Software architect (Remote US / Canada)

Toronto, Ontario /
ENGINEERING /
Full-time (Remote)
/ Remote
Company Overview
Agnostiq is developing Covalent, an open-source workflow orchestration platform designed to help users manage and execute tasks in heterogeneous computing environments. You can learn more about the project at: https://github.com/AgnostiqHQ/covalent 

Agnostiq is a fully distributed team with roots in Toronto and team members across Canada and the United States.
 
Role: Software architect
As a Software Architect, you will play a significant role in the design of a variety of cutting-edge cloud computing projects that serve as an extension of Covalent, our open-source workflow management tool. In this role, you will be responsible for executing the product's technical specifications & software stack, while ensuring its scalability for future growth. You will work closely with engineering to assist in the planning and implementation of these projects. The ideal candidate is a strategic problem solver and is comfortable in a startup environment. He/she will possess the following hard and soft skills:

1) Ability to see the big picture - the ideal candidate will understand how different pieces of the application stack, including the cloud components, front-end, back-end and databases fit together in a holistic manner.
2) Ability to work across multiple layers of the stack - the ideal candidate will be able to assess & evaluate the software product on both the horizontal (across technology) and vertical (across low level details to high level architecture) levels.
3) Interest in learning and evaluating new technologies - the ideal candidate will be a quick study, keen to assess and recommend new technologies for the application stack.
4) Ability to bridge product and technology - the ideal candidate will be a bridge between product and technology by virtue of their strong communication skills, and their ability to identify and articulate potential risks and impacts on product timelines.

Responsibilities:

    • Review the business/product requirements and aid in the design of our current product portfolio.
    • Document, diagram and validate your technical vision at a high level, and present to key stakeholders
    • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies, and processes to ensure the highest quality product outcomes.
    • Understand concepts surrounding our SaaS services, including but not limited to, cloud infrastructure, APIs, microservices architecture, scalability, performance, data storage, serverless computing, front-end etc.
    • Maintain constant alignment with Engineering to ensure the implementation coincides with high level specifications and technical design by scoping the required issues and epics.
    • Supporting the engineering team if required by adapting into a hands-on developer. Some of the technologies we use: Python, React, Terraform, AWS Cloud
    • Understand product requirements, breaking complex features down into achievable engineering goals.
    • Continuously improve and optimize the application’s SDLC, architecture, and tech stack over time

Must-haves:

    • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer or technical architect
    • Strong expertise in following technologies - Python, Bash, Linux, AWS cloud technology, web technologies, databases, API development, Terraform, React
    • General experience with DevOps and CI/CD practices
    • Strong communication, presentation and organizational skills
    • Ability to adapt to fast changing environments
    • Experience and understanding of how modern web applications are developed and deployed in distributed cloud-based platforms
    • Experience architecting SaaS products

Nice-to-haves:

    • Leadership experience & ability to interact with peers and clients at all levels
    • Experience with architecting software products from inception to launch is a big plus
    • Experience engaging with the open-source software community

Benefits:

    • Equity Participation
    • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
    • Home office allowance