Leadership

Seasoned Executives

Sonrai Security is led by a team of established entrepreneurs in the security industry. Our founders Sandy and Brendan are committed to delivering the best cloud data control solution in the industry.

Brendan Hannigan CEO & co-founder

In addition to being CEO of Sonrai, Brendan is an Entrepreneur Partner at Polaris Partners, Chairman of Twistlock and serves on the boards of BitSight and Flashpoint. Hannigan was previously General Manager of IBM Security which grew to be the #1 enterprise security provider under his leadership (~$2B revenue). Previously Brendan was CEO of Q1 Labs which became the #1 security intelligence market share leader. Find Brendan on LinkedIn.

Sandy Bird CTO & co-founder

Sandy Bird is the co-founder and CTO of Sonrai Security, helping enterprises secure their data in the cloud. Sandy was the co-founder and CTO of Q1 Labs, which was acquired by IBM in 2011. At IBM Sandy become the CTO for the global security business and worked closely with research, development, marketing and sales to develop new and innovative solutions to help the IBM Security business grow to ~$2B in annual revenue.  Find Sandy on LinkedIn.

Stan Ross Vice President of World Wide Sales

Stan Ross is the Vice President of World Wide Sales at Sonrai Security, assisting enterprises with the critical challenge of securing their data in the cloud. Stan was recently with Phantom, a fast-growing security automation company, acquired by Splunk in 2018.  Previously Stan was VP of North America Sales at Q1 Labs, which was acquired by IBM in 2011. At IBM Security Stan continued his North America Sales leadership role and then served as VP of World Wide Sales for the QRadar Team. Find Stan on LinkedIn.

Kris Semb Vice President of Inside Sales

Kris Semb is Vice President of Inside Sales at Sonrai Security.   Prior to joining Sonrai Security Kris was Director of Digital Sales & Strategy at IBM Security and Director of Sales Development at Q1 Labs prior to IBM’s acquisition of Q1 Labs in 2010.  Find Kris on Linkedin.

Ben Wuest Chief Architect

Ben Wuest is Chief Architect at Sonrai Security.   Prior to joining Sonrai Security Ben was CTO of Security Intelligence at IBM Security and Senior Architect for QRadar, the Q1 Lab’s flagship platform.  Find Ben on LinkedIn.

Team

Find your place at Sonrai

If you're ready to create, innovate and be part of something big, then look no further. Our passion for innovation allows us to take risks and try new, ingenious ways to help our customers achieve their goals. Come join us in New York, Austin or Fredericton, NB (yes, that is in Canada) and be part of a world-class team modernizing the cloud security industry.

Industry impact

Industry impact

Our passion is solving the complex cybersecurity challenges posed by rapid cloud adoption.

Blazing trails

Blazing trails

Everything we do is on the leading edge of cloud data control. We blaze new trails every day securing large multi-cloud deployments.

Amazing culture

Amazing culture

We foster a culture that respects our employees, customers, partners, and community.

Work-life balance

Work-life balance

We work really hard to achieve our business goals, but we support our staff in achieving the work-life balance they require.

Job Opportunities

Email careers@sonraisecurity.com to apply for any of the jobs below.

Data Scientist - Machine Learning Engineer

Sonrai Security, a cloud based security company, is looking for a “hands on” data scientist / machine engineer, focused on developing classification algorithms and analytics. This position will be a key contributor, wearing many hats, in a small development team. This is an amazing opportunity to be part a company building a new innovative platform. In this position you will be:

  • Completely integrated with the engineering team working hand and hand with engineers to integrate machine learning into critical components of the Sonrai platform
  • Working and experimenting with open source, proprietary, and self developed data classification algorithms on a multitude of data formats
  • Contributing and making decisions on all aspects of software development (including design, architecture and implementation)

The desired candidate will have:

  • MS/PhD in Computer Science or a related field
  • 3+ years of industry experience in data science and machine learning preferred
  • Applied in Machine Learning with demonstrated experience in unsupervised classification
  • Strong CS fundamentals, such as algorithms and data structures.
  • Expertise in Python & Spark
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for working hard and having fun in a dynamic environment
  • Mention MrRobot in your cover letter to let us know you actually read this section and you’re not just spamming out your resume

Desired, but not required, skills include:

  • Experience with graph databases & analysis
  • Experience with machine learning toolkits like TensorFlow
  • Experience with docker and/or serverless technologies and/or cloud services
  • Experience with a variety of data stores and identity and access management systems
  • Knowledge of secure coding practices

To apply send a resume to: careers@sonraisecurity.com

Test Automation Engineer

Sonrai Security, a cloud based security company, is looking for a test automation engineer focused on developing core test automation into their new innovative platform. Quality assurance is embedded in the Sonrai Engineering team, in that all engineers are responsible for the integrity of their delivery. In this position you will be in a unique position to formalize the following key areas of the Sonrai Platform:

