http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPN0—9 days ago
Mission: Lookout makes the world more secure as it gets more connected.
In 2004, Lookout founders John Hering, Kevin Mahaffey, and James Burgess discovered a security vulnerability involving Bluetooth signals and Nokia mobile phones. When Nokia downplayed the significance of the security hole, the three of them took action.
They created the Blue Sniper, a gun-shaped microphone that could pull in Bluetooth signals from 1.2 miles away. Hering and Mahaffey then pointed their gun at the 2005 Academy Awards, hacking sensitive phone data from hundreds of movie stars to illustrate the importance of mobile security. They happened upon a team from the New York Times, who brought our story to the world.
Ever since, Lookout has taken a mobile-first approach to security. Today, Lookout protects mobility for some of the world's largest enterprises, critical government agencies, and tens of millions of individuals worldwide. We've achieved this by partnering with leaders in the mobile ecosystem globally, and we're only getting started.
At Lookout, we're laser-focused on creating mobile-first, cloud-first products not just for IT administrators and CISOs, but individuals as well. The promise of secure mobility is now a reality—the basis for trust in a world without data borders.
The opportunity to secure the connected world is incredibly huge, especially when you consider that more people already have access to smartphones than to electricity. That means our team is tackling the really hard problems that need solving right now, using the cutting-edge technologies that will redefine computing in the years to come.
Creating security that’s simple, beautiful, and not scary is all about solving problems. We marry the right market opportunities with the right technologies to build innovative products that millions of people and businesses can trust.
Forget back rooms full of bad suits and number crunching. This is data-driven, front-line finance and bleeding-edge legal thinking—designed to solve real problems for our teammates, support innovation, and change the face of our industry.
Every day, we connect people to our breakthrough products through global business partnerships, the press, and marketing, and make sure the world hears the Lookout story–how we keep millions of people safe in the post-PC era.
We put people first in everything we do, whether it’s creating a product user interface or discovering the talent, personalities, and human stories that fit with our work and the culture we’ve built at Lookout.
I have been working at Lookout full-time (Less than a year)
- Lookout is full of people who are collaborative, fun, and super smart!
- Complex technical space and opportunity to make an impact solving those challenges
- Intersection of three key areas of big data, security, and mobile
- Relatable technology with a mission that is relevant to both individuals and businesses
- Serious business with opportunity to breakout in a new market
Significant progress has been made on the shift from purely consumer to a combination of consumer and enterprise, but still some work to do to complete that effort in order to capitalize on the opportunity. This has also required changes in leadership and management over the past couple of years, which has been a challenging transition but seems to be heading in the right direction.
Advice to Management
Keep the focus on how we'll achieve the opportunity ahead of us. Communicate more often and frequently to help everyone see the vision that you're driving.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Lookout (San Francisco, CA) in March 2017.
30 minute first interview with hiring manager. The manager was very qualified and clearly had a lot of expertise but is also quite young for VP level. They clearly were looking for younger talent vs highly experienced.