Platform Architect

Remote Australia /
Engineering /
Full Time
Aglet today is a digital sneaker collection game, powered by step-counting and an ever expanding catalogue of virtual sneakers. Tomorrow, Aglet will revolutionize how we play games, how we interact with brands, and how the next Virgil Abloh will be discovered.

Aglet is powered by Onlife, a bold company and vision dedicated to inspiring the world to Play Life via a series of gamified overlays of our real, location based, context-rich lives, as we live them. We think we’ve only scratched the surface of evolving our augmented lives - starting with sneakers and streetwear. We believe that “the street” is where the community is - and today, the street is in games. We consider our current app only “gamified.” Our next steps will lead Aglet to provide vastly deeper challenges, storylines, and exhilaration from collection, trading, and creating.

We are a fully remote, creative team distributed around the globe looking for novel ways to bring the metaverse to life.

We're looking for a Platform Architect to join our newly created Platform Engineering team to work on several greenfield projects.  You will be responsible for the practices and technical vision for the Onlife platform. This is the platform that underpins the Aglet.app, and you will be helping us provide the behaviors needed for other games to leverage our blockchain and geospatial capabilities. You will decide on the technologies we use, and where we use them.  

We are a fully remote, creative team distributed around the globe looking for novel ways to bring the metaverse to life. 

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

WHAT YOU’LL BE WORKING ON

    • As a Platform Architect you will work in an international cross functional team with Software Engineers, Engineering Manager, Product Managers, Designers, and Data Engineers to devise innovative solutions that will have a huge impact on the future of the business. 
    • Researching technology options
    • Documenting technical vision to achieve our business objectives
    • Analysing and documenting requirements
    • Setting up our system-of-work
    • Defining our application topology
    • Providing guidance to engineering teams
    • Setting architectural and engineering sensible defaults
    • Supporting the cross functional teams

ABOUT YOU

    • Several years experience designing distributed systems
    • Several years Java or Java Virtual Machine language development experience
    • Practical experience using cryptography
    • Several years experience working in an Agile delivery environment
    • Several years experience designing solutions with object-oriented architectures
    • Less comprehensive experience designing solutions with functional architectures
    • Demonstrated experience designing systems with security considerations
    • Several years experience managing stakeholders (internal and external)
    • Excellent communicator
    • Full working rights in Australia

BONUS EXPERIENCE

    • Experience in Blockchain technologies highly desirable
    • Experience with games design and development desirable

WHAT WE OFFER

    • Fully remote position with flexible hours to suit your lifestyle
    • Equity (become an owner)
    • Budget for home office setup
    • Paid parental leave

WE'RE BIG ON VISION AND VALUES.
Our vision is to create an onlife world that blends the physical and digital. Our values guide how we work, make decisions and engage with one another.

Open to Play. Think BIG and weird; Approach problems and ideas with wonder; fearlessly develop and deliver on interesting ideas. 

Get Clear. Understand the game you are playing; Ask for help and direction when you need it; Communicate clearly and take notes.

Get it Right. Freedom and comfort to disagree; Proactively share and show your work; Demonstrate vulnerability by sharing uncertainty and challenges.

Radical Ownership. Don’t wait to be told what to do - own your space and make things happen; Own your mistakes and learn from them; Give meaningful feedback to the person who needs to hear it.

Be Active. Show up and participate; Build a community; Invest in your own physical and mental well-being - when you need a break, take a break.

DIVERSITY MATTERS

We’re building a new platform that gives a voice to underrepresented creatives. To do that, we are building a team that models the type of world we're trying to create, one that is rich in different perspectives and backgrounds. We encourage all applicants to apply particularly if you are from an under-represented community or have followed an unconventional path to get to where you are - we want to hear from you!