About the job
The Application & Integration architect will partner with the technical leads of the different product lines on the crypto platform, including custody, crypto trading, staking, validators, active treasury technology teams and join a global, highly skilled, team to realize the Business and platform vision of M2. The successful candidate will be able to effectively combine long-term strategic vision with hands-on, in depth crypto and blockchain practical architecture, problem solving strengths, communication and leadership skills to help bring about a wide-reaching evolution in platform capability.
This position will report to the CTO.
Hands-on Technical Architect working closely with the Business, technical delivery teams and partner teams to define crypto platform architecture across custody, exchange, staking, Treasury.
Subject matter expert responsible for partner/ assessment including custody, trading, market making, liquidity provisioning, staking.
Align Trading Architecture with the wider Enterprise Architecture and Business vision.
Understand and review current system architecture.
Define the glide path from current state to target architecture.
Ensure our platform architecture remains secure.
Drive to the highest levels of quality and service.
Promote enterprise-wide standardization and reuse of technology components.
Track industry trends and ensure new system designs exploit enabling technologies to drive market differentiators.
Maintain strong working relationships and ensure design patterns and best practices are communicated to and effectively adopted by development teams across all product lines.
Be accountable to ensure all development adheres to enterprise standards and architecture design and governance.
Communicate and win support from senior stakeholders for business-impacting technology decisions.
Collaborate with development, QA, Application support and Infrastructure managers to improve the operational efficiency of the organization.
Selection of technology vendors and commercial negotiation.
Deep Architecture expertise in crypto trading technologies including spot, convert, futures, market making, liquidity provision, Position management, Execution management, Order management, SOR, web sockets, Workflow, FIX, Risk management, Trading Controls, Analytics and reporting, Market and Reference Data.
High performance messaging infrastructures and the related system design patterns.
Low Latency Trading Systems Architecture including Software, Bus, Caching and Database technologies, and the related system design patterns.
Horizontally scalable stateless micro service architectures, and the related system design patterns.
Multi-tenant solution architectures.
Hot DR failover on AWS or other cloud infrastructure.
Hands on work experience in various crypto on chain trading requirements.
Good understanding of FIX protocol data/message modelling and FIX infrastructure management.
Self-starter, highly motivated, outstanding problem solver.
Experienced at striking the balance between long term architectural vision and short-term delivery goals.
Effective collaboration and influence across team and organizational boundaries.
Strong stakeholder management and negotiation skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong Design and architecture of systems and software components.
Demonstrated track record architecting systems for quality, availability, supportability, scalability, extensibility and security.
Experience in Cloud technologies particularly AWS/Azure, Java/HTML5/JS, Docker, Kubernetes, databases, serverless.
Information security architecture and secure software development and tooling.
Agile development methodologies and DevOps, CI/CD pipeline and associated tooling, Jira.
Excellent organizational and analytical abilities.
Strong ability to build and maintain working relationships with the Business and implementation teams.