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Coding Software Architect (Helsinki, FI)


We are looking for a Coding Software Architect to join our development team at Virta. If you have experience with architecting scalable and well-built software systems, plus you would like to do hands-on development work, keep on reading! In this role, you would have the ownership to define the technologies we use towards achieving the long-term company goals. You would also be coaching other developers with an adaptation of the services you plan and develop.

If you have a passion for pushing technology to its limits and want to work together with our team of talented people, get in touch with us!

What you’ll love about us

Virta is contributing to the disruption of the energy industry towards a cleaner future and you have a chance to become a top talent in this business area

  • A skilled and international team of experts as your colleagues
  • Great office location in Helsinki (Salmisaari).
  • Company’s support in a healthy lifestyle and the wellbeing of the employees

Who we are?

Virta Ltd. (Liikennevirta Oy) enables the mainstreaming of electric vehicles by developing smart electric vehicle charging services. We are Europe’s second biggest EV charging platform, operational globally in 28 countries. Besides the Helsinki HQ, Virta has offices in Germany, France, United Kingdom, and Sweden.

We at Virta have an innovative startup company mentality, an excellent working environment, and colleagues who are the world’s top experts. We value helping each other to grow and to be successful. Together we find the most effective ways of getting things done with high quality and we share the passion to work towards a sustainable future. Our office at Salmisaari is a great place to work together with colleagues. We value teamwork and achieving together, but we are result-oriented, not office-oriented. This means that you'll have the possibility to work from home part of the week if that is a more efficient way of working for you.  In short and most importantly, it is fun to work with us!

What we expect from you:

  • Create scalable, future-proof software architectures, and realistic plans towards developing them across the whole Virta Platform,
  • Do hands-on software development to achieve these
  • Work with development teams and business to ideate software solutions
  • You are able to put your ego aside, treat everyone with respect, and help others reach their potential.
  • You are comfortable with coaching developers in the development work implementing the plans you have created. You don’t sweat when writing technical documentation or internal tech blog posts
  • In addition to technical competence, communication is key in this role, you are not afraid to ask hard questions nor provide simple instructions.
  • You have enough persistence and determination: it takes a certain stubborn attitude and time to build simple solutions to complex problems. Solutions that are easily maintainable, good quality AND are also scalable, you understand this concept well

What we expect from you to know about:

  • Understanding Event-driven architectures (Kafka knowledge is a plus), SOLID principles, test-driven approach, and MVCS architecture, microservices adaption
  • Proven hands-on experience of software development (e.g. Node.JS and PHP are a plus)
  • Familiarity with databases, experience with modern CI/CD systems, knowledge of cloud services, and of front-end languages and libraries
  • Experience in Scrum and Kanban. SAFe and other agile methodologies is a plus
  • Fluent in English, as it is the main working language at Virta

To give perspective to what you’ll start working with (or will be decommissioning), our current technology stack includes:

  • NodeJS microservices with Typescript, a PHP 7.4 Laravel 8 Monolith, and PHP legacy system with JQuery UI
  • React based web UI’s, Native Apps using Kotlin and Swift
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, Redis, RabbitMQ, and Kafka, all running on AWS
  • Microservice deployment on top of Kubernetes
  • Bamboo, Bitrise and Drone, Bitbucket Pipelines for CI/CD

For more information, please contact our recruitment team by email, career(at)virta.global

If you feel this would be something for you, please apply via the button below.

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