Engineering Team Lead (Threat Protection Team)



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The Threat Protection department is responsible for all of the cybersecurity features inside our products to secure our users from malicious actions and ensure customer privacy. To achieve the desired security goals, we are sharp and base our attitude on high ethical standards and integrity.

Our Threat Protection team combines its expertise and innovative approach to develop advanced, trustworthy products for our users. We acknowledge that success starts with having the right people in the right place. Currently, we’re looking for new team members to join us.
The Threat Protection Team’s mission is encoded in its name - we provide threat protection software-defined solutions for our users. Our team is passionate about solving complex systems, network, software development, automation, and programming-related riddles. Our projects vary from the privacy of the user to malware protection. The team writes code that is deployed at scale, serving hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. That sounds like the challenge you were looking for - read on!

Main Responsibilities

  • Drive one of a team delivering Threat Protection functionality for the NordVPN application and increase our customers’ digital security;
  • Own the output of a development team
  • Plan and follow team’s technical and delivery goals
  • Keep the team focused, tracking roadblocks that slow down team delivery, facilitate resolution
  • Stay continuously aware of the latest security practices and developments, ensure those practices are followed
  • Empower developers to collaborate & resolve blockers before their active hands-on participation
  • Ensure that team is timely resolving any issues
  • Proactively guide the development of team members by preparing their personal & career development plans
  • Proactively connect & collaborate with team members to solve problems and technical debates

Core Requirements

  • Understanding of the business goals and vision of a product and see how your team contributes to it
  • Experience with C/C++
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and Object-Oriented Design (OOD) mindset;
  • Some Network stack knowledge and low-level programming experience in general;
  • Sufficient expertise to make technical solutions, contribute to the codebase and perform quality code reviews
  • Windows API and Kernel experience is a big plus;
  • A high sense of responsibility and ownership: you care about the quality of your work and want to get better at it continuously;
  • Open communication style and transparency;
  • Positive attitude towards feedback, new ideas, self-improvement, and others.

Bonus Points For

  • Windows API and Kernel experience is a big plus;
  • Apple/Mac/Linux expertise is a plus.

Tools You Will Use

  • C++
  • Go
  • Git
  • Docker
  • Bash
  • CI/CD
  • SQL

Salary Range

  • Gross Salary 5455 - 7270 gross/month

Data Handling

Kindly refer to our Privacy Notice for Recruitment Candidates for comprehensive information regarding our data handling procedures throughout recruitment processes.

After you apply

Our recruitment process differs depending on specific positions and/or hiring teams. However, it tends to include the following three main stages and usually doesn’t exceed any more than five steps.

Step 1.

Get to know

The goal of the first step is to get to know each other better. So during that, we talk more about the role and ask you to share your story.

Step 2.

Technical evaluation

We test each applicant's technical knowledge and problem-solving ability through various assessments.

Step 3.

Meet the team

The final step is for you to meet the team, discuss your task, and dig deeper into the role you’re applying for. If everyone’s happy with the result, the closing step will be the offer.

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Nord Security is committed to building an inclusive workplace with a diversity of backgrounds. We welcome applications from people of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. To reduce the chance of unconscious bias, you may submit your CV without a photograph or other redundant information like age or marital status.

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Nord Security is a world-leading cybersecurity solutions provider. We aim to shape a more trusted and peaceful online future for people everywhere. To achieve this goal, we’ve built a like-minded community of over 1000 cybersecurity and tech experts driven by Nord values. And we’re always looking to expand our team of: