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Vice President of Engineering (Remote OK)

Arkose Labs
San Mateo, CA
  • Expired: August 02, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Arkose Labs is a fast-growing startup, backed by Softbank, Microsoft and Paypal, that is disrupting the fraud industry with an innovative approach that undermines the economic drivers behind fraud. The Arkose Labs Fraud and Abuse Prevention Platform combines real-time intelligence, rich analytics and adaptive step-up challenges to progressively diminish the profitability of attacks while adapting to evolving attack patterns. Arkose Labs offers the only fraud solution with a 100% SLA guarantee. The world's largest brands trust Arkose Labs to protect their customer journey while delivering an unrivaled customer experience. 

Learn more about Arkose Labs from our innovation sandbox presentation at RSA:

Opportunity for Impact

The VP Engineering will have the opportunity to both expand the core solutions and think big to develop new, innovative products in collaboration with Arkose's product organization. This person will lead the 70+ engineering organization as Arkose Labs grows from $25-$50M-$100M in revenue. The VPE will be tasked with scaling the engineering team exponentially to support Arkose's rapid growth and ambitions to deliver a comprehensive solution that bankrupts the business of fraud.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead the technical organization to achieve successful, high quality execution of the product roadmap.
  • Recruit, develop and retain a world-class engineering team; be able to effectively manage teams in a remote environment.
  • Champion overall engineering and operational excellence; establish metrics and processes for regular assessment, feedback and improvement.
  • Contribute to overall company technical and business strategy as a key member of the executive team.
  • Establish effective software development processes to accelerate development, automate testing, and increase velocity of product releases; possess unwavering focus on process optimization in order to maximize team productivity.
  • Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with engineering and management teams.
  • Collaborate across the organization, particularly with product management and go-to-market, to drive achievement of business objectives.

Professional Qualifications

  • 10+ years technical leadership experience in high-growth enterprise software companies.
  • Proven leader with the ability to build outstanding teams, scale an organization, and properly structure teams of 60+. Experience managing distributed teams is required.
  • The VP Engineering must be a talented player/coach with strong technical capabilities and a willingness to "do the work" even if the primary expectation is that they're not an individual contributor.
  • Experience designing, building, deploying and sustaining a healthy, secure, software development lifecycle and deploying multi-tenant solutions.
  • Demonstrated success collaborating cross-functionally and using influence to deliver a category-creating offering to the market.
  • Great team management skills, a motivator with a pragmatic "get it done" approach.
  • Experience with modern technology and the latest open source distributed systems and architecture, parallel computing, and distributed storage.
  • Skilled at implementing and optimizing software engineering and product development
    methodologies and processes.
  • Eloquent and savvy leader who can find optimal execution for goals and objectives held by all stakeholders: founders, investors, and employees.
  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field, Masters preferred.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong communicator with well-developed listening skills.
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented.
  • Highly driven, focused, and hardworking.
  • Intelligent and highly strategic.
  • Self-motivated, resilient, and persistent.
  • Solid leadership expertise across global cultures and diverse teams.
  • Highest levels of integrity, respect, inclusion and collaboration.

Why Arkose Labs?

Join an early stage, fast growing startup with pioneering technology built by passionate and ambitious people. 

Work with some of the biggest names in the market, such as Microsoft, Paypal, EA, Github, Twitch, Roblox, Twilio, and Minecraft! 

We value your unique contributions, perspectives, and experiences. Be part of a diverse and high performing environment that prioritizes collaboration, excellence, and inclusion. We hire the best, focus on their professional development, and offer support for continuing education.

We value:

  • People - independent thinkers making data-driven decisions and taking project ownership
  • Teamwork - building trust, respect, and integrity to openly communicate and constructively challenge one another
  • Customer Focus - customer empathy and problem-solving obsession
  • Execution - actions with precision, professionalism, and urgency
  • Security -  our lens for implementing processes, procedures, and programs


  • Competitive salary
  • Equity
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Flexible PTO 
  • Robust benefits package (90% of medical, dental, vision, and life insurance paid by the company and 75% paid for dependent care)
  • Home office setup assistance 

Arkose Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Arkose Labs will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

All employees of Arkose Labs are required to comply with its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which includes individual vaccination requirements for U.S. in-office attendance and/or travel to any U.S. company-sponsored events. If any travel or in-office attendance is a required part of the position to which you are applying, you may be required to provide evidence of your vaccinated status as a condition of accepting employment with Arkose Labs.

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