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VP Architecture @ Ebury

Ebury is a Global FinTech: we apply new technologies to enhance and automate financial services and processes. This allows small and medium-sized businesses to trade and transact internationally by eliminating boundaries related to more traditional procedures. 

Founded in 2009, we are now positioned among the fastest-growing companies in the sector! Headquartered in London, we have more than 1000 staff covering over 50  nationalities (and counting!) working across more than 27 offices worldwide and serving more than 45,000 clients every day. 

Hard work pays off: Ebury has just received a £350 million investment from Banco Santander and has won over 20 internationally recognised awards such as the Growing Business of the Year 2019: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+) and Financial Times: 1000 Europe's Fastest-Growing Companies (which we have been awarded twice: 2017 and 2019!).

None of this would have been possible without what we’re most proud of: our great community. Enthusiastic, disruptive and collaborative teams, always ready to innovate and revolutionize the fast-paced Fintech dimension. 

As VP Architecture, you will own Ebury’s services and applications architecture integrity and scalability. You will negotiate with stakeholders to deliver a good mix of tech and product improvements that yield the best user experience for Ebury.

You will contribute to the development of a transactional banking platform, focusing on receiving and issuing payments in more than 140 currencies. 

Our platform is a single platform (20+ Services) with 3 distinct channels for users to access our core functionality:

- Salesforce.com for our front office staff, 

- Online banking portal built with Vue.js and 

- a Rest API for 3rd party integrations.

Using tools such as Jenkins, Terraform, Sentry, Prometheus, and ELK you and your team will build and run services in a number of environments, and will be responsible for defining and achieving Service Level Objectives for your code.

Work with cross-functional product and technology teams across the company to build new features at large and multi-region scale, which will run smoothly in Docker containers on AWS ECS and Kubernetes.


  • Own the architectural definition, integrity and scalability of the services and applications
  • Own a technical architectural roadmap that provides a 3 year view of the evolution of Ebury’s platform
  • Review and approve significant changes to the architecture of the platform
  • Drive a distributed approval process for design decisions
  • Uphold the integrity of the architecture and other development processes
  • Manage a team of Architects and Staff/Principal engineers focus on scaling the platform
  • Responsible for delivering Proof of Concepts and Reference Implementations for Architectural corner stones
  • Actively work to level up the Tech team’s technical abilities, working with Team leads to provide input on the development and career plans.
  • Motivates team members to stay curious and meet the quality requirements and commitments given
  • Participate in tech-wide and company-wide projects
  • Work with tech leads to plan dependencies and enable them to achieve their parts of the Architecture roadmap.
  • Works as a key part of the hiring process for new members of their team and help to define an effective onboarding tech plan

Experience and Skills Requirements

  • Deep experience working on distributed architectures
  • Strong experience gained in the Finance Sector
  • Shows a broad understanding of the business context of work happening across the organisation.
  • Functional background: Substantial experience as Lead Architect in a high growth business.
  • Technical environment: Has delivered transformational technology programs and run large scale event-driven services stacks, is well versed in AWS and associated services; has a broad knowledge of the capabilities in GCP; has worked with event and data streaming services for example Kafka or similar; Previous experience or knowledge of eventing models such as CQRS would be beneficial.
  • Defining platform growth KPIs to inform investment decisions.
  • Experience in the definition and implementation of integration transactional platforms with data warehousing for business intelligence.
  • Strong commercial awareness underpinned by technical expertise. First class project management skills evidenced through successful delivery of previous projects.

What we offer

  • Work on remote-first teams, so you won’t miss on water cooler conversations
  • You will work remotely, but you will never feel alone. Get introduced to others via Donuts 
  • Live wherever you want (preferred time zone: EU and America (GMT-5 max)), but we look for stability. At this point in time, we are not open to digital nomads.
  • Work autonomously.
  • Keep 100% focused!

Due to our remote-first organisation and our remote-focused onboarding system, you will feel a crucial part of the team since day 1. Curious about what working remotely is like at Ebury? Take a look here and see what our remotes say about us!

If there’s something that you can do in our Tech team, it is growing professionally: thanks to our career path and our collaborative and cross-working teams, every day is a new adventure.

Get ready to take your career to the next level!

The list of duties and responsibilities may include others, as required by the company from time to time in the performance of your role.

Due to the high number of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Any offer of employment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.

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Last Modified: 2020-9-14 2:6:21
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