Hybrid / Cambridge, UK

Technical Architect - Engineering (Software Architecture)

The Opportunity

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Technical Architect to join our ever-growing Engineering function here at Featurespace, to be based out of our Cambridge office.

In your role as Technical Architect you will help us achieve our goals and deliver success on behalf of our customers by:

  • Architecting new features for our real-time platform which underpins our ARIC engine, integrating ARIC into customer deployments and architecting new modules to plug into our platform.

Day to Day

Software Architecture Team Responsibilities

  • Responsible for evolving and maintaining the ARIC software architecture.
  • Design and architecture of new platform and solution features.
  • Help in the shaping of the platform architecture to meet strategic objectives going forward.
  • Work closely with development teams, tech leads and customer/market-facing product managers to understand product requirements and collaborate with tech leads to build technical designs.
  • Take an active role within development teams, communicating the architecture, working with the team to prove and collaboratively evolve the architecture.
  • Communicates and collaborates with tech leads and stakeholders to build consensus around the technical direction of the ARIC platform.
  • Provide technical SME consulting services to other functions across the wider business when needed.

Band Responsibilities

As a small company we hire people with a willingness to adapt to a variable role, so along with the key responsibilities below, we ask for ownership of any other duties as required.

  • Breaking work down into sub-tasks and tickets
  • Understanding projects and processes
  • Providing higher-level status updates and taking operational responsibility
  • Participating in the process of interviewing and recruitment
  • Maintaining and building good knowledge of the team’s area of responsibility
  • Building good relationships within other teams for collaborative working
  • Communicating progress regularly whilst identifying any blocking issues and escalating where required
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About you

Must haves

  • Ability to manage and prioritise your own workload
  • Experience of architecting scalable distributed applications
  • Knowledge of patterns and their trade-offs in a distributed environment
  • Software engineering experience in one or more programming languages (Java preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under pressure and think analytically
  • Must enjoy working in a team of like-minded and intelligent people to solve complex problems
  • Ability to adapt and stretch capabilities and skills to meet the business needs of a fast-growing technology firm

Great to haves

  • Experience of relational and/or NoSQL databases for large datasets
  • Message queueing systems – RabbitMQ / ActiveMQ / Kafka
  • Cloud platforms
  • Container orchestration systems – Kubernetes / Openshift

Personal Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • A focus on personal achievement and responsibility
  • Passion to learn new skills and technologies
  • Attention to detail, excellence, and quality
  • Enthusiasm and an open mindset
  • Can-do attitude
  • A passion to work for one of the fastest growing fraud prevention technologies in the world

And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role and a great can-do attitude.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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Featurespace Ltd., is committed to comply with the General Data Protection Legislation and any implementing legislation (the “Data Protection Legislation”) and will process your Personal Data in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation and information security legislation. Any capitalised terms used in this Privacy Notice shall be given the same definition as in the Data Protection Legislation.

This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which Featurespace Ltd will process Personal Data relating to job applicants.

The Data Controller is Featurespace Ltd., 3rd Floor, Broers Building, Hauser Forum, 21 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FA

Data refers to both Personal Data and Special Categories of Data. Your job application and the Personal Data held within it will be processed to assess your viability for the stated role. We may also process any information that you provide about your health, for the sole purpose of assessing whether any adjustments may need to be made to the recruitment process to accommodate you . If your application is unsuccessful, Featurespace will retain your Data for 24 months after the end of the recruitment process. Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with our legitimate interests of making sound recruitment decisions. You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Data. However without this, we cannot assess your job application. We will only process information about your health for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process (if applicable), in accordance with our legal obligations. You have the following rights in relation to the processing of your Data: The right to be informed about how your Data is processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your Data based on our legitimate interests as outlined above. The right of access, to your Data and supplementary information relating to our use of your Data. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to charge you for exercising this right. The right to rectification, if your Data is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances, the right to erasure, request the deletion of, or removal of, your Data. In certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing, block any further processing of your Data. We shall respond to any request made by you without delay and in any case within a month of your request. The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that your data protection/privacy rights have been breached. Your application will be submitted and stored on an application database (Greenhouse). Access to your Data on Greenhouse is limited to the relevant persons for your application- our internal recruiters, the hiring manager and interviewer(s). Your CV may be printed and shown to consulted decision makers, any physical copies will be securely and confidentially destroyed after a decision has been made on your application. Your CV is transferred to a third country, outside of the EEA, when it is processed by Greenhouse. Greenhouse meet the technical and organisational data security measures outlined in the GDPR Article 32, and are SOC2 Type II certified. We do not envisage that any decision will be taken about your application using automated means.

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