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Software Architect

Products | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time

Job Description

The opportunity 

The Software Architect is a member of the Backbase R&D 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.

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 Platform architect of the tribe, and will support one or more of our Scrum teams to develop new functionality for the Digital Banking Platform. You take ownership for the technical design, working closely with other architects to ensure company-wide alignment, and with developers, testers and other team members to ensure the technical vision is known and used during development activities.

You will be hands on, capable of coaching developers whilst illustrating, organising and ensuring the correct software is delivered in cross capability feature teams.

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.

The technology

Backbase builds a modern software solution, ensuring financial institutions can stay ahead of the competition. As such many modern principles have been adopted such as automation in CI & CD pipelines, agile practices with decisions being driven out of team with autonomy rather than top down and rapid delivery of new product features to market.

The underlying technology adopts the best of breed technology available today such as Spring Boot, Spring Cloud and elements of Netflix OSS, coupled with our own in house technology to ensure simplified delivery to a highly regulated banking market.

Our technology drives solutions in a variety of ways for customers, from cloud native, globally scaled deployments to on premise managed application servers, demanding smart thinking and innovative solutions from our people.

As a software architect you will be leading the way in ensuring we can meet all of these complex requirements, whilst ensuring Backbase is aware of and using the latest technology to keep our customers ahead of the competition.

Your profile

You have a solid background in internet banking solutions, being able to communicate your knowledge clearly and confidently across all levels of an organization. The role involves collaboration with a broad range of specialists, internally and with our customers. Your experience should cover banking, payments and mobile solutions at product development and/or consultancy level).

Other skills should include:

  • excellent English, spoken and written,
  • leadership skills,
  • presentation skills,
  • Java, Spring, Maven, Jenkins, Docker, Vagrant, Ansible,
  • understanding of Enterprise Integration Patterns.

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.

For more information, please contact Petra Wijnholds by email: petra(at)backbase.com

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.