  • Designing and implementing platform test automation
  • Design and implement hooks in the maturing CI/CD processes to improve velocity
  • Working with the engineering team to design and implement data quality test automation
  • Automate the collection and update of key data mappings essential to platform analytics
  • Building test data sets to exercise all aspects of the Sonrai solution

The desired candidate will have:

  • Previous testing experience in SaaS environment
  • Strong ability to create and design test automation and test infrastructure
  • Strong experience with code-based test automation suites is required
  • Java experience is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Proven ability to write automated test scripts to verify data quality
  • Mention MrRobot in your cover letter to let us know you actually read this section and you’re not just spamming out your resume
  • Experience with Jenkins or similar build/deployment automation tools
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodologies preferred
  • Enthusiasm for working hard and having fun in a dynamic environment

Desired, but not required, skills include:

  • Experience with Identity and Access Management Systems
  • Experience in multiple cloud environments
  • Experience with Spark Environments
  • Experience around large scale data processing and analytical environments

To apply send a resume to: careers@sonraisecurity.com

Core Cloud Engineer

Sonrai Security, a cloud based security company, is looking for a cloud engineer focused on developing core pieces of their new innovative platform. This position will be a key contributor in a small development team and is an amazing opportunity to be part of a team building a new innovative platform. In addition to key responsibilities, all Sonrai team members are encouraged to explore other areas of of development. In this position you will be:

  • Part of a small agile development team
  • Working with a group of senior engineers building core pieces of the Sonrai Cloud Platform
  • Responsible for the implementation, delivery and testing of critical elements of the platform
  • Contributing your ideas to the constantly evolving cloud architecture

The desired candidate will have:

  • 1+ years of CI/CD development experience
  • 2+ years of developing software in an Agile Methodology
  • 1+ years of experience working with cloud technologies (AWS/Azure/GCP)
  • 3+ years of Java programming experience
  • Comfortable in Linux/Bash environments
  • Experience with containerized deployments like Docker, Kubernetes ( custom or cloud provided )
  • Mention MrRobot in your cover letter to let us know you actually read this section and you’re not just spamming out your resume
  • Experience with building highly resilient and highly available systems
  • Bachelors of Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • Knowledge of secure coding practices
  • Enthusiasm for working hard and having fun in a dynamic environment

Desired, but not required, skills include:

  • Experience with identity and access management systems
  • Experience in multiple cloud environments
  • Experience with building analytical batch processing pipelines involving Apache Spark
  • Experience building high-performance algorithms in scaleable languages such as Java and Python

To apply send a resume to: careers@sonraisecurity.com

Junior Cloud Engineer

Sonrai Security, a cloud based security company, is looking for a junior cloud engineer focused on developing core pieces of their new innovative platform. This position will be a key contributor in a small development team and is an amazing opportunity to be part of a team building a new innovative platform. In addition to key responsibilities, all Sonrai team members are encouraged to explore other areas of of development. In this position you will be:

  • Part of a small agile development team
  • Working with a group of engineers building core pieces of the Sonrai Cloud Platform
  • Contributing your ideas to the constantly evolving cloud platform

The desired candidate will have:

  • 1+ years of CI/CD development experience
  • 1+ years of developing software in an agile methodology
  • 1+ years of experience working with cloud technologies (AWS/Azure/GCP)
  • 1+ years of Java programming experience
  • Comfortable in Linux/Bash environments
  • Experience with containerized deployments like Docker, Kubernetes ( custom or cloud provided)
  • Mention MrRobot in your cover letter to let us know you actually read this section and you’re not just spamming out your resume
  • Experience with building highly resilient and highly available systems
  • Bachelors of Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • Knowledge of secure coding practices
  • Enthusiasm for working hard and having fun in a dynamic environment

Desired, but not required, skills include:

  • Experience with identity and access management systems
  • Experience in multiple cloud environments
  • Experience with building analytical batch processing pipelines involving Apache Spark

To apply send a resume to: careers@sonraisecurity.com

Front-End Engineer

Sonrai Security, a cloud based security company, is looking for a front-end engineer focused on developing core pieces of their new innovative platform. This position will be a key contributor in a small development team and is an amazing opportunity to be part a team building a new innovative platform. In addition to key responsibilities, all Sonrai team members are encouraged to explore other areas of development. We want to continue to build a talented team of Front-End Developers who will own their role, work hard to improve themselves and encourage others to do the same. You’ll need to have experience with:

