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Technical Development Lead

SafeGuard Cyber

SafeGuard Cyber

Charlottesville, VA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

In 2014, our founders realized businesses and governments were leaving the traditional security perimeter to adopt transformational digital communication channels. They built SafeGuard Cyber as an intelligent system to systematically identify and take action against risks in these communication channels, at scale. We believe the security paradigm must shift to redefine these digital channels as the first line of defense. SafeGuard Cyber’s patented technology empowers organizations to detect and respond to threats and business risks more quickly and accurately, by understanding the context and intent of communications. By securing new communication channels, our customers can focus on driving growth and revenue.

Position Overview:

The main function of the Technical Development Lead is to participate and guide the design and development of the SafeGuard Cyber platform. The focus will be to co-lead with the corresponding offshore development team lead to ensure the development work is well architected, designed, staffed and executed with desired efficiency and quality. The Technical Development Lead will work with the Product Management and Product Architecture team and communicate the design and architecture to the offshore team.

The ideal candidate for this position is a “hands-on” leader, self-starter, customer-focused and detail oriented. The candidate must be articulate, eager to learn different technologies, comfortable working with highly technical teams, and be able to work in a fast-paced, distributed environment.

The Technical Development Lead will report to the Engineering Development Director.


  • Design and develop the SafeGuard Cyber platform and related products
  • Work closely with product managers to understand functional requirements and business priorities
  • Communicate and work with the offshore development team for implementation
  • Reduce the knowledge gap between the offshore and onshore teams
  • Work in conjunction with developers to ensure design and development best practices are followed
  • Work in conjunction with QA testers to ensure manual and automation testing best practices are followed
  • Work together with architects to ensure highly secure, reliable, high available, and performant solutions are developed
  • Mentor senior and junior level engineers

Required Qualifications:

    • BS degree or higher in Computer Science/Engineering
    • 10+ years of overall technology experience
    • 5 years experience in a Development Lead role
    • Strong understanding of architecture & product design and their relation to infrastructure requirements
    • Strong understanding of tradeoffs: technology vs. project cost & timing vs. on-going production support
    • Hands-on java programming skills and ability to roll up sleeves as needed
    • Strong team management, leadership and multi-tasking skills
    • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail
    • Experience with a Cloud Service Provider such as AWS

    Ideal Qualifications:

    • Extensive experience with:
      • Managing PDLC using agile methodology and CI/CD operations
      • Managing multiple PDLC’s in parallel
      • Managing onshore and offshore teams across multiple time zones and regions
    • Java development using the technologies like Spring Boot, Elastic Search, MongoDB, Cassandra, Postgres, Oracle and ElasticSearch
    • Container-driven development using Docker and Kubernetes
    • Ability to apply security best practices in design and development
    • Some experience with GDPR compliance will be an asset
    • Large data collection/integration/analytic project experience a plus


    • Opportunity to grow within the company
    • Competitive salary including performance bonuses
    • Stock options
    • Unlimited PTO
    • Subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Company paid short-term and long-term disability
    • Company paid life insurance
    • 401K
    • $125 Wellness stipend

    SafeGuard Cyber, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We adhere to a strict policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran's status or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with SafeGuard Cyber, Inc. depends solely on your qualifications.