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Principal Architect, Machine Learning

Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf

Software Engineering, IT
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

Ready to further your career in the fast-paced, exciting world of cyber security?

Arctic Wolf, with its unicorn valuation, is the leader in security operations in an exciting and fast-growing industry—cybersecurity. We have won countless awards for our excellence in security operations and remain dedicated to providing an industry-leading customer and employee experience.

As a Principal Architect, you will begin with a focus on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, architecture and ML operations infrastructure, you’ll be responsible for providing architectural leadership for teams transforming machine learning models and ideas into production-grade services integrated with Arctic Wolf’s data pipeline and services. You may subsequently move to other areas of focus. Responsibilities may include:

  • Championing the philosophical and aspirational architectural vision for our Machine Learning Platform with stakeholders.

  • Designing architectural blueprints, achievable tactical milestones, and aligning high level designs for Arctic Wolf’s ML, AI, DS, and ML Ops projects.

  • Understanding how to measure value to the product and customer, above and beyond the typical measures of ROC curves and sensitivity and specificity

  • Promoting transparency and communication between teams with shared, achievable, and mutual success criteria.

  • Aligning our Labs, Platform, and S2CX teams to work in concert to achieve the architectural vision.

  • Creating a golden path for quality and resiliency in our designs, and monitoring to detect and resolve unpredictable failures quickly.

  • Working with product management and R&D to define and execute on the company's technical roadmap and strategic vision.

  • Owning the technical and architectural vision, product design and architectural decisions for your teams' projects.

  • Providing insight and understanding to architects and R&D for their realm of expertise, and to keep abreast of new developments.

  • Analyzing, recommending, and developing POCs and prototypes of architecture designs, technologies, 3rd party tools and integrations.

  • Identifying and evaluating trade-offs between various architectural decisions to inform design choices.

  • Providing technical oversight, guidance and coaching to architects, product management, developers and engineers.

  • Ensuring that our software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility etc.

We are an innovative team that focuses our research on R&D projects. Often, we evaluate of new software and tools, proofs-of-concepts and hands on prototyping. We investigate solutions, look at the trade-offs, and lay the groundwork and architectural strategy. The team also works closely with product managers and R&D to help us succeed together. We value a culture of sharing, so architecture work is peer reviewed and discussed with other architects to discuss tradeoffs and communicate ideas.

About you

You are an experienced Architect, Software Developer, or technical leader with experience writing software and broadly knowledgeable in highly specialized fields or several related disciplines. You enjoy learning new concepts, technology research and experimentation. You lead and contribute to development of company objectives to achieve goals in creative and effective ways, and are central to solving technical problems. You are comfortable coaching developers and communicating technical ideas.


  • History of technical leadership of successful projects, as well as some lessons learned from failures.

  • Experience in technical architecture, system architecture, solution architecture, or enterprise architecture.

  • Experience in software development with Golang, Python, Java or a similar high-level language.

  • Broadly knowledge of technical details, best practices, and design patterns in highly specialized fields or several related disciplines.

  • History of making and defending, effective decisions using data and research, and accepting feedback.

  • History of explaining technical concepts using audience-specific language for audiences with different technical skill levels.

  • Experience with Machine Learning Operations, model training and deployment, Big Data, ETL and data engineering best practices.

  • Familiarity with Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and related disciplines.

  • Experience designing for quality and resilience, understanding and predicting failure scenarios, and how to measure and monitor service health.

  • Experience with building standard data science metrics and applying them to measurable business impacts

  • Experience designing for scalability and resilience, high-volume, and high-throughput workloads.

  • Passion for holding the line on quality and helping teams understand and align with the architectural vision.

Don’t meet all the requirements? That’s okay! We still want you to apply. We have many opportunities, and we are always looking for top talent.

About Arctic Wolf

At Arctic Wolf we’re cultivating a collaborative and productive work environment that welcomes a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and ideas to make our teams even stronger as we grow globally. We’ve been named one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world for 2022 (Fast Company)—and the 2nd Most Innovative Security Company. This is in addition to consecutive awards from Top Workplace USA (2021, 2022), Best Places to Work - USA (2021, 2022) and Great Place to Work - Canada (2021, 2022).

Our Values

Arctic Wolf recognizes that success comes from delighting our customers, so we work together to ensure that happens every day. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and truly value the unique qualities and unique perspectives all employees bring to the organization. And we appreciate that—by protecting people’s and organizations’ sensitive data and seeking to end cyber risk— we get to work in an industry that is fundamental to the greater good.

We celebrate unique perspectives by creating a platform for all voices to be heard through our Pack Unity program. We encourage all employees to join or create a new alliance. See more about our Pack Unity here.

We also believe and practice corporate responsibility, and have recently joined the Pledge 1% Movement, ensuring that we continue to give back to our community. We know that through our mission to End Cyber Risk we will continue to engage and give back to our communities.

All wolves receive compelling compensation and benefits packages, including:

· Equity for all employees

· Flexible time off, paid volunteer days and paid parental leave

· RRSP and 401k match

· Training and career development programs

Security Requirements

· Conducts duties and responsibilities in accordance with AWN’s Information Security policies, standards, processes and controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of AWN business information (in accordance with our employee handbook and corporate policies).

· Background checks are required for this position.

Come join the Pack during this exciting time of rapid growth where every employee makes a difference and their contributions are recognized and rewarded.