Software Architect

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XING is the leading online business network in D-A-C-H with 13 million members in German-speaking countries. Workers from every industry use XING to connect with one another, to look for jobs, new hires, projects, cooperation partners, expert advice and business ideas.

Your Team

Our Architecture team is on hand to support every business unit with ten back-end specialists providing the infrastructure for the developer teams. We analyse the software in use, test and evaluate new technologies, and provide recommendations based on our findings. Join us in finding innovative solutions to technically complex challenges!

Your Tasks

  • Review and optimise our existing software and system architecture
  • Evaluate and recommend new technology to improve the existing ecosystem
  • Provide architecture consulting for development teams or help out as a technical lead on challenging projects
  • Execute migration projects and assume responsibility for their success
  • Implement robust, scalable and highly optimised infrastructure components * Improve and maintain existing application code

Main requirements

  • You have extensive experience in web application architecture (scalability, availability, APIs)

  • You are an expert in at least two of the following programming languages: Ruby, Perl, JavaScript, Scala, C/C++, Java, Elixir, Go

  • You like to stay at the cutting edge of web application design and implementation within distributed systems

  • You are passionate about and brilliant at solving challenging problems

  • You are into pair programming and agile methodologies in general, and you enjoy sharing knowledge

  • You have experience in working with different stakeholders and have excellent communication skills

  • You are able to communicate efficiently in English

Nice to have

  • Experience in working in a Techlead, Architect or Lead role in the past is a plus


  • possibility to attend conferences and organize meet-ups
  • internal Hackweeks three to four times a year
  • wide variety of personal training courses, language classes
  • flexible working hours
  • subsidized public transport tickets
  • restaurant vouchers
  • travel insurance
  • private pension plan
  • free drinks and fruit
  • sport and gym deals
  • smartphone or iPad that can be used privately
  • high end Macbook Pro

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