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Chief Architect

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JOB FUNCTIONS

We’re looking for an influential engineering leader to provide strategic direction on initiatives with significant customer impact.

This role provides a considerable opportunity for ingenuity, as this individual will work as a key leader of a talented team, to deliver innovation at a massive scale.

We are looking for an independent thinker who makes convincing, evidence-based decisions. You are a technology evangelist who leads the architecture practice at Backbase. You’ll be able to inspire the team, raising the bar by continually honing their skills and introducing them to new and emerging technologies as they become relevant to our platform. You’ll have a passion for quality and be uncompromising when it comes to delivering the highest quality solutions to our clients. You’ll bring thought leadership to Backbase, helping to evangelize our capabilities within the network and to our clients.
  • 10 + years of experience in an Enterprise Architecture function;
  • Experience building and leading a team in the development and rapid delivery of next-generation digital products;
  • Able to convey your technical and complex ideas in an engaging and understandable way to audiences with different technical levels;
  • Facilitate discussions on multiple technology levels from infrastructure to mobile development;
  • A history of embracing and incubating emerging technology and open source products;
  • Create resilient and high performing solution designs at an enterprise level;
  • The ability to seed and extend innovation into the greater organization to develop key talent, consistent with that of a leading technology company;
  • Technical Leadership: the ability to inspire your teammates to deliver quality software solutions;
  • Recruit, motivate, mentor, and lead the best application engineering talent;
  • Innovative thinking with a passion for problem-solving;
  • Ability to provide a logical framework to support conclusions and ideas;
  • Great attitude, team player and energy amplifier. Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and technologies;
  • Take ideas and concepts, and visualize them in ways such that they are communicated effectively and compellingly for internal leaders, partners and customers;
  • You are passionate, ambitious and a “go-getter”.
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THE JOB AT BACKBASE

  • You are the right hand of the CTO and you make visions comes alive;
  • Lead the architecture practice at Backbase;
  • Attract and retain talent for Backbase;
  • Analyze gaps in technology architecture and translate them into opportunities;
  • Define principles to provide guidance to the technology architecture;
  • You work with our Director of Technology Prototyping on new technologies that might be beneficial to the organization;
  • Help to evaluate and collaborate with other FinTechs that complement the Backbase Platform.
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    REASONS TO 
    JOIN BACKBASE

    develop yourself

    Join one of the knowledge-sharing breakfasts, a guild meeting, work on your personal development plan and make use of our training budget.

    a global community

    With 70+ nationalities working side-by-side in 14 offices around the world, Backbase is a place where you can work on global projects.

    pride and fun

    We take pride in our achievements and we love to celebrate them. We host a variety of parties, celebrations, team outings, games nights and office drinks in all our global hubs.

    hybrid work model

    We enjoy the perks of working from home and in person. We also contribute towards your ergonomic home office space.

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    trusted by
    leading banks

    We leave when our clients are happy. Not a day earlier. This committed way of working has won over a lot of our clients’ hearts. This isn’t our first rodeo.

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    join us to
    reach our
    moonshot

    This is the place you need to be… We want to know you and your skills.

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    you build it,
    you run IT

    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    Our code lines translate into developments and features that make banking easier for 100+ million users around the globe. We’re building a product that gives financial institutions digital speed and flexibility, and empowers end-users to fully control their finances on any device, 24/7.

    team challenge

    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    The pressure to keep our platform safe, secure, adaptable and integrated with hundreds of core systems is a big challenge. That’s why we work in small, cross-functional teams to build capabilities fast and meet the needs of our clients globally. We’re building a spaceship in mid-air, so expect to feel comfortable with being uncomfortable at all times. Your reward: a mark on a product used by millions.

    your impact

    Your code influences the way millions of people experience banking every day around the world.

    latest technology

    If we talk frontend – we talk Angular. If we talk backend – it’s Java. Mobile? Kotlin and Swift, of course.

    hands-on learning

    You’ll constantly need to reinvent yourself to stay relevant. If you are hungry to learn and ready to explore different ways – this is the place to be.

    smart heads

    You will get to work with the smartest people in the industry. We constantly challenge each other.

    it must be true

    if they say it

    [email protected]

    Backbase people are much more than their job titles. Just like a family, we bring every part of ourselves to work each day. Meet people who build software that gives financial institutions digital speed and flexibility and empowers millions of end-users every day.

