Software Architect

United Kingdom Senior
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About The Position

Dive right in. Swim with our pod.

At Orca, we believe that in the right environment and with the right team, talent has no boundaries. This team spirit, together with our drive to always aim high (because the cloud is the limit), have quickly earned us unicorn status and turned us into a global cloud security innovation leader. So if you’re ready to join an amazing team of people who inspire each other every day, now is the time to find your place in our pod. 

We’re looking for driven and talented people like you to join our R&D team and our mission to change the future of cloud security. At Orca, we’re proud of what we do and we always aim high. This, together with our belief in the power of teamwork, has quickly turned us into a global cloud security innovation leader (and a unicorn). Ready to dive in and swim with our pod?


● Fast growth: This company has momentum. It’s THE opportune time to join Orca Security. 

● Disruptive technology: Orca Security completely changed the way cloud is secured and is leading a new approach of how security solutions should be built. It’s completely agentless and detects every important risk in the cloud environment down to the data layer. It’s fast, simple, and complete.

● Although young, Orca has already acquired raving customers of all sizes, from post Series A to F100 companies - see some examples here

● Well-capitalized: Total funding is almost $630MM in less than 24 months. CapitalG, Redpoint, GGV, YL Ventures, and SVCI. SVCI is a syndicate of CISOs who invested their own money after careful due diligence.

About the role:

If you are looking for a challenging, interesting, and a fast-paced environment, this might be the position for you! We have an inspiring team of top talents building a new SaaS product that revolutionizes the way security is being done on the cloud. As our Software Architect, you will help lead, plan, develop and optimize the architecture of our company’s products. You will excel in working with large-scale applications and frameworks and should also have outstanding skills in communication, mentoring and leadership.

On a typical day you'll:

  • Design and implement effective distributed cloud-based SaaS solutions
  • Communicating with engineers / PM / Management to collect requirements, describe software product features and advise company strategy 
  • Accelerate dev cycles by introducing best practices and influence outcomes in technical decision-making
  • Monitor the system performance by performing regular tests, troubleshooting, and integrating new features
  • Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts
  • Act as the coach and mentor to team members and technical staff


About you:

  • 4+ years’ experience as a Software Architect
  • Significant SaaS architecture experience
  • Significant public clouds architecture experience
  • Significant experience in designing microservice-based architectures
  • Significant experience in designing event driven architectures 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a relevant field
  • Strong knowledge of database structure systems (relational, non-relational)
  • Excellent organizational and analytical abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Soft skills: trustworthy individual that leads by example and not by authority


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