Senior Principal Architect
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.
Our mission is simple: End Cyber Risk. We’re looking for a Senior Principal Architect to be part of making this happen.
About the Role
As a Senior Principal Architect at Arctic Wolf, you are a member of the Architecture team and lead the architectural and technical vision of an R&D department for Arctic Wolf's production products. In this role, you will work closely with stakeholders and the existing development teams to build and own the architectural strategy. You indirectly influence all of the product team and will be responsible for guiding and coaching technical leaders across multiple domains, and partnering closely with the teams that own the tech stack.
Your role is to work on issues that impact program success or addresses future concepts and products, requiring a longer term view to meet strategic goals and objectives, and requiring evaluation based on limited information, and exercising of independent judgment of the trade-offs involved. You serve as an expert in the field and principal advisor and thought leader, applying extensive knowledge of theories, practices and design to your architectural analysis and recommendations. You lead the application of existing principles and are central to introducing novel and innovative solutions for your department.
You’ll work across a diverse set of technologies and skills. Some of the technologies we use include microservices, Docker containers, Kubernetes, Kafka, SQS, real-time stream processing, data pipelines, relational and noSQL databases, data modelling, API design, schema design, system integration between services, endpoint software design, system internals, security scanning methodologies, 3rd party systems and interfaces, multi-tenancy, access controls, and more depending on your architecture area and projects.
Your responsibilities include
The vision and strategy in your focused area
Working across the product team and partners and stakeholders outside of the product team to define and execute on that area and how that area rolls up to support the company’s overall strategic vision.
Owning the technical and architectural vision, product design and architectural decisions within your architecture area.
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.
Contributing to all levels of the architecture applicable to their realm of expertise.
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.
You are an expert Architect, Software Developer, or technical leader who influences the architecture across an entire department. You have proven technical leadership experience from previous projects, regardless of title held. You have been central in introducing novel and innovative solutions, have experience writing software, and have deep knowledge across multiple domains. You enjoy learning new concepts, technology research and experimentation. You are a mentor to technical leaders across multiple domains, and coach to architects and developers. You are comfortable communicating technical ideas to audiences of different skill levels. You create formal networks with key decision makers and are widely recognized as an expert and thought leader.
Required skills and experience
Proven history of technical leadership of successful projects, as well as some lessons learned from failures.
History of being central to introducing novel and innovative solutions.
Knowledge of current industry and emerging technologies, to compare and contrast against, and innovate upon these technologies.
Experience in technical architecture, system architecture, solution architecture, and enterprise architecture.
Experience in software development with Golang, Python, Java or a similar high-level language.
Mastery of technical details, best practices, and design patterns across multiple domains.
History of making and defending, effective decisions using data and research, and accepting feedback.
Proven History of explaining technical concepts using audience-specific language for audiences with different technical skill levels.
Previous security experience is preferred but not required. We provide all the cybersecurity training you need during onboarding and on-the-job training.
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).
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
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
Health Savings and Flexible Spending Agreement
Voluntary Legal Insurance
Training and career development programs
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.