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Security Developer

Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf

Software Engineering
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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 Software Developer to be a part of making this happen.

About the Role

Arctic Wolf is looking for a software developer who loves solving challenging problems and enjoys working in a collaborative environment as part of a remote team. You will work with the best talent in the industry and have a chance to use bleeding edge tools to solve complex but interesting technical problems. It is our goal to have you releasing code to our production environments within the first two weeks.

The specific role we are looking to fill is on our scanner team. You will be a part of the fast-paced and high-demand team responsible for looking after the ever-growing number of vulnerability scanners we have in the field. Notable challenges include managing and monitoring the scanner population at scale, always keeping the scanners secure and performant and optimizing software to get the most we can out of our hardware.


  • Own the entire life cycle of the software from building, testing, deploying all the way through deprecation of old software components.
  • Write well organized, testable, and high performing code.
  • Improve the resiliency of our test infrastructure and introduce new tests where appropriate.
  • Identify and implement optimizations that help us, or our scanners operate more efficiently.
  • Implement bug-fixes and contribute to on-going product maintenance.
  • Collaborate with other team members and external stakeholders.
  • Write clear and concise documentation.
  • Support our customers with bug fixes and answers to technical support questions.
  • Mentor and coach co-ops and new developers on the team.

Who You Are

  • The majority of our code base is written in Go, with some in Python. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate a willingness to work with these languages.
  • Working knowledge of GitHub, Jenkins, and automated test tools.
  • Experience with cloud development (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Understanding of CI/CD, Docker (containerization), and DevOps.
  • Experience with secure network application design.
  • Strong familiarity with Linux/Unix environments including troubleshooting and administration, using common tools identify system level problems.
  • Experience with Agile Development.
  • Experience with Databases, and database schema design (specifically PostgreSQL or another enterprise quality DB)

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Kubernetes.
  • Experience with network appliances.
  • Experience with test frameworks and automated testing.
  • Experience with virtualization of computer hardware.
  • Experience with APIs (Pagination) efficiency/scaling
  • Understanding of Message broker concepts (Kafka/RabbitMQ)

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
  • Bonus or commission pay based on role
  • Flexible time off, paid volunteer days and paid parental leave
  • 401k match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Agreement
  • Voluntary Legal Insurance
  • Training and career development programs

Arctic Wolf is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other basis forbidden under federal, provincial, or local law. Arctic Wolf is committed to fostering a welcoming, accessible, respectful, and inclusive environment ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. As such, we strive to make our entire employee experience as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for candidates and employees with disabilities and/or other specific needs where possible. Please let us know if you require any accommodations by emailing

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.