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Lead Software Architect

full-time Tripsta|Travelplanet24|airtickets Athens

Job Description

Are you a master when it comes to cutting-edge technologies? Do you enjoy leading and mentoring within an agile environment? Do you have an organized and creative mindset that drives you to find innovative solutions to common problems?

Well, then this role was made for you! Get ready to join the largest Online Travel Agency in South Eastern Europe, with a footprint that covers more than 45 countries, lead the awesome Product Development team and work in our fantastic offices in the heart of Athens!

As the Lead Software Architect, you will contribute to the company’s strategic vision from a technical perspective. You will be leading a rapidly growing team of 30 software engineers and taking ownership of strategy and engineering culture.



  • Provide the vision and direction for the short and long-term technical strategy, taking into consideration the product roadmap and technology trends, and suggesting areas for innovation through technology
  • Take ownership of the existing software landscape and planned developments and ensure the product technical strategy and roadmap is aligned with the business plan
  • Be responsive and decisive on adjusting the product architecture as market conditions and technology evolve
  • Ensure iterative and incremental development process within the software development lifecycle
  • Be responsible for the quality of code, the architecture and design patterns
  • Work closely with Product Owners & cross-functional teams to understand product roadmap and deliver high quality outcome
  • Discover and implement innovative technologies that yield competitive advantage
  • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Oversee and improve the development process, track new industry trends and technologies, analyze and apply best practices, while always ensuring alignment with the agile development process
  • Manage a high caliber engineering team, set the vision and provide guidance, coaching and mentorship to tech leads as well as individual contributors
  • Prioritize engineering projects with various metrics in mind: business value, impact on product, user experience, traffic, revenue, and engineering complexity
  • Maintain hands-on involvement in coding and technical discussions. Keep your skills up to date and maintain a deep understanding of the product and underlying technology
  • Participate in strategic and operational decisions, consulting with other business leaders to define technology needs and subsequent roadmaps for implementation
  • Translate business and technical conversations into a cohesive and achievable strategy, vision and execution plan



Qualifications & skills

  • 10+ years’ software engineering and at least half of them in leading technical teams in agile environments
  • University degree in Informatics or equivalent field
  • Proven track record of success in leadership positions, developing strategies, roadmaps and delivering major change initiatives in alignment with a company’s strategic vision
  • Solid understanding of software development, frameworks, methodologies, and principles, as well as strong infrastructure & systems experience
  • Deep understanding of e-commerce technologies, development approaches, and operations
  • Strong ability to communicate technical concepts & articulate ideas to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to translate business goals into technical roadmaps
  • Deep knowledge of best practices in software architecture, tech principles and testing
  • A thirst for the working with the latest technologies
  • A passion for excellence
  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Ability to define and lead the execution of company strategic business initiatives


Key competencies

  • Ability to lead, direct, coach, develop and inspire large technical groups
  • Passionate for your team and always aiming at having successfully developed engineers
  • Quality-first mentality
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Manage Ambiguity
  • Lead change & drives results
  • Exceptional agile project management and organization skills
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Private medical insurance
  • Work in an international, dynamic and fun atmosphere among young and smart people
  • Huge learning experience in using best practices and cutting-edge technologies
published: Nov. 15, 2017

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