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Senior Technical Architect (Berlin, DE)

Park NOW

Wanted: Senior Technical Architect excited to shape the future of our automotive platforms!

Our Drive

We love cities. And we’re doing something to make our cities healthier, cleaner and more liveable. How? By providing parking solutions that are simple, quick, and effortless. Today, PARK NOW is the world’s leading provider of on-demand mobile payments for on- and off-street parking.

We are now forming a speedboat to scale our innovation award-winning in-car integrations to the next level and allow our users to seamlessly find and pay for their parking in the navigation system of their connected car.

About the Role

The Senior Technical Architect role plays a key part in the continuous design and evolution of PARK NOW’s Automotive Platform. Working closely with business and technical stakeholders across the business, establishing the correct alignments needed in order to create technical solutions driving the continuous development of our industry-leading parking payment solutions for in-car use.

As the owner of the Automotive platform architecture, you will work closely with our dedicated on-site and remote engineering teams, ensuring continued quality, stability, and scalability of our automotive products and services.

You will work alongside the Technical Architects community of PARK NOW and help ensure that we all share our common technical vision and help identify suitable technologies, frameworks and standards on which to build our systems.

The successful candidate will use previous software development experience and is passionate about bringing best practices and scale to all areas of our Automotive Platform architecture.

This role reports to the Head of Engineering.

Responsibilities

  • Technically championing and owning our overall platform and API architecture with a keen eye for attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Structuring and scoping our microservices architecture and backend infrastructure layers
  • Striving for an excellent and well-formed restful API, enforcing best practices and standards
  • Provide very good knowledge on databases (relational and non-relational), database structure, holding and processing large amounts of transactional and geospatial data, keeping integrity, performance and security clearly in mind.
  • Designing functional technology solutions is key: setting and supporting functional and non-functional requirements with performance and security clearly in mind
  • Creating technical designs, patterns, HLD, and LLD, including flow diagrams
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships across the business globally (EU and NA)
  • Close collaboration with stakeholders to create and maintain technical architecture roadmaps; Align, fulfill and oversee your technical designs into production
  • Perform concept and code reviews where needed, ensuring that quality standards and procedures are met; Alignments on technology implementation considerations
  • Identifying areas for improvements and translating those improvements into tangible requirements for teams to work on
  • Supporting our software engineers, data engineers, and DevOps with lean principles and best practices you have acquired during your career

Requirements

You’re an enthusiastic and structured innovative thinker who never settles for ‘good enough’. You’re driven, analytical, flexible, and critical. And you’re a great communicator. You have:

  • 5+ years of experience in engineering and architecture with hands on experience in full-stack development, design and architecture
  • Great team player with strong communication, presentation, and influencing skills
  • A creative thinker who is focused on business value and architects solutions to unlock efficiencies and enable automation
  • An extensive track record of successfully building and maintaining large scale distributed, high-performance applications
  • Cloud Architecture (AWS), solid understanding of networks, Routing, Zones, VPCs, Terraform (IAC)
  • Experience with Microservices architecture, Kubernetes and containers
  • Experience with .NET core, C#, Python or Go
  • Experience with API gateways, Ingress controllers, API versioning and Service meshes
  • Knowledge and experience with event-driven architecture, message-queues and event streaming
  • Feel at home with high availability distributed database designs, geo-spatial data, geo partitioning, SQL, NoSQL and NewSQL
  • Security-conscious in every aspect of designs, good understanding of OAuth, HTTPS & TLS, symmetric and asymmetric encryption.
  • Experience working within agile methodologies and frameworks (i.e. Scrum, Kanban) and along multiple remote teams
  • Good prioritization and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills. (German and English)

Our Offer

Want to be part of a dynamic fast-growing scale-up and global, urban mobility leader? Want to make an impact on the future of connected mobility?

We offer a lot of autonomy and room to develop your talents. This is a new position; you will be able to shape your role and take over responsibility from day one. And you will play a crucial role in the setup of our speedboat within PARK NOW.

At the same time, the PARK NOW Group (400+ colleagues) will be there to support you with international knowledge exchanges, best practices, training, and coaching. You will not only learn from day-to-day technical challenges but also connect with our global TA community. We offer a friendly proactive and engaging working environment and encourage creativity and enquiring minds that keep up-to-date on the latest changes in the technology and software development markets.

We know our people are at their best when they enjoy a good work-life balance, which we fully support. You can expect a competitive salary, a brand-new office in Berlin-Mitte, great employment benefits, including a sports membership, “Friday” beers and snacks, daily fresh fruit, fun team events, and much more!

No formal cover letter required. But please let us know, why you can’t wait to work with us.

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