Senior Developer

Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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

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 are looking for a Senior Developer to be part of making that happen!

About the Role

As a Senior Developer in the Big Data space, you’ll work on the team that focusses on building the systems that allow for the storage and rapid searching of big data focused on cyber security use cases. This security focused telemetry data is collected from customers by leveraging endpoint, network, and cloud data sources both inside and outside our customers’ networks. Our team designs, builds and manages large scale systems that allow both our customers as well as our own employees to leverage these various sets of data, to better understand and improve their 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 both custom built and open source components written in Python, Go or Java, deployed within Amazon Web Services. We leverage both Kubernetes and other containerized platforms, along with legacy instance management platforms. Some major open source components we use include Elasticsearch, ClickHouse, RunDeck, and Prometheus along with various other components, as well as custom application services developed in-house.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Implementation and design of new analytics products, taking customer requirements into account

  • Maintenance of our existing Java and Go based systems

  • Deployment and configuration of open source components

  • Improve our capabilities to operate and scale reliably as we grow

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’re an experienced Developer who enjoys solving complex technical challenges with little to no guidance. 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 object oriented languages

  • Comprehensive experience in software development integrating with RESTful API interfaces

  • Experience with either SQL or Elasticsearch DSL query languages

  • Prior development working with message queue systems such as Amazon SQS, Kafka or others

  • Experience with columnar and/or time-series databases (e.g. ClickHouse, Elasticsearch, Prometheus, etc)

  • 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

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services

  • 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 AW’s Information Security policies, standards, processes, and controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of AW business information assets.

  • Must pass a criminal background check and an employment verification as a condition of employment.

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

  • 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

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