Director of Engineering, Security Applications



Posted on Friday, July 7, 2023
About Us

Coalition is the world's first Active Insurance provider designed to help prevent digital risk before it strikes. Founded in 2017, Coalition combines broad insurance coverage with a digital risk assessment and continuous security monitoring to help organizations protect themselves in today’s hyper-connected world.

Coalition offers its Active Insurance products in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through relationships with leading global insurers including Allianz, Arch Insurance, Lloyd’s of London, Swiss Re and Zurich, as well as cyber capacity through its own carrier, Coalition Insurance Company. Coalition's Active Risk Platform provides automated security alerts, threat intelligence, expert guidance, and cybersecurity tools to help businesses worldwide remain resilient against cyber attacks.

Coalition comprises a team of cybersecurity and technology experts, as well as experienced insurance professionals, who have come together to build a world-class organization with a massive technological advantage. Our secret sauce is bringing these expertise together to create a world-class organization with one mission: to protect the unprotected as the world digitizes. Today, Coalition is one of the world’s largest commercial insurtechs serving hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide.

Since its founding, Coalition has raised $755 million in equity funding, including $250 million in June 2022, affirming its ability to deliver profitable growth and cementing its position as a long-term business with a clear competitive advantage.

Coalition’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for organizations of all sizes, and by remaining true to our founding values of character, humility, responsibility, purpose, authenticity and inclusion. We are proud to have been named among Inc.’s Best Workplaces in 2021 and 2023, and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2022.

About the Role

As the Director of Engineering in charge of our Security Applications organization, your primary role will involve leading teams of security engineers and managers. Your responsibility will be to oversee the development of various security application products, including our flagship product, Coalition Control, which focuses on attack surface management. Collaboration will be a key aspect of your position as you work closely with leaders from operations, product, design, and engineering. Together, you will ensure the effective design, implementation, development, and operations of robust security applications while fostering a culture of engineering excellence.

This is a remote position that can be based anywhere in the United States or Canada.


  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the Security Applications teams, partnering with product management to contribute to the vision and roadmap for security application initiatives
  • Lead managers of teams of security engineers, providing guidance, mentorship, and performance feedback to ensure the teams’ success
  • Oversee the planning, design, and implementation of security application projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, with quality and within budget
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and emerging threats, continuously enhancing the team's knowledge and expertise in attack surface management and other areas of security engineering
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the Security Applications team
  • Establish strong relationships with leaders across various departments to promote cross-functional cooperation and alignment

Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven experience (6+ years) leading security engineering projects and overseeing large groups of teams
  • Strong understanding of network security and positive network security controls
  • Strong people management skills, with a track record of successfully mentoring and developing high-performing teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex security concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Deep understanding of security engineering principles, methodologies, and industry best practices
  • Experience collaborating with leaders across operations, product, design, and engineering to drive alignment and achieve common goals
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a proactive and results-oriented mindset


  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Annual home office stipend and WeWork access
  • Mental & physical health wellness programs (One Medical, Headspace, Gympass, and more)!
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • Coalition’s individual pay is determined on several factors, including but not limited to, location, level, skills and experience. The US base salary range for this full-time position is $200,000 - $270,000, and your recruiter can share more on target salary for your location during the interview process.


Why Coalition?
We’re a highly fulfilling, mission-driven team who is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive culture. We want to work with people of all different backgrounds and paths in life, and we trust our team members to take responsibility, share ownership and put in the work, no matter how small the task. We are always looking for collaborative, inquisitive and dedicated individuals to join #OurCoalition and help us on our mission to solve digital risk.
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