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Lead Software Architect

Department:
Tech
Location:
Berlin
See Kat talk about her role at N26

We are The Mobile Bank.
Our vision is to build a bank the world loves to use.
Technology and design empower everything we do.

N26 is Europe’s first Mobile Bank with a full European banking license. We redesigned the banking experience to be simple, fast and contemporary. Founded in 2013 by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal, N26 has more than 430+ employees and more than 1 million customers in 17 countries. N26 has raised more than $215 million from renowned investors including Allianz X, Tencent Holdings Limited, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, members of the Zalando management board and Earlybird Venture Capital.

Once here you will

  • Coach, develop and grow the architectural skills and technical agile practices of the organisation (e.g developer excellence in continuous delivery, TDD, refactoring and clean code)
  • As part of our technical leadership team, you'll collaborate to hire and onboard top talent, build the engineering culture of N26 and develop technical leadership skills across the bank
  • Provide guidance and oversight to multiple teams delivering a variety of products, being key in new product kick-offs to gain a deep understanding of what we're shipping
  • Align product and service architectures to maintain a strong level of consistency of Cross-Functional Requirements (particularly championing operational requirements such as automated deployments, monitoring, logging)
  • Structure teams to ensure there is capacity to work on larger architectural redesign to meet scalability, performance, security or compliance needs
  • Spread architectural, technical and domain knowledge across teams, conducting systematic reviews to track progress of engineers learnings

What you will bring along

  • Demonstrated leadership experience, across projects and people, with a natural aptitude and passion for growing and developing high-performing teams
  • Deep knowledge of architecturally-heavy systems, including designing, implementing and evolving these system constraints
  • Previous experience working in a cloud-based environment
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, including communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Track record of planning and implementing Continuous Delivery pipelines and a natural aptitude for conveying the concept of Continuous Delivery to a wider organisation 
  • A pragmatic individual, who knows when to be hands-on and enjoys taking the lead in challenging situations

What we offer

  • High degree of autonomy
  • The opportunity to lead multiple teams delivering cutting-edge products
  • Working with international, highly engaged peers
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication
  • Getting things done attitude
  • A stack of the most modern technologies
  • Exciting challenges as we scale our engineering teams
  • Find a career path. Not just a job. Some of our benefits and rewards can be found on our careers website

Sound good? Send us your application online, and we’ll get back to you soon.