Teams

Development
  • The team is responsible for static and dynamic malware analysis and detection of malicious behavior patterns
  • They plan the roadmap for future product upgrades and work with agile scrum methods
  • Our sub teams are Backend, Frontend, Detection Engine, UI/UX, Dynamic Engine, Static Engine, Automation and Protection Technology
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Andreas

Technical Lead

What is your role at VMRay?
I was one of the first employees at VMRay and had many different tasks in the beginning. At the moment, I am head of the “Detection” team: we develop our VTI engine and are responsible for detecting malware behavior patterns. In addition, we prepare the analysis results and associated graphics so that they can be made available to the user in an understandable and intuitive way.

What does a typical working day look like for you?
My day usually starts with breakfast together with colleagues in the office. I usually work on my Scrum tickets, mainly implementing new features for malware analysis. From time to time there are also meetings, where we discuss new projects or existing problems and see how they can be solved. After work, some of us regularly play foosball or darts in our social room.

Describe your team.
I work with different teams here: for example, I spend one week with a colleague where we’re trying to solve a problem with a specific type of malware then I spend the following week with another colleague where we work together to design a new feature for our software. It’s all very dynamic and challenging at the same time, because the malware authors keep coming up with something new.

Labs & Research
  • We analyze the latest malware and continue to improve our software
  • The team helps create blog posts, videos and presentations for our website
  • At technical conferences, the team presents analysis results for our prospects
  • Our sub teams are Malware Analysis and Threat Research
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Francis

Head of Lab

What is your role at VMRay?
As Head of Labs at VMRay I am responsible for setting the direction of Threat Research and in building our Malware Analysis team. The Labs work closely with several teams and provides data to improve the feature set and quality of our product, ensuring that relevant and new threats are properly handled by our security solution.

What do you like most about your job?
I really like working closely with the very creative, super smart, and firmly goal-oriented people in the company. The culture is very vibrant and modern; you can really feel how the company as a whole make decisions and policies that are really well thought-out and completely sensible. In summary, I come to work smiling and go home from work still smiling.

Why did you start working at VMRay?
VMRay has a very good reputation in the security industry and the technology is considered top-notch. So when an opportunity arose to work for the company I took the chance and challenge to accept bigger and bolder responsibilities of helping grow something great to something even greater. The modern work culture and the very flexible working hours are the icing in the cake. Did not regret it one bit.

IT
  • We are responsible for VMRay’s entire IT infrastructure
  • We ensure that our employees can rely on their systems and work productively on their tasks
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Marc

Head of IT

What is your role at VMRay?
I work as an Head of IT , a field which spans across all departments of the company. My daily tasks are very diverse which include: user support maintaining our email servers, and securing our network. We host a wide range of services on-prem where we as the IT team ensure a stable operation.

What do you like most about your job?
No day is like the other. While this can be stressful at times it also makes the job exceptionally interesting.

How would you describe your team?
Versatile, spontaneous, creative. It’s getting bigger and more specialized, for example Linux, cloud and support.

Sales & Marketing
  • Our worldwide sales includes technical presales & customer support worldwide
  • We conduct product demos and presentations for prospects around the globe from our Boston Office
  • From product marketing to social media channels and conferences, we cover all areas of marketing
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Tyler

Marketing Director

What makes your job special?
I am responsible for our digital and field marketing efforts. Every time we publish a new video, blog post or attend a conference I am able to see a direct impact.

My role gives me the creative freedom to explore marketing activities that will position VMRay as the best malware sandbox in the industry.

What stands out about VMRay as an employer?
First and foremost, VMRay’s technology. As a marketer, it makes my job easier when the product solves a problem with cutting-edge technology, VMRay has that. In addition, being a part of building a marketing team from the ground-up.

With VMRay’s two offices being in the US and Germany, how do they communicate and collaborate?
We are in constant communication via email, instant message, and conference calls. In my role, I collaborate with multiple departments. We schedule weekly calls to make sure we are staying on track with our projects. Any time we have a quick question, the team in the German office is incredibly responsive.

Finance
  • We ensure that the financial and legal operations in the office run smoothly
  • Our responsibilities include ensuring liquidity and managing the company in the areas of controlling and accounting
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René

Chief Financial Officer

What is your role at VMRay?
At VMRay, my team and I ensure that all financial activities and reports in the business are accurately represented. This includes the continuous generation of KPIs, monthly management reports, ad-hoc evaluations and performance analysis. We also monitor compliance and legal issues with updated laws and regulations. Last but not least, we manage and control the budgets for each department and prepare financial statements.

What do you like most about your job?
To drive a good and professional team. The freedom to push new things. Passion and commitment are important for me.

How would you describe your team?
Professional. Dynamic. Software driven. Focused.

