Development/Engineering

Solutions Architect

Sydney
Work Type: Full Time

Help drive and support the development of projects, client-facing products and integrations with partners. Leverage your collaboration and communication skills to take our user experience to the next level.



About Independent Reserve:


Founded in 2013, Independent Reserve’s vision was to build Australia’s most secure and trusted way to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Our aim was to transform cryptocurrency technology into secure, robust and regulated financial services, and to do things the right way.


We have now grown to serve over 200,000 customers from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, who trust Independent Reserve to easily buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and other major cryptocurrencies. Independent Reserve offers a range of innovative features, including the KPMG tax reports, AutoTrader, API integration and world-class security.

 

Recently we were the first cryptocurrency exchange in Singapore to receive a licence from MAS (the local regulator), ahead of 170 global competitors. Moreover, we have plenty of exciting product and marketing developments planned over the next 12 months.


In response to our continued growth and success, we are expanding our technical team and are looking for a passionate and driven Solutions Architect to join our team in our North Sydney office.



About the role:


We’re looking for an experienced Solutions Architect with a strong background in engineering who will work with the team to help drive and support development, collaborating with team members across a variety of disciplines, to oversee the successful delivery of multiple fast-paced projects, client facing products and various integrations with multiple partners. 

The ideal candidate will have both outstanding leadership and technical skills as well as a strong interest in and understanding of cryptocurrencies and the crypto ecosystem.

In this role, reporting to the CTO, you will head up the development of our mobile application, web portal and backend system for trading cryptocurrencies and work closely with our development team to ensure that business requirements are met for each product and integration.

 

You will be engaging and collaborating with the key stakeholders, leveraging excellent communication and relationship management skills to clearly translate the product vision, all business and technical requirements, and user needs into successful outcomes.

 

This role will be dynamic and fast-paced and will require you to pivot on the fly, applying excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills to balance conflicting priorities, redefine tactical plans and maintain the long-term vision.

 

A broad and challenging role with plenty of scope for growth, no day is ever the same but some of your key activities will include:

 

  • Helping us take our user experiences to the next level with the design and architect of cutting-edge products.
  • Working closely with the business to bring product ideas to life, from inception to delivery, while managing business, development and integration stakeholders throughout the process.
  • Understanding complex technical requirements and guiding the development team to implement them.
  • Supporting developers along various product roadmaps to help maintain motivation and drum up excitement about what they are building to ensure critical deadlines are met.
  • Understanding the stakeholders to effectively manage the integration development process.
  • Continuously improving our product strategy, positioning, and offerings.
  • Operating as the primary point of contact between the stakeholders and teams across the projects.
  • Gathering requirements across multiple teams (e.g., operations and compliance).
  • Defining and analysing metrics to guide project development.
  • Prioritising backlog based on business value, delivery time, and team capacity.



About you:

Skills and experience we are looking for:


  • Ideally 5+ years of experience within a similar role, working with cross-functional teams to deliver successful projects.
  • An engineer/developer turned SA or an SA with exceptional technical aptitude and understanding with proven experience of working with and managing development teams.
  • A genuine interest and understanding of crypto trading and ecosystem with a desire to learn more.
  • Strong organisational and documentation skills with the ability to write user stories, acceptance criteria, and technical infrastructure requirements as well as transforming technical specifications into easy-to-understand product and solution requirements.
  • Ability to effectively communicate a product/project vision to key stakeholders and teams, developing it into a shaped backlog of epics, features, stories and goals.
  • Solid business analysis skills and knowledge are essential, i.e., the ability to take high level requirements and drill these down into detailed functional requirements under your own initiative.
  • Experience delivering consumer facing web or mobile applications.
  • Experience delivering backend integration projects.
  • Exceptional focus and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to effectively handle competing priorities and adapt quickly to change.
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurially-minded team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and flat organisation.



What we can offer:


  • A challenging and rewarding role in a fast-paced and dynamic industry
  • An international work environment and flat organisation
  • Great career development opportunities in a growing company
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours, casual work attire

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