Platform Architect
LightSpeed - New York, NY

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LightSpeed is looking for a full-time Platform Architect to join our New York-based development team. Bringing a passion for everything cloud, you ’ll use vision and pragmatism to contribute to the development of a scalable, fault- tolerant system that powers the LightSpeed portfolio of innovative solutions that our customers depend on to run their businesses every day. Your experience in scaling the back-end systems for technology companies will be vital for success as you work in a fast-paced environment solving real-world business problems for customers around the globe.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Lead the charge to design and deploy our innovative retail solutions in the cloud
  • Own a platform that will process millions of dollars in retail transactions per month
  • Solve challenges creatively and make LightSpeed thought-leaders in the retail SaaS space
  • Evaluate infrastructure requirements from Development and design and deploy solutions
  • Participate in architectural, effort planning, and feature design meetings
  • Share your domain knowledge to influence departmental standards and team culture
  • Handle other duties and responsibilities as defined by management

Requirements
  • Bachelor ’s or Master ’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience architecting and scaling services using AWS or public/private clouds
  • 5+ years of production development experience, with preference given to candidates with at least 3 years of Python exposure
  • Expert-level knowledge of current and emerging cloud strategies and technologies
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to effectively manage multiple concurrent tasks and initiatives
  • Proven ability to run projects through the full project cycle and deliver exceptional results, despite challenges
  • Excellent understanding of object oriented design, functional programming, unit testing, test-driven development, and refactoring
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Assets
  • Previous experience with Objective-C
  • Fluency in French

LightSpeed - 19 months ago - save job - block
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