Director, Cloud Strategic Alliances at Contrast Security | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Alliances

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Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development to operations, to production.


Contrast Security is currently seeking a Director of Cloud Strategic Alliances to join our Strategic Alliances team. The Strategic Alliances team drives incremental revenue, joint GTM initiatives, enhanced product value through integrations, and distribution through leading marketplaces. The Director will build relationships and partnerships with leading cloud providers and software companies within the DevOps and Security landscape. As a member of the Strategic Alliances team, you will be measured on driving the mass distribution of Contrast Security products to our alliance user bases and customers. The Director of Cloud Strategic Alliances will report directly to the SVP of Strategic Alliances and Corporate Development.

This position can work remotely anywhere in the U.S. but with some traveling, as needed.


  • Own the strategy and go-to-market plan with specific technology partners
  • Identify and recruit technology partners and analyze & explore partner requests/integrations
  • Develop meaningful relationships across all functions with our technology partners, including executives, product, engineering, sales, and marketing
  • Identify partner integration points to increase Contrast Security product value and user experience
  • Work with Product and Engineering teams to drive features that optimize partner integrations
  • Build increased technical knowledge on Contrast Security products and partner integration points
  • Create joint go-to-market plans and launches
  • Create & manage supporting marketing collateral for specific partners
  • Work with Sales and Marketing to drive awareness and adoption of partner integrations that improve outcomes for our customers, partners, and Contrast Security
  • Be a member of the Sales team to drive account mapping and co-sell opportunities
  • Work closely with our strategic alliance partners to identify and facilitate partnership opportunities via their platform
  • Represent the voice of alliance partners and orchestrate partner engagement across all internal functions
  • Drive business and technical reviews with technology partners
  • A global role with 80% supporting Americas and 20% EMEA and APAC


  • Eight years of experience in management consulting, business development, or technical partnerships
  • Five years of leading Cloud alliances, especially AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, and marketplaces like Github and Gitlab
  • Strong affinity for partner ecosystems and proven track record in building technology partner relationships that are mutually beneficial with non-technical and technical teams
  • Deep understanding of Digital Transformation drivers in the following technology domains and trends: Cybersecurity, AppSec, Agile Development, DevOps, Cloud, DevSecOps, Containers, APIs, Microservices, Serverless, etc.
  • Ability to identify and develop joint value propositions and use cases relevant to developers, security, and operations professionals
  • Problem-solving ability and experience to align cross-functional teams - partners, product management, product marketing, corporate marketing, sales, engineering, and legal functions toward common objectives and goals
  • Possess creative and organizational skills with exceptional communication and presentation capabilities
  • Passion for learning and attention to detail
  • Enjoy multi-tasking and juggling several different projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, such as creating joint GTM plans, driving account mapping & co-sell opportunities, and developing supporting collateral
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience
  • Technical background preferred, but not required
  • Contract negotiation experience is preferred but not required
  • Vaccination (COVID) is currently required to travel and visit customers/attend events

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible paid time off



**We are changing the world of software security. ** _ **Do it with us. **_

We believe in what we do and are passionate about helping our customers secure their business.

If you’re looking for a challenge and want to enjoy where you work, you’ll love Contrast Security.

Contrast Security is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Contrast Security is an equal opportunity employer and our team is comprised of individuals from many diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and locations.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Director, Cloud Strategic Alliances
  • Company
    Contrast Security
  • Location
    Los Altos, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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