Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Chief Architect



United States · Canada · Mexico
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

By making evidence the heart of security, we help customers stay ahead of ever-changing cyber-attacks.

Corelight is a cybersecurity company that transforms network and cloud activity into evidence. Evidence that elite defenders use to proactively hunt for threats, accelerate response to cyber incidents, gain complete network visibility and create powerful analytics using machine-learning and behavioral analysis tools. Easily deployed, and available in traditional and SaaS-based formats, Corelight is the fastest-growing Network Detection and Response (NDR) platform in the industry. And we are the only NDR platform that leverages the power of Open Source projects in addition to our own technology to deliver Intrusion Detection (IDS), Network Security Monitoring (NSM), and Smart PCAP solutions. We sell to some of the most sensitive, mission critical large enterprises and government agencies in the world.

By making evidence the heart of security, we help customers stay ahead of ever-changing cyber-attacks.


Corelight is seeking a Chief Architect to lead our product and services evolution. As a Chief Architect you will be responsible for designing and driving the implementation of the overall architecture framework, ensuring alignment with business goals, technology underpinnings, and forward strategy. Your role will involve collaborating with stakeholders, overseeing architectural initiatives, and providing technical leadership to drive innovation and enable scalable, reliable, and future-proof solutions. While the primary focus is on products, you will be asked to work on process quality, and tooling to improve the overall R&D organization. The position reports to the Chief Development Officer.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain an architecture roadmap, prioritizing initiatives and investments to achieve business objectives and strategic goals.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation, product improvement, and the adoption of new technologies. Drive the development of new ideas through prototypes, technology evaluations, and articulation of value propositions.
  • Define and maintain architectural standards, best practices, and patterns, ensuring consistency, reusability, and scalability across projects and initiatives.
  • Establish and champion internal / external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve applications and related platforms and services.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, product owners, and technology teams to understand and translate new ideas and business needs into architectural solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to development teams, ensuring adherence to architectural principles and promoting the use of emerging technologies and industry best practices.
  • Manage a team of 2-3, mentor and coach architects and other technical staff, fostering a culture of growth and technical excellence.
  • Communicate operational status to and leadership and across team leads.


  • Several years experience as a Chief Architect or Chief Technology Officer at a leading product company.
  • Consistent career growth, preferably starting as a development engineer
  • Record of delivery of successful products and involvement in internal and external activities.
  • Technical depth in networking, cybersecurity, cloud technologies, Kubernetes and data analytics.
  • Demonstration of oral and written communication skills both as a technical leader and an organizational leader.

Bottom line:
Balance of technical, communication, and leadership skills. All three are required.

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of skill, dedication, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We want you to learn new things in this role and encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we’re looking for.

Diversity of background and thought makes for better problem-solving and more creative thinking, which is why we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team.

We are proud of our culture and values - driving diversity of background and thought, low-ego results, applied curiosity and tireless service to our customers and community. Corelight is committed to a geographically dispersed yet connected employee base with employees working from home and office locations around the world. Fueled by an accelerating revenue stream, and investments from top-tier venture capital organizations such as Crowdstrike, Accel and Insight - we are rapidly expanding our team.

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