Director of FP&A (San Francisco)

San Francisco

Sysdig is the secure DevOps company, and we’re at the forefront of the container, Kubernetes, and cloud revolution. We are passionate, technical problem-solvers, continually innovating and delivering powerful solutions to confidently run cloud-native applications. Our consistent contributions to open source software projects reflect our commitment to the open cloud movement.

We value diversity and open dialog to spur ideas, working closely together to achieve our ambitious goals. And we're a great place to work too — we were awarded the 2021 Bay Area Best Places to Work Award from San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal and Inc. We are looking for team members who share our commitment to customers and are willing to dig deeper, understand problems and deliver innovative solutions. Does this sound like the right place for you?

What you will do

  • Act as primary Finance business partner for Sysdig’s Engineering and Marketing teams
  • Own and manage Engineering/Marketing headcount and operating expense budgeting process – lead and drive Engineering and Marketing monthly and quarterly forecasting and variance analysis/reporting process 
  • Prepare management reporting for leadership to analyze results; present forecasts, variances and business metrics for the management team to assess budget risk and optimize resource allocation decisions
  • Drive process improvement for planning and reporting processes – review current forecasting process, models, and procedures, recommends and implements improvements
  • Participate in month end close activities by providing detailed operating spending analysis
  • Support business development activities, domestic/international expansion, roadmap projects and other ad hoc strategic financial and business analysis
  • Participate in corporate FP&A activities including evaluation and implementation of planning system, standardization of planning, forecasting and management reporting processes and enhancement of key metrics reporting

What you will bring with you

  • 10+ years of relevant experience; SaaS experience a strong plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field; MBA preferred
  • Excellent analytical / problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to identify patterns and synthesize disparate data to explain problems and propose recommendations
  • Proven track record in leading FP&A activities in a fast growing, dynamic environment
  • Advanced skills in Excel and other financial planning and forecasting tools – familiarity with various planning systems (Anaplan/Adaptive Insights) and Netsuite tools are a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to explain financial data to non-finance leaders

What we look for

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quickly changing environment
  • Ability to work cross functionally and influence appropriately
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

Why work at Sysdig?

  • We’re a well-funded startup that already has a large enterprise customer base
  • We have a pragmatic, approachable culture, from the CEO down
  • We have an organizational focus on delivering value to customers
  • Our open-source tools ( are widely used and loved by technologists & developers

When you join Sysdig, you can expect:

  • Competitive salary and equity opportunity
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career growth

Additionally, we offer a variety of benefits and perks, such as:

  • A monthly allowance that can be used for the following types of expenses: (employee wellness, house cleaning services, home internet, phone expenses, office supplies, office furniture)
  • Competitive 401(k) match
  • Company provided Wellness Days

Are you ready to join us?

We're excited to receive your application.