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Principal Architect (fulltime | remote)

New York, NY

We are looking for a Principal level Architect to lead backend architecture across our Features group of teams. The principal engineer will be a hands-on leader architecting highly scalable systems. You will be involved with day-to-day design, implementation and operational discussions while mentoring other software engineers within the Features Group to make sound technical decisions. You will leverage technology across all of Recharge to solve problems and influence design decisions.

Our stack includes: Python, Flask, Jinja, ES6, Vue.js, Sass, Webpack, Redis, Docker, GCP, Terraform, Ansible, Memcached, Nginx

What you’ll do
  • Live by and champion our values: #day-one, #ownership, #empathy, #humility.
  • Be the go-to expert for platform technical solutions; work with product and engineering teams to understand roadmap priorities, innovate and evolve the platform.
  • Drive design and implementation decisions using principles and best practices. Make decisions that move the architecture forward; create best practices and implement new technologies to solve technical challenges as they arise.
  • Mentor senior engineers and technical leads to make sound technical decisions and help build effective engineering practices.
  • Champion good habits (development techniques, security, tech debt balance, TDD, and agile habits); improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.
  • Write Python code focused on scalability, testability, supportability and maintainability. Find and address performance issues throughout the application. Participate in architecture, code, security and operational reviews.
  • Drive a culture of technical excellence and continuous improvement. Identify and introduce new technologies that elevate the platform.

What you’ll bring
  • Typically, 12+ years of progressive development experience, ideally in both enterprise and start-up environments
  • Preferred industry experience in Payments, E-Commerce, Subscriptions, Fin Tech, or similar
  • Experience driving customer-centric technical design decisions for highly scalable features and systems
  • Leadership and mentoring skills across all Engineering levels
  • Passionate about building impactful and simple solutions to solve customer problems
  • Experience with Cloud Platforms such as GCP, AWS, or Azure
  • Experience with Docker, auto-scaling, serverless infrastructure
  • Excellent asynchronous communication skills and ability to work remotely in a high growth organization
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

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