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    Location

    • Amsterdam 73
    • Atlanta 13
    • Bangalore 1
    • Boise 6
    • Bristol 10
    • Buenos Aires 1
    • Cardiff 18
    • Dubai 2
    • Frankfurt 5
    • Hyderabad 2
    • Johannesburg 1
    • Krakow 18
    • London 2
    • Melbourne 3
    • Mexico City 14
    • Princeton 2
    • Providence 1
    • Singapore 10
    • Tokyo 4
    • Toronto 10
    • Utrecht 2
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    BACKBASE IN AMSTERDAM

    Where it all began! Two guys, our founder Jouk and his partner, set out on a mission “to make the internet more beautiful”. Fast-forward 16 years, our offices in Amsterdam are home to over 480 people. The Amsterdam HQ is the largest of our offices and boasts an international mix of talented people. Working in software engineering, sales, marketing, academy or business support, we have a great team that’s driving our growth.

    Located in Amsterdam-Oost (East), our EMEA HQ offices are a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Tropenmuseum, the Amsterdam Royal Zoo and famous windmill brewery Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Famous for its breathtaking architecture, canals, and over 881,000 bikes,  Amsterdam is a city that’s easy to fall in love with.

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    CULTURE

    Our Amsterdam office is home to people from all over the world working in small, lean teams. Loud and busy sometimes but always friendly, helpful, and super fun. We love to celebrate each other’s achievements, share jokes, and our love for food, movies, traveling, and sports. We’re one big and diverse family working towards the same goal.

    With graffiti of Marilyn Monroe and Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta, and Samuel L. Jackson looking cool on our walls, you can probably guess that we love entertainment. From games nights and parties to boat rides and Dj gigs – you name it, we have it.

    lunch

    Free, healthy lunches every day. Plus snacks and drinks.

    social

    Friday parties every month. Office boat you can use with your team.

    health

    Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.

    training budget

    Specific budget for your personal development.

    referral

    Referral bonus incentive for bringing the best talent.

    clothing

    You can wear clothes you feel comfortable in.

    high spec equipment

    We provide all employees with high-spec Macs and tech set up.

    well-being

    Access to the premium Headspace app.

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    Location

    • Amsterdam 62
    • Atlanta 10
    • Berlin 1
    • Boise 7
    • Bristol 11
    • Cardiff 16
    • Frankfurt 2
    • Guadalajara 3
    • Hyderabad 15
    • Krakow 20
    • Kuala Lumpur 1
    • London 15
    • manila 1
    • Melbourne 1
    • Mexico City 16
    • Milan 1
    • Singapore 7
    • Sydney 2
    • Tokyo 4
    • Toronto 7
    • Utrecht 3
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    OUR VALUES

    We explore new routes. We don’t shy away from being critical of ourselves, our products and our industry. We are open, direct and always questioning the status quo; to keep on learning and keep ourselves and others on their toes.

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    OUR VALUES

    No matter the challenge, we use our creative minds to find ways to make things happen. We are ambitious to be the best in class in the industry. Raising the bar. Pushing each other’s limits to bring out our best. We are determined & pragmatic. No Fluff. Just Stuff.

    entrepreneurial

    OUR VALUES

    We solve hard problems and look for new opportunities for growth. We inspire. We mobilize the right talent to succeed in our mission. We persevere where others would give up. We feel proud when our vision comes true.

    craftspeople

    OUR VALUES

    We are a company of builders, designers, makers, and doers, always open to learn and improve, shaping the future of banking together with our customers. We ask for feedback and constantly seek insights that make us better.

    together

    OUR VALUES

    We are strong. We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We believe in open dialogue among a small team of people who trust one another, who are focused outside themselves. This way we create shared consciousness and shared authorship of ideas that no single person could have arrived at independently.

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    Chief Architect

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    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Your upcoming steps in the hiring journey with us depend on the role that you have applied for, however, this is what you can expect. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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    Let’s DeepDive

    The next step in your journey is to meet us in person. Our secret sauce is hiring people with different perspectives. Show us your special powers in a case or a technical test. Again, the process differs per role, your Recruiter will tell you all about it.

    Welcome to the family!

    It’s official – let’s make it happen together! We look forward to shaping the future of banking with you.

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    • Amsterdam 94
    • Atlanta 20
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    • Boise 8
    • Bristol 2
    • Cardiff 7
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    • Guadalajara 9
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