Architect (Remote but Reachable)

  • Luno
  • London
  • Nov 08, 2022
Full time Remote

Job Description


Your mission will involve:

We’re entering our next phase of growth on our mission to bring crypto to the global mass consumer market. That means we know that we have big, complex (and exciting!) architectural challenges ahead of us, so we need you to work directly with our Chief Architect and partner with other architects, engineering management, engineers, Security, Product, and wider to help us navigate the best possible path for our customers and our business. Luno offers a "Remote but Reachable" working approach. Please check out the details HERE

Your path will involve;

  • Contributing to our evolving systems and software architecture strategy
  • Helping foster collaboration across fleets and pods, and promoting conversation, in the aid of making better technology decisions
  • Articulating, designing and assisting with the implementation of architectural patterns across pods and fleets to promote reusability, unbeatable reliability, scale and performance for our customers
  • Identifying problems that can be solved with off-the-shelf solutions rather than writing code
  • Influencing engineers and other team members to think bigger about solutions, and to consider the non-functional requirements that go with writing code
  • Carefully planning how we implement changes in our stack without negatively impacting our customers
  • Ensuring that appropriate governance and oversight is followed for key architecture and design decisions, upholding our standards, while complementing our agile ways of working
  • Challenging our Engineering teams and leaders to consider different approaches, technologies, or paradigms where they will give us a competitive advantage
  • Championing and designing for compliance, security, and data protection
  • Documenting and diagramming our solutions, and building up our documentation base around decisions we have taken.
  • Being a contributor to our long term Engineering Strategy.

We’re looking for someone that is in touch with the technology, can still read (and maybe write!) code, that knows the difference between Kafka, Kubernetes, Kotlin, and Queuing, and can find their way around large distributed microservice platforms (preferably written in golang),  ensuring 100ms P99 latencies, event-driven architecture, big data analytics (billion+ new rows per day), and large online application data tables (more than billion rows). If that sounds like you, and you have architected systems at a consumer-facing internet scale before, we want to speak to you.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Experience architecting consumer-facing, highly scalable software systems
  • Experience in designing systems in regulated markets (eg crypto, finance, gambling, health)
  • Experience writing code, designing, and delivering software systems
  • Experience with microservice architecture and 12 factor applications
  • An understanding that introducing good decision making and lightweight processes helps not only with governance but also with great system design
  • Understanding of at least one cloud platform, ideally AWS
  • Specific architectural knowledge of Golang, iOS, Android, and related technologies would be awesome
  • A capacity to both act as a servant leader and to lead from the front
  • Experience with the OKR framework
  • BSc/MSc/PhD in computer science or other technical discipline, or equivalent working experience
  • A passion for software development, mobile technology and Bitcoin
  • To be friendly, transparent, articulate and driven to succeed

Don’t be put off if you don’t tick all of the boxes – they’re a guide based on what we’d love to see but we appreciate that excellent architects have diverse backgrounds.