  • Building rich and interactive web applications
  • Building applications using modern front-end frameworks and libraries
  • Building maintainable and scalable CSS, for example BEM
  • Using JavaScript as a language and good command of the DOM
  • Working in a cross-discipline environment to produce ideas and prototype early concepts

You’ll be working on things like:

  • Build and maintain global, high-performance, fault-tolerant, scalable distributed software systems
  • Tackle some of the most challenging problems in cloud-based, distributed computing
  • Troubleshoot issues, determine root cause, effectively communicate to all stakeholders, and implement solutions
  • Mention MrRobot in your cover letter to let us know you actually read this section and you’re not just spamming out your resume
  • Collaborate closely with Product Managers, Architects and other Engineers to define and implement the product roadmap
  • Writing scalable and maintainable CSS and JavaScript, documenting components in our UX Style Guides
  • Using our stack to integrate front end into the development lifecycle
  • Building applications that are responsive, performant, and accessible
  • Learning the latest front end technologies and standards to ensure we are always using the best techniques possible
  • Collaborating with other disciplines to help develop front-end solutions and educate about relevant skills
  • Being an advocate throughout the company for great UX
  • Learn full stack and front end development through peer mentorship and collaboration

If you are hands on, passionate, persistent, creative, and collaborative then send us your resume! To apply send a resume to: careers@sonraisecurity.com

Account Executive

Sonrai Security, a cloud-based security company, is looking for full-time account executives. This position will be a key contributor in a small but rapidly growing technology sales team. This role is based in our Austin, Texas sales office.

If you’re an experienced sales professional who is passionate about success, eager to make a difference, excited about the future of security/technology and looking to join an amazing team of others just like you, then swipe right to apply!

We’re rapidly growing our sales team in our Austin, TX sales office to help customers effectively address their cloud data security challenges now & throughout their cloud journey in the future.

Candidates who join our team will have a tremendous impact on our success & mission to be the industry leader in our space.   We’re looking for candidates who are self-motivated & passionate about winning.

The Account Executive’s responsibilities include:

  • Selling Sonrai Security’s Cloud Data Control service to organizations in a defined North American territory
  • Building a territory plan and executing that plan to over-achieve on the revenue objectives established
  • Leverage sales tools, techniques & best practices to sell to accounts in your territory
  • Follow up on inbound leads combined with your outbound activity to build the sales pipeline needed to hit your revenue objective for the year
  • Working with local Business Partners in your territory to help find, progress and close deals together
  • Periodic travel may be required as needed

Desired candidates will have:

  • BA/BS degree
  • 3+ years of SaaS sales experience, preferably w/SaaS-based security solutions or services
  • Previous experience using SFDC CRM preferred (but not required)
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • A proven history of over-exceeding on annual revenue objectives established

To apply send a resume to: careers@sonraisecurity.com

Senior Marketing Manager

Sonrai Security, a cloud-based security company, is looking for a senior marketing manager to work out of our NYC office. No out of state candidates, please. Must have B2B startup experience. You will be a key contributor in a small but rapidly growing technology marketing team. You need to completely understand our buyer, their motivations, their business and personal goals, and truly understand the overall buyer journey in the large companies we sell to.

As a Senior Marketing Manager, you are Demand Gen focused but can also be a generalist who will lead high-profile, critical projects that span different marketing disciplines. In a given month, you might launch a new campaign, manage our PPC agency, help manage our WordPress website, produce several blog pieces, run our conference booth, create marketing collateral, or execute a social media campaign. This is a role meant for someone who wants to get their hands dirty and learn a ton.

Candidates who join our team will have a tremendous impact on our success & mission to be the industry leader in our space. We’re looking for candidates who are self-motivated & passionate about winning.

The Senior Marketing Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Plan, develop, launch, and manage demand generation campaigns. Put metrics in place to measure growth and engagement
  • Help manage marketing automation platform and CRM (Marketo/Salesforce)
  • Manage our events strategy. Work with the marketing and sales teams to figure out how to best capitalize on our presence at major industry conferences
  • Create compelling customer content of all types (blog posts, collateral) to tell a strong story and drive a great experience
  • Own content creation and manage the company blog
  • Collaborate on the go-to-market strategy and articulate the key messaging

Desired candidates will have:

  • BA/BS degree
  • 3+ years of B2B SaaS marketing experience
  • Must have B2B startup experience. Cloud, security, or network experience is preferred.
  • Demand Generation and Marketing Automation experience necessary.
  • Working knowledge of SEO and SEM
  • Content Marketing experience
  • Events experience a plus
  • MUST be a self-starter who combines a high level of creativity/initiative with strong organizational skills
  • Excited to work in a startup environment
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • A proven history of being learning agile
  • We are a growing company, so as we grow, YOU will grow!

To apply, send a resume to: marketingjobs@sonraisecurity.com

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