Principal Software Architect at Earnest
San Francisco, CA, US
Earnest is a financial technology company building the modern bank for the next generation. We are a quickly growing team of math nerds, designers, computer geeks, and relentless innovators going after a huge market by creating a company built on flawless design, powerful software, advanced data science, and an incredible client experience. We believe that if we fundamentally re-engineered banking it would look and feel completely different to how it does today – and that is what we have set out to do.

The Challenge Facing Earnest:

At Earnest we have lots of smart, motivated, and opinionated engineers working in small development teams. They are moving fast and independently, developing within a wide range of open source technologies, Node.JS, Javascript, Scala, Java, Python, Kubernetes, Chef, Docker, and more. We approach development in a distributed and decentralized way. We believe in hiring driven engineers and letting them run fast.

Our culture is unique; we trust our engineers with a high degree of freedom and autonomy. This, in turn, fosters innovation and productivity. We are now entering a stage with multiple products that need to share common platform.

As a Principal Software Architect, you will:

help us create the proper tools, give guidance, and set up processes and frameworks to accelerate and increase quality engineering delivery
engage with all development teams and understand what they are building and how
optimize development across teams and products
initiate conversations, ask hard questions, and bring strategic decisions to the technical leadership team to debate and decide
Required Qualifications:

10+ years of experience
Excellent collaboration and communication skills
Ability to deliver - doing over talking at all costs
SaaS expertise
Expert coding skills
Ability to influence roadmap and business executives
Bonus Points for:

Interest and experience in mentoring and growing engineers
Knowledge of how to leverage the best of AWS
Interest in or past experiences with presenting at conferences and events
Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.