Senior Engineering Manager - Security Engineering (Remote, Sweden)

  • Grafana Labs
  • Sweden
  • 05 Jul, 2024

Job Description

This is a 100% remote position and we are considering candidates in EMEA locations

About the role:

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead our Security Engineering team.  You will be responsible for developing and implementing security strategies, as well as liaising with other teams delivering parts of our overall security posture. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of building and/or implementing and improving the maturity of security programs in Cloud-based SaaS organizations and possess excellent leadership and communication skills.  You must have significant engineering acumen as this is a highly technology-driven role.

Grafana and the LGTM stack continue to be highly successful open-source projects and on-premise products, with over a million instances of our application running in the wild. Grafana is also the main frontend for Grafana Cloud where users can visualize their telemetry data as well as use our opinionated solutions for easier troubleshooting of both their infrastructure and their applications. 

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  • Lead our security engineering team covering a range of areas, including application security, 3rd party vulnerability management, cloud security, and internal tooling development
  • Define, optimize, and implement the engineering strategy in concert with the security leadership team, ICs and stakeholders across the business
  • Regular 1:1s, coaching and mentoring to ensure your team members are motivated, happy and engaged. Providing continuous feedback to ensure that they can add value while maintaining high standards
  • Collaborating with our Engineering Leaders and other organization stakeholders to help define and influence wider product strategy, roadmaps and designs
  • Be actively engaged with significant incidents, including preparation, simulation, response, and affected customer notification and communications
  • Contributing to and reviewing design documents for upcoming projects. Ensuring projects are well-defined and ready for development. Advise on how to break down projects into tasks


  • Prior experience running a security engineering team
  • You have a strong engineering background and are capable of engaging in technical conversations and challenging teams to arrive at strong technical decisions themselves
  • You will be comfortable working with engineering teams who have a strong sense of autonomy in their decision-making, be it technical or product-focused
  • While you’re great with people and adept at managing relationships, you still keep up-to-date with the latest technical trends and shifts to maintain and enhance your understanding of the challenges your teams face
  • You approach security with a DevOps mindset. You prefer security by enablement, automation, and guardrails over gates and roadblocks
  • You have familiarity with securing and operating on public Cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure) providers, with Kubernetes, and with securing combined open-source software (OSS) and SaaS products
  • You are an excellent written and verbal communicator. You can articulate complex cybersecurity concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. You are adept at translating security problems to business impact

Bonus Points:

  • A technical background, ideally with programming or software engineering experience, before transitioning into security & leadership
  • Working knowledge of Grafana Labs OSS projects and products. Experience in using observability tooling to solve security problems. 
  • Experience working with OSS communities
  • Experience securing large-scale distributed systems

In Sweden, the base compensation range for this role is SEK 949,351 - SEK 1,139,221.  Actual compensation may vary based on level, experience, and skillset as assessed in the interview process. Benefits include equity, bonus (if applicable) and other benefits listed here.

*Compensation ranges are country specific. If you are applying for this role from a different location than listed above, your recruiter will discuss your specific market’s defined pay range & benefits at the beginning of the process

About Grafana Labs: There are more than 20M users of Grafana, the open source visualization tool, around the globe, monitoring everything from beehives to climate change in the Alps. The instantly recognizable dashboards have been spotted everywhere from a NASA launch and Minecraft HQ to Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Grafana Labs also helps more than 3,000 companies -- including Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and eBay -- manage their observability strategies with the Grafana LGTM Stack, which can be run fully managed with Grafana Cloud or self-managed with the Grafana Enterprise Stack, both featuring scalable metrics (Grafana Mimir), logs (Grafana Loki), and traces (Grafana Tempo).
Benefits: For more information about the perks and benefits of working at Grafana, please check out our careers page.
Equal Opportunity Employer: At Grafana Labs we’re building a company where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We know that our company runs on the hard work and the dedication of our passionate and creative employees. If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.
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