Senior Software Developer - Full Stack (Security Research Services Development)

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada or Toronto, Ontario, Canada or Remote, Canada or Remote, USAKitchenerOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaWaterlooOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaCanadaNorth AmericaUnited StatesNorth America

Ready to make an impact? Arctic Wolf seeks a Senior Full Stack Developer to join our pack.

Arctic Wolf, with its unicorn valuation, is the leader in security operations in an exciting and fast-growing industry—cybersecurity. How fast are we growing? Well, Arctic Wolf was highly ranked in the Deloitte Fast Technology 500 for North America in both 2019 (#25) and 2020 (#104)! 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, cultures, and ideas to make our teams even stronger as we grow our teams globally. In fact, we were named a 2022 and 2021 Top Workplace USA (Energage) as the top technology firm to work in our size category, were recognized as one of the 2021 and 2020 Best Places to Work (, and were certified in successive years as a 2022 and 2021 Great Place to Work (Great Places to Work Institute, Canada). What’s more, we were recently named one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world for 2022 (Fast Company)—and the 2nd most innovative security company.

Arctic Wolf believes in corporate responsibility, and our worldwide offices proudly participate in volunteer programs throughout their communities. We’ve also earned distinction from TravelWise for our efforts in promoting sustainable transportation.

About the Role:

Arctic Wolf Labs is the research-focused division at Arctic Wolf focused on advancing innovation in the field of security operations. The mission of Arctic Wolf Labs is to develop cutting-edge technology and tools that are designed to enhance the company’s core mission to end cyber risk, while also bringing comprehensive security intelligence to Arctic Wolf’s customer base and the security community-at-large. Leveraging the more than two trillion security events the Arctic Wolf Security Operations Cloud ingests, parses, enriches, and analyzes each week, Arctic Wolf Labs is responsible for performing threat research on new and emerging adversaries, developing advanced threat detection models, and driving improvement in the speed, scale, and detection abilities of Arctic Wolf’s solution offerings. The Arctic Wolf Labs team comprises security and threat intelligence researchers, data scientists, and security development engineers with deep domain knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI), security R&D, as well as advanced threat offensive and defensive methods and technologies.

This posting is for a Senior Full Stack Developer within the Security Research Services Development team, who is responsible for developing cutting-edge systems, services, and frameworks for the next generation security research initiatives of Arctic Wolf Labs. We are looking for experienced developers to join our pack and work with us to continuously evolve and expand the capabilities of our security products and services.

Skill Requirements: 

  • Experience with architecting, and developing new highly scalable and fault-tolerant distributed services for high throughput and low latency from ground up in a complex production system

  • Excellent understanding of key design patterns (creational, structural, behavioural) and architectural patterns including MVC, Microservices Architecture, Functions as a service (lambda functions), serverless design, Async Programming Patterns, Reactive and Event Driven Programming

  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Elastic Search), KV stores (Redis etc.), Message Queues (RabbitMQ, Kafka etc.), Event-Driven Compute Frameworks (Step Functions, Lambda Functions), Stream and Batch Data Processing (Apache Spark, Flink) in production

  • Excellent understanding of Object-oriented, Reactive and Event-Driven Programming concepts and willingness to pick up new object-oriented languages suitable for the job

  • 5+ years of experience in building and shipping scalable microservices and APIs

  • Demonstrable experience with integrating, refactoring, and troubleshooting services in a large production system

  • Experience with developing and deploying in the cloud preferably AWS using IAC (infrastructure as code)

  • Experience with JavaScript frontend and backend development frameworks (React, Angular, Node etc.)

  • Familiarity with CI / CD tools including Jenkins, Bamboo, Terraform etc.

  • Experience architecting, designing, developing, testing, and delivering software in an agile environment 

  • Good understanding of functional programming concepts a plus

  • Familiarity with cybersecurity concepts is an asset

Your Responsibilities:

  • Own R&D of distributed, highly scalable, and fault-tolerant microservices

  • Use test-driven development techniques to develop beautiful, efficient, and secure code

  • Create and scale high-performance services in a real-time threat analysis pipeline 

  • Document and maintain software functionality and specifications

  • Identify problems proactively and propose novel solutions to solve them

  • Continuously learn and expand your technical horizons 

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 and unique perspectives all employees bring to the organization. And we appreciate that—by protecting people’s and organizations’ sensitive data and aiming to end cyber risk— 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 still encourage you to apply. We review all applications and may yet 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.

Arctic Wolf is committed to fostering a welcoming, accessible, respectful, and inclusive environment that ensures equal access and participation for people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require any accommodations by emailing

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