As the software architect, you will make sure our systems evolve with the needs of the company as our products evolve and our user base grows.
You will be working across all product teams to help them with systems design and engineering decisions. Your home base will be the Core Services team, which looks after a number of services that are core to our products.
Together with our Lead Engineers and VP Engineering, you will continuously monitor and refine our engineering strategy. Whenever architectural changes are proposed, you will be pulled in to advise and coordinate.
But you will also initiate projects yourself, based on the engineering strategy and the needs of the business.
You need to be a team player, recognising that this role is as much about influencing as it is about being an individual contributor.
You're a good listener and will change your mind as new information comes to light, but you don't let different opinions lead to designing by committee.
You have strong opinions, weakly held. You are comfortable presenting your plans to a big group, and being challenged on them.
You're intimately familiar with all aspects of web applications, from frontend to APIs to backend systems to databases and everything in between.
You're passionate about Ruby, or willing to dive in head-first and learn it inside-out. You can demonstrate fluency in multiple other languages as well.
Experience designing and evolving highly scalable systems
A good communicator, able to both paint the big picture, and zoom into extreme detail
Able to see the big picture, and imagine what the next version of it should look like
A natural tendency to teach others what you know
Experience in leading on engineering across multiple teams
Accompanied with the many highlights of moving to Amsterdam there are some "life things" that need to be sorted - like securing a job, finding housing, getting suitable health insurance, meeting a network of new friends, and more.
We help you navigate the odds and ends of relocating so you can focus on the fun parts of exploring and getting settled in your new home.
Please contact resourcing up-starter.com if you are interested in this position.