Principal Architect

Aklamio is looking for a Principal Architect. If you take this challenge on you will take a leading role in shaping our incentives platform. You will take part in forming our product vision, translating it into technological vision and leading the team in driving towards a modular, flexible, and scalable architecture.

Who we are

At Aklamio, we believe that customers, their networks, the power of word-of-mouth and customer insights are a company’s best assets. With our Customer Incentives Platform, we help enterprises all around the world grow by acquiring new customers, and by rewarding loyal customers and converting them into brand advocates.

Founded in 2011, Aklamio has become Europe’s most successful incentives marketing platform with offices in Berlin, London, and Madrid. Aklamio was ranked 2nd fastest growing technology startup in Germany (Financial Times, Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies) with minimal external funding.

What you’ll do

  • Lead, shape and constantly improve the tech vision of Aklamio.
  • Take the reins and have responsibility for the overall tech approach of Aklamio; Work closely with the VP of engineering, product leadership and the management team. You will be reporting to our CPO.
  • Lead the team in developing an architectural vision and a roadmap to reach that vision.
  • Keep yourself and the team current. Make sure that you understand and utilize the state of the art knowledge regarding software architecture and make it clear in the company.
  • Lead the tech leads and collaborate with the leadership team to make sure that together we can drive our product forward.
  • Lead the engineering teams in sketching out solutions for their individual projects and make sure that they conform to the overall system architecture.
  • Be responsible for the overall technical documentation of our system, and make sure that it keeps up with running projects.
  • Work out KPIs that measure the current state of the team and system and constantly help us improve.

What you’ll bring with you

  • Over 3 years of experience in a technical leadership role.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Software Architecture and Software Development of complex systems.
  • Strong Abstraction and Modeling skills: You are able to derive generic requirements from specific needs and have a good understanding of how to split modules in a meaningful way.
  • Modeling Tools: You have working experience with Modeling languages like C4 or similar and you can create meaningful and well understandable models with them.
  • In depth understanding of interfacing/integration technologies such as: GraphQL, REST, Kafka
  • You’re an avid problem solver that can come up with pragmatic solutions fast and in collaboration with others.
  • Architectural Mind: You can ideate and write down technical solutions that are modular, scalable, and maintainable, and help integrating them into existing systems.
  • Communication Expert: You are able to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical people and you can understand and integrate product and business related requirements into your solutions.
  • Agile Development: experience working as part of agile development teams that frequently release with confidence.
  • Pragmatic: You build quick prototypes of your ideas to foster understanding and buy-in from your teams.

Why join us

Become part of an excellent team in one of Europe’s fastest-growing and most exciting startups. We offer many possibilities for development in an international environment with flat hierarchies and fast decision making. Innovation, creativity and ownership are our top priorities! At Aklamio we are committed to providing a mutually respectful work environment. We believe diversity, team building and inclusion among our teammates are essential to our success.

We offer

  • Challenging team and career growth opportunities
  • Live and work where you want- Home office is the new normal for us. Live anywhere in Germany, Spain, or the United Kingdom and work from the comfort of your home, favourite coffee shop or wherever you please. Or feel free to make use of our stylish and comfortable headquarters in Berlin- we’ll save you a seat!
  • Make Berlin your home- we offer relocation support and assistance.
  • Benefits that fit your life. Use our benefits marketplace to choose from shopping, entertainment, electronics, music, games, fitness, transportation, and more!
  • Generous Company Pension Scheme.
  • Personal and Career Development: Yearly budget for training so you can expand your skills professionally or linguistically!
  • Balance: 30 days of vacation
  • Belonging: enjoy monthly lunches, virtual and in-person team events. Team building is fundamental for us.

At Aklamio, we believe that a company’s best assets are its customers, their networks, and the power of incentive marketing. Our mission is to empower brands to succeed in a customer-centric world by building the world’s #1 platform for customer incentivization. Founded in 2011, Aklamio has become Europe’s most successful referral marketing solution, trusted by companies such as Virgin Media, Vodafone, PayPal, Endesa, o2, and over 300 international brands. Our 80+ employees work in our HQ in Berlin and London, with teams in Madrid and Paris. Aklamio was ranked 2nd fastest growing technology startup in Germany (Financial Times, Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies, 2019) and continues to expand internationally.