Director of Research and Development

Cyren 15. Apr 2021 Fullt starf

The Director of R&D is responsible for leading and managing the Iceland-based research and development function for several products in Cyren’s Threat Intelligence and Detection portfolio. The R&D Director will lead the engineering and threat analyst teams and be responsible for all aspects of the design, development, delivery, maintenance, and detection efficacy of our Antimalware engine, ThreatLookup system, and AVLab. This new position must foster a culture of teamwork, operational excellence and innovation within the team. This position requires mastery of modern software development techniques and processes, strong management and mentoring skills, and ability to manage threat researchers.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or a related discipline

  • 10+ years relevant technical experience in discipline with experience managing an existing product portfolio

  • 6+ years of managerial experience

  • Experience directing, coaching, developing and supporting software developers using Agile software development practices

  • Good team management and mentoring skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English

  • Knowledge of threat detection technologies and experience managing security researchers is a plus

Work culture and benefits:

  • Flexible working time — though we encourage you to arrive in time for the communal, catered lunch we enjoy!

  • We are in an easily accessible location in the capital area, and most employees can avoid rush-hour traffic.

  • Underground car-park.

  • Fund to encourage commuting by bus or bicycle.

  • Fund for gym memberships.

  • Activities Room for breaks and social events

  • We still have our complete collection of malware

Cyren Iceland has developed leading anti-malware products since the late 1980s, now used by some of the world’s largest companies to protect billions of people by scanning billions of files every day (web and email). Cybersecurity threats evolve all the time, necessitating innovation and timely reaction. Cyren Iceland employs 34 people, with other offices in the US, Germany, England, Israel and Ukraine.

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Applications must be received by April 25th at

For further information please contact Stefanía Hildur Ásmundsdóttir,