Finite State partners with product security teams, the guardians of our connected world, to create transparency for their connected devices and supply chains. Our platform handles connected devices and embedded systems across all industries, including those found in enterprises, healthcare, utilities, connected vehicles, manufacturing facilities, critical infrastructure, and government entities. 


We are a fast-growing series-B company with a fully distributed workforce. Led by a team of seasoned experts, we are a mission-driven team passionate about arming our customers with the actionable insights, critical vulnerability data, and remediation guidance necessary to mitigate product risk and protect the connected attack surface. We are committed to a remote first culture.


Role summary

Finite State is seeking a Vice President of Engineering with a deep expertise in cybersecurity and a proven track record in building scalable enterprise SaaS products. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with large datasets, complex data pipelines, full stack SaaS product delivery, and a history of leading distributed onshore and offshore engineering teams. As a key member of our executive team, you will drive the engineering vision and lead the development of our products, ensuring both high-quality outputs and rapid delivery.

You must be based in and authorized to work for any employer in the US.

Research shows that women and those in underrepresented groups tend to apply only if they meet 100% of the requirements in a job description. If you think you have what it takes, but don’t check off every box - please still get in touch! We’d love to learn more about your experience and what motivates you to see if you’d be a great fit.


As the VP of Engineering, you will:

  • Lead the engineering team through the architecture, development, deployment, and operations of secure and scalable enterprise SaaS solutions.
  • Manage, mentor, and scale a diverse and talented engineering team across multiple geographical locations.
  • Foster a high-performance engineering culture that values hard work, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Promote a psychologically safe workplace that supports professional development and growth.
  • Collaborate closely with product management, sales, and customer support teams to align engineering outputs with company goals, customer needs, and expectations.
  • Drive innovation and stay ahead of the industry trends to keep the company at the cutting edge of technology.
  • Ensure the work product of the engineering team is high-quality, delivered on time, and within budget.
  • Lead the prioritization of engineering tasks to maximize customer value and orchestration of feature delivery.
  • Own and execute the engineering hiring process, ensuring a strong and capable team is in place to deliver high-quality work.


What we’re looking for:

  • 10+ years of engineering experience, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role within a tech company.
  • Strong background in cybersecurity, specifically in building secure enterprise-level SaaS applications.
  • Expertise in designing and managing large datasets and sophisticated data processing pipelines.
  • Demonstrated experience managing both onshore and offshore engineering teams.
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality software products with velocity.
  • Experience in fostering a tight-knit engineering culture that promotes hard work, accountability, and psychological safety.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

It’s a plus if you also have:

  • Application security or product security experience
  • Experience with vulnerability management, SBOM management, or binary/program analysis
  • Experience with Generative AI and LLMs, especially with respect to applying them to application security and vulnerability management problems
  • Experience in our tech stack, which includes: AWS, Kubernetes, ArangoDB (or other multimodal / graph databases), Python, React, Typescript, Javascript, GraphQL


About Us

Built on two decades of cybersecurity experience, our team of experts understands the hidden risks in today’s enterprise networks, where IoT vulnerabilities are quickly becoming the entry point of choice for cyber attacks.

We have a sense of duty to protect the critical infrastructure we rely on including medical devices, power grids and telecommunication networks. We were founded in 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.

Finite State has a transparent, collaborative and supportive culture - we are looking for people who have a growth mindset, are curious and innovative, and drive results. Our team is smart, but humble, hard working with lots of fun sprinkled in. Above all, our team is driven by our noble mission and we hold ourselves accountable to delivering to our customers every single day.


The Finite State platform brings visibility and control to the supply chains that create connected devices and embedded systems—all in a simple to use platform and at the scale manufacturers need to keep device production on time and on budget. After unpacking and analyzing every file, configuration, and setting in a firmware build, the platform generates a complete bill of materials for software components, identifies known and 0-day vulnerabilities, shows a contextual risk score, and provides actionable insights that product teams can use to secure their software

We are proud to be an Equal Employer Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Finite State is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

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