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VP Architecture

Ebury · Sep 15th 2020

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As VP Architecture, you will own Ebury’s services and applications architecture integrity and scalability. You will negotiate with stakeholders to deliver a good mix of tech and product improvements that yield the best user experience for Ebury.

You will contribute to the development of a transactional banking platform, focusing on receiving and issuing payments in more than 140 currencies.

Our platform is a single platform (20+ Services) with 3 distinct channels for users to access our core functionality:

  • Salesforce.com for our front office staff,

  • Online banking portal built with Vue.js and

  • a Rest API for 3rd party integrations.

Using tools such as Jenkins, Terraform, Sentry, Prometheus, and ELK you and your team will build and run services in a number of environments, and will be responsible for defining and achieving Service Level Objectives for your code.

Work with cross-functional product and technology teams across the company to build new features at large and multi-region scale, which will run smoothly in Docker containers on AWS ECS and Kubernetes.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the architectural definition, integrity and scalability of the services and applications
  • Own a technical architectural roadmap that provides a 3 year view of the evolution of Ebury’s platform
  • Review and approve significant changes to the architecture of the platform
  • Drive a distributed approval process for design decisions
  • Uphold the integrity of the architecture and other development processes
  • Manage a team of Architects and Staff/Principal engineers focus on scaling the platform
  • Responsible for delivering Proof of Concepts and Reference Implementations for Architectural corner stones
  • Actively work to level up the Tech team’s technical abilities, working with Team leads to provide input on the development and career plans.
  • Motivates team members to stay curious and meet the quality requirements and commitments given
  • Participate in tech-wide and company-wide projects
  • Work with tech leads to plan dependencies and enable them to achieve their parts of the Architecture roadmap.
  • Works as a key part of the hiring process for new members of their team and help to define an effective onboarding tech plan

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Deep experience working on distributed architectures
  • Strong experience gained in the Finance Sector
  • Shows a broad understanding of the business context of work happening across the organisation.
  • Functional background: Substantial experience as Lead Architect in a high growth business.
  • Technical environment: Has delivered transformational technology programs and run large scale event-driven services stacks, is well versed in AWS and associated services; has a broad knowledge of the capabilities in GCP; has worked with event and data streaming services for example Kafka or similar; Previous experience or knowledge of eventing models such as CQRS would be beneficial.
  • Defining platform growth KPIs to inform investment decisions.
  • Experience in the definition and implementation of integration transactional platforms with data warehousing for business intelligence.
  • Strong commercial awareness underpinned by technical expertise. First class project management skills evidenced through successful delivery of previous projects.

What we offer:

  • Work on remote-first teams, so you won’t miss on water cooler conversations
  • You will work remotely, but you will never feel alone. Get introduced to others via Donuts
  • Live wherever you want (preferred time zone: EU and America (GMT-5 max)), but we look for stability. At this point in time, we are not open to digital nomads.
  • Work autonomously.
  • Keep 100% focused!

Due to our remote-first organisation and our remote-focused onboarding system, you will feel a crucial part of the team since day 1. Curious about what working remotely is like at Ebury? Take a look here and see what our remotes say about us!

If there’s something that you can do in our Tech team, it is growing professionally: thanks to our career path and our collaborative and cross-working teams, every day is a new adventure.

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