Chief Architect (Remote) – $100,000/year USD

Remote Greater Accra Virtasant

Do you dream of an ambitious, high-impact role that has the potential to change entire industries? Do you want to work with like-minded people from all over the world? Do you see technology challenges as opportunities to add value and shape the future of the digital landscape?

We transform, build, and optimize products on the cloud every day, helping companies make the most of the cloud’s native capabilities. Join us and let’s get the cloud revolution started!

What You Will Be Doing

You will work across a portfolio of clients and cover a range of industries and technologies, making this an amazing learning opportunity. All team members are encouraged to learn and apply the latest cloud computing patterns (think about the entire AWS catalog, not just EC2 & S3). You will be always supported by your fellow teammates and managers, who are happy to share their knowledge and help you solve problems if you are stuck.

Day-to-day, you will:
Make clear, simple, and technically sound design decisions
Simplify designs that others have made complicated
Uphold high standards on fundamental data structures, algorithms, and architectural best practices
Coach and lead a team, primarily by providing high-quality feedback on their work

Chief Architect Key Responsibilities

Each week, you will work on a particular product to:
Craft concise technical design specs to ensure optimal product-market fit and that the Important Technical Decisions are focused on the core of the product.
Identify relevant design and integration patterns to standardize product requirements and functionality
Define data structures, object models and algorithms to solve high-value problems
Make decisions that reduce scope in favor of simplicity

Throughout your time with us, you will:
Continually learn and leverage new technologies, patterns, and practices
Solve complex, ever-changing problems across a large and growing product portfolio
Own the creation of simple and clear product specifications

Basic Requirements

Being successful requires deep technical skills across a variety of technologies and domains in addition to exemplary communication skills. Specifically, candidates must have:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, or a combination of work experience and education
Developed and continue to maintain extensive, hands-on expertise in Java and/or C#.
Leveraged both traditional RDBMS as well as contemporary alternatives such as Graph, Columnar, Key-Value, and/or Document databases
A thorough practical understanding of common Design and Enterprise Integration Patterns
5+ years of hands-on production code development and architecture experience in Java or C# on a scalable, commercial product
3+ years experience in a senior architecture role at a leading software company, or as CTO/tech co-founder at a smaller company or successful startup
A total of 12 years of experience in designing and developing software solutions
Managed relationships with board level stakeholders – for example as a senior technical pre-sales engineer or as an SVP, EVP or director-level executive
Delivered solutions to enterprise clients in sectors such as financial services, telecoms or enterprise SaaS.
Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, and the ability to identify and articulate patterns in unstructured and unorganized content
Experience managing a team of at least 3+ members and been responsible for the work output they produce in terms of both quantity & quality
3+ years with responsibility for approving other people’s technical design decisions for a commercial software product or software-as-a-service
3+ years with responsibility for deciding how best to integrate with and leverage individual cloud services
3+ years with responsibility for creating and approving design artifacts

Nice-to-have Requirements

Other, highly desirable skills include:
Expertise in other current, mainstream languages (examples include Python, Go, Kotlin, Scala) and frameworks (examples NodeJS, Spring).
Architecting web-scale SaaS solutions
Ongoing contributions to leading Open Source project
Have led the architecture and design on one or more significant solutions

About Virtasant

Virtasant is a global cloud services provider with industry-leading technology, capabilities, and people. We’ve been working in the cloud, testing the limits of its capabilities, since the start. To do this, we’ve built one of the world’s largest fully remote organizations. We transform, build, and optimize products on the cloud every day, helping companies make the most of the cloud’s native capabilities. Do you dream of an ambitious, high-impact role that has the potential to change entire industries? Do you want to work with like-minded people from all over the world? Do you see technology challenges as opportunities to add value and shape the future of the digital landscape? Join us and let’s get the cloud revolution started!

What’s Next?

There is so much to cover for this exciting role, and space here is limited. Hit the Apply button if you found this interesting and want to learn more. We look forward to meeting you!

What to expect next:
You will receive an email with a link to start your self-paced, online job application.
Our hiring platform will guide you through a series of online “screening” assessments to check for basic job fit, job-related skills, and finally a few real-world job-specific assignments.
You will be paired up with one of our recruiting specialists who can answer questions you might have about the process, role, or company, and help you get to the final interview step.

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