Senior Developer- Distributed Storage and Search

Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2022

Ready to make an impact? Arctic Wolf is looking for a Senior Developer join our pack.

Arctic Wolf, the leader in security operations, is a fast-growing company in an exciting and fast-growing industry—Cybersecurity. How fast are we growing? Well, Arctic Wolf ranks #25 on the Deloitte Fast Technology 500 for North America in 2019! We have doubled headcount, customers, and revenue for five years running.

We are also cultivating a collaborative and productive work environment that welcomes a diversity of backgrounds and ideas to make our teams even stronger. In fact, we are considered among the 2020 Best Places to Work by

At Arctic Wolf, we believe in corporate responsibility. Our offices across North America participate in volunteer programs throughout their communities, and we earned distinction from TravelWise for our efforts in promoting sustainable transportation.

About the Role

As a Senior Developer in the Storage and Search space, you’ll work on the team that builds large-scale solutions for cyber security use cases. We collect millions of data points per second from our customers’s data sources. Our team designs, builds and runs distributed systems that archive and search that data, to improve our customers’ security posture.

As a result, you’ll work within the exciting intersections of big data, distributed computing, cloud technologies and infrastructure as code. Our existing stacks includes components written in Python and Go, deployed within Amazon Web Services. We leverage both Kubernetes and other containerized platforms.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Implementation and design of new archival and data access products, taking customer requirements into account

  • Deployment, configuration, and maintenance of our existing Python and Go based systems

  • Improving our system’s scalability and reliability as we grow

  • Mentoring new and junior team members

We value a culture of sharing, so every team has the opportunity to share their work with the entire department during our monthly R&D Demos. Once a year we hold a department-wide Hackathon, teaming up across all R&D teams over four days to collaborate and build cool ideas outside the normal project scope. While innovation is the focus, some of these ideas do make it into our products.

About You

You are experienced as a Developer, showing initiative solving complex technical challenges. You care about writing quality code that is maintainable. Working collaboratively in cross-functional teams is your thing. Colleagues look to you for guidance on software development best practices.
You should have extensive work experience in the following areas:

  • Significant experience with working on backend systems

  • Excited about working in the big data space

  • Relevant experience developing software in either Python, Go, or other similar languages

  • Comprehensive experience in software development of event-driven services and web APIs.

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services or other cloud platforms, preferably with distributed object storage and parallel computing (S3, Lambda, DynamoDB).

  • Ability to work cohesively within a team and habitually spread knowledge in various forms (verbally, documentation)

  • Ability, comfort, and interest in picking up new technologies and frameworks which you may not be familiar with

  • Understanding of Kubernetes

In addition, you have proven leadership experience from previous projects, regardless of title held. You have the ability to perform programming tasks and large engineering projects with Independence and expertise. You will be responsible for guiding and mentoring other staff members and will regularly lead technical projects. You have a high level of mastery over software development best practices and building reusable design patterns.

Previous security experience is preferred but not required. We provide all the cybersecurity training you need during onboarding and on-the-job training.

Interview Process

The interview process is approximately as follows:

  • Phone pre-screening: A recruiter contacts you to briefly discuss your work history and provide an overview of Arctic Wolf. Approximately 30 minutes

  • Technical assessment: A recruiter sends you a link to a straightforward technical assessment that is relevant to the role you are applying for. Approximately 1 hour

  • Face-to-face interviews: Several team members conduct two interviews to learn more about you and provide more information about your potential role and team. Be prepared to collaborate on a technical problem and talk more about past projects and your career goals. Approximately 1 hour per interview

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.
  • Background checks are required for this position

Working at Arctic Wolf:

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 all employees bring to the organization. And we appreciate that—by protecting people’s and organizations’ sensitive data— we get to work in an industry that is fundamental to the greater good.

All wolves receive compelling compensation and benefits packages, including:

  • Equity for all employees
  • Paid parental leave
  • Training and career development programs

If you're excited about this role, but do not meet all of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply anyway. We review all applications and still may consider you the right person for the role or have another open position where you’re the perfect fit.

Arctic Wolf is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other basis forbidden under federal, provincial, or local law.