Director, DevOps (Senior Software Architect)
About the company

Velwire designs, builds and operates payment infrastructures, applications and services that are focused on facilitating real-time electronic payments for emerging economies.

Our clients and partners include large-cap tech companies, financial institutions, public sector agencies and intergovernmental organizations.

Our services prepare societies for the new global economy by facilitating frictionless digital financial transactions that are accessible and affordable for all.

Everyone from banks, businesses, merchants, financial institutions, governments and even individuals can benefit from our easy-to-use, cost-effective, rapid and secure solutions.

About the job

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the CTO in setting and driving the technical development strategies aligning with organizational vision

  • Develop actionable technology strategies and plans that ensure alignment with short-term and longterm Company objectives

  • Drive and manage the strategy of setup and management of development, staging, demo, and production environments

  • Assist CTO in preparing budget for technical issues including IT operational & team development

  • Establish Data security, Governance, and access mechanisms across the organization

  • Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention of the team

  • Acting as technical lead in lieu of CTO to ensure development of architect and continue consultation on different projects including end to end encrypted cloud-based drive storage platform

  • Responsible for working with business team to establish and optimize SLAs for applications’ upperlevel performance

  • Assist the technical team to apply new age technology solutions as per business requests

  • Initiate and implement guidelines to provide quick, reliable, and easy to interpret dashboard reports

  • Forecast business need based on national as well as global market analysis in terms of technical inclusion and prepare team accordingly

  • Develop new features and maintain existing applications developed on ASP.NET, Web API, SQL and others

  • Establish state of art IT operations and Site Reliability functions to keep lights on

  • Identify issues and provide solutions with root cause and impact analysis using tools such as error log files, tables, and windows event viewer

  • Build applications using latest paradigms such as microservices, cloud native architecture

  • Review, design, develop and refactor code in functions, stored procedures and tables using SQL server

  • Automate Custom Integration builds and deployments across multiple environments (Dev, QA, UAT, etc)

  • Work on analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variance factors

  • Implement and managing monitoring solutions to proactively track potential incidents

  • Troubleshoot, conduct root cause analysis, and resolve technical issues

  • Handle escalation management of technical issues.

  • Champion new age ways of working for engineering teams

  • Any other relevant tasks assigned by the Management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evaluate, identify and develop software solutions

  • Lead software development projects

  • Document and record every aspect of an application or software

  • Train and oversee the activities of the members of the development team

  • Plan, track, and schedule software deliverables

  • Locate and direct solutions for critical challenges involving software and hardware interface

  • Look for problems within software systems and resolve the issues

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science or relevant field

  • Extensive experience in software development and project management

  • Solid understanding of a variety of programming tools and development platforms

  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities

  • Highly analytical mindset, with an ability to see both the big picture and the details

  • Broad understanding of coding and programming languages

  • Experience with database design and data modeling

  • Extensive knowledge of the software development process and corresponding technologies

  • Excellent understanding of design patterns and architectural styles

  • Proficient knowledge of the operation and development designs of agile software

  • Expertise with content management systems

  • Good understanding of enterprise service bus (ESB) platforms, including BizTalk and MuleSoft

  • Strong soft skills, including attention to detail, problem-solving and communication skills

Brief Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to determine software requirements

  • Create high-level product specifications and design documents

  • Provide the development team with architectural blueprints to follow

  • Guide and assist the development team throughout the process

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with coding or design

  • Ensure that you and the team adhere to development schedules and deadlines

  • Present regular progress reports and setting goals

  • Test the final product to ensure it is completely functional and meets requirements

  • Update software solutions as required

  • Other tasks assigned by the Management

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 15 years out of which at least 5 years as a Sr. Software Architect or Principal Software Architect

  • Clear understanding of Design Patterns, Anti-Patterns, System Design

  • Extensive work experience in Java or .NET based Technologies