Cobalt • Remote - US

Director, Global Channels and Alliances


Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Who We Are

Cobalt was founded on the belief that pentesting can be better. Our pentests start in as little as 24 hours and integrate with modern development cycles thanks to the powerful combination of a SaaS platform coupled with an exclusive community of testers known as the Cobalt Core. Accepting just 5% of applicants, the Core boasts over 400 closely vetted and highly skilled testers who jointly conduct thousands of tests each year.

Our award-winning, fully remote team is committed to helping agile businesses remediate risk quickly and innovate securely. Today, over 1,000 customers use Cobalt to run pentests on demand via Pentest as a Service, AKA PtaaS, a space which Cobalt pioneered (you could even say we wrote the book on it) and continues to lead.


The Director of Channels will be responsible for driving the strategy and execution of all alliance and channel initiatives to ensure short- and long-term market and revenue expansion through a variety of ecosystem partner types and relationship models, including referral, sell-with, resale, and service provision. This is a “think and do” high impact role, with both market-building and revenue-driving responsibilities.

What You'll Do

  • Develop a clear alliance and channel go-to-market strategy that shows how this hire will effectively build our ecosystem to drive market presence, to speed platform adoption and to scale revenue growth.in alignment with corporate strategy and OKRs.
  • Assess and improve upon current processes, methodologies, infrastructure and metrics to optimize performance of alliance and channel partner relationships.
  • Define and implement operational metrics and KPIs that measure, optimize, and continually improve effectiveness of ecosystem relationships.
  • Build and maintain Partnership playbook.
  • Hire, onboard, retain, and develop a world-class decentralized alliance and channel team.
  • Identify, recruit, onboard and enable partners.
  • Coordinate with strategic partners to create and execute business plans to meet mutual short- and long-term goals.
  • Meet business targets on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintain expert-level knowledge in key product functionality.
  • Travel as necessary.
  • Work cross-functionally with Marketing and Product to enable partners’ growth.
  • Contribute positively to Cobalt culture and live our values.

You Have

  • Minimum of 10 years of alliance and channel sales experience.
  • Proven success leading alliance and channel teams for high-growth B2B SaaS businesses, with specific experience building programs and partnerships to drive material business expansion.
  • A background in B2B SaaS GTM roles positioning and selling into IT personas (CTO, CISO, etc,).
  • Proven quota responsibility and attainment.
  • A strong leader and motivator with proven success in building a world-class, global ecosystem team with proven, repeatable methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop team structures, performance measurements, and forecasting systems with partners.
  • People-first person who can recruit, hire, and develop a diverse and inclusive decentralized team to meet ambitious goals.
  • Experienced and credible in building valuable relationships with senior leaders & decision-makers.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, both domestically and internationally. Prior experience working with an internationally distributed company is a plus.
  • Familiarity with structuring and negotiating partnership agreements
  • Works well in a rapidly changing growth environment.

Diversity at Cobalt

With over 45 nationalities already at Cobalt (and counting) we respect and celebrate diversity! We’re proudly committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, or place of origin. We support each other and are grateful for each Cobalter's contribution to our mission — let's make security dance!

Please apply even if you don't think you meet all of the criteria above but are still interested in the job. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

Why You Should Join Us

  • Grow in a passionate, rapidly expanding industry operating at the forefront of the Pentesting industry
  • Work directly with experienced senior leaders with ongoing mentorship opportunities
  • Earn competitive compensation and an attractive equity plan
  • Save for the future with a 401(k) program (US) or pension (EU)
  • Benefit from medical, dental, vision and life insurance (US) or statutory healthcare (EU)
  • Leverage stipends for:
    • Wellness
    • Work-from-home equipment & wifi
    • Learning & development
  • Make the most of our flexible, generous paid time off, and 16-weeks of paid parental leave
  • Work remotely from anywhere in the US, the UK, or Germany

Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 16 weeks paid
Enhanced paternity leave – 16 weeks paid
Adoption leave – 16 weeks paid
Work from anywhere scheme
Unlimited annual leave
Work from home allowance
Co-working space allowance
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Cobalt provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Cobalt is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Cobalt

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

USA, Germany, UK

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
What employees are saying

"Part of the reason why I joined Cobalt was the flexibility – being able to work from home, take care of my dog, run errands, and also unplug after hours was important to me, and everyone at Cobalt gets it."

Anonymous Cobalt Employee

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