Posts Tagged ‘Scaling’

Synopsis :

  • This position is associated with one of the well funded high-end e-commerce giant based on Bangalore, India.
  • 70-80% growth on Quarter to Quarter.
  • $800 M company
  • Awesome working environment with hardcore technical folks.

The Role :

Principle Architects are responsible for driving Technology & Best Practices in Engineering. We are a rapidly growing & constantly improving organization. We seek very high levels of ownership in all individuals, especially leadership roles like this – Ownership of your team, your product as a whole. Going beyond your role & contributing to make the organization & business better is an expectation.

Responsibilities :

  • Actively participate in development along with team members for as much as 50% of their time, creating modules & systems that can then be treated as a working reflection of the best practices.
  • Participating in code reviews, design reviews, architecture discussions.
  • Being responsible for Scaling, Performance & Quality for the team.
  • Setting up best practices to help the team achieve the above and constantly thinking about improving the technology use are your responsibilities. Driving the adoption of these best practices around coding, design, quality, performance in your team and influence them for the entire organization are also expectations from you.
  • Experiment with new & relevant technologies and tools, and drive adoption while measuring yourself on the impact you are able to create
  • Collaborate with Product Management and Product Development leaders in developing product visions and strategies.
  • Define & drive implementation of long term technology vision for your product & team
  • You will be the primary owner of the architecture of your product and will also be responsible for getting it reviewed, and making sure the system is built accordingly.
  • Be an evangelist for technology & represent in external forums.
  • Creating architectures & designs for new solutions around existing and new problem spaces.
  • Drive technology & tool choices for your team & be responsible for them.

Qualifications :

  • Quick & Excellent Problem Solving skills for complex & large scale problems.
  • Technical Breadth – Exposure to a wide variety of problem spaces, technologies.
  • Very Strong System design and OO skills with a nifty ability to craft clean interfaces and operate at the right levels of abstraction.
  • Solid coding skills with ability to drive teams through massive re factoring exercise & improve coding standards across large code bases.
  • Deep knowledge, understanding & experience of working with a large variety of multi-tier architectures. Awareness of pitfalls & use cases for a large variety of solutions.
  • Deep understanding & experience of high performance web scale & real-time response systems with
  • Experience & expertise in a variety of large scale persistent systems including large databases.
  • Exposure to complete product development cycles – From inception to production to scaling up, supporting new requirements, re-architectures – the Principle Architects should have seen it all and ideally in multiple cycles. Should have been part of scalable product development cycles with either large data handling or large transaction processing exposure for 5+ years.
  • Excellent Mentoring skills – Be the technical mentor to your team. Should have done this for 2+ years.
  • Must have worked in a small setup (either a startup or a small & reasonably independent team / dev centre )
  • Must be comfortable working in fuzzy environments – where boundaries aren’t clearly defined and
  • 10+ years of overall experience
  • B Tech or higher in Computer Science or equivalent required.


If you are an Architect with all the above features. Kindly send across your updated profile to ASAP to initiate the process.