HR
  • We design and implement cutting-edge HR strategies, processes and tools, fostering our employees and our company´s global growth.
  • We are proud of our excellent people and globally unique products, protecting the networks, brands and values of our customers and making the Online-World a safer place.
  • We focus on the recruitment of the right talents and people for our team and foster continuous learning and the professional and personal development of our employees.
  • We continuously strengthen our diversity, inclusion and agile cooperation as important basis for our company’s global values, enabling leadership and corporate culture.
  • We put pride in our professional and agile cooperation as one HR team, enjoy our work with people and engage ourselves actively for the common success of our employees and company.
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Product Management
  • We drive and define the product roadmap for present and future releases, by prioritizing feature requests and market needs
  • Plan and design new features and product concepts, delivering clear and detailed requirements for our R&D team
  • Engage in technical discussions with our customers, as well as prospects, for collecting feedback, ideas and suggestions for improvement
  • Conduct market research and analyze the competitive landscape in order to maintain clear and up-to-date understanding of our addressed markets
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Uriel

VP Product

What is your role at VMRay?
As the head of Product, I am responsible to lead and execute VMRay’s product strategic direction, bringing game-changing solutions to fulfill our customers’ missions. In a nutshell, this means to identify our customers and market needs, and then translate it into product vision as well as detailed requirements.

What was your most exciting project so far?
Planning a new release is always a very exciting part of our work. We need to prioritize the different feature requests and ideas based on how these will impact our customers, as well as future business. Then, have a first educated assessment on the effort needed to implement these new changes. These value vs. cost discussions are often very exciting, as it concerns so many aspects – security, software, people and of course, customers satisfaction.

How do you work together?
The Product Management team is working closely with almost all other teams at VMRay. This makes our work very exciting on the one hand, but also means we need to build an effective communication process throughout the company. This is done using a combination of project management tools and process, with periodic meetings in which all the hot topics are discussed. Since our dev teams use SCRUM methodologies, we meet periodically before the beginning of each sprint, to make sure each team has all design requirements in place for the next planned tasks.

Office & Team Management
  • We are responsible for making the office run efficiently and take care of the well-being of our employees
  • As part of the on-boarding process we help our new co-workers during the first weeks to learn about our internal processes
  • To keep up employee morale, the administration team plans events
  • In collaboration with HR, we design internal marketing materials
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Sarah

Head of Officemanagement

What is your role at VMRay?
I occupy two roles at the same time at VMRay. Besides being the Executive Assistant I lead the “Front office“ team. I am responsible for not only coordinating visitors and answering the phone – Purchase, organization of travels, team events, merchandise, the design of the offices, workplace healthmanagement, etc.. In addition, we collaborate with our HR Team: Onboarding, trainings, Feel good management are issues we master together. My team is responsible for the happiness and carefreeness of the co-workers, to help them doing a competent job.

What do you like most about your job?
I love the diversity of my tasks – each day is different. I like especially the design freedom – I can co-create parts of VMRay independent on every single day and can promote new issues. The working atmosphere at VMRay is awesome, which is also intensified by several team events and benefits. VMRay is like a family – no one is anonymous and everyone seeks for the same goals.

Describe your team.
My team is very young, creative, dynamic and always willing to perform 200%. Therefore we are able to achieve a great deal and master especially new or stressful situations together. I can count on my team!

Quality Assurance
  • We are responsible for the quality of our product and the support of our customers
  • We design and execute manual and automatic tests during development, test fixes for errors reported by customers and support our customers with technical problems
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Klaus

Head of QA

What is your role at VMRay?
I’m responsible to ensure that we provide the best possible product to our customer. To achieve this, I coordinate with our development and sales team. I like how this allows me to get an in-depth knowledge of our product and gets me in contact with our customers all over the globe.

How do you work together?
We use agile working methods in both technical and non-technical teams. We have clearly defined scrum meetings where we all meet, report on our work status and prepare plans for the next sprint.

Customer Success
  • We run worldwide technical sales, enablement and support
  • Globally we conduct demos and POCs for prospects
  • To make our products successful, we assist our customers with their questions and needs for best use
  • We are the bridge between our customers and our product, sales and marketing teams
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Chris

VP Customer Success

What is your role at VMRay?
As the head of Customer Success I am responsible for driving pre- and post-sales processes to enable our customers to use our products to their highest potential. In addition, providing appropriate training to customers and partners is key to enablement and proper usage of product. Our primary goal is to make our customer “raving fans” of VMRay.

How do you work together?
The Customer Success team works closely with almost all other teams at VMRay. Being the technical face to the customer, we are a key component when it comes to communicating customer expectations to teams like Product Management and Marketing. We take customer feature requests to the product teams and formulate the appropriate use cases so that the feature is developed to meet customer needs. As the team driving support as well, we take product quality and proper usage seriously. Therefore, we are always in close interaction with our QA and R&D teams to report any issues customers have.

Legal
  • The Legal Department takes account of legal aspects for the implementation of projects, forming contracts and in general for every day work life.
  • We work in continuous exchange with other teams, individual colleagues worldwide as well as our external law firms.
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Philipp

Legal Officer

What is your role at VMRay?
As the Legal Officer at VMRay I am responsible for establishing legal compliance . Every legal agreement and every other matter that could be of some legal importance and possibly involve legal risks for VMRay should either be briefly checked or comprehensively analyzed by the Legal Team – depending on the individual case.

How do you work together?
An important factor is open communication and timely involvement in projects. We maintain regular exchange with other teams to accomplish tasks and projects efficiently. All employees can always contact us if they have any legal concerns, especially with regard to higher-level ongoing issues such as data protection or compliance.

What do you like most about your job?
To me the job at VMRay exciting because we still are a relative “new” and – as for the colleagues – young company for which new challenges and opportunities can arise weekly. It never gets boring. In particular, I really like the work in an international environment.