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Technical Architect, Toronto

About OANDA We have come a long way since our first currency feed 23 years ago, we are an award-winning global company offering leading currency solutions for both retail and corporate clients, from a tech start-up to a global corporation. Founded in 1996, we became the first company to share exchange rate information on the internet free of charge and in 2001, we launched a trading platform that helped pioneer the development of online-based trading around the world, enabling forex and CFD investors the ability to trade the financial markets.  Our vision is to transform how our clients can meet all of their currency needs with innovative and award-winning solutions. Under new ownership with significant ambitions to grow the business on the global stage, we are looking for highly motivated, passionate individuals who want to make a mark in a dynamic environment.

As an Infrastructure Architect you will:

  • Architect and design highly scalable, available, secure and cloud-ready solutions for our web infrastructure.
  • Help us simplify our legacy web architecture, deprecate redundant components and champion the move to the cloud.
  • Implement solutions to significantly improve time to market and self-serviceability of our websites, web applications and external APIs.
  • Partner closely with the internal teams to align product / application architecture with business needs.
  • Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations.
  • Lead proof of concept efforts for candidate architectures.
  • Take ownership of the web infrastructure and continuously make critical adjustments to the architecture to ensure desired results.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years' experience in application design, migration, deployment and operation.
  • 3+ years' experience in application programming and/or hands-on technical application architecture 
  • Hands on programming skills and efficiency in Python 
  • In depth knowledge and hands on experience in dealing with complex NGINX configurations is a must.
  • In depth knowledge about modern web security issues, as well as mitigation strategies and best practices.
  • Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, GoCD) and configuration management platforms (e.g. Chef, Ansible etc.)
  • Agile software development expertise with proven hands-on skills in DevOps.
  • Strong scripting skills (e.g. Bash, Perl, Ruby etc.)
  • AWS, Azure, GCP or other Cloud certification (nice to have but not required).
  • Ability to influence teams to a future state while understanding the need to make practical decisions along the way.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to diverse technical and nontechnical audiences, including developers, technical leads, peer architects, delivery owners, business owners, senior leaders, etc.
  • Ability to learn the latest technologies and be a self-starter in running proof of concepts to determine how they can be applied to solve needs within the organization.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and must be able to manage multiple requests at the same time

We are:

  • A small team of highly-motivated and talented engineers.
  • A friendly and collaborative company with an open office environment.
  • An agile development shop in a growing, profitable company

OANDA Global Corporation is a diverse and global team with offices around the world. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to OANDA. We are committed to creating and sustaining a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. We provide an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. 

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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