterprise storage products experience.