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Platform Architect

Products | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time

Job Description

The opportunity

The Platform Architect is a member of the Backbase Products team, a multidisciplinary team of experienced and highly skilled UX designers, software developers, test engineers, technical writers and support engineers. The team is responsible for the entire software development life cycle of our digital banking product suite, including out-of-the-box portal solutions.

You will contribute to the quality of our software products, helping to realize successful customer implementations by our Professional Services consultants and Integration Partners. We work in Scrum teams in order to deliver new functionality in every release, closely cooperating with Product Managers and the Professional Services team.

As part of the Products team, you will report to the VP of Software Design, and will support one of our tribes in developing new functionality for the Backbase platform.

You are overall technically responsible for the tribe, you make sure the software architects are aligned to ensure alignment across R&D, and with platform architects of other tribes, developers, testers and other team members to ensure the technical vision is known and used during development activities. You drive technology innovation and refactoring initiatives. People turn to you for advice based on your sound experience and deep technical understanding of software development, practices and frameworks.

Your profile

You are a visionary, you understand the latest software trends, what works, and what doesn’t. Preferably you gained extensive hands on experience as a Software Architect and grew into more senior (leading) roles, but you are still technically up to date. You are a leader, great in aligning and guiding teams and tribes and you collaborate easily with a broad range of specialists, internally and externally.

Your experience should cover portals or banking/payments. You understand mobile solutions, security, cloud, DevOps and micro services at a product development and/or consultancy level.

Furthermore you have understanding of:

  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
  • Complex Software Architecture.
  • Working with agile teams.
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns.
  • Excellent English, spoken and written.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Presentation skills.

Next steps

If this job appeals to you and you think you’re up for the challenge, please use the apply button on this page.

The offer

Backbase provides excellent company benefits for this role including:

  • Market rate salary (depending on experience);
  • 25 holidays (based upon a 40hr work week);
  • Contributory pension scheme;
  • Free lunch, drinks, snacks, fruit;
  • Company fitness plan;
  • International career opportunities.

Backbase offers you a challenging job in an informal and ambitious environment where personal development is highly valued. This is all within a successful, young and growing organization with a matching company spirit.

About Backbase

Backbase employees come from all over the world to do what we do best, which is work with other passionately devoted professionals to create inspiring products. We are the best at what we do because we’re dedicated to pushing innovation in the digital banking world. Every person at Backbase believes in promoting a collaborative, fun and inspiring work environment, and we’re committed to creating a beautifully designed product that inspires not only our clients, but us too. Each day, we strive to learn something new from our customers and colleagues that contributes to the holistic nature of our growing success as a technical innovator in the world of digital banking.