Mindera Porto, Porto District, Portugal Full-time 2024-06-04

At Mindera, we are seeking an experienced Solution Architect to join our Fintech team to lead our client’s technology modernization program. This pivotal role requires a strategic thinker who can design and implement robust, scalable, and secure solutions. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of both C++ and C#, with a proven track record in cloud migration, particularly to Azure.
The job holder takes responsibility for setting technical vision for the fintech change portfolio to ensure strategic alignment, consistency, and support higher velocity and autonomous delivery. They remain pragmatic and focus on business value, particularly during key client stakeholder engagements and participation in governance.
They will be required to provide technical thought leadership and ability to collaborate and communicate complex topics with client business and technology leaders, as well as fellow architects, to ensure roadmap alignment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Translating business strategic goals into enterprise-wide technology and data strategies for the design and implementation of the modernization program.
  • Develop architectural blueprints and detailed documentation for the migration of existing applications to the Azure cloud platform.
  • Integrate a zero-trust security model into the new cloud infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business needs and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Ensure the performance, scalability, maintainability, and security of the application throughout the modernization process.
  • Define the architectural patterns, standards, controls and processes for solutions.
  • Lead the integration of the new system with other business systems and data flows.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to development teams.
  • Establish and enforce standardised practices for development, deployment, and operations across the new cloud platform.
  • Continuously assess and improve the health and efficiency of cloud services through monitoring and performance benchmarks.
  • Build an architecture repository
  • Support Solution Architects, reviewing proposed solutions and maintaining design and governance standards.
  • Produce high quality documentation ensuring that all decision points, principles, rationale, roadmaps, and all interdependencies are understood, documented, and communicated across teams.
  • Define and own the strategic architecture roadmap

Key Experience:

  • Proven experience with cloud platforms, particularly Azure.
  • Deep knowledge of cloud data services from the Microsoft Azure Cloud and partner ecosystem e.g. Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks etc
  • Strong understanding of security models, including zero-trust.
  • Expert knowledge of banking data architecture, governance and architectural design patterns
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills. Ability to present to business and technology stakeholders to gain approval for design, including architecture boards.
  • Experience with database design and management, particularly SQL.
  • Familiarity with the strangler pattern for application modernization.


The Things We Really Care About:

  • Health Insurance, because health comes first
  • Flexible working hours
  • Open holidays, take the time you need for yourself
  • Profit distribution for everyone
  • Mindera Annual Trip, Sports, and sharing groups to connect and have fun!
  • Training & conferences, create your own training plan
  • Child Care vouchers

Other Good Things:

  • Choose Laptop & Peripherals that best suit your needs
  • Hotspot with unlimited usage (PT), for work or Netflix 😉
  • We have amazing offices in Porto, Aveiro, and Coimbra if you want to physically connect with minders. Remote from Portugal is also an option. Remote from other Countries will depend depends on your current location.
  • At the offices, we have a wide range of snacks to keep you fed and healthy
  • Partnerships with local businesses

Most of all You get to work with a bunch of great people, where the whole team owns the project together in a politics-free environment. Our culture reflects our lean and self-organization attitude. We encourage our colleagues to take risks, make decisions, work in a collaborative way and talk to everyone to enhance communication. Freedom and Responsibility go hand in hand, and we value commitment, feedback, and empathy.

About Mindera

At Mindera we use technology to build products we are proud of, with people we love.

Software Engineering Applications, including Web and Mobile, are at the core of what we do at Mindera.

We partner with our clients, to understand their products and deliver high-performance, resilient and scalable software systems that create an impact in their users and businesses across the world.

You get to work with a bunch of great people, where the whole team owns the project together.

Our culture reflects our lean and self management attitude. We encourage our colleagues to take risks, make decisions, work in a collaborative way and talk to everyone to enhance communication.

We are proud of our work and we love to learn all and everything while navigating through an Agile, Lean and collaborative environment.

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