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Director of Sales Engineering, APJ at Recorded Future

Want to be part of shaping the future? Our breakthrough ability to unlock insights from the web radically improves intelligence and cyber threat visibility for our commercial customers. We’re a high-energy, fast-paced, and fast-growing company. You’ll need the ability to understand and adapt to rapid product and technology developments, as we improve our products in close partnership with customers. You’ll have the support of a seasoned executive management team and world-class investors.

The Role

Recorded Future is looking for a highly-motivated Director of Sales Engineering to lead a team of talented sales engineers and managers supporting the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) Sales team in a high growth and rapidly scaling landscape. Strong technical acumen in multiple security technologies is a must, as well as prior extensive experience leading and growing SE teams. An ability to “lead from the front” and a willingness to act as both player and coach to help your team secure the technical win will be key to your success. 

This role will report directly to the Worldwide VP of Presales and will partner closely with Sales Directors and Sales VP’s to drive Security business success. As one of the largest data science companies, Security Threat Intelligence business in Americas is growing.  We’re adding new customers every year and being recognized by analysts.



There are currently multiple specialized individuals driving technical wins, strong customer relationships & thought leadership across APJ for Security business. The leader of this team will drive a coordinated and consistent approach in the team’s operating model. An emphasis on proactive sales partnership, building strong security engineers and growing technical relationships with our customers will be at the forefront of this role.


An example of major responsibilities and deliverables are provided below:

  • Leading and directing the Security Presales Team ensuring effectiveness of sales lifecycle support in a consistent operating model
  • Proactive support of the APJ Leader in achieving revenue targets
  • Serving as a thought leader and company subject matter expert in own expertise area (portfolios and markets)
  • Workforce Planning & Development
    • Workforce Planning
    • Career Planning & Development
  • Be a coach! Become an expert in our best in breed security solutions, enable your team with our world class training, and provide 1:1 coaching and development at every opportunity
  • Workforce Management
    • Coaching & Supervision
    • Timely management of low performers
    • Skill Development/ Enhancement
    • Performance Management
  • Put your individual contributor hat on when needed, engage with customers, and help formulate strategies for strategic accounts to help win deals and drive execution.
  • Partner with other groups (e.g. Professional Services, Support, Product) to help us continue our tradition of an outstanding customer experience



  • Minimum of 3-5 years leading a Presales organization or technical selling organization related to Security
  • Understanding of Security technologies – Security Operations, SIEM, Vulnerability Assessment, Orchestration and Automation Solutions and more
  • Demonstrated ability to drive program results, hit deadlines, & measure team effectiveness
  • Exceptional interpersonal, team building, mentoring, and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to gain the confidence and respect of senior level executives.
  • Demonstrated willingness to take risks & make adjustments quickly.
  • Executive-level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Managing cross functionally and working closely with Business Units to formulate go-to-market and product plans for the respective advanced technologies
  • CISSP and related certifications are strongly preferred
  • Travel: estimated 33%


We realize we can only succeed with a team of very smart and passionate people. If you’re looking to work in a unique environment with ambitious, dedicated colleagues, the chance to collaborate with fantastic users and customers, then we have a lot in common! You'll also be equipped with top technology, enjoy trips, “the best” coffee, great food and fun. We offer competitive compensation, including stock options and a full range of benefits, as well as a great culture, commitment to professional development and social responsibility.

Don't forget to check out our Podcast! Join the Recorded Future team, special guests, and our partners from the CyberWire to learn everything you want to know (and maybe some things you’d rather not know) about the world of cyber threat intelligence. All episodes are free and available on iTunes, GooglePlay, and Stitcher.

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