About Arkose Labs  

Arkose Labs is a fast-growing startup, backed by Softbank, Microsoft and Paypal, that is disrupting the fraud industry with an innovative approach that undermines the economic drivers behind fraud. The Arkose Labs Fraud and Abuse Prevention Platform combines real-time intelligence, rich analytics and adaptive step-up challenges to progressively diminish the profitability of attacks while adapting to evolving attack patterns. Arkose Labs offers the only fraud solution with a 100% SLA guarantee. The world’s largest brands trust Arkose Labs to protect their customer journey while delivering an unrivaled customer experience. 

Learn more about Arkose Labs from our innovation sandbox presentation at RSA: https://youtu.be/Fyhr_ZuveLM

We are looking for an exceptional technical leader who can help shape our product architecture and related functions to meet the hyper growth needs of our business. If you embrace the challenge of positively influencing cross functional teams to move towards modern and scalable architectural design decisions, then this position is for you. An ideal candidate is someone who is hands-on in solving complex software engineering problems, while at the same time savvy enough to understand the business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Achieve a deep knowledge of Arkose’s product architecture, data flows, usage patterns, and customer scenarios to become the technical authority for overall architecture.
  • Understand and help evolve our current  architecture and design of the product to meet the future needs of the business. Use deep technical knowledge and influence to drive decisions in this area.
  • Strike the right balance of meeting the growing demands of the business along with making sensible architecture decisions.
  • Take lead on projects with little to no additional direction from engineering/product leadership, drive and help track them to completion if needed.
  • Partner with fellow architecture leads, eng management, and product management on project requirements, designs, and development plans.
  • Provide technical leadership across multiple product areas, and provide recommendation to senior leadership.
  • Help identify and develop ways to improve overall engineering team's efficiency by expanding on our existing tools and processes.
  • Keep product quality & reliability top of mind by keeping those as core tenets to architecture.
  • Mentor engineers at all levels and partner with Engineering leadership in fostering a nurturing culture that focuses on innovation and execution.
  • Bring creativity and passion to influence the strategic direction of our technology and products as well as mentor other members of your team
  • Be actively involved in hiring of technical leads, architects, and senior engineering leaders

Requirements

  • A deep, technical understanding of application development in the cloud, with hands on experience making trade offs and data driving design decisions.
  • Adept at thinking at a high level catering to the business needs, as well as going very deep into a specific technical area.
  • Have shown strong customer focus and working backwards from their needs
  • Led the architecture of successful, large scale SaaS products and delivered exceptional business outcome in cloud and hybrid environments
  • Mentored senior and/or principal engineers to get them to the next level
  • Production-level experience developing cloud-native distributed systems processing high volumes of data at scale.
  • Expert proficiency with Golang and familiarity with Python/Go..
  • Good understanding of the SDLC ranging from architectural reviews, technical design deep dives, implementation, testing, CI & CD.
  • Familiarity with A/B testing, blue-green environments and canary deployments.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • 15+ years of engineering experience focused on application development (or Masters and 12 + years related experience or PhD and 8+ years experience).
  • Exposure to cyber security and fraud prevention industry verticals and technologies a plus.

Why Arkose Labs?

Join an early stage, fast growing startup with pioneering technology built by passionate and ambitious people. 

Work with some of the biggest names in the market, such as Microsoft, Paypal, EA, Github, Twitch, Roblox, Twilio, and Minecraft! 

We value your unique contributions, perspectives, and experiences. Be part of a diverse and high performing environment that prioritizes collaboration, excellence, and inclusion. We hire the best, focus on their professional development, and offer support for continuing education.

We value:

  • People - independent thinkers making data-driven decisions and taking project ownership
  • Teamwork - building trust, respect, and integrity to openly communicate and constructively challenge one another
  • Customer Focus - customer empathy and problem-solving obsession
  • Execution - actions with precision, professionalism, and urgency
  • Security -  our lens for implementing processes, procedures, and programs

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Flexible PTO 
  • Robust benefits package (90% of medical, dental, vision, and life insurance paid by the company and 75% paid for dependent care)
  • Home office setup assistance 

Arkose Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Arkose Labs will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

All employees of Arkose Labs are required to comply with its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which includes individual vaccination requirements for U.S. in-office attendance and/or travel to any U.S. company-sponsored events. If any travel or in-office attendance is a required part of the position to which you are applying, you may be required to provide evidence of your vaccinated status as a condition of accepting employment with Arkose Labs.

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