Platform Principal Architect

Product Development Tel Aviv, Israel Rehovot, Israel


We are looking for a Principle Architect Leader to drive Imperva Platform strategy

Architectural design strategies and their realization

  • Create and maintain alignment between our business interests and our technology
  • Work with Product Managers, Engineers, and Infrastructure teams to maintain the integrity of the technology infrastructure (including driving and maintaining architecture documentation)
  • Provide context for effective execution, engineering/technology sourcing, division of labor, and short/long balance
  • Architect system that can scale and accommodate an order of magnitude growth
  • Might perform the Product Owner role for infrastructure products/components  (ex: PaaS, IaaS) 
  • Represent the Platform team as part of company-wide Architecture processes


Provide hands-on technical and execution leadership to engineering teams

  • Defining the architecture as part of the Platform development teams
  • Maintaining architectural integrity with the Platform development teams
  • Drive sourcing strategies for the Platform team
  • Help to solve near-term critical performance and scalability issues, while clearly laying out a long-term Data Strategy learning from existing anti-patterns

 Influence business and offering direction with technological insight

  • Consulting with design, implementation and integration teams
  • Collaborate with Executives, Architects, Product Managers, and Operations to develop data reliant software components
  • Assisting Product Management with future product definitions
  • Scope includes influencing across Platform and Business Units that will  impact a large number of teams  


Help build strong engineering teams and a great environment for engineers

  • Drive Imperva Platform strategy both within the Platform team as well as Application groups (AppSec and DataSec)
  • Partners closely with the Platform teams Engineering Managers to recruit, develop, and retain our engineering staff
  • Advocates on behalf of the Platform Team’s engineering staff
  • Supports Product, Project, Engineering Management and Engineers
  • Supports operational management of projects and assists in firefighting
  • Leader and teacher in a collaborate team-oriented environment
  • Positively challenged to drive change without hurting relationships


Functional Competencies

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent skills and knowledge (12+ years of industry experience)
  • Extremely strong communication skill with the ability to tailor any technical communications to any level (Executives to Jr. Software Engineers)
  • Strong technical leadership with change management skills (manage by influence)
  • Ability to break a problem of any size apart into manageable pieces
  • Expert understanding and use of standard software design patterns
  • Proven experience in building SaaS system, highly scalable data infrastructure and big data systems
  • Understanding of modern SDLC processes (Agile, CI/CD, etc.) and how architecture fits
  • Deep understanding of data and how it relates to architecture (SQL, NoSQL & analytics, machine learning experience a plus). Familiar with UML modeling tools. Independently design, develop and test major data strategy tasks like Physical and Logical Data Modeling; Very Large Data Movement; Data Access Layer for both Structured and Unstructured Data
  • Deep understanding of architecture scalability and performance
  • Deep understanding of enterprise integration with an emphasis on scalable patterns
  • Pragmatic use of cost vs. benefit analysis
  •  Understand and implement the importance of different levels of sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) and take correct policy measures to improve customer’s confidence in Imperva for Data Stewardship
  • Domain knowledge on the security space with strong knowledge of Network


Our Company:
Imperva is an analyst-recognized, cybersecurity leader—championing the fight to secure data and applications wherever they reside. Once deployed, our solutions proactively identify, evaluate, and eliminate current and emerging threats, so you never have to choose between innovating for your customers and protecting what matters most. Imperva—Protect the pulse of your business. Learn more:, our blog, on Twitter.