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Principal Architect

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Helsinki
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Helsinki

Principal architect

F-Secure delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations, society, and people from real-world attacks. We have diverse, talented, passionate, technical, and creative teams working at the forefront of the industry to advance new ways of defending against the latest threats. Our people lead their own development and call the shots in building a place to call home in our organization.

If you want to lead the design of F-Secure -wide architecture, work on real-life problems, and leverage the latest public cloud technologies, this role is for you! We in the Architecture & Platforms unit are looking for a Principal Architect to help build our vision of a more secure future. This work requires an iterative mindset to work and plan incrementally towards a desired end-state. Balancing short-term gains and long- term goals is essential.

Your role is to facilitate, align, and lead the technical work of multiple senior technical teams. Building security, scalability, and simplicity into the designs is particularly important. Your role also requires coaching, leadership, and excellent stakeholder communications. You need to make sure that stakeholder requirements are always taken into account and the teams buy into and understand the design consistently. In this role, you will coach the teams on how to build better software.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Working together with multiple stakeholders to define and align our architecture across platforms, services, and teams.

  • Guiding and leading technical work of multiple senior teams, including ways of working within the whole company.

  • Participating in company-wide architecture and technology steering, including make vs. buy decisions.

  • Participating in day-to-day operations in teams to lead them hands-on from the DevOps front line, when necessary.

  • Analyzing, architecting and designing towards the desired end-state through increments, with the ability to evaluate tradeoffs between alternative paths towards the ideal end-state as well as balancing short-term and long-term goals of the company.

  • Facilitating architectural planning within the unit and with business stakeholders and other technical stakeholders in the company.

  • Leading and mentoring technical leads and architects about architectural design.

  • Some hands-on work on the technology itself. The role is a hands-on architecting role, also leading through code.

We expect:

  • Extensive experience in dev and ops of different types of software (web, backend, endpoint).

  • Experience in designing, documenting, facilitating, and communicating architecture choices.

  • Experience in building software in cloud native environments (AWS) and running cloud native systems.

  • Experience in software security and threat modeling.

  • Experience with scalable software architecture, high volume data processing, and storage.

  • Coaching and leadership experience and skills.

  • Great communication and facilitation skills. Ability to express yourself concisely, whilst capturing the essential and relevant elements, also for non-technical stakeholders.

  • Analytical mindset, ability to consider multiple alternatives and to balance short-term against the long-term goals of the company.

What we value:

  • Basic understanding of cyber security processes and needs in a business setting.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Security-minded approach.

What we offer:

  • A chance to make a true impact in building the tools solutions for defending against cyber-attacks.
  • Opportunity to experience devops at scale, what it truly means to architect, design, develop, and run systems at scale.
  • World -class colleagues with whom you can tackle any challenge.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting -edge cloud technologies.
  • Opportunity to work with all aspects of our business(es).
  • Learning and growth opportunities. If you are not already a master in modern cloud architectures already, this role will allow you to learn, grow, and master what it means to design, build, and run large -scale cloud systems.
  • And of course, we offer a great working atmosphere, competitive salary and benefits including extensive health care, remote working, company supported sport activities, and many more things to keep our bestmost valuable asset – people – happy!

The F-Secure team is diverse, fluid, fun-loving, and full of energy. It’s our job to preserve that, so we’ve made it our business to help individuals traverse from passion to passion, from specialism to specialism, from the flavor of today to tomorrow’s. We move with their needs, and help them build pathways, always focusing on the things that make them happy in and beyond of the office.

See yourself here? Bring your best self and apply now.

Security background check will be conducted for the selected candidate, in accordance with the Finnish Security Clearance Act 726/2014.

At F-Secure, we are committed to helping people and businesses be free in the digital world, without having to worry about cyber security. Every day, our Fellows face the daunting challenge of outsmarting those that disrupt the digitalized world. A difficult task, we know, but something we all come together to do for our customers. We make the world a safer place.

Our Fellowship of people have a shared interest in being successful together and being open and honest with each other. At F-Secure, we meet each other as equals, but challenge each other’s ideas – we believe this makes us all better and creates a more secure environment for our customers.

As an F-Secure Fellow, you’ll be joining a tight -knit network of over 1,600 colleagues, spread over 25 offices around the world. To us, Fellowship means that what we do together is more important than what I do. At F-Secure, you will be part of our Fellowship. Be who you are – bring your best self.

Work with great people

Karolina Malagocka
Senior Marketing Manager
"At F-Secure we see the value of each and every person"
Zuzanna Kunik
Data Scientist
"As a data scientist, I love working closely to data. As an extrovert, I love working with people. In my current role I’m doing both. "
Jonas Lundberg
Global Cyber Security Solution Sales
"I feel confident in selling our services that protect our customers. It's extremely stimulating and gives me a sense of purpose"
Ruediger Trost
Pre-Sales Manager
"After more than 11 years, I still go to the office with a smile, even if it is a Monday morning =)"

Great Place to Work

  • Over 1,700 amazing colleagues in nearly 30 offices

  • Possibility to protect the world

  • Work with best of class experts who care

  • Relaxed, open and fun working environment

  • 68+ of nationalities

  • Global with the spirit of a small company

About the company

You can’t design culture!

The F-Secure team is diverse, fluid, fun-loving, and full of energy. It’s our job to preserve that, so we’ve made it our business to help individuals traverse from passion to passion, from specialism to specialism, from the flavor of today to tomorrow’s. We move with their needs, and help them build Pathways, always focusing on the things that make them happy in and beyond of the office.

See yourself here? Bring your best self and apply now.


1988F-Secure established under the name Data Fellows

1992First public hysteria about a computer virus

2002First Antivirus for mobile phones

2004F‑Secure Labs launches first antivirus industry blog

2009F‑Secure’s next step into the cloud

2015F-Secure aims to become the leading European cyber security company

2018MWR InfoSecurity joins F-Secure

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