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Software Architect (100% remote)

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Software Architect (Fintech/Payments) 100% remote role


Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a fast growing US FDI

Our client is simply unique - They're well-funded, have an awesome team, marketing leading products & a great product-market fit. They also have all the benefits you'd expect from a well funded US tech champion.

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in our clients exciting growth story as they continue to build the next generation of capabilities in the payment processing space. With a team of around 180 across NI and the UK now is a great time to come on board.

A bit about our client:

Our client drives commerce for businesses with anytime, anywhere payment solutions, delivering exceptional integrated payment technology and serves to meet the diverse and specialised requirements of merchant providers. Headquartered in Chicago and founded in 2003, our client have serviced over 30,000 clients and have processed over $10 billion in annual card volume. Here you will be joining a team of industry leaders with over 200 years of payments industry experience who believe in outcomes over outputs, looking for curious, driven and pragmatic individuals to continue and drive forward their vision as trusted advisers and recognised experts in payments.

The role:

Assist in establishing technical direction across the organization with a sound and pragmatic approach.

Contribute to the maintenance of formal architecture and technology roadmap.

Identify architectural challenges and lead the creation of a strategy for the enterprise, making architectural decisions that have an impact across the company.

Prepare and document the enterprise architecture vision and strategy as well as critical approaches to broad architectural concerns affecting various areas of the company.

Participate in the definition of architecture principles, styles, policies, and standards; create architectural mechanisms to address concerns that have a broad impact (e.g., system integration across the enterprise); coach feature teams to follow them.

Produce and maintain useful and usable documentation of work, and regularly contribute to the general Engineering body of knowledge.

Ability to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in an enterprise system, and effectively advocate for appropriate solutions to shortcomings.

Participate in coding activities that are in support of design outcomes.

Monitor new technologies, applications of technology, or ways to synthesize technologies into strategic opportunities. Contribute to build vs. buy decisions.

Translate corporate strategy into technical strategy, while maintaining the formal architecture and technology roadmap.

Build a strategic network of partnerships and relationships with inside and outside groups; build coalitions to work on shared desired outcomes.

Communicate strategies in terms that are meaningful to the engineering group.

Ideal candidate;

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in application and enterprise architecture.
  • 10+ years of software design and coding experience, with emphasis on SaaS based service / external facing API platforms.
  • 10+ years' experience with .NET, Java, or similar language.
  • Payments experience a significant plus.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML / XSLT, SQL, database design, message-oriented-middleware, caching, and systems integration.
  • Hands-on experience identifying and resolving performance and scalability issues for both web-based applications and databases.
  • Familiar with diverse, complex problems and adept at devising reasonable solutions or alternatives.
  • Proven experience translating Business Requirements into solutions.
  • Technical leader and coach, aware of the applicability of new technologies.
  • Can work at an abstract level and create abstractions that clarify and contribute to system integrity across the enterprise.
  • Tolerant of high degrees of ambiguity, and good at resolving uncertainty and setting direction. Willing to backtrack, seek multiple solutions, and experiment to validate approaches.
  • Creative, Investigative, Innovative, Insightful, and able to make technical leaps, finding novel solutions.
  • Excels at grasping existing code and identifying opportunities to improve and to integrate with existing code.
  • Effective and comfortable working with high-level management.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including proven success in working with stakeholders with a wide range of technical knowledge.
  • Comfortable working in an environment that is growing rapidly and constantly addressing the inherent challenges.


up to £115k base salary
* Market leading salary
* Unlimited holidays
* Fully remote working
* Greenfield projects
* £500 onboarding allowance
* £50 towards broadband

A bit about me

I have been recruiting in the Belfast IT market for the past 17 years. Prior to I worked for Microsoft and have a BSc from Queens University, Belfast in Management and information systems.

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