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Who We Are

Who We Are

We are passionate about drawing on diverse experiences, creative thought, and unintuitive approaches to create value for our customers and blaze a new path in our industry. Our “no bullshit” motto speaks to our directness and honesty, and our work to building trusted relationships with people and between applications.

Meet The Team

Leadership Team

Jason Schmitt

Chief Executive Officer

Jason is a product-oriented business leader with more than 20 years of experience in bringing enterprise products to market, with most of that time in information security. Before Aporeto, Jason was Vice President of Enterprise Security Products at Hewlett Packard…

Jason is a product-oriented business leader with more than 20 years of experience in bringing enterprise products to market, with most of that time in information security. Before Aporeto, Jason was Vice President of Enterprise Security Products at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he led product and go-to-market strategy for the application security, security operations, and data protection portfolios. During his time at HPE, he was also VP and General Manager of the Fortify and ArcSight business units. In this role, he was responsible for driving the growth of Fortify’s market-leading application security software and SaaS businesses and ArcSight’s security operations solutions, while managing all operational functions within the group.

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Dimitri Stiliadis

Co-Founder, CTO

Dimitri leads Aporeto’s technology vision. He brings a multidisciplinary background in distributed systems, security and networking and has been the inventor of several ground-breaking technologies in these areas. Before Aporeto, he was the co-founder and CTO of Nuage Networks, where…

Dimitri leads Aporeto’s technology vision. He brings a multidisciplinary background in distributed systems, security and networking and has been the inventor of several ground-breaking technologies in these areas. Before Aporeto, he was the co-founder and CTO of Nuage Networks, where he led the development of the industry-leading Virtualized Services Platform. He was also the CTO and Co-Founder of the NonStop Laptop Guardian, an end-point security solution. He has held several leading roles in Bell Labs Research, where he led a series of research programs with fundamental contributions in networking, algorithms, and distributed systems, and was instrumental in the commercialization of these technologies.

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Satyam Sinha

Co-Founder, VP Engineering

Satyam Sinha is the co-founder and VP Engineering at Aporeto. He has significant experience and contribution building products in different business areas. Most recently, Satyam was distinguished engineer at Cisco’s Insieme Business Unit where he was the principal architect for…

Satyam Sinha is the co-founder and VP Engineering at Aporeto. He has significant experience and contribution building products in different business areas. Most recently, Satyam was distinguished engineer at Cisco’s Insieme Business Unit where he was the principal architect for the switching product line. Before that, he spent more than a decade with TiMetra (now Nokia), building multiple successful products in areas of edge and core service provider networks followed by products such as the mobile gateways for the mobile infrastructure. Satyam has authored more than 25 patents in the areas of networking, system design, and algorithms. He received his Master’s in EE from USC and a Bachelors in EE from the University of Pune.

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Amir Sharif

Co-Founder, VP Marketing and Business Development

Amir Sharif has 20 years of experience building data center products integrating OS, virtualization, networking, storage, low-latency I/O, and orchestration. As VP of the Server Virtualization business unit, he drove market of adoption of Linux containers at Parallels. At VMware,…

Amir Sharif has 20 years of experience building data center products integrating OS, virtualization, networking, storage, low-latency I/O, and orchestration. As VP of the Server Virtualization business unit, he drove market of adoption of Linux containers at Parallels. At VMware, where he was the core platform product manager, he led the convergence efforts between ESX and ESXi hypervisors. His executive experience includes running product management, engineering, and business development. Amir holds patents in RFID and distributed storage and received his MBA from UC Berkeley, where he was a Gloria Appel Entrepreneurial Fellow, a Hitachi Mu Chip Fellow, and Mayfield Fellow. He started his career as a mathematician and software engineer.

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Hussain Al-Shorafa

VP Sales

Hussain has spent over 18 years in the information technology industry specializing in cybersecurity and cloud technologies. He has held leadership and sales positions at recognized industry leaders such as Symantec and EMC. Hussain’s sales leadership has resulted in $500M+…

Hussain has spent over 18 years in the information technology industry specializing in cybersecurity and cloud technologies. He has held leadership and sales positions at recognized industry leaders such as Symantec and EMC. Hussain’s sales leadership has resulted in $500M+ in revenue with industry leaders across many verticals including Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods, Retail, and Financials. Hussain received his Global EMBA from Trium, a jointly issued degree from NYU Stern, London School of Economics, and HEC Paris.

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Board Of Directors

Jason Schmitt

Chief Executive Officer

Jason is a product-oriented business leader with more than 20 years of experience in bringing enterprise products to market, with most of that time in information security. Before Aporeto, Jason was Vice President of Enterprise Security Products at Hewlett Packard…

Jason is a product-oriented business leader with more than 20 years of experience in bringing enterprise products to market, with most of that time in information security. Before Aporeto, Jason was Vice President of Enterprise Security Products at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he led product and go-to-market strategy for the application security, security operations, and data protection portfolios. During his time at HPE, he was also VP and General Manager of the Fortify and ArcSight business units. In this role, he was responsible for driving the growth of Fortify’s market-leading application security software and SaaS businesses and ArcSight’s security operations solutions, while managing all operational functions within the group.

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Dimitri Stiliadis

Co-Founder, CTO

Dimitri leads Aporeto’s technology vision. He brings a multidisciplinary background in distributed systems, security and networking and has been the inventor of several ground-breaking technologies in these areas. Before Aporeto, he was the co-founder and CTO of Nuage Networks, where…

Dimitri leads Aporeto’s technology vision. He brings a multidisciplinary background in distributed systems, security and networking and has been the inventor of several ground-breaking technologies in these areas. Before Aporeto, he was the co-founder and CTO of Nuage Networks, where he led the development of the industry-leading Virtualized Services Platform. He was also the CTO and Co-Founder of the NonStop Laptop Guardian, an end-point security solution. He has held several leading roles in Bell Labs Research, where he led a series of research programs with fundamental contributions in networking, algorithms, and distributed systems, and was instrumental in the commercialization of these technologies.

