Chief Architect

Posted on November 30, 2012
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Chief Architect

Job Type: Full Time / Flexi Time

Job Flexibility: High Flexibility

Location Requirement: USA – The Northeast

General Area Of Expertise: Technology, Web & Programming

Rate Wage: negotiable

Job Description:

Jirafe calculates customer intelligence for thousands of merchants around the globe. We have an expanding product suite with traffic growing by more than 50% every month. We’re seeking a chief architect who has the experience to set the strategic direction for the next generation of our global architecture.

We have a great team. Leveraging technological and functional expertise, you’ll be responsible for ensuring we implement the appropriate technology to grow the business. A hands-on role, ensuring theorized solutions are achievable as well as mentoring, supporting and supplementing our distributed teams.

•Work with CTO to create a high level architecture to support the product and company vision.
•Design and engineer the architecture for scalability, high-availability, performance, flexibility, operational efficiency, security and maintainability (20K data req/s).
•Ensure Jirafe technology solutions meet the highest standards of security, stability and scalability.
•Collaborate and influence the company towards a technical vision.
•Evaluate new business requirements for technical and functional gaps against existing platforms. Creating roadmaps to deliver against these in a sustainable way.
•Work with VP Engineering and team to implement Jirafe’s architecture strategy
•Establish, maintain, evangelize, and communicate an ongoing strategic vision for the Jirafe platform.
•Lead by example and build consensus across technology and products.
•Attract, retain, and provide technical mentoring for engineers
•Initiate standards, guidelines and best practices

•Ideally degree qualified in Mathematics, Computer Science, Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience
•Several years experience in an architectural role
•Experience with high volume, high availability enterprise architectures (eCommerce is preferable).
•Excellent knowledge of systems architectures
•Strong database experience (PostgreSQL)
•Expert knowledge of version control (Git, Github) and continuous integration (Bamboo)
•Strong knowledge of web application development (including HTTP programming, Javascript, CSS)
•Experience with unit testing and/or quality assurance engineering
•Strong knowledge of Scala or other functional programming language would be advantageous
•Ideally, experience with Play2, Akka2, Scalaz, and other tools our stack may need in the near future
•Experience in agile development methodology would be advantageous
•Experience developing PHP and Symfony2 would be advantageous
•Good written and oral English
•If you are interested in this position or have any queries regarding it please send your resume to:

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Business Name: Jirafe



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