Solutions Architect - Security

Posted May 20

Aiven is a well-funded, fast-growing DBaaS company. With a recent valuation of 2B, we have become one of the tech world’s most recent unicorns. We offer the best of open-source databases, on multiple cloud platforms, with all-in pricing.

We love to operate our favorite tools at scale and empower our customers to do great work. Aiven is a very technical company with open source at our core. We publish open-source projects and actively support (with payment) our employees who want to participate in open-source projects beyond their daily work.

Aiven in a nutshell:

  • We are open-source and cloud experts
  • Our platform delivers bullet-proof data ops
  • Global service footprint & support organization
  • Security in our DNA
  • 500+ customers in 50+ countries
  • 50M in VC funding

We are looking for a Solutions Architect to help customers transform and innovate their business through the use of Aiven's managed open source services. As part of a rapidly growing team, you will help shape the future of businesses by using technology to connect with their customers. In this role, you will address security and compliance challenges during engagements with customers and partner with internal stakeholders to improve products and build solutions.

Suitable candidates must have demonstrable experience in the following areas that will be required in their day-to-day job: CISSP, cloud native security e.g. SOC 2 and ISO 27001.

Any experience with US compliance, e.g. PCI-DSS and HIPAA, will be considered an asset!


What You'll Be Doing;

  • Helping customers succeed with desired security posture, including networking, standards, and compliance
  • Experience working in/with Security and Compliance team to meet customer requirements and timelines
  • Understand customers’ technical requirements on an architectural level and propose solutions using Aiven’s services
  • Communicate complex technical concepts in an approachable way and at a correct technical level for the audience
  • Act as a subject matter expert on Aiven service offerings
  • Facilitate and streamline security questionnaires and pre-sales security audit process
  • Be an active contributor during the sales process
  • Travel up to 10% of the time (post-Covid)
  • Implement proof of concept solutions as needed, to interface with Aiven environments in order to address business requirements, e.g. VPC peering, and service ACL’s

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or similar discipline) or, an equivalent amount of professional experience in software engineering
  • Knowledgeable of public clouds (AWS, Google or Azure) and in the areas of compute, storage - block and object, networking, and security groups
  • A deep conceptual understanding of cloud networking and security best practices
  • Linux operating system, demonstrable experience using various Linux utilities and tools (installation, securing system, storage, etc.) and a good grasp of networking basics like DNS
  • Exposure to one or more programming languages such as Java, Python, Go or Ruby
  • Previous experience answering questionnaires and completing security assessments

The following are nice to have:

  • CISSP Certification
  • One or more of the following certifications: CISA, CISM, CCSK, CCSP, OSCP, CRISC
  • Experience addressing CIO and CISO concerns about security and compliance risks.
  • Experience in performing technical presentations or public speaking.
  • Ability to form deep technical relationships with customers' technical staff


We are proud of our organizational culture - we search for the most pragmatic solution in everything we do and cultivate a trusting, supportive environment that empowers everyone to strive for excellence. Besides our people and culture, we offer you:

  • An agile working environment with short decision paths
  • Compensation for your open-source contributions in your free time
  • Remote work
  • Choose the devices and tools that you need to do your best work!
  • Mobile phone and subscription
  • Participation in employee stock option plan

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit and diverse team, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a truly unique success story. If you’re interested, send us your application.

Aiven provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, marital and family status or without regard to any other similar personal attributes.

Aiven complies with applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and any other terms and conditions related to employment.

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Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: USA Only

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