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Senior Architect



Job Category:  R&D

About CyberArk:

CyberArk is the global leader in privileged access security, a critical layer of IT security to protect data, infrastructure and assets across the enterprise, in the cloud and throughout the DevOps pipeline. CyberArk delivers the industry’s most complete solution to reduce risk created by privileged credentials and secrets. The company is trusted by the world’s leading organizations, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100, to protect against external attackers and malicious insiders.

Job Description:

  • Produce architecture plans and design guidelines for CyberArk’s infrastructure and product family, focusing on the complex and high impact features and systems under your responsibility. Meet the NFRs (non-functional requirements) and systems evolutionary roadmap, and identify, neutralize and mitigate risks.
  • Lead the architecture process to successful implementation
  • Actively refine, distil and challenge product architecture to fit system development evolution. Recommend new technologies when needed.
  • Manage and advocate to reduce technical debt
  • Work closely with Product Managers and other system architects to align, consult and adjust the architecture.
  • Work closely with the architecture lead.
  • Coach, escort, and mentor other architects, Train new architects
  • Participate in the System Architects forum to build, improve and enhance CyberArk architects.

Job requirements:

Professional skills

  • BA in Computer Science (+10 years of experience) or MAMRAM graduate (+6 years of experience in commercial company). Out of them, at least 3 years as software architect
    • Advantage: experience as system-architect
  • Significant experience with the following: Java, .NET
  • Excellent design and analytical skills
  • Skillful in identifying connections between different parts and components, and understanding the implications
  • Excellent ability to use new technologies and understand them in depth through rapid self-learning
  • Experience with building production SaaS systems
  • Design and architectural patterns
  • Deep knowledge and experience in one of the following domains:
    • Backend server programming (multithreaded programming, performance tuning)
    • Web applications development
  • Experience in conducting the architecture of at least 2 large products from scratch
  • Fluent in English, good writing skills
  • Good sketching and modelling skills
  • Experience with Agile processes:
    • Development process - working in short development iterations, delivering shippable products in each iteration, breaking a large feature to small user stories, and advancing step by step with short feedback loops.
    • “Agile Architecture” – adaptable and open architecture, delivered step by step, and corrected along the way.
  • Enterprise systems and solutions - challenges, known architectures and solutions

Personal skills

  • Leader by nature, with the ability to motivate people and influence them.
  • A thorough and methodical approach to any task, Ability to plan, conduct, prioritize, track and measure processes.
  • Decision making skills: Make sound decisions, taking into account both architectural and business considerations, at times with incomplete information
  • Proactive by nature; internal drive for excellence and improvement; independent
  • Excellent ability to communicate with colleagues.
  • Excellent ability to coach others.
  • Open minded, original thinker and creative


  • Basic understanding of enterprise architecture, and IT flows Experience in scaled projects - re-architecting a product to support large-scale environments.
  • Experience with designing and building Software-as-a-Service systems.
  • Familiarity with distributed applications architectures
  • Security principles and techniques (encryption, authentication protocols)

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