Jit, a renowned name for delivering plug-and-play DevSecOps capabilities and a unified native developer experience with a fix-first approach while streamlining and automating various product security strategies and security toolchain procedures throughout the whole SDLC: IDE, Code, CI/CD Pipeline, Cloud, and Runtime.
Soon after its incorporation in 2021, Jit has scaled to prominence with its best-in-class service portfolio and the insightful leadership of Shahar Peled, the business development head of the company. This whole story is based on excerpts of open conversations with Shahar Peled, who guided us through various elements of the business and offered his business experience and wisdom to us.
Unveiling the Entrepreneurial Journey of the Exemplary Leader Shahar – Peled
Shahar Peled is a GTM expert with a background in operations and business development. He is an inspirational and creative leader. He is highly proficient in technology and is an “all-around” player who is data-driven and idea-driven.
He is a dynamic business leader, with history in public diplomacy, while representing Israel in China and New York City. Shahar was the CEO of Eternity before joining Jit for career advancement, where he guided the business to over $1 million in revenue and two fundraising rounds. Shahar earned a degree in business and data science from IDC while serving as the CEO of Eternity.
An Overlay of the Company
Headquartered in Tel Aviv, IL, Jit commenced its commendable voyage two years ago, in 2021. Through its vendor-agnostic platform, the company offers flexibility in the choice of security technologies while bringing together all the necessary capabilities to secure a modern web application with and a native developer experience. Jit offers a single view of the full product’s security posture and numerous reports for security compliance audits and actionable security insights as part of its comprehensive security suite. The platform prioritizes Continuous Security, ensuring that security controls advance alongside the product.
Syncing with Tech Advances
According to Shahar, the following two cutting-edge technologies will have the most influence on the product security sector:
- The latest advancements in AI are having a significant impact on the industry, just like they do in the majority of other businesses. The automation of formerly manual procedures, the introduction of new threats and vulnerabilities brought about by AI, and the auto-remediation of vulnerabilities are just a few examples. Jit uses AI to improve its security prioritization engine, auto-remediation and fix suggestion capabilities across a variety of areas, including code, cloud, IaC, and more.
- The second technology is a cluster of technologies that will enable true shift-left security—born-left. Today, security engineers are outnumbered by developers 100 to 1, and they are unable to keep up with the number of vulnerabilities they must address in production. This occurs because, despite the fact that most “shift left” technologies claim to provide a native developer experience, most security tools aren’t well-accepted by developers and don’t enable developers to truly own code security. At Jit, we believe and actively witness that empowering developers to take ownership of and responsibility for the security of the code they write is the only practical method to implement continuous security. This will finally be achievable because of the fusion of new technologies and a change in perspective.
Shahar’s Leadership Style: Lead by example and inspire others to shine
Peled believes that leading by example, while inspiring other to shine are two key components to building exceptional teams. The visionary business leader confronts interesting challenges as a result of the recent global economic instability, which has resulted in a few companies monopolizing large industries and steadily eliminating competition, and the “new generation’s culture of switching jobs every two years.” Moving a company from building to growth is difficult because of the high competition markets, unpredictable economy and the new generation’s fierce competition for the best workers. But along with these difficulties comes a rare opportunity. In the modern world, utilizing cutting-edge technology like Gen AI is essential, and building agile, responsive enterprises can result in revolutionary growth and innovation. The secret is to consistently and firmly embrace adaptation and continuously upskill.
Nurturing Innovation and Creativity in the Work Atmosphere
By setting clear objectives and empowering Jit’ teams to pursue unconventional approaches, the company creates an ecosystem where creative solutions emerge organically. They support this approach by creating quarterly hackathons, pushing for career development, and embracing cross-team transitions to help the team maximize their professional potential.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Jit
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only ethical standards but also essential to the expansion and viability of enterprises. A varied workforce encourages a wide range of thoughts, viewpoints, and approaches to solving problems, which promotes innovation. At Jit, they actively prioritize a diverse hiring pool, a diverse leadership team, and fair prospects for advancement. Their dedication is demonstrated, not only in their policies but in their everyday actions and decisions.
The Key Driving Force Behind Shahar’s Success
The drive toward personal progress never ends. The visionary leader is committed to lifelong learning, often attends leadership seminars, and aggressively solicits input from his staff. Engaging with mentors, peers, and even rivals provides new insights that aid in the evolution of his leadership style. He will continue to develop if he keeps asking questions, being flexible and innovating, and welcoming change.
Corporate Ethos for Clients
Maintaining contact with customers is crucial in the always-changing world of product security. Shahar Peled makes it a priority to stay in touch with them on a regular basis by participating in client meetings, managing sales possibilities, or inviting them to events. Jit Utilizes advanced technology, and keep an eye out for trends and new requirements to make sure their solutions are meeting consumer expectations. It’s a balance of proactive engagement and responsive adaptability.
The Futuristic Outlook
After Jit’s exponential growth, Shahar hopes to one day pursue entrepreneurship and launch his own business. Prior to that, he wants to put Jit at the forefront of product security innovation, establish its reputation for dependability and trustworthiness, and assist in realizing its full potential. Together, they hope to widen the market’s reach and aid in the transition to Jit’s forward-thinking but grounded strategy.
A Token of Advice from the Phenomenal Dignitary
To all the aspiring entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts looking to pursue a career in technology leadership:
- Learn the fundamentals of your industry’s technologies as well as the software development life cycle. Not necessarily train to be a developer, but learn the procedures and terminology.
- Strengthen your soft skills: the ability to sell, inspire, collaborate, and navigate complex interpersonal dynamics.
- Recognize your strengths and areas of passion (which need not be related). Become better at what you enjoy doing by honing your talents at it. It’s a marathon with many ups and downs, and eventually, the desire for success won’t be enough; you also need to be passionate about your work.
“Love what you do and never work a day in your life.”