Principal Software Developer

Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf

Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Principal Developer

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 Principal Developer to be a part of making this happen.

About the Role

You’ll be working as a principal software developer on our Applications Team, responsible for delivering the cloud-based software that helps solve the real-world security problems that IT professionals face. We develop the internal tools used by the security services team to keep our customers safe and informed.

The Principal Developer is responsible for providing multiple teams technical direction to deliver high value, performant software solutions. They will provide technical guidance and direction to multiple teams of developers through the design, implementation, and automated/integration testing of our software. They will also provide guidance on best practices for running, monitoring, and maintaining our system. In addition, they indirectly influence the work of the department and closely related Arctic Wolf teams.

As a Lead Developer at Arctic Wolf, you will…

  • Act as a mentor to R&D technical leaders.
  • Apply broad expertise and knowledge in highly specialized fields or several related disciplines.
  • Lead and contribute to the development of company objectives and principles to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility.
  • Model a deep understanding of the product and how Security Services delivers the service for the direct organization’s scope of work.
  • Work on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles.
  • Apply conceptual thinking to understand advanced issues and implications.
  • Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Accountable for results, which may impact the entire function.
  • Create formal networks involving coordination among groups.
  • Focus on providing thought leadership and work on broader organizational projects which require understanding of wider business, by conveying advanced information and persuading several diverse stakeholders/audiences.
  • Recognized internally as a subject matter expert. May direct the activities of others.

We are looking for someone who…

You’re a highly-advanced software developer who makes important product decisions regarding direction and scope. You make strategic decisions about which team members should work on which areas of a project and provide technical and professional leadership for the developers. You identify and collaborate with multiple teams or organizations and have a deep understanding of software systems that span multiple teams. In addition, you are comfortable presenting to the executive team of mastery over software development best practices and building reusable design patterns.

Here are some of the core technologies we use and teach across our Applications teams. You should have experience in one or more of these, or similar technologies:

  • Python/Django
  • Go
  • React/Typescript
  • AWS
  • Git
  • Docker
  • 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. You have a history of delivering successful projects, as well as some lessons learned from failures.

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. We have won countless awards for our excellence in security operations and remain dedicated to providing an industry-leading customer and employee experience including:

  • Top Workday USA (2021-2024)
  • Great Place to Work (2022-2024) & Best Workplaces for Women (2024) in Canada
  • Best Workplaces in Tech & For Women in the UK (2023)
  • Top Company by Kununu in Germany (2024)

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.

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.