Senior Software Architect

London, England
Engineering – Software Engineering /
Full-time /
About Legend

We’re Legend. The team quietly building #1 products that make noise in the most competitive comparison markets in the world. iGaming. Sports Betting. Personal Finance.  
We exist to build better experiences. From amplified career paths to supercharged online journeys — for our people and our users, we deliver magic rooted in method. With over 500 Legends and counting, we’re helping companies turbocharge their brand growth in over 18 countries worldwide. 
If you’re looking for a company with momentum and the opportunity to progress at pace, Legend has it. 
Unlock the Legend in you. 

The Role
We're in the midst of revolutionising our technology platform, undergoing a comprehensive overhaul of our tech stack, and integrating leading-edge practices in distributed systems and Domain Driven Design. Our objective is to create a versatile white-labeled, multi-tenant platform capable of accommodating the rapid expansion of our distinct brands and enhancing customer experiences across various products.

We are seeking a Senior Software Architect to join our Architecture team within the Engineering division. In this role, you will report to the Principal Software Architect and will be tasked with crafting and designing our core products, which play a crucial role in enabling our publishing platforms to reach over 100+ million customers annually worldwide.

Your responsibilities will include as an example developing an offer and deal management solution that utilizes insights from customer intent, conversion rates, and behaviours to continuously enhance our engagement strategies through various channels such as paid advertising and SEO. Additionally, you will spearhead the creation of a comprehensive revenue management product to effectively collaborate with our numerous industry partners.

Furthermore, you will play a key role in fostering a Product Engineering culture by democratising data access and working closely with our Data teams to optimise our unified Snowflake datalake. This will enable us to gain insights into the performance of both upper and lower funnels, with the ultimate goal of leveraging machine learning models to enhance customer engagement and drive significant commercial value.

Success in this role hinges on hands-on involvement and close cooperation with engineering teams, both directly and indirectly, through our Design Review forum. This ensures the integration of best practices and guidelines into each iteration of our capabilities.

In this role, we value diverse perspectives and encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every qualification listed.

Your Impact:

    • Drive the creation of end to end architectural blueprints, technical designs and solid roadmaps for main capabilities within the platform.
    • Participate in discussions and decision-making processes to drive the evolution of our next-generation platform.
    • Act as a subject matter expert in software engineering principles and practices, guiding the team towards building robust and maintainable solutions and leading by example with hands-on technical contributions.
    • Balance between consistent and homogenous technical solutions and innovation, focusing on product and functional scalability and efficiency.
    • Drive a collaborative Product Engineering culture to architecture and design throughout the engineering chapter.
    • Closely work with key stakeholders around the business to clarify the product vision and enable the engineering organisation to iteratively evolve our components and services and execute on the product vision.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to continuously enhance the platform's features and capabilities.

What You'll Bring:

    • Experience on large-scale software projects and distributed, highly-available platforms.
    • Track record of strong product mindset to translate product requirements in technical designs, well-defined roadmaps and supporting technical implementations.
    • Extensive experience as a backend software engineer (Node.js/Typescript, Java, C#, PHP, Python), with a track record of applying best design principles and practices (SOLID, design patterns, distributed algorithms, CQRS, event sourcing, …).
    • Excellent design and presentation skills along with proven technical ability.
    • Knowledge of AWS Cloud design principles and infrastructure
    • Knowledge of data meshes.

Why Legend?

    • Super smart colleagues to work alongside and learn from.
    • Engaging development opportunities at all levels.
    • Tailored flexibility for your work-life balance.
    • Annual discretionary bonus to reward your efforts.
    • Paid annual leave PLUS a well-deserved break to recharge your batteries during the festive season! Our offices are closed between Christmas and New Year's, allowing you to enjoy downtime without dipping into your annual allowance.
    • Long term incentive plan so we can all share in the growth and success of Legend.
    • Exciting global Legend events, where we unite in person to ignite our shared passion and unveil the exciting strategies for the year ahead!
    • Unlock your full potential by joining the Legend team. To support you on this journey, we provide an extensive array of benefits and perks, as outlined in our global offerings above. For country specific benefits please reach out to your talent partner.

Legend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, but that’s just the start. We believe different perspectives help us grow and achieve more. That’s why we’re dedicated to hiring and developing the most talented and diverse team- which includes individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, identities and experiences. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout your application process, please speak to your Talent Partner or contact the team on, and we'll do all we can to support you.