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Peter Wagner

Wing Venture Capital

Peter Wagner is a Founding Partner of Wing. He has led investments in dozens of early stage companies, more than 25 of which have gone on to complete IPO’s or successful acquisitions. These companies include Nimble Storage, Fusion-io, Red back…

Peter Wagner is a Founding Partner of Wing. He has led investments in dozens of early stage companies, more than 25 of which have gone on to complete IPO’s or successful acquisitions. These companies include Nimble Storage, Fusion-io, Red back Networks, Riverbed, Arrowpoint Communications, Infinera, Peribit, Topspin, Omneon, and Opower, to name a few.

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Matthew Howard

Norwest Venture Partners

Matt brings over 30 years of experience in marketing, product management, engineering, business development, and sales in a wide range of technologies. He has appeared on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 investor for three years and was…

Matt brings over 30 years of experience in marketing, product management, engineering, business development, and sales in a wide range of technologies. He has appeared on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 investor for three years and was recently recognized by Business Insider as one of the “19 Best Enterprise Tech Venture Capitalists.” Matt was also featured on AlwaysOn’s list of “Power Players in the Cloud.”

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Our Culture

Our Culture

We value results.

We value taking initiative.

We believe that values are to be rigid, but minds need to be flexible.

We believe that employees are responsible adults.

We believe in attacking the problem.

We do not believe in yes-men or women. Constructive challenge is a must!

We work as a team, transparently and with trust.

We are passionate about security.

Join us and work on solving some of the top challenges in cyber security!

SW Test Engineer

Aporeto is looking for a full-time Software Test Engineer candidate in San Jose, who is responsible for designing and automating test cases.

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SW System Test Engineer

Aporeto is looking for a full-time Software System Test Engineer candidate in San Jose.

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SW UI Test Engineer

Aporeto is looking for a full-time Software UI Test Engineer candidate in San Jose, who is responsible for testing UI functionality.

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UI Developer (React JS)

Aporeto is startup headquartered in San Jose with offices in San Francisco and is focused on enterprise cloud security solutions. Our current UI is built in ReactJS and we are looking for someone very strong in JavaScript and one JS framework. Any startup experience would be a plus. HTML/CSS is required as well, however the main focus would be on JavaScript.

Location: San Jose, CA

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Data Engineer

Aporeto is looking for a data engineer to lead our data and data pipeline architecture team and optimize data flow and collection for cross functional teams. The candidate will be an experienced data pipeline builder who has done so ground up. The engineer will support our software developers and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products.

Location: San Jose, CA

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Backend/Micro-services Engineer

Aporeto is looking for a back-end engineer responsible for managing the exchange of data between the servers, data sources and consumers. Your primary focus will be development of server-side logic for our policy system, definition and maintenance of data stores, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from consumers.

Location: San Jose, CA

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Sr. Sales Engineer

The Sales Engineer will work closely with the Sales Account Executive to qualify potential customers, explain complex technical matters, demonstrate the Aporeto solution and overcome customer objections. The Sales Engineer will provide pre sales support and ongoing trusted advice to customers. The Sales Engineer is a technically competent individual who will remain up to date with industry trends, company solutions and competitive offerings.

Location: Northeast

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Sr. Systems Engineer

Aporeto is looking for a talented full-time developer responsible for a Linux based enforcer which will be a part of an enterprise grade cloud security product that will enable companies to have better workload protection in the cloud and simplify the management of security. We seek an engineer who will be building system services for the Aporeto enforcer, a software agent that runs inside application workloads to enforce security policies as governed by the Aporeto security product. BS + 4 years of relevant work experience, or MS + 2 years, in computer science or related technical field.

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Sr. Systems Engineer

Aporeto is looking for a talented full-time developer responsible for a Linux based enforcer which will be a part of an enterprise grade cloud security product that will enable companies to have better workload protection in the cloud and simplify the management of security. We seek an engineer who will be building system services for the Aporeto enforcer a software agent that runs inside application workloads to enforce security policies as governed by the Aporeto security product. BS + 2 years of relevant work experience or MS in computer science or related technical field.

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Principal Software Engineer

Architect, develop and deliver the Aporeto enforcer which will run on every VM where Aporeto is deployed. Translate requirements from sales/marketing into code. Lead the team to deliver the Aporeto enforcer. Improve performance of Aporeto enforcer with a primary focus on reducing latency and increasing throughput for applications monitored by Aporeto. Implement and optimize support for encryption for traffic monitored by Aporeto.

Location: San Jose, CA

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Aporeto is an e-Verify participant. E-Verify is an Internet-based electronic employment verification system to verify the employment status of new hires. E-Verify compares information from a new hire’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Social Security Administration (SSA), and Department of State (DOS) records to confirm that the newly hired employee is authorized to work in the United States.

NOTICE TO RECRUITERS & PLACEMENT AGENCIES: If you are a recruiter or placement agency, please do not submit résumés to any person or email address at Aporeto prior to having a signed agreement with Human Resources. Aporeto is not liable for and will not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved recruitment partners. Also, any résumés sent to us without an agreement in place will be considered your company’s gift to Aporeto and may be forwarded to our Talent Acquisition team.

Aporeto conducts routine background checks